Intro To Survival Course
This course is the recommended starter course if you are absolutely clueless about the woods, and survival/primitive woodsman skills.

SHELTERS
Location assessment, natural and man made shelters types, and their implementation in the survival environment.  Commercial and improvised rope and cordage will be used.

                                    FIRE STARTING
Natural and man made equipment, selection, and use. Learn use of modern fire steel models steel models,convex lens. A review of a variety of primitive fire starting techniques is covered
 
                           WATER PROCUREMENT/TREATMENT
Natural and man made filtration and purification equipment and methods are discussed and demonstrated, as well as methods of storage

ANIMAL TRAPPING AND PREPARATION

Natural and man made material, selection, and use. Commercial and natural snares, as well as, Deadfall trap techniques. Processing the game you catch, thorough review of processing steps for small and large game will take place in this course.




SIGNALING AND COMMUNICATION
Selection and use of common signaling devices and techniques, as well as Morse Code are

discussed.
 

LAND NAVIGATION
Equipment selection and use, map symbology, and terrain association navigation techniques.

WEAPON AND TOOL SELECTION AND USE

Firearm and caliber selection and use, as well as weapons made from natural 

materials. Improvised weapons at hand are stressed. Commercially available tools, as well 

as, improvised natural tools will be demonstrated. No shooting will be done in ITSC.






                          
             Survival Essentials Course
People with some outdoor experience do fine in this course, and don't need the ITSC.

THE SURVIVAL MINDSET
Discussing what type of mindset it takes to survive a disaster, or personal attack. Without the correct mindset, the gear and training is worthless.

THE SURVIVAL KIT
Equipment selection and use in the survival environment. Discussion of commercial as well as self made kits.

TOOLS
Selection and use of knives, axes, and machetes, and the development of other natural tools. The benefits and detriments of different tools are discussed and shown.

LAND NAVIGATION
Equipment selection and use, map symbology, and terrain association navigation and traversing techniques are taught.

FIRE STARTING BASICS
Natural and man made equipment, selection, and use. Learn use of modern fire steel models, convex lens, and natural friction techniques.

SHELTERS
Location assessment, natural and man made shelters types, and their implementation in the survival environment, as well as a practical exercise of shelter building will be conducted.

COMMUNICATION
Selection and use of common communication devices, as well as, ground to air signals, Two way radio types, and making the most of your commo gear, and techniques such as morse code are demonstrated.

TRAPPING, HUNTING, AND FISHING
Natural and man made material selection and use. Commercial and natural snares, as well as, Deadfall trap techniques. Advantages of different hunting and fishing techniques are discussed, as well as equipment for these activities.

WILD GAME FOOD PREPARATION
Learning the gutting, skinning, quartering, and cooking of animal based sustenance. The steps to processing wild game will take place in this course.

NON-ANIMAL FOOD ACQUISITION
Locating and acquiring non animal forms of sustenance. What constitutes real food for time spent in acquisition.

WATER PROCUREMENT AND STORAGE
Natural and man made filtration and purification equipment and methods are discussed and demonstrated, as well as methods of storage. 

EXTREME ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Equipment and clothing selection and protective measures required for different environments. Natural and man made material improvisation methods are discussed and demonstrated.

RURAL FIRST AID
 Basic First Aid measures, ABC's, CPR, and Short/Long Term Wound management are discussed and demonstrated.

                 For SEC dates, email masondixontactical@comcast.net

                                                                         
                                          
                                   
             Survival Advanced Course


The Survival Advanced Course is a follow on to the Survival Essentials Course, and completion of SEC is a prerequisite. In the SAC, you will use all the knowledge gained in SEC to live in a wooded environment throughout the class.  The students will build a shelter, start a fire with different tools, process game for their food, and be tested on all the other skills learned in SEC.
      For SAC dates, email masondixontactical@comcast.net
                                                        
                                                                           
 
 
     Other courses are available ( Land Nav, NBC, First Aid/TC3, Rappelling/Climbing etc.), as well as group or individual Handgun, Rifle, and Shotgun instruction (Note: All students taking Defense and/or Firearms courses will be required to sign a waiver, verifying their lack of a criminal/felony record or restriction from owning a firearm, before acceptance into a course, if you can legally buy/own a firearm, you can take the course).
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All courses are Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, unless noted.  The Intro To Survival Course is $300, The Survival Essentials Course cost is $350, and the Survival Advanced Course cost is $400. Email MasonDixonTactical@comcast.net for equipment list/ registration form. Full payment is due upon registration. Our survival/tactical courses training site  (Echo Valley Training Center http://echovalleytrainingcenter.com/) and can travel to your site if the location meets the course criteria and is within the maximum travel distance. Applicants will receive directions and a list of required gear by email, upon acceptance of their application. All payments for courses will be check or money order, and there is a twenty student maximum per class. Cancellations will receive a refund of half of the course fee, up to three weeks prior to the start date, no other refunds will be given. Courses can be specifically designed and set up to a certain group or individual's requirements, and the class maximum student limit will be waived if necessary. Tell us your desired needs in training, and we'll tell you if we can help.   
Most MDT Instructors have a military background in Combat Arms, either Infantry, Recon, Airborne, Ranger, and/or Special Forces. The majority have seen combat, and understand personally, what level of dedication is required to be prepared for a real world, non-permissive environment scenario (TEOTWAWKISTAN). Our instructors have dedicated a large part of their lives to learning and maintaining the Survivalist skills they teach MDT students, and are constantly striving to increase their knowledge base to make the curriculum even better. This experience is invaluable for the student, when they understand that we're not just "Sayers", we're "Doers". 
For inquiries concerning the courses, contact MDT at masondixontactical@comcast.net
, or by phone at 240-818-1029, You will be advised of the application process at that time.
Mason Dixon Tactical LLC is based out of South Central PA 
                    J.C. Dodge Owner/Head Instructor
  


      




                                          
                         
                            
                                                                                                                
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