Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2010
Incredible Adventures, the international adventure company best known for offering MiG fighter jet flights in Russia and great white shark dives in San Francisco, now offers introductory survival training adventures with Green Beret Mykel Hawke, star of Discovery Channel’s “Man, Woman, Wild” and author of the book “Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual”. The weekend survival missions are modeled after the US Army Special Forces Survival School Field Exercise and designed for beginners.
Training begins on a Friday night, with six hours of detailed instruction from Hawke delivered in a hotel conference room. Incredible Adventures suggests participants skip eating before the start of training if they want a more realistic survival experience. After a late night and just a few hours of sleep, trainees are transported to a remote training site. Already tired and hungry, they begin to practice the basic survival skills they’ve been taught, testing their ability to survive.
The basic survival lessons taught by Hawke include how to find and prepare food and water, how to make a shelter and how to build a fire. Armed with only a knife, the clothes on their backs, and a few essential medical and safety items, they spend Saturday night alone outside. Hands-on training concludes on Sunday afternoon with a food capture and preparation course and introductory lessons in land navigation and wilderness medicine.
This isn’t a normal weekend camping trip. Cell phones are confiscated by Hawke before departing for the training site and using a flashlight unless it’s an absolute emergency earns you a failing grade. The adrenaline-packed weekend is designed to be so exhausting that for safety reasons, Hawke strongly encourages everyone to rest up in a hotel Sunday night before departing for home.
Incredible Adventures is offering the survival training adventures with Mykel Hawke in select cities in the US and Canada. The first program is slated for August 13-15 in San Diego, CA. Other training cities include San Antonio, TX and Miami, FL. The cost for the US survival adventures is $1000 per person and does not include hotel, airfare or other travel costs.
In October, Hawke leaves the country to conduct extended survival training programs in Panama, Mexico, Ecuador and Columbia. The longer programs sell for $5000 plus air fare and travel costs.
Hawke’s television show, “Man, Woman, Wild”, airs on Friday nights on the Discovery Channel and co-stars his wife, journalist Ruth England. The show follows the couple as they spend four days surviving in remote locations around the world.
For more information and a complete list of survival training dates and locations, contact Incredible Adventures at 941-346-2603 or visit http://www.incredible-adventures.com.