Survival Crash Course

Join us for Our Survival Crash Course!

When: July 30 from 1-5PM
Where:  13100 Elk Ridge Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 (only 25 mins from OTAC)
Cost: $60 for members and $80 for non-members SIGN UP HERE
Course Led By: Tim “Mac” MacWelch

Could you survive in the wild? We all think we would know what to do if we were lost in the woods, but do you really know the skills it would take to survive and do you have experience performing these life-sustaining skills.

Our newest hire, Tim “Mac” MacWelch for this course! He isn’t just a fitness enthusiast and a new face behind the desk at IRON. He’s been teaching wilderness survival and self-reliance skills for more than 27 years (woah!) and has written 14 books on the subject (3 were New York Times Bestsellers!). He runs a business in southern Fauquier called Advanced Survival Training, which teaches lifesaving information to a very diverse clientele (from special needs kids to Special Forces operators). Mac has worked with thousands of people over the past few decades, and he’s eager to share everything he knows with you. Check out to find out more about his survival school.  

In this hands-on training course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Build a shelter that can protect you from the harshest elements (with no tools, just your hands!)
  • Make fires with multiple fire starting methods
  • Find drinking water and ensure that it is safe to drink
  • Locate nutritious wild edible plants
  • Avoid getting lost
  • And much more!