Northwest Arkansas Survival Training

Northwest Arkansas
Wilderness Survival School

War Eagle Base Camp

NW Arkansas Adventures, Classes, & Training

American Survival Co. offers wide range of training opportunities and activities ranging from wilderness survivalteam building & private events, wilderness adventures, kayaking, fishing, archery training and much more! Join a group workshop or adventure – or – contact us to schedule your own private event.

Arkansas Lead Instructor: Matt Tate

Owner and Lead Survival Instructor of American Survival Co.

Co-Host of acclaimed Netflix series Snowflake Mountain.

Lead Instructor and Training Director at Salvo Security Group.

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.

As a combat veteran and certified survival instructor, Matt is passionate about teaching others life-saving skills to survive emergency situations and thrive in the wilderness. Matt has trained in diverse environments from the Ozarks, to swamps, jungles, mountains and the desert. Drawing on his own experiences surviving in some of the world’s most unforgiving environments, Matt is passionate about sharing the skills and lessons he has learned.

Matt served as a Combat Engineer in Fallujah, Iraq and then went on to serve with the Oklahoma Military Dept., The Employment Security Commission and the Executive Branch of the US Govt.

Today, Matt uses his wilderness and tactical experience to provide civilian, military, government and organizational training domestically and internationally. He is also a Lead Instructor for Salvo Security Group – Matt Tate – Salvo Training

Matt starred as Co-Host in the Top 10 Netflix series Snowflake Mountain along side American Survival Co. co-owner Joel Graves. He also starred in season one of Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-Off, has consulted for multiple television networks (Discovery Channel, TLC, Disney Channel, Netflix, etc.), designed multiple blades with world famous Dozier knives specific to survival training, and has contributed to multiple publications including Backpacker Magazine, Survival Dispatch and others.

Matt is also passionate about working with groups in team building and leadership development.

Location: War Eagle Base Camp - NW Arkansas

19436 Crossman Place Rd, Hindsville, AR 72738 – GOOGLE MAP

Our War Eagle base camp is located on private land, just minutes away from the historical War Eagle Mill in Rogers, Arkansas.

At our base camp you will find great diversity in plant life, hard woods, soft woods, elevation changes and War Eagle creek runs along the property. It is teaming with wildlife and has amazing views of the bluff line and creek from our primitive camping site.


  • Immerse yourself in the primitive environment by staying in one of our primitive shelters, camping in a tent, or setting up a hammock camp.


Yes, we have port-a-potties on site.

Yes.  Please bring plenty of water and food for your time with us. We will offer a campfire to cook over.

The closes gas stationg is 20 miles away, as are most restaurants, and other lodging options. Plan accordingly. War Eagle Mill is located less than 2 miles down the road and offers lunch every day with breakfast on the weekends. See menu and view hours here.

Probably – There is a cell tower within a mile of camp. Most cell service providers tend to work very well at our camp.

Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.

Cancellations may be made in writing to

Thank you for your interest in our survival training program. We offer top-notch training and resources to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to survive in the wilderness.

Please be advised that all purchases of our survival training courses and seminars are final and non-refundable. We are committed to providing you with the best possible training and resources to prepare you for any survival situation. We invest a significant amount of time and resources into the creation and delivery of our training programs, and we cannot offer refunds due to the high costs involved.

We strongly encourage you to carefully review all information about our training programs before making a purchase. We provide detailed information about our programs on our website and are available to answer any questions you may have. If you have any concerns or questions about our training programs, please contact us before making a purchase.

Thank you for understanding our no refund policy regarding survival training courses and seminars. 

Credits towards future courses or seminars are provided based on the following:

  • If you are unable to attend a course and you contact us before the date of the class, you may transfer your course credit to a future course of equal or lesser value.
  • Transferred course credits must be used within one year of the original scheduled course date.

If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up, (no call/no show) there is no course credit available. You must call or email ahead to cancel.

Yes! We love to serve families and large groups. We offer private event training which starts at $275/day for person 1 and $135/day for each additional person (four student minimum). We can negotiate more extensive discounts for groups of 6 or more.

If you have a group that would like to take a prescheduled class we offer discounts starting at $20/person and can increase based on group size. Please contact to inquire about any group discounts.

We believe the majority of our events are suitable for kids 12 & older, but there are others that younger children will enjoy. We also offer child discounts for events – so please contact us if you are bringing a child under 12 – Because our classes will be tailored to the experience and skill level of our group, we make accommodations for families and small children – teaching them skills on their level. We encourage you to get your kids outdoors and confident exploring nature and would love to help you do that.

Yes! We love working with kids. Whether it’s a field trip for a 5th grade class who has just finished reading Hatchet, first graders on a nature walk, or a group of ROTC students who are looking to increase their wilderness skills we can tailor field trips to your goals and time frame. We also can provide a great venue for birthday parties, youth group events, scouts and clubs, and more! Contact us at

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