FLINTLOCK III
APRIL 24 - 26 | OZARKS

1 Mile from Historic War Eagle Mill Arkansas

Flintlock is the survival event you can’t miss! Join Flint & Steel’s network of world-class instructors to learn a variety of emergency survival and primitive skills. Bringing together experience gained from decades of teaching in a variety of different environments and backgrounds, this is an opportunity to learn from a the diverse group of survival schools and instructors who make up Flint & Steel. This year’s event will have 3 tracks – an emergency survival track, primitive survival track, and a children’s track, there’s something here for everyone! 

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Event Schedule

Day 1 - Friday, April 24, 2020

Time General Information
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration and Camp Set Up
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Welcome and Introductions
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Fire Competition & First Ceremonial Fire

Day 2 - Saturday, April 25, 2020

Time General Information Track 1 - Emergency Survival Track 2 - Primitive Survival Track 3- Children's Track (Ages 5-12)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Competition
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Headline Speaker
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Knife Skills & Safety Primitive Shelters (Debris Huts) Parachute Shelter
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Break for Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Competition
1:35 PM - 2:35 PM Modern Shelters Primitive Fire (Hand Drill) Safety & Core Skills
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Water Procurement Build an Atlatl Make a Slingshot and Learn to Use It
3:55 PM - 4:55 PM Trapping Build an Atlatl (cont.) Make a Slingshot and Learn to Use It (cont.)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Campfire & Break for Dinner

Day 3 - Sunday, April 26, 2020

Time General Information Track 1 - Emergency Survival Track 2 - Primitive Survival Track 3 - Children's Track (Ages 5-12)
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Competition
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Headline Speaker
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wild Edible & Medicinal Herbs Primitive Basketry Fire
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Break for Lunch & Raffle for Door Prizes
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wilderness First Aid Primitive Navigation Plant & Animal Tracking Walk
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Signaling Primitive Containers/Pottery & Water Plant & Animal Tracking Walk (cont.)
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM Land Navigation Flintknapping
4:40 PM - 6:00 PM Event Close & Departure

Additional Opportunities to Learn

To take these course in addition to attending Flintlock, select the class you wish to take as an add-on when you purchase your Flintlock ticket on Eventbrite. 

Make a high-performance composite 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.

This bow does not disappoint. Stable, accurate and smooth to draw, the horse bow is very compact with no stack, finger pinch, or hand shock. These bows can be made as takedowns for ultra portability or as a sing high-performance unit.

Takeaway: Students will leave with a hand-crafted, great quality horse bow and the knowledge to use it.

The Offgrid Medic Wilderness First Responder (WFR) program, is the “Gold Standard” in wilderness medical care training. The scope of practice for a WFR is to prevent and identify medical problems, initiate reasonable and appropriate field management and identify red flag signs and symptoms indicating the need for evacuation for potentially life-threatening problems.

This course is primarily intended for non-medical professionals who are traveling in the backcountry and serving as wilderness guides, outdoor instructors, outdoor educators, Search and Rescue (SAR) team members, ski patrol, medical personnel for adventure races/events, missionaries, expedition medical team members, etc.

If you are serious about expanding your depth of medical knowledge and honing your skills to deal with medical issues in backcountry environments, this challenging seven-day, 80-hour immersive program is highly recommended.

There are no prerequisites for this program. Ultra-realistic day and night scenarios, complete with crisis actors, are an integral part of our learning environment.

Curriculum Includes:

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED and Choking Treatments
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Patient Assessment Skills
  • Vital Signs
  • Bleeding Control and Shock Management
  • Recognizing and Treating Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Alternative Wound Closure Techniques
  • Tourniquet and Hemostatic Agent Usage
  • Bone Injuries and Splinting
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Improvised Traction Splints
  • Dislocation Reduction Techniques
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Chest and Abdominal Injuries
  • Burns and Thermal Injuries
  • Indications and Use of Medical Oxygen
  • Basic Airway Adjunct Indication and Use
  • Lost Person Mentality and Behavior
  • Medical Emergencies in the Backcountry
  • Environmental Hazards and Concerns
  • Bites, Stings and Envenomations
  • Introduction to Rotary Aircraft Ground Operations
  • Emergency Carries and Improvised Litters
  • Medical Kit Mentality
  • Medical Leadership
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Medical Considerations in Remote Expedition Planning
  • Incident Command for Wilderness Medical Operations

