Classes

Vanguard Survival offers a variety of classes to help give you the skills necessary to not only survive but to thrive.

Preparing timber for a shelter.

Preparing timber for a shelter.

BASIC SURVIVAL COURSE

Unlike many other “Survival Schools” Basic Survival courses, our Basic Survival Course is 3 days long and as its name implies is geared to those who have very few, if any, survival skills. During the Basic Survival Course you will spend 3 days in the field with our instructors learning the basics of survival, marksmanship, first aid, and much more.

Here are examples of what you will learn during our Basic Survival Course:

  • Overview of Survival/Survival Mindset
  • First Aid and First Aid Kits
  • Survival Kits/Bug Out Bags
  • Survival Signaling
  • Water and Water Purification
  • Weapons for Survival
  • Survival Shelters
  • Fire
  • Food Procurement
  • Pace Count/Basic Land Navigation
  • Weapons Safety
  • Basic Marksmanship

You will learn how to find food and water and make them safe for consumption, build various shelters to keep you out of the elements, build a fire using both modern and primitive means, and so much more! Upon completion of the Basic Survival Course you will receive a Personalized Certificate of Completion, free Military Issue Pocket Survival Kit and an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) that each contain the same components used by our Instructors in their own personal kits.

Unlike a lot of “Survival Schools” if you have children we highly encourage you to include them in your training. Our instructors will teach your children (age 5 and up) right alongside of you in skills that are appropriate to their age and that you are comfortable with them learning, because you never know when your child might wander off while camping or be separated from you because of natural or man-made disaster, don’t you want to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your child knows what they need to do?

Cost: $300 $250 per person
$500 $400 per couple
$600 $500 per family (3 or more related individuals)

 

The view from high above one of our "Bug Out" locations.

The view from high above one of our “Bug Out” locations.

 BUG OUT SURVIVAL COURSE

For those of you who would like a course geared towards the prepper who plans on “Bugging Out” when TSHTF we offer the Bug Out Survival Course. During the Bug Out Survival Course we will stage a “Bug Out” and then spend 4 days in the field in “Bug Out” conditions covering all the skills in our Basic Survival Course as well as introducing you to more advanced marksmanship skills, planning for a family “Bug Out”, tactical planning and movement in and through hostile environments, Land Navigation techniques, various means of communication in a “Bug Out” type scenario, and more.

Some of the topics covered in our Bug Out Survival Course include:

  • Basic Survival Skills
  • Children and Bugging Out
  • How minimize the physical and psychological effects of a “Bug Out” on you and your children
  • Intermediate First Aid Skills
  • Reaction Drills
  • Communications
  • Tactical Planning
  • Tactical Movement
  • Land Navigation

Just like our Basic Survival Course we encourage you to bring your kids (ages 5 and up) along. We will teach you and your children the skills and stress management techniques needed to help you make it through a survival or “Bug Out” scenario.

Cost: $400 $350 per person
$700 $ 600 per couple
$ 775 $ $700 per family (3 or more related individuals)

 

Teaching basic rifle fundamentals when using a folding/collapsible stock.

Teaching basic rifle fundamentals when using a folding/collapsible stock.

BASIC WEAPONS COURSE

The Basic Weapons Course is for those who have limited or non-existent weapons skills or are thinking of their first weapons purchase. During the Basic Weapons course you will learn the pros and cons of the various weapons systems typically used by preppers, how to safely handle those weapons, basic marksmanship skills, defensive use of firearms, weapons maintenance, and an introduction to tactical use of firearms and much more.

Some of the topics we will cover and skills you will learn are:

  • Picking the right weapon for your situation, goals, and location
  • Weapon Safety
  • Zeroing your weapon
  • Basic Rifle Marksmanship
  • Basic Handgun Marksmanship
  • Defensive use of Firearms
  • Weapons Maintenance

This 1 day course starts in the morning with a short series of lectures on the various topics of the course with ample time for question and answer. After a short break you will head to the range where you will zero your weapons (if needed) under the watchful eye of our instructors, after that the real fun begins! You will spend the rest of the day learning just what you can do with your weapon by engaging targets out to distances of 150 meters (165 yards) depending on the weapon system, close defense using a handgun, and learning various “reaction drills.”

As with most all of our training, we encourage you to bring your children along for the training, but due to the nature of weapons training children under the age of 10 years old are not allowed to participate unless you can provide proof of hunter’s education completion or an NRA approved firearms safety course. In no case shall children under 6 years of age be allowed to participate in any range training.

Cost: $125 FREE 

Weapon rental and ammo (if needed) IS NOT included.

Weapons Rental with required ammo:

AR-15- $125
12 ga. shotgun- $ 80
9mm/.40/.22 Handgun- $ 80
.22 10/22 Rifle- $75
.22 “Cricket”- $50

 

In todays "wired" world it is more important than ever for you to have the skills necessary to keep your private information private.

In todays “wired” world it is more important than ever for you to have the skills necessary to keep your private information private.

BASIC INTEL COURSE

In today’s “wired” world it is more important than ever for you to have the skills necessary to keep your private information private. While there is no way to totally eliminate your “digital footprint” there are steps you can take to significantly reduce the risk you face from hackers, stalkers, government intrusion, and anyone else who may want your information.

