Survival Educators
Creating and delivering cutting edge, factual, and relevant survival concepts and strategies
in an informational and interesting manner since 1965.
Survival & safety presentations, seminars and courses

Welcome to Survival Educators
Producing Dynamic Outdoor & Disaster
Survival Presentations & Seminars Since 1965

On The Calendar

Corporate Air Parts' Survival & First Aid Courses for Flight Crews

  • Aviation Oriented AHA Heartsaver First Aid Course (one day) - July 19 & Aug 2, 2016. ($195.00)
  • FAR 135.331, Crewmember Emergency Training (one day) - Jul 13, 20, & Aug 3, 2016. ($525.00). Required annually for Charter Aircraft Pilots and Flight Attendants.
Information and Registration here...

SOS Outdoor Survival Workshop  -  Oct 8, 2016  8 am to 5 pm ($75.00) 

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

Program Excellence 

Over five decades, Survival Educators has grown to become one of the most experienced resources for learning about wilderness survival, outdoor safety and natural disasters. We guarantee to deliver 

a program that is relevant to your audience, fast-paced, timely and

presented in a professional and interesting manner.


Tim Kneeland, President


My career began as an USAF Survival Instructor (SERE-Survival Evasion Resistance & Escape) during the Vietnam era. In 1970, I founded the Institute for Survival Education, the predecessor of Survival Educators. Since then, I’ve worked with a small team of elite, seasoned and highly talented educators (former SERE instructors, USAF pilots, and SAR specialists) delivering top quality presentations and programs to government, business, emergency responders, non-profit and general audiences around the world.


  • 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


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

Popular Presentations

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.

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