The Survival Tab - 2018 Update

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THE SURVIVAL FUNCTIONAL AREA


This Area is designed around individual and small group, short term, and Bushcraft skills. The skills that are absolutely necessary for Surviving a short term Crisis. High emphasis is placed upon ingenuity, flexibility, and application of the basic fundamentals.
 

The BASIC Survival Program


 
Designed to build strong foundations in Safe and Competent Survival skills. The Basic skills of Fire Making, Shelter Building, Water Collection, and Navigation will greatly increase the resilience of any individual and significantly improve their odds of survival in any crisis situation.
Those that meet the requirements of this program will earn a Basic Survival Tab.
 

Earning the Basic Survival Tab


A PREREQUISITE to earn the Survival Tab is you must have taken a CAG sanctioned class for the Austere Medicine tab. It isn't feasible to learn survival without basic first aid skills.
 

There are Three normal paths to earning the Basic Marksmanship Tab:


 1. Satisfactorily complete this CAG course:

  • CAG Survival Lanes Exercise
     
     

–OR–
 

 2. Satisfactorily complete any Survival Course from a CAG Affiliate Trainer or Approved 3rd Party Trainer.
     

Once Issued a Certificate of Training or Completion, you may request credit for your Training Tab
 

–OR–


 
 3. Distance Learning Program Submissions.

This method is for individuals that have the prerequisite skills for qualification, they merely need to provide proof of those skills. This method is also recommended for members that may lack the ability to access training or trainers.

MENTOR Program Assistance is available, Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will attempt to assist your learning!
 

All Distance Learning Submissions will be by email to the CAG Training Desk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
To earn the Survival Tab you have to send video proof of Proper procedures and equipment (That's TWO separate 2 minute videos, PLUS photographs of THREE Separate Kits) Example videos and Standards for video submission are provided below.
 

Video RequirementsIMG 20160430 011220

  • First 2 minute video will be of your primitive camp with:
    •   Clearly State your Name and Member Number for the video
    •   A primitive shelter, nothing store bought may be used in the construction of the shelter.
    •   A cooking station (NOT just a fire), we will leave the definition of cook station up to you (Be creative).
    •   At least one hand made tool, that consists of a minimum of 2 parts and demonstrate its use (hatchet, hammer, trap, etc..).
       
  • Second 2 minute video will be of you starting a fire:
    •   Clearly State your Name and Member Number for the video
    •   You must start it WITHOUT matches OR a lighter and no accelerants (like lighter fluid or fire starters of any kind).
    •   There must be at least 30 seconds of sustained flame, with no addition of fuel.

 

Photo Documentation of 3 separate survival kits (this must include your membership number):

  1. Personal survival kit (NOT YOUR EDC) should contain:
    1. Fire starter
    2. Navigation aid
    3. Cutting device or blade
    4. Food gathering implement (Can be fish hooks)
    5. Cordage
    6. Signal device
    7. Water container
    8. Water treatment
  2. Vehicle Survival Kit (It must contain at a minimum):
    1. 1 day of food (For any number of people)
    2. 1 day of water (For any number of people)
    3. IFAK (Mandatory, no exceptions)
    4. 2x Signal devices
    5. Food gathering implement (Can be fishing tackle)
    6. Water purification system plus water container
    7. Shelter system
    8. Spare set of clothes
    9. 1 item that is specific to your geographical or seasonal area.
  3. Home Survival Kit (It must contain at a minimum):
    1. 3 days of food (For any number of people)
    2. 3 days of water (For any number of people)
    3. another, separate IFAK (Mandatory, no exceptions)
    4. 3x Signal devices
    5. 1x UHF/VHF radio of any kind
    6. Shelter system
    7. Food gathering implement: can be fishing tackle, seeds or a garden (just show us a separate pic of your implement/garden with your membership number)
    8. Water purification system plus water container
    9. 1x weapon system of any kind
    10. Spare set of clothes
    11. 1 item that is specific to your geographical or seasonal conditions
       

  


To Request Tab Credit you must:

First, ensure that you are logged into your personal profile on www.CAGMain.com and that your profile is complete

  • All Course/Project Videos and Presentations should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • On the Home Page, select the MEMBERS ONLY tab
  • In the drop down menu, select the REQUEST TAB CREDIT tab
  • Fill out the blocks completely, incomplete submissions will not be accepted
  • Upload an electronic copy of your Certificates into the block provided
  • Don't forget to hit the SUBMIT button
  • The CAG Staff will process your request and contact you.
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