Wilderness Survival & Tactical Training

Train with Matt Tate and Joel Graves of Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off.

OUR MISSION:

PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR WORST DAY, SO IT WON’T BE YOUR LAST DAY

We are combat-tested veterans and certified survival instructors who are passionate about preparing you to survive emergency situations, creating more self-reliance and increasing your confidence and safety as you adventure. From combat in Fallujah, to the remote mountains of Afghanistan and the jungles of Costa Rica, we have trained for and actively survived in some of the world’s most unforgiving environments. We understand how knowledge, honed skills and mindset will work together to determine your response and success in any emergency. Meet our founders and expert instructors: Joel Graves (Jacksonville, FL) & Matt Tate (War Eagle, Arkansas)

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February 2019

Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It – FL

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00
Build a Bamboo Horse Bow in One Day

Make a high-performance horse bow and arrow with your hands and learn primitive archery all in one day. We have partnered with Dave Mead Longbows to provide hand-crafted kits for a unique, primitive bow with impressive quality at an affordable price. Upon completion of our class you will leave with a great shooting bow, handmade arrow and the skills required to use them effectively.

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March 2019

Intro to Survival – FL

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00 – $150.00
wilderness survival fundamentals class

This one-day introduction to survival fundamentals is perfect for anyone just starting to learn survival techniques or an experienced adventurer who may want a quick refresher. As we examine the key components of survival: shelter, fire, water and food, students will also learn about survival psychology and signaling. This course is a great starting point, and the information can be life-saving in an emergency situation.

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Modern Shelters: Lightweight Shelter for Backpackers – FL

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00 – $150.00
backpacking shelter

In an emergency situation you have 3 hours to secure shelter in extreme temperatures. Students learn to quickly make a shelter using a tarp. With a system of easy-to-learn knots, students will be able to construct reliable tarp shelters in a matter of minutes. We will explore a variety of tarp pitches for different environments and situations, to create the most effective shelter to withstand inclement weather. Our tarp pitches in Florida, even survived Hurricane Max and Irma with little…

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Hikers & Bikers Survival – AR

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm
NW Arkansas (War Eagle), 19436 Crossman Place Rd
Hindsville, AR 72738 United States
$419.00 – $799.00
hiking biking wilderness survival class

This class is designed or outdoor adventurers like hikers and mountain bikers, who desire to learn life-saving skills ranging from land navigation, friction fire, water procurement, self-rescue and signaling through self-defense techniques.

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Build A Bamboo Horse Bow & Learn How to Use It – FL

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00
Build a Bamboo Horse Bow in One Day

Make a high-performance horse bow and arrow with your hands and learn primitive archery all in one day. We have partnered with Dave Mead Longbows to provide hand-crafted kits for a unique, primitive bow with impressive quality at an affordable price. Upon completion of our class you will leave with a great shooting bow, handmade arrow and the skills required to use them effectively.

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Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk (with add-ons)

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$20.00 – $60.00
Plant walk florida and Arkansas

Learn the benefits and modern uses for these plants, as well as how indigenous cultures used every day weeds as essential medicine and cooking ingredients. You will leave with a valuable knowledge of every day weeds that can be brought into your kitchens and medicine cabinets.

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Slingshot: Make and Learn To Shoot It

March 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$45.00
Make a slingshot

Make a slingshot with American Survival Co. and learn how to shoot it in this short class. Using inexpensive, modern materials and common natural resources you will spend a few hours constructing a sling shot and learning proper shooting techniques.

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Simple Survival: Primitive Skills – FL

March 23 @ 9:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$220.00
Simple Survival Skills, Primitive Skills

Simple Survival is about developing survival skills to meet basic needs with a minimal toolset. With only a knife, pot and tarp, students will learn how to acquire food, water, shelter and make fire. They will leave being able to survive any terrain with a few simple tools.

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April 2019

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk – AR

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
NW Arkansas (War Eagle), 19436 Crossman Place Rd
Hindsville, AR 72738 United States
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$20.00
Plant walk florida and Arkansas

Learn the benefits and modern uses for these plants, as well as how indigenous cultures used every day weeds as essential medicine and cooking ingredients. Our certified survival instructors will take you on a 2 hour tour of your local plant life.

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Complete Self Defense (Women’s Only) – AR

April 13 @ 9:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm
TCB Fight Club, 13704 NE Hudson Rd
Rogers, AR 72756 United States
$120.00 – $400.00
self defense training

In Self Defense: Hand-to-Hand Combatives students are introduced to very effective, life-saving techniques. These include: hands-on defensive training, survival mentatlity, decision making and situational awareness with undefeated golden gloves champion and black belt instructor Aaron Kimball.

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FOOTAGE FROM THE FIELD

Check out our YOUTUBE CHANNEL for even more videos of classes and helpful tutorials. While we believe there is no substitute for hands-on learning, we often make tutorials for our students so they can refer back to them for continued practice.

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