Taught by a former Military Intelligence Analyst and Certified Ethical Hacker in our Basic Intel Course you will learn common and not so common ways that hackers, the government, and others get your information, how to “erase” the majority of the information that is easily available to anyone who knows where to look, common mistakes that even the most savvy internet users make, how to secure your home from a “digital intrusion”, how to minimize your “digital footprint” quickly and easily, how to make your Facebook page more secure, and more.

Some of the things you will learn are:

  • How hackers, scammers, stalkers and others get your information
  • Common mistakes most people make while online
  • How your cell phone can be used against you
  • How to secure your home from “digital intrusions”
  • How to secure your Facebook page
  • How to keep from adding to size your “digital footprint”
  • How to keep track of what your kids are doing online

This 1 day course is for anyone who values their privacy and information security or who wants to keep track of what their kids are doing online. You will also receive free email updates on the latest threats and support for your digital security questions for 1 year from completion of the course.

Cost: $150 $75 per person
$200 $125 per couple

 

Learning to start an IV during the Survival First Aid Course.

Learning to start an IV during the Survival First Aid Course.

FIRST AID FOR SURVIVAL

All Course Dates for the First Aid For Survival all FULL through Spring 2016. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Check back often if we have any cancellations we will let you know what dates are open and how many slots are available.

In a Bug Out or survival situation even the smallest injury can literally mean the difference between life and death. That is why we have developed our Survival First Aid Course, based on the current PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support) Combat Medical Guidelines, will help give you the skills you need to treat most survival related injuries with confidence. The Survival First Aid course was designed with the prepper in mind, you will learn how to treat major wounds and injuries, how to start an IV, how to treat burn injuries, how to suture simple wounds, and more.

Some of the things you will learn in the course are:

  • Patient Assessment and Triage
  • How to prevent and treat environmental injuries
  • How to treat burn injuries
  • How to suture wounds
  • Draining abscesses and boils
  • IV placement
  • Airway Placement
  • Using sugar as an antibiotic

If the SHTF you WILL become your own doctor, and if you don’t have the necessary skills your chances of survival are going to be very low. During this 2 day course you will get lots of hands on training in a Bug Out/ Survival environment, you will be “tested” on your new found skills by having to “treat” a patient whose injuries may range from mild to severe and everything in between. Upon completion of the course you will receive a first aid kit packed with supplies (1 kit per individual, couple, or family), and a copy of the book Advanced First Aid for Survival in digital format or “hard copy” based on availability.

At this time we cannot offer any state or National Registry certification or CE. Also we do not recommend this course for children under 12 years of age.

Cost: $400 per person
$600 per couple
$750 per family (3 or more related individuals)

 

Students learning to fire controlled pairs during a reaction drill.

Students learning to fire controlled pairs during a reaction drill.

ADVANCED WEAPONS COURSE

The Advanced Weapons Course builds on the skills from the Basic Weapons Course. During this 3 day course you will learn how to plan and execute tactical movement in and around hostile territory, how to operate as part of a “team”, how to engage targets out to 300 meters (330 yards) with both optical and mechanical sights, communications, and more.

Some skills you will learn are:

  • Tactical Formations
  • Tactical Movement (Day and Night)
  • Reacting to Contact
  • Range Estimation
  • Communications
  • Weapon transition

After a short series of lectures, it is out to the range to verify your weapons zero, learn various movement techniques and formations, communications, reaction drills, range estimation, and more. Days 2 and 3 is where we will bring all your new skills together in force on force training using Airsoft Weapons ™ with you being tasked with planning and executing a tactical movement across hostile territory during both day and night against an opposing force intent on taking what you have and planning for the defense of your “Bug Out” site.

Due to the nature of the training in the Advanced Weapons Course children under 16 years of age will not be permitted to participate in the course under any circumstances, we are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cost: $450 $400 per person
$775 $675 per couple
$1050 $950 per family (3 or more related individuals)
All prices include cost of weapons and ammo for Force on Force exercises.

 

Tactical Weapons Course being taught in GA by our Mobile Training Team.

Tactical Weapons Course being taught in GA by our Mobile Training Team.

MOBILE TRAINING TEAMS

At Vanguard Survival we understand that you can’t always come to us for you’re the training you want or need so we have set up a Mobile Training Team that can come to you. As long as you have a National Forest within easy driving range of your location or acreage where we can conduct training then we have a solution for you.

Our Mobile Training Team will bring all the necessary equipment and training aids to conduct the class of your choice. If you have a large group that can’t make it to us but would like to receive training then a MTT (Mobile Training Team) may be the way for you to go.

The costs of having an MTT come to your location will vary depending on the distance we have to drive (we use current government mileage rates for travel) with mileage based on what Google Maps determines for mileage for the quickest route to your location (or actual mileage, whichever is less) and  the class/classes you’d like taught.

If you would like to have an MTT come train your group, please contact us for pricing and to set up your class dates.

Certain weapons training may not be available in all areas due to state and local laws. In all cases we will let you know in advance if state or local law restricts or bans the training you would like to receive.

CONSULTING SERVICES

Not sure where or how to start prepping? Need help with a security plan for your home or bug out site? One of our experts will help you with advice based on years of Real World Experience to get you headed down the right path.

$150 within 150 miles of 80816

$175 +$.39 per mile outside 150 mile radius of 80816

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