Event Instructors

Joshua Enyart is a former Army Ranger and Green Beret who teaches Emergency and Tactical Survival, Bushcraft, and Preparedness. He is the owner and lead Instructor for Flint & Steel Critical Skills Group, LLC, and is an Instructor for the Pathfinder School, LLC. He specializes in the Eastern Woodlands from the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate NY down through the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia to the Coast of North Carolina.

Joel Graves - American Survival Co.

Joel brings an extremely extensive military and tactical background. Completing 355 missions as Naval Special Warfare EOD on Seal Team 2 & 4, which is arguably one of the most elite and highly trained bomb squads in the world. He has served tours in Iraq, Bahrain and Afghanistan, personally disarmed improvised explosive devices with minimal tools in some of the most austere environments in the world. He has provided secret service protection in multiple countries for President Bush, President Obama and VP Biden.

Matt Tate - American Survival Co.

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. 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.

For more than 20 years, Rick has traveled through the back country through various means and has operated as an SPI instructor for the AMGA, carrying several wilderness medicine certs from WFA to WFR and has taught bushcraft and backcountry travel skills through his shop in Fayetteville, AR the Pack Rat. He is also the director of a bushcraft adventure race called the Brewha Bushwhack. When I’m not working I like traditional bow hunting, fishing, mountaineering, canyoneering, and backpacking.

David Mead - Mead Longbows

Dave has been a craftsman and artist since childhood. He always felt a tight relationship with nature and everything it provides. When he decided to hunt to provide food for his quickly growing family, he wanted to do it as spiritually respectful as possible. Since he had been a woodworker and mechanically trained for many years, he decided to try his hand at bow making. His first attempt was a success and he was hooked.  He felt an immediate connection with his roots and what he was meant to do. He likes a challenge and learning as he goes where others have not. 

Mark DeJong, Nationally-Registered Paramedic and founder of Off Grid Medic LLC, has over 22 years of experience in treating victims of trauma and sudden illness. Mark has a degree in Emergency Medical Services and is a certified Georgia Paramedic Instructor. As part of a military assignment, he spent two years providing remote medical care to the indigenous people of the Philippines, where his passions for medicine and primitive living fused together. He serves on the Advisory Council at the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine, and has trained alongside elite members of the US Army and the US Marshals Service. Mark has served in several medical roles from field Paramedic, to Director of Emergency Medical Services for a rural system, to faculty at the Technical College System of Georgia.

Phillip specializes in primitive shelters, friction fire, water procurement and purification (specifically without containers), primitive traps and snares, primitive cordage making, primitive archery and hunting, primitive fishing, fish traps, natural fish poisons, wild edible and medicinal plants, flintknapping, and stone age living skills in general.

He is the founder of the Traditional Cherokee Archery group and has spent countless hours studying the Cherokee’s living skills prior to European contact. He understands the importance of living with the land and not off the land.

Jonathan Morris is the leader of the SARCRAFT Instructor Corps. He is a fourth-generation master woodsman and has worked as a professional hunter, tracker, forestry manager, hunting guide, machinist, and a lot of other cool stuff that he’ll probably never tell you because he’s modest like that. He currently serves as Training Coordinator and Alpha Squad Leader for Cherokee County Fire/EMS Wilderness Search & Rescue Team, as well as a volunteer trainer for Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department Office of Emergency Management. He is a NASAR-certified Lead Evaluator for the NASAR SARTECH I and II certifications, and is one of two currently active search & rescue personnel with the SARTECH I certification in the state of Georgia. He is also an NREMT-certified Emergency Medical Responder. When he’s not teaching for SARCRAFT, he’s most likely hunting wild hogs, meditating on self-actualization, or volunteering as a Scout leader.

