What we're about

Hi, I'm Rob Remedi, and a warm welcome to Wilderness Skills School.

As an outdoor guide, wilderness skills instructor, and naturalist with 31+ years experience in our local mountains, It is my sincere desire to impart my knowledge of outdoor "skills" as well as guide others to experience the abundant natural wonders and adventures Southern California has to offer.

I invite all members, new and sustaining, to take an outing or more. You can take part in a group of like-minded people to learn about wild edible, useful, and medicinal plants, discover how to track wild animals, what to do to survive in the wilderness, navigate with confidence and understanding, make earth-based natural tools and items, explore the natural world through the eyes of a professional, and so much more.

Wilderness Skills School welcomes anyone who wants to be outdoors, and share with others, a unique and quality outdoor experience. Join us!

Upcoming events (1)


Tapia Park Public Use Area


Sunday, December 11, 2022 // 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tapia Park Public Use Area

With the weather being cooler, it's a great time to explore the art and skill of making fire. On this outing, you will learn both primitive methods (bow and drill, and hand drill) and modern methods (firesteel, magnesium stick, some lesser-known practiced, even basic matches proficiency). From the principles and purposes, to materials choice, to getting the fire going and keeping it going, you will have the opportunity to experience it all, even create your own fire kit to take home and impress family or fellow workers! Depending on time and interest, your new skills can be tested, and we'll take a walk to gather fire-making materials as well to identify edible and useful plants. The fire you made is used to cook a simple meal from the wild plants gathered.
This outing is for all levels of interest, from the curious novice to outdoor enthusiast. But guaranteed to warm your outdoor skill-base (and body)!
$45.00/person. RSVP required. Info and exact meeting spot sent upon RSVP.

Past events (103)

Outdoor Skills Hike

Malibu Creek State Park - Reagan Ranch


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