After the SHTF, It’ll Be Too Late to Enroll

Hello everyone, this is Rob Raskin of Las Vegas, and today I’d like to talk to you about pursuing training that will enhance your skills. Could you live without modern conveniences? How long would you survive if you were responsible for your own water, fire, food, and shelter? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you may be an excellent candidate for survivalism school.


The Benefits of Enrolling in Survival School

No matter what your level of skill and experience, there’s a program out there that will benefit you. For beginners, you will find everything from one-day clinics that are a quick drive from the city to remote wilderness retreats. Experienced preppers may have been honing their skills for years without having a chance to try them all out in a real-life setting. You will find specialty schools and programs that will allow you to test your skills to make sure they’re up to snuff. If there’s any area you know you need to be stronger in, this is your chance to focus on those weak spots.


3 Top Survival Schools

There are fantastic schools all across the country. Although many are incredible, these are three of the best.


Aboriginal Living Skills School

You may have seen the owner of this Prescott, Arizona school on the Discovery Channel, where he appeared on the show Dual Survival. Cody Lundin’s Aboriginal Living Skills School is located in the harsh Southwestern desert. Thanks to the extreme client, going here means being able to learn the ins and outs of desert and winter survival.


Lundin has over 29 years of field experience, and his focus is on teaching survivalists the skills they’ll need to get by in the wild without gear. In Aboriginal Living Skills School you’ll develop primitive living skills and the skills you’ll need to survive in urban areas after TEOTWAWKI.


One thing you’ll appreciate about this school is on top of their courses, Lundin also offers one-on-one training for those who want privacy and individualized attention while they learn. ALSS is a small school because the owner values being able to provide a higher level of training to a select group rather than spreading himself out so thin that the quality of his programs could be compromised.


Learn more about Aboriginal Living Skills School


Boulder Outdoor Survival School

Are you ready to take on the mental and physical challenge of a lifetime (at least, pre-SHTF)? You’ll find it at southern Utah’s Boulder Outdoor Survival School. One thing that’s interesting about this school is it was established in 1968, making it one of the oldest survivalism schools in the country. BOSS is dedicated to helping people personally develop through the preservation of traditional living skills.


BOSS offers field courses that teach wilderness survival in the breathtakingly beautiful Utah landscape. Here you’ll have the opportunity to go on an adventure for anywhere from seven days to 28 using only a knife, poncho, and the skills you’ll learn on the course to survive. They also offer specialized courses in desert navigation, survival rescue, and slickrock gathering.


If you want to become a wilderness first responder or you already are and you need to get recertified, this is the place to do it. If you’re low on funds, this is also a great school to attend because they offer financial aid. This is also the place to go if you need AmeriCorps training or if you want to get college credit for your efforts.


Learn more about Boulder Outdoor Survival School



Mountain Scout Survival School

Don’t think being a Manhattanite means you can’t learn prepping and survival skills in the wild. If you’re looking for an affordable experience close to New York City, you’ll find it at Mountain Survival Skill. MSS offers a range of single-day survival courses just outside of the city. They also offer survival courses in the heart of the city at Central Park.


MSSS was founded by Shane Hobel, one of the most highly trained people in the country. You may have seen Hobel on Doomsday Preppers, MonsterQuest, and CNN as well as in The New York Times and the The New Yorker. Despite his television appearances, Hobel is far from being an actor. Instead, he’s a former professional stuntman who appeared in films and live shows for 15 years. He is also a national licensed motorcycle instructor.


This is one of the most comprehensive survival schools you’ll find, with a wide variety of course offerings that teach basic to advanced skills. One-on-one private training is also available, and there are special packages as well. Hobel was trained by a Native American, and today he remains dedicated to teaching others how to live off the land the way the indigenous people did.


Learn more about Mountain Scout Survival School



Take a video tour of this Florida survival school.


Learn more about this “knife only” course. Are you up to the challenge?