Urban Apocalypse Survival

Reawaken your primal instinct!

What is iSurvive?

What would you do if the unthinkable happened? No power, no police, no water, no heat, no air conditioning, no grocery stores… could YOU survive? According to the experts, 90% of you would not survive a year!

iSurvive is a progressive series of urban wilderness survival classes that will help you survive in apocalyptic times. Learn the forgotten art of primal instinct and be one of the 10-percenters!

Courses

Summary

This is the class that put iSurvive on the map! Learn to pick pin tumbler locks like doors and padlocks. Take them apart, look them up and down, shuffle them around, put them back together. Then pick them. Then, just wait, because somebody is going to need your new skill set in the very near future. Happens every time.

Price
  • $35 ($30 for Members)
Duration
  • 2 hours
Students Learn
  • Picking pin tumbler locks with a paperclip
  • Disabling a lock by making and using a Disabler Key
  • Making and using Bump Keys
  • Re-keying your own locks for greater security
  • Picking handcuffs (For entertainment only. Not to be used if arrested)
  • Picking padlocks and combination locks
  • Tricks for opening other common locks
  • Best and worst locks on the market ranked by breachability
We Provide
  • Practice locks and picks for all students to get hands-on experience
Please Bring
  • Valid photo ID
Summary
Someday, you just might have to forage for your food and drink because Whole Foods will be the last grocery store on earth, and who can afford that? We are hoping you don’t, but we are helping you do. Learn to purify water, gather foodstuffs, and meet your daily intake with the common things in nature you never thought ingestible.
Price
  • $35 ($30 for Members)
Duration
  • 2 hours
Students Learn

Food (the Big Four)

  • Cattails
  • Pine
  • Acorns
  • Grass

Water

  • Purification
  • Filtration Water Bottles
  • Solar Stills
  • Where to find water when there isn’t any

Shelter

  • Constructing a debris shelter (for the mountains)
  • Constructing a scout pit (for the desert)
  • Constructing a shelter in your home (for power loss)
Please Bring
  • Valid photo ID
Summary
Learn to make fire with household items, then with wilderness items for when houses are a thing of the past. Then, learn to store and summon fire whenever you need it. YOU can master fire.
Price
  • $35 ($30 for Members)
Duration
  • 2 hours
Students Learn
  • How to start a fire with common household items
  • How to start a fire in the wilderness and under less-than-ideal conditions
We Provide
  • All necessary materials
Please Bring
  • Valid photo ID
Summary

Make cordage out of various materials (from the obvious to the surprising), then make it better! What for!? Well, when it comes to surviving the urban wilderness, cordage can be used as bow strings, as handles for tools and weapons, and, as this hands-on class illustrates, for tying up hostiles nice and tight!

Price
  • $35 ($30 for Members)
Duration
  • 2 hours
Students Learn

Cordage

  • Identifying natural material for cordage
  • The Single and Double Reverse Wrap technique
  • Splicing cordage
  • Making loops (for bow strings)

Restraining People

  • Correctly preparing cordage for restraint
  • 4 different rope handcuffs
  • Making a cordage daisy chain (human leash)
  • Full body restraint
  • Using cordage for self defense
We Provide
  • Pre-made cordage and various materials to make your own
Please Bring
  • Valid photo ID
Summary
A natural companion to Control People Physically. Body Language. Mirroring. Language Patterns. Profiling. Practice that on total strangers in a controlled environment. Then apply liberally in the real world and tell us how it goes.
Price
  • $35 ($30 for Members)
Duration
  • 2 hours
Students Learn
  • Reading and speaking in body language
  • Eye accessing cues
  • Language patterns (power words, punctuation ambiguities, etc…)
  • Anchoring
  • Mirroring & Matching, Pacing & Leading
  • Profiling
We Provide
  • Pre-made cordage and various materials to make your own
Please Bring
  • Valid photo ID
Summary

“When somebody moves something in your house, you notice it. When somebody moves something in the woods, I notice it.” That’s legendary tracker Tom Brown Jr., who can read a footprint like reading a book. He found 40 missing persons, helped investigate four murders, and served as technical advisor for the movie “The Hunted.” Your tracking instructor Sean Pearson trained with Tom Brown Jr. If you find yourself in the wild, it would behoove you to know how to track. Train with the man who trained with the man.

Price
  • $35 ($30 for Members)
Duration
  • 2 hours
Students Learn
  • Identifying tracks
  • Identifying gaits
  • Compressing tracking
  • Track againg
  • Human tracking
  • Using a tracking stick
  • Cluster tracking
  • Pressure releases 101 (determining directional changes)
  • How to build and use a tracking box
We Provide
  • All necessary materials
Please Bring
  • Valid photo ID
Summary

Build traps to capture everything from your garden-variety animal to the king of them all… the elusive hu-man! Learn to camouflage for almost any environment. Learn to move without detection. Part lecture, part hands-on (Traps), and part feets-on (Stalking on various surfaces).

Price
  • $35 ($30 for Members)
Duration
  • 2 hours
Students Learn

Traps

  • Need List Items Here

Camo

  • Need List Items Here

Stalking

  • Need List Items Here
Please Bring
  • Valid photo ID
Summary
The next best thing to being a kid in a summer camp full of candy stores. Learn how to make and use an Atlatl & Dart, a Throwing Stick, a Blow Gun and a set of Bolas.
Price
  • $35 ($30 for Members)
Duration
  • 2 hours
Students Learn
  • How to make and use an Atlatl & Dart
  • How to make and use a Throwing Stick
  • How to make and use a Blow Gun
  • How to make and use a set of Bolas
We Provide
  • All necessary materials
Please Bring
  • Valid photo ID