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Bushcraft & Tactical Survival

with Joel Graves & Matt Tate from Discovery Channel's Bushcraft Build-off

OUR MISSION

Prepare you for your worst day, so it won't be your last

Our expert instructors combine their experience as combat veterans serving in dangerous locations around the world with their love for adventure and bushcraft, to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience. Whether you are an avid outdoorsmen or never built a fire, there is something for everyone at our survival school. We are dedicated to providing quality survival skills training. While we take our subjects and mission seriously, we don't take ourselves too seriously. You will find in the midst of learning, you're also laughing and truly enjoying the time you spend training.

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December 2018

Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It

December 15 @ 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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Outdoor Navigation

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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Navigation Training

In American Survival Co.'s outdoor navigation class you will learn multiple techniques for wilderness navigation, so you can get yourself safely to your destination. This class is great for hikers, backpackers, hunters, campers and adventurers. However, outdoor navigation is useful in many survival situations for those who never expect to be lost or stranded in the wilderness, this skill set is extremely valuable for all people to hone. 

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Slingshot: Make and Learn To Shoot It

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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Intro to Survival

December 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00
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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January 2019

Self Defense: Hand-to-Hand Combatives

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
TCB Fight Club, 13704 NE Hudson Rd
Rogers, AR 72756 United States
$120.00 – $200.00
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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Urban Survival: Civilian SERE

January 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$350.00 – $650.00
SERE Training Jacksonville Florida

Our SERE course is developed from personal training in Naval special forces, omitting those elements which we are not legally able to provide to the civilian population. We further tailor the instruction to focus on the most common threats encountered by civilians both domestically and abroad.

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Build a Bamboo Recurve Bow from Raw Materials (2 Days)

January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00
Recurve Bamboo Bow Archery class

Make a high-performance horse bow and arrow from raw materials  and learn primitive archery in two days.

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Total Wilderness Survival – 5 Days

January 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$499.00
Survival Training Florida

You’ve found yourself stranded in the wilderness, it happens to more than 2,000 people every year. Do you have the skills to survive? Total Wilderness Survival is a comprehensive study of the key elements of survival: shelter, water, fire and food (plus a few extras that could save your life). Students will learn to: Build a simple, modern shelter utilizing a tarp Techniques for building primitive shelters Multiple methods for building friction fires, including how to build a fire at…

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February 2019

Simple Survival: 3 Needs to Meet – 3 Tools To Do It

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 10, 2019 @ 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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Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NW Arkansas (War Eagle), 19436 Crossman Place Rd
Hindsville, AR 72738 United States
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$90.00
dave mead longbows classes

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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Sat 15

Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It

December 15 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
Sun 16

Outdoor Navigation

December 16 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm
Sun 16

Slingshot: Make and Learn To Shoot It

December 16 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Sat 22

Intro to Survival

December 22 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
Jan 18

Urban Survival: Civilian SERE

January 18, 2019 @ 9:00 amJanuary 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Jan 26

Build a Bamboo Recurve Bow from Raw Materials (2 Days)

January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 amJanuary 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Jan 30

Total Wilderness Survival – 5 Days

January 30, 2019 @ 8:00 amFebruary 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Feb 09

Simple Survival: 3 Needs to Meet – 3 Tools To Do It

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 amFebruary 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Feb 24

Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It

February 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
Mar 02

Intro to Survival

March 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
Jan 12

Self Defense: Hand-to-Hand Combatives

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
Feb 09

Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm
Mar 07

Hikers & Bikers Survival

March 7, 2019 @ 8:00 amMarch 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Apr 06

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am11:00 am
Apr 13

Complete Self Defense (Women’s Only)

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 amApril 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Apr 27

Core Survival

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 amApril 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
May 04

Modern Trapper

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 amMay 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
May 11

Plant Walk & Camp Fire Salve Add-On

May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am1:30 pm
Jun 08

EDC Wilderness Survival

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 amJune 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

EXPERT INSTRUCTION

From Discovery Channel's Bushcraft Build-off - our instructors are some of the most experienced survivalists around.

Joel Graves

Lead Instructor, Retired Special Operations
Joel brings an extremely extensive military and tactical background. Serving as Naval Special Warfare EOD on Seal Team 2, which is arguably one of the most elite and highly trained bomb squads in the world, he spent time in Iraq, Bahrain and Afghanistan. He's provided secret service protection in multiple countries for President Bush, President Obama and VP Biden.

Joel’s bushcraft and survival skillset is as equally impressive. Following his retirement from special forces, Joel spent six months in a long-term survival program where he slept in the field for 5 months, living off the land and honing his craft. He has extensive SERE training in both Urban and Wilderness, and most recently competed on Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off.

“He is one of the best survivalists we have had the privilege to train with.” - Sigma 3 Survival School
Matt Tate Arkansas Survival

Matt Tate

Lead Instructor, Owner of Integrated Survival Systems
Matt's love of survival started as young kid growing up in a Cherokee community where the old ways of hunting, fishing and bushcraft of the Native American culture are still cherished.

Today, he owns Integrated Survival Systems and pursues his passion of teaching others life-saving survival techniques. He holds a patent for a mission adaptable holster currently used by Tier One operators and has designed a knife with Dozier knives specific to survival training.

His survival experience is matched by his tactical experience; serving as an Army Engineer in Fallujah, Matt encountered heavy combat. He then went on to serve with the Oklahoma Military Dept, Employment Security Commission and the Executive Branch of the US Govt.
Watch Matt Tate build a seasonal hunting cabin on Discovery Channel's Bushcraft Build-off
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