TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc®
Randall’s Adventure Training® / ESEE® Knives
For the past 20 years, Randall’s Adventure Training® / ESEE® Knives has provided the necessary gear and training to survive some of the most remote locales on earth, whether it’s interdicting drug traffickers in Colombia, building aid stations in Africa or simply surviving the local back-country.
“We train law enforcement officers, SAR personnel, NGOs, agents and outdoorsmen in critical skillsets, including land navigation, wilderness survival, improvised wilderness medical techniques, man tracking and other life-saving skills,” says Jeff Randall, President of TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc (parent corporation of Randall’s Adventure Training and ESEE Knives).
Having spent the past two decades training in the jungles of South America, as well as the backcountry of North America, the company has grown into one of the most respected names in the survival training and knife manufacturing industries.
The company’s Vice-President, Mike Perrin, describes the growth and changes that have occurred since the company’s inception. “Our training is more diverse and targeted now, and the knife and gear offerings have greatly expanded since our beginnings in 1997. But even though we have evolved and grown, our company has remained true to its original mission: provide students a one-stop-shop for skills and tools needed to save lives, keep the price reasonable, and back everything with the best warranty and customer service in the industry.”
Randall’s Adventure Training was in the survival training business long before the ‘survival’ craze hit the market. As Jeff explains, “Real survival can be extremely hard work, both mentally and physically, and rarely resembles the entertainment value shown on ‘survival’ TV. We distill our training and tools down to the ground truth of what works based on years of experience. When a survivor has a better understanding of the environment they’re thrust into, and what to do should things go sideways, then it greatly increases their odds of making it home to their family.”
Jeff adds: “We simply saw a need that wasn’t being filled when it came to real-world gear and training. There’s a ton of good gear out there, but many gear companies lack the ‘hands-on’ training to back up their designs. ESEE is changing the way a knife and gear customer looks at what they’re buying or trusting their life to. Even though our company has grown, Mike and I are still hands-on when it comes to our school, gear, customer service and quality, and always will be.”