Except for Field Survival (and unless noted otherwise) all classes start at 0800 on the first day. Field Survival starts at 0530 on the first day. Students are required to BE ON TIME. Any student showing up late may be asked to forfeit the class. Our classes run on a very strict timeframe. If you have an emergency and are forced to be late, contact Patrick Rollins (256) 613-3834. Expect long days (8 hours +) for most classes with night evolutions for some classes. Please read the description of the class you are attending for more information. Our classes run regardless of the weather unless it is a life threatening situation (such as tornado warnings, severe lightning and other immediate dangers), so always bring rain gear.
This is class specific but average physical fitness level applies to almost all of our classes. Advanced Bushcraft and Intro To Survival can be completed by anyone since there is little physical exertion. Field Survival and Jungle Survival are the most physically demanding due to the misery factor and physical exertion associated with the courses. Expect sleep deprivation, little food and physical exertion in Field Survival. We strongly suggest training for Field Survival by doing push-ups, sit-ups and running. Land Nav and Tracking are less demanding but do require hiking through the woods.
You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in any class except the Parent/Child class. Do not show up with your kids for any class other than the Parent/Child class unless you have approved it through us beforehand.
From Interstate 59 take Exit 181 (Highway 77). Go north on Highway 77. You will cross the first set of railroad tracks and then cross over Highway 11. Continue North on Highway 77. After you cross the next set of railroad tracks, the Gallant Road will turn left between two gas stations. Turn on to the Gallant Road and go 5 miles. Look for Randall Road on your right. Turn on to Randall Road and go PAST the first white house on your right. Turn right directly after the white house (DO NOT turn into the drive BEFORE the white house). If you made the correct turn then you should see an opened gate with a PRIVATE PROPERTY sign on the gate post. Come through that gate and go up the hill until you see a white house on the right. GO SLOW GOING UP THIS DRIVE!!! You are at the farm. Continue past the white house and follow the signs to the training area. For those who wish to use their GPS, the address is 100 Randall Road – Gallant, AL 35972, UTM: 16S 0574760 Easting, 3763950 Northing, NAD27 Datum.
Students are responsible for all meals with the exception of the Field Survival Class. We suggest meals that are easy to prepare in the field, since we rarely take lunch breaks.
This is class specific so please check the description on each class for this information.
Primitive camping is available on the training site at no charge for all classes. Fresh potable water and a porta-toilet are onsite. Students should arrive no sooner than 5:00 pm the afternoon before the class. All classes take place on private property and should be respected as such. No alcohol consumption is allowed on the premises. All firearms should remain locked in your vehicle unless you are attending a shooting class. Be sure to drive slowly once you turn onto the gravel road. This is a working farm with people moving about. Anyone speeding on the property will be escorted off the property!
For those not camping on the farm there is a Holiday Inn Express (256) 691-0225, a Comfort Inn (256) 538-5770 and other hotels located at Exit 181 off of Interstate 59. These hotels are approximately 15 minutes driving distance from the training site. Google map of nearest locations.
For technical classes such as Single Rope Technique, Rope Rescue, Land Navigation and Advanced SAR, we maintain JPRs (Job Performance Requirements). JPRs include Requisite Knowledge (what we are teaching you) and Requisite Skills (what you are required to demonstrate after being taught). Upon request we can email copies to you after the class. At the end of the class you will receive a certificate of training suitable for framing.
Please note: Be careful of any company offering “certification” by simply enrolling and passing their class. Depending on circumstances, it may not certify you with your AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction). For many “certifications” a course has to be recognized as meeting specific standards and have third party validation (by someone other than the organization/person who trained you) before you will be certified by your AHJ.
As long as you have permission from your fellow students, personal use photography and videography are allowed on all classes except for Field Survival. We do not allow commercial photography.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. All customer information is encrypted and transmitted via SSL. All credit card transactions are performed through paypal.com. We do not store any payment information locally.
If you do not have a credit card, you can send a check to: TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc Training Division – P.O. Box 99 – Gallant, AL 35972. If you decide to pay by check, please email us with information on the class you are paying for and be sure to mark it on your check.
No class is guaranteed until payment is received. Payment is non-refundable unless we cancel the class. Space is very limited.
No. While we do appreciate your business, we keep the training side separate in order to bring you the best reality based, real world training out there. To find a list of dealers for ESEE products, click here.