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Joel Graves – Certified Survival Instructor

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. Today, Joel leverages his tactical and combat experience to prepare civilians, military personnel and organizations for international and domestic threats. Training and consulting opportunities with Joel include: international traveler, SERE, active shooter preparedness, self defense and organizational security.

Joel’s bushcraft and survival skill set 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.. Since a very young age, Joel has been hunting and fishing all over the country. He currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida and spends much of his time fishing on the coastal waters, gator hunting, building bows, and keeping his self reliance skills sharp. He also put up fierce competition in Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off and truly has a great love for teaching people of all ages the skills they need to survive!

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August 2019

Urban Survival: Civilian SERE – FL

August 23 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Eat Your Yard Jax, 8220 Moncrief Road West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$350.00

Survival * Evasion * Resistance * Escape Whether you are an international traveler or never leave your neighborhood, the threat of encountering hostile individuals is a reality for all of us. Learn valuable skills to put you at an advantage in event of situations like home invasion, assault, and kidnap. 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…

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September 2019

Make a Composite Bow & Learn How to Use It – FL

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eat Your Yard Jax, 8220 Moncrief Road West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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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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Intro to Survival

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eat Your Yard Jax, 8220 Moncrief Road West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00

Examine the key components of survival: shelter, fire, water and food as well as learn about survival psycology and signaling.

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October 2019

Wilderness Weekend (Mead Longbows & American Survival Co)

October 4 @ 9:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Macon, GA, 10518 Zebulon Rd
Forsyth, GA 31029 United States
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$10.00 - $440.00

Explore the outdoors with American Survival Co and Mead Longbows

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Primitive Skills Immersion Camp – Wayback Wilderness

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - October 14 @ 12:00 pm
Cantonment, FL – Beck’s Lake Fish Camp, 2020 Becks Lake Rd
Cantonment, FL 32533 United States
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$475.00

Join Justin Cook, Joel Graves, Madison Parker and Kau’i Moorehead at Wayback Wilderness Survival School – October 11-14, 2019 for a primitive living skills camp in the tidal swamps of Northern Escambia County at scenic Becks Lake Fish Camp; the gateway to the Escambia River. Enjoy 350 acres of hardwood forests and blackwater creeks full of panfish, catfish, turtles and alligators. This unique environment has both tropical and temperate elements and is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in primitive…

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