About K12

Wilderness Survival School | Wilderness Awareness School - Nature and Outdoor Survival School

About K12


We are a school that is dedicated to teaching survival skills. We are a school of wilderness survival that focuses on teaching skills that will help you survive in an unfortunate wilderness or urban scenario. If you are a hiker, backpacker, or the “outdoor adventurous” type and would like to strengthen your knowledge and experience preparing for the unexpected, check us out.


Rob “K12” served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps and has trained and operated in all types of terrain all over the world. From the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert of Iraq, to the jungle of the Philippines, above the arctic circle in Norway to the woodlands of the United States. He is a graduate of “C” level SERE school with a long list of accolades to include consulting for an upcoming survival t.v. show. K12 continues to contribute articles on survival and emergency preparedness for Brownells.com Survival and Emergency Gear website. K12 received his Wilderness First Aid certification from the Wilderness Medical Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and was a member of the King County Search and Rescue.

He is dedicated to ensuring that all of his students leave his classes with the comfort level for the outdoors that they expect.


We teach a range of both modern and primitive wilderness skills covering the priorities of survival that will provide you the ability to live and be rescued in the wilderness. We also provide skills to help you better prepare your home for natural or man-made disasters. We will teach you how to use everyday items in your home and vehicle that will increase your chances of survival should you find yourself in crisis.

All courses are taught in the New York area. There are no bathrooms, showers, electricity, or comforts of home. You will get a true feeling of being out in the wild while you practice your skills. We are close enough to town for you to pick up any last minute items before the course. There is cell phone coverage on the property incase you need to keep in touch with civilization. Directions to the property and a gear list will be emailed to you after registration.

All one day courses will start at 9am and end at 4pm. Multiple day classes will start at 9am on the first day, 8am on the following days, and end at 4 on the last. Times are flexible as we progress through the course. Our courses are designed for adult participants 18 an older. Participants under the age of 18 are welcome with a parent or legal guardian. For groups or private courses, contact us directly for details.

Students are required to bring their own food and water. The school will also provide additional water for you to refill your water bottles throughout the day.


2 Day Winter Survival Course

What would you do first if you were lost or stranded in the woods, miles from civilization? Would you know how to get yoursel

1 Day Primitive Survival Course

The more you know, the less you have to carry…Now that you know how to survive with modern tools, can you do it with only a k


K12 Survival Solutions
5507 Nesconset Hwy
Ste 10 #223
Mt Sinai, NY 11766