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Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Fire Building

Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Fire Building

We’re going to get ourselves a little fire built. The type of fire I’m going to build is an A-frame fire. I prefer an A-frame. This type of fire will burn down to coals very quickly. One important thing is to get our tinder bundle in the middle. Now, tinder is the easiest part of …


Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Breaststroke

Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Breaststroke

Hello. My name is Petty Officer Jordan Orr. And I’m with the United States Navy. And I work here as a rescue swimmer at the Naval Survival Training Institute. And today I’ve got Petty Officer O’Shea who’s going to be demonstrating the proper technique for survival breast stroke. Now, survival breast stroke is a very …


Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Treading Water

Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Treading Water

I’m Petty Officer Michael Pasquale. I am an air crew survival equipment man in the United States Navy. I’m also an instructor here at Naval Survival Training Institute. Today I’ll be talking about treading water. As you could see, Petty Officer Trejo is demonstrating the proper technique, keeping the water at his chin level, sculling …


Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Building a Shelter

Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Building a Shelter

All right. What we got here is, doesn’t look like much, but when you’re out in the wilderness and let’s say a downpour happens, okay, you can string one of these up fairly easy. A good thing is, you know, if you have a poncho you want to start off with the center first. Okay? …


Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Drownproofing

Navy Skills for Life – Water Survival Training – Drownproofing

When it comes to long-term water survival scenarios, you can only tread water for so long. That’s why we teach a skill called drown proofing and prone float. In a turbid, open-water environment, you may have random wave action crashing over your face. So you protect your face by lying face down in the water …


Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Emergency Signal

Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Emergency Signal

All right. Once all your survival needs have been met – you’ve got your shelter up, you’ve got your warming fire, and you’ve got your water – now might be a time to start considering rescue. One signal device that you have that is an underrated piece of gear is a signal mirror. Any reflective …


Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Bio

Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Bio

All my training came from pretty much things that I did in the Army. Most of my career was in the 82nd Airborne. And I spent two years in the 101st Airborne where I was a platoon sergeant. I spent three and a half years doing long-range surveillance. And I also was an instructor at …


Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Water Purification

Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Water Purification

Let’s talk about water. Water is something you cannot live without. When you’re out in the wilderness, any surface water that you can find you have to consider that as a water source but you cannot just go drinking surface water. All surface water must be purified. And there’s three techniques that you could use. …


Making Marines – 12 Weeks of United States Marine Corps Recruit Training

Making Marines – 12 Weeks of United States Marine Corps Recruit Training

Sit up straight and look at me now. Aye Sir. You have arrived at MCRD San Diego billet six-two-two receiving company. You understand? Yes Sir. From now on, the only words that come out of your mouth will be “Yes Sir” “No Sir” “Aye Aye Sir”. Do you understand? Yes Sir. Tens of thousands Marines …


Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Survival Kit

Navy Skills for Life – Land Survival Training – Survival Kit

Going out in a wilderness and getting lost or getting caught in a bad storm is a lot easier than you think, so it’s always good to be prepared before you do that. Some things you might consider bringing with you are something to get out of the weather like, for instance, a poncho of …

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