Prepper's Boot Camp Series

preparedness classes

NEW Prepper’s Boot Camp Series! As Floridians, we know all too well the importance of being prepared. This series consists of a total of 9 classes, including Exploring Water Filtration Systems, Food Procurement Skills and much more!

Prepping 101:  Solar Generator Basics  Register!

This course explores alternative energy systems, specifically portable solar-powered generators. As a participant, your instructor will guide you through each step of designing and fabricating a portable solar-powered generator capable of providing power for critical medical devices, small refrigeration appliances, light sources, laptop or charging cell phones. The generator is perfect for preparedness kits, hurricane kits, camping gear and RV’s. 

Sat., Feb. 23, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 116
CRN: 91050 | Course: XCE 0292 | Fee: $49

Prepping 101: 3 day prepper's pack  Register!

Step 1:  Prepare a 3 day Preppers Pack. This course will examine the essentials needed to survive for 3 days. The course will include various scenarios where a Preppers Pack would be necessary, as well as, essential considerations such as the weight of the pack.  As a participant, your instructor will take you through each step in creating a Prepper's Pack from choosing the right bag, to what items should be included. Tips on how to find the most cost effective gear will also be discussed.
Participants will go home with the knowledge from the class and class fee also includes:

  • Prepper’s Pack Starter Kit containing a Military Tactical Backpack,
  • First Aid Kit, and 
  • Military Grade Chemical Light Sticks (Red & Green).

Sat., Mar. 30, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 153
CRN: 91051 | Course: XCE 0296 | Fee: $49

Water Filtration System & Food procurement skills  Register!

Adequate hydration is vital for survival. A 10% loss of body fluids can cause dizziness, headache, inability to walk and a tingling sensation in the limbs; a loss of more than 15% body fluids could result in death.  Impure water is one of the worst hazards in a survival situation.  This course covers the five primary water treatment methods including: boiling, filtering, chemical treatment, solar/UV and distilling.  This course will provide participants with the skills necessary to create natural filters as well as learn basic boiling techniques with no pots or pans.

Another major key particularly to long term survival is managing energy.  As your body converts food into fuel, the importance of replacing those calories is crucial.  The importance of obtaining and preserving food and water is critical for survival.  The course introduces fundamental skills to source, prepare and store food. This is a project-based class and participants will take home what they prepare.

Sat., Apr. 20, 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 153
CRN: 91086 | Course: XCE 0335 | Fee: $59

Wilderness First Aid  Register!

At its core, wilderness first aid training is intended to preserve life, alleviate suffering, prevent further illness or injury and promote recovery. This course will address the unique challenges and issues specific to becoming ill or injured in a remote location and circumstances in which professional help can be delayed for hours or even days. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary cognitive knowledge to immediately manage medical emergencies in a remote location and initiate and participate in the process of evacuation. Wilderness first aid providers need to be prepared to handle a wide variety of situations including practicing skills with hands-on exercises, and for applying those skills to simulate wilderness emergencies.

Sat., May 18, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, Abbott Building 130
CRN: 95021 | Course: XCE 0345 | Fee: $49

Coming soon!

  • Preppers Emergencies Training Course: Safety & Medical
  • Navigation Skills
  • Escape & Evade
  • Habitat Building
  • Urban Search & Rescue
  • Preppers Communication:  HAM Radio

Lara Herter, Program Developer, Community & Education
T  850.873.3583
M  850.217.9952