He is the founder of the Traditional Cherokee Archery group and has spent countless hours studying the Cherokee’s living skills prior to European contact. He understands the importance of living with the land and not off the land.

Born on the island of Kaua’i, Kau’ilani spent his life learning ancestreal skills and martial arts. Kau’i now lives in Georgia while traveling around the states teaching primitive/survival skills and combatives and was also featured on Discovery Channels Bushcraft Buildoff. It is his life goal to pass down the knowledge of his family and teachers to help create the ancestors of the next generation.

Alexander Bryant serves as SARCRAFT’s Business Development Manager. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Reinhardt University, where he served as Student Body President and was named Undergraduate Student of the Year upon graduation. He worked in sales for a Fortune 100 financial services corporation before realizing the corporate world wasn’t for him. He is an Eagle Scout, and credits the Boy Scouts with starting him down the road that led him to co-found SARCRAFT. He is hiker trash and proud of it, having hiked over 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, as well as logging hundreds of miles backpacking on other trails in Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. He currently serves as Charlie Squad Leader for Cherokee County Fire/EMS Wilderness Search & Rescue Team, as well as a volunteer trainer for Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department Office of Emergency Management. He is one of two currently active search & rescue personnel with the NASAR SARTECH I certification in the state of Georgia, as well as an NREMT-certified Emergency Medical Responder. If he’s not working on SARCRAFT or his other company, Etowah Valley Rifleworks, he’s backpacking in the North Georgia mountains or reading historical nonfiction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Download Attendee Guide & Packing List
  • A good attitude and open mind is the most important.
  • Camping gear for you and your party
  • Food & water for the weekend (some food will be available on site as well as access to Fresh water)
  • Canteen / Water bottle
  • Tick spray & sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Folding chair

*Optional

  • Bushcraft knife
  • Folding saw
  • Gloves
  • Permethrin – This is a pesticide that you spray on your clothes to kill black flies, ticks,
    and mosquitos but has no harmful effects on humans if used properly. It is the active ingredient used in Insect Shield and Buzz Off clothing and kills bugs when they land on your clothes. We highly recommend treating your clothes with Permethrin before the event.
  • Instrument – do you play? Bring your instrument and jam out around the campfire.

Primitive camping is included in the ticket price. There will be a large field for attendees to set up tents. There is no electric / water hook-ups at the campsite and it is not RV accessible. We highly recommend bringing tick spray and treating your clothes with Permethrin before hand.

Tent camping will be located within walking distance of vehicle parking. Camping next to vehicles will not be an option due to limited parking, however camping in vehicles is fine.

If you would like to utilize an RV, we recommend these nearby RV parks:
Closest RV campgrounds is Prairie Creek https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232680

There are other RV parks in the area but the distance is much farther. For a list of other campgrounds in the area please visit nw arkansas rv campgrounds.

Personal campfires are prohibited. There will be a large main camp fire pit that will be
available for use throughout the weekend for cooking, boiling water, enjoyment, and firecraft.

Camp Quiet Hours – 10:00 pm – 6:00 am

Restroom Facilities: Portable toilets will be available at the Flintlock event for guests. We will not have portable showers available.

Barn and covered areas: in case of poor weather (like we experienced last year) we have a barn for teaching in as well as covered areas to provide shade.

Food & Beverages: Food and beverages are not included in the event ticket. We ask attendees to plan on bringing their own food and water for the event. We will have water jugs available to refill water bottles and bottled water for sale. We are working to secure food vendor for the event as well and will update everyone if we are able to do so. We do plan to offer a small continental breakfast to attendees with cereals and fruit.

There is a restaurant located approximately 2 miles from the site that offers breakfast and lunch: https://wareaglemill.com/bean-palace/
Breakfast:Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Lunch: Every day from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Rain or Shine: Event goes on

Firearms Policy: Arkansas is an open carry state. We support the second amendment and your right to carry but ask that at this event you either carry concealed or store your gun safely locked in your vehicle.

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