Survival, disaster & safety presentations, workshops & gear

CAPS Aviation (CAPs) is a ​Corporate Air Parts Company

Burbank Fire Training Center

1845 N. Ontario Street, Burbank, CA 91505

​SOS Survival Products - Van Nuys, CA. (July 8, 8 am to 5 pm, Hands-on Wilderness & Disaster Survival)

​​​​Crewmember Safety Training to charter pilots and flight attendants (1-day)

FAR 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Training. This workshop exceeds the FAA's strict requirements for charter aircrews. Also open to the public. The course is specially valuable for nervous flyers and those who want to understand how better to react in during an emergency. Usually every Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Current Schedule: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. July 5, 12, 19,& 26. August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. COST: $525.00. 

Aviation Oriented American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course (1-day)

Two-year certification American Heart Association' Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED certification emphasizing corporate aviation issues, especially when more than an hour away from medical help. Some of the training is held inside CAPS' in-house Gulf Stream aircraft. This course is designed for aircrews, but is open to anyone. Current Schedule: June 20, 22 & 27. July 11 & 25. August 8, 15, & 29. COST: $195.00.

Several Specific Presentations (30 min to a workshop)

The following topics can be introduced in an hour or expanded as much as need, time and finances allow. Click on each title for more information.

Disaster & Outdoor Survival… Designed for those wishing to be more self-sufficient when faced with, or helping others, during a disaster.

Wilderness Survival…For outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers.

Working Outdoors Safely…For businesses and organizations with outdoor workers exposed to heat, cold and inclement weather.

Aviation Survival…Understanding your best chance for surviving an off-field landing and applying the correct post-crash survival techniques until rescued.

Water Survival…This session is designed to put the challenges of cold water survival into perspective for mariners and boaters.

International Travel…Directed to those traveling, volunteering, working or living overseas.

Scheduled Courses & Events (described below)


  • CERT & Emergency Responder Outdoor Survival
  • Disaster Survival
  • Arctic, Temperate, Desert, Tropical & Sea Survival
  • Aviator’s Pre & Post Crash Survival
  • SWET (Shallow Water Egress Training)
  • Outdoor Worker Safety
  • International Travel, Safety, Crime & Terrorism
  • Survival Equipment

15705 Strathern Street, #11
Van Nuys, CA 91406-1307
Phone: 800-479-7998

Delivery Methods

  • Lunch & Dinner Presentations
  • Guest Speaking
  • Safety Presentations
  • Conference Participation
  • Seminars
  • Field Training

SOS Outdoor Survival Workshop - 2017

DATES: July 8, Sept 9 & Nov 4, 2017, 8 am to 5 pm

Increase your self-reliance and self-sufficiency when faced with any type of emergency by participating in this fast-paced and entertaining course. The workshop mixes detailed academic presentations with plenty of hands-on, outdoor activities.

Contents: Classroom & Outdoor Labs: Preparation; PMA; Energy; Maintaining 98.6°; Clothing & Equipment; Survival Priorities; Shelter; Fire; Signaling; Improvisation; Water & Food; Medical Emergencies; Environmental Injuries; Sanitation; and Survival Equipment & Kits. 

Inglewood CERT - Englewood, CA., Outdoor Survival (June 20, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 pm)

​BICEPP (Business & Industry Council For Emergency Planning & Preparedness) - Jul 27, Burbank, CA.

Awesome group to work with. Really enjoyed myself. I think the survival techniques presented should be part of every CERT program. Can't be guaranteed to have anything with you but yourself after a disaster, right? So, what do you think it really takes to survive? More than flimsy space blankets and rations.

Presented by Inglewood CERT for its Bi-Monthly General Meeting.

Please join us for the Bi-monthly General Meeting on Tuesday, 20 June, 6:30-8PM, at the District 2 Community Center.  See the attached flyer for details. The topic is Outdoor Survival and it will be led by Tim Kneeland.

This workshop is designed to increase your self-reliance and self-sufficiency whether camping, traveling, or backyard camping in a disaster. Topics include: Maintaining body temperature / Clothing & Equipment / Recognizing Real Emergencies / Survival Priorities / Kinds of Shelters / Using metal matches & building a fire in inclement weather / Signaling with mirrors.

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Survival Educators

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Email: Phone: 1 (818) 445-4060  Fax: 1 (818) 441-5007

For over five decades, Survival Educators has become one of the most experienced resources for learning about wilderness survival, outdoor safety in hot and cold environments, and natural disasters. We guarantee to deliver a program that is relevant to your audience, fast-paced, fact-packed, timely and presented in a professional and interesting manner.

Whether you need a luncheon speaker or a full-on course, I hope you will consider taking advantage of Survival Educator's decades of experience offering realistic and factual solutions for surviving disasters, outdoor emergencies, wilderness mishaps or working safely in the natural environment.

CAPS Aviation - Van Nuys, CA. (Weekly Survival & Medical Training for Aviators)

Welcome to Survival Educators Where Program Excellence is Guaranteed

BTW - Participated in SOS's awesome 2-day annual Sidewalk Sale on June 2 & 3, 2017. Lots of fun and great bargains for attendees and on-line shoppers. I demonstrated how to build a fire with a spark and cotton ball saturated with Vaseline. And answered survival questions. Lots of fun. 

Checkout these presentations & courses

  1. Inglewood CERT Outdoor Survival Presentation (Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 pm)
  2. SOS Survival Products Outdoor Survival Course (July 8, Sept 9 & Nov 4, 2017, 8 am to 5 pm)
  3. BICEPP's Disaster Skills Workshop (Thursday, July 27, 2017, 8 am - 1 pm)
  4. CAPS Aviation Crewmember Survival and Medical Training (weekly)
CAP's Flight Crew Training

7641 Densmore Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone: 818-997-0599

Topics, Delivery & Suggested Presentations

Tim Kneeland


BICEPP’s Disaster Survival Skills Workshop 

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 8 am - 1 pm

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, taught by a survival expert with decades of experience, will explore the most important outdoor survival strategies and techniques and demonstrate ways to incorporate them to save lives during urban disasters.​

Workshop Structure: In addition to an engaging presentation, attendees will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on training to better prepare them 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.