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Aboriginal living skills school
Run by Cody Lundin, the ALSS has been operating now for more than 20 years, and focuses on primitive living skills, suburban, urban and rural preparation, disaster survival and outdoor and wilderness survival skills. The course takes place in Prescott, Arizona, and Lundin is a wilderness expert with international recognition, as well as being the author of several well received survival books. He is one of the stars of Dual Survival and his work has been widely featured in the media; making his courses incredibly popular.
Bear Grylls survival academy
If there is one name synonymous with survival it is Bear Grylls. His skills have made him an international celebrity, so it comes as no surprise that his survival academy, launched in September 2012, is one of the best. His 5 day intensive survival courses in the Scottish Highlands take you to some of the best remote places in Scotland. There are now family, 24 hour and team building courses, so everyone can travel north and learn how to survive in the wild.
If you want adventure survival training, in exotic surroundings, then take a quick peek at the survivalafrica.com website. They offer a whole range of survival courses from bush to island to mountain. Their eco survival courses are particularly popular, and consist of nature based adventuring that provides the student with strong physical challenges. Limits are pushed to the extreme with survivors having to dig deep into their psyche to find the will to carry on. There’s bush craft, team exercises, shelter building and everything you could want from a survival course on offer.
Elite survival training
Based in Northamptonshire, the Elite survival training school invites you to come along and discover what you’re really made of. There are loads of “holiday” optons to choose from and a huge range of skills and activities from offer – there’s survival nights, fire making, foraging, shelter building et al. This is a great place to go for group training days or for a friends or family break.
In the heart of the Amazonian rainforest there are people, as we speak, learning all manner of survival skills thanks to Bushmasters. This is extreme survival at its best, with one and two week courses available you will leave this course armed with the skills to survive the most brutal elements that nature can throw at you. It's an adventure just reaching the camp in the heart of the jungle, and once there you will discover if there is an adventurer within you after all.
Alive Survival School
Survival training in South Africa courtesy of the Alive Survival School throws you head first into the adventure survival you’d experience in some of the world's toughest terrain. The courses here aim to address the fact that in our modern, technological world basic survival skills have all but been forgotten. An increase in self confidence, a new understanding of nature and the skills to survive in the wilderness are just some of the benefits you will reap from these courses.
Thailand army training
With Thailand being one of the top destinations for adventuring, it makes sense that they have brilliant survival training. This has a twist, however, in that the Royal Thai Army have opened up their, normally off limits, training camps to adventurers who want extreme training from the best of the best. This will test you to the extreme of your endurance, both physically and mentally, and guarantee you will leave the camp a different person from when you entered. Not for the faint of heart!
No serious adventurer should underestimate the importance of survival training and these camps are a great way to get experience in a safe environment. These camps are perfect to prepare you for a real adventure or to just help you learn some new outdoor skills. However, insurance is a must and we’d recommend Columbus Direct with their new policy “If you’re happy to go there, we’re happy to insure you!”
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