About Us

TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc.® (Randall’s Adventure & Training® / ESEE® Knives)

Beginning in 1997, Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin started down the path of changing the way the survival and wilderness industry did business. Having become frustrated with the endless amount of exaggeration and hype often associated with “survival” gear and training, they started Randall’s Adventure & Training in an attempt to bring realistic tools and knowledge to the consumer. Working under contract with the Peruvian Air Force’s Escuela De Supervivencia En La Selva (School of jungle survival), also known by the acronym ESSEL, they introduced many clients to the art of jungle survival in the vast Peruvian Amazon jungle. After several years of operating in South America, they brought their training stateside and added a sister company that produces quality field grade knives and gear (ESEE® Knives) and incorporated under the banner of TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc ®.

Since the company’s inception, it has led numerous expeditions and survival training courses in the Amazon jungles of Peru and across the United States, and the ESEE brand now has global distribution and recognition in the industry. Randall’s Adventure & Training / ESEE Knives has a clientele that ranges from military and law enforcement teams to film crews and professional adventurers. Their courses and gear have been featured on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and in numerous books, outdoor magazines and trade publications.

The company’s philosophy is simple: treat the customer with respect, keep the prices fair, provide the best in quality, and never teach a skill or provide a piece of gear that hasn’t been tested in the real world. Every student that walks through the doors of Randall’s Adventure & Training is encouraged to continue their education with other training organizations.

Randall’s Adventure & Training specializes in the following disciplines at its location in Gallant, Alabama: Land Navigation, scenario based Field Survival, Rope Rescue, Single Rope Techniques, scenario based Wilderness Medicine, and SAR. We also offer a Jungle Survival course in South America, as well as mobile training / private instruction to teams and groups. If you are interested in private training, please email Patrick Rollins or call (256) 613-3834 for more information. Be sure to download our brochure.

ESEE Knives / Randall’s Adventure & Training is a privately held company licensed in the state of Alabama under the parent corporation, TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc, and insured through HUB International.

 

Certifications

Some certifications held by our team

  • Rope Rescue Technician
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • SarTech Level III
  • Peru Air Force ESSEL (Jungle Survival)
  • Alabama State Trooper Air-To-Ground Course
  • FEMA Professional Development Series
  • NRA Certified Pistol / Defensive Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced Wilderness Life Support
  • Glock Armorer
  • Officer Survival
  • High Risk Tracking Operations
  • Combat Tracking Level 1
  • Basic Forensic Tracking
  • Basic Tactical Team Operations
  • Tactical Squad Basic
  • Counter Drug SRT
  • Police Counter Sniper Level 1
  • Urban Sniper Level 1
  • FBI Sniper/Observer
  • Advanced Firearms
  • GPSTC Firearms Instructor
  • Executive and Dignitary Protection
  • High Risk Environment Protective Services Operations
  • Police Tactical Rifle
  • Judgmental Use of Deadly Force
  • Structural Explosive Breaching
  • Landmine Awareness Course
  • Improvised Explosive Devices Used by Terrorist Organizations
  • Application of Industrial Explosives
  • Introduction to Agricultural Explosives
  • Advanced Explosive Users
  • Explosives Safety Handling

our best Trainers

Where training is a way of life

  • Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall has spent the past 20 years tromping through...

  • Mike Perrin

    Mike Perrin is a veteran of many trips to Central...

  • Wendy Randall

    As a life-long lover of the outdoors, Wendy regularly enjoys...

  • Patrick Rollins

    Patrick Rollins (Lead Instructor) has been a Sheriff’s Deputy with the Whitfield...

  • Shane Adams

    Shane Adams has spent the vast majority of his life...

  • John Armstrong

    A native Alabamian, John spent his youth mostly in the...

  • Reuben Bolieu

    Reuben Bolieu (West Coast / Jungle Instructor) is a writer,...

  • James Gibson

    James Gibson is a native east Tennessean, born and raised...

  • Kevin Reeves

    Kevin Reeves is currently an Aerospace Engineer at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama...

  • Darryl Patton

    Darryl Patton has been hunting, gathering and working with medicinal...

  • Steven Robertson

    Steven Robertson is a Police Lieutenant from Florence Alabama with 17...

  • Hal Howard

    Hal grew up in the south and has always enjoyed...

Our Standards

How we choose to do business

1
Integrity

We loathe dishonesty and choose to operate our business the way we’d like others to operate theirs: with honesty, transparency and integrity. You’ll always know what to expect and what you’re getting with Randall’s Adventure & Training.

2
Dedication

We teach to a standard without compromise. Randall’s Adventure & Training is not a “rubber stamp” school, instead we focus our curriculum on quality, not quantity. To receive a certificate for a technical class, the student must demonstrate proficiency with the skill.

3
Passion

Our instructors have a true passion for their craft, instilled in them by years of “boots on the ground” experience and honing their skillsets in real world conditions. At Randall’s Adventure & Training, continuing education is a way of life.

4
Mutual Respect

We welcome all students with a desire to learn. Any student willing to give us their best effort will always receive ours in return. We encourage our students to always seek out new training venues, instructors and experiences, and to always further their training education.

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