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BICEPP's Disaster Survival Skills Workshop - CAPS Aviation in Van Nuys

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
CAPS Aviation
CAPS Aviation
7641 Densmore Ave
Van Nuys, CA  91406

Tim Kneeland
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
Dress relaxed and comfortably. Bring any survival gear you want to have checked out. Plenty of parking. Take Sherman Way West off the 405.
No Fee


Outdoor adventurers are often faced with surviving Nature’s greatest challenges with limited resources. What can an understanding of these survival skills offer contingency planners, disaster professionals and everyday concerned citizens? This seminar will explore the most important wilderness survival strategies and techniques and demonstrate ways to incorporate them to save lives during urban disasters. 



Companies, municipalitiesan stores of food and water to guarantee survival. In reality, one’s best chance for survival comes from understanding the importance and techniques for maintaining a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude – engaged mind and strong will to live) and 98.6° body temperature. This concept and other critical “survival” skills are explored in detail, including:

Immediate reactions & actions • Necessities of life • Recognizing the real threats to survival • Setting survival priorities • Immediate and longer term sheltering • Insulation, clothing & warmth • Fire building considerations & techniques • Signaling basics • Food, water and sanitation • Survival first aid basics...


Workshop Structure:

Join BICEPP for this fast paced, fact packed, relevant and interesting workshop. In addition to Tim’s engaging presentation, attendees will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on training that will make them even better prepared to cope with disasters. Tim will demonstrate and stress how to keep survivors positive, engaged and protected, all while accomplishing the critical tasks that will help keep people alive and comfortable until rescue comes.



Tim Kneeland, a former USAF Vietnam era SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape) instructor, has been teaching survival to military, government, municipalities, educational institutions, companies, SAR organizations, first responders, non-profit groups, and the general public since 1965. His recent and current clients include Customs & Border Protection Pilots and Marine Officers; USCG Rescue Swimmers; Charter Aircraft Crews (FAR 135.331); and CERT/Emergency Responders. Tim’s detailed bio can be found at