Journey back in time to a place that escapes the noise and pressures of the modern world ...
Many people think Arizona is only "desert". Nothing could be further from the truth. Arizona has more geographical diversity, in the closest drive time, of any place in North or South America. Traveling from the city of Phoenix to the town of Flagstaff is equivalent to driving from the deserts of Mexico to the boreal forests of Canada--all in under 3 hours!
Our state is home to ten different biotic life zones, three geographical provinces and all four North American deserts providing you with unparalleled outdoor training potential.
Established in 1991 in Prescott, Arizona, ALSS is Arizona’s oldest and best-known modern outdoor survival, primitive living skills, and urban preparedness school. Whether you crave Sonoran desert with towering saguaro cactus or lush boreal forests of aspen, fir and spruce, we have the adventure to satisfy your needs!