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Matt Tate – Certified Survival Instructor

Owner and Lead Survival Instructor of American Survival Co.  as well as Owner of Integrated Survival Systems, Former Army Combat Engineer, NRA-Certified Instructor.

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, Employment Security Commission and the Executive Branch of the US Govt.

Today, Matt uses his wilderness and tactical experience to provide civilian, military, and organizational training domestically and internationally. He appeared in season one of Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off, designed multiple blades with world famous Dozier knives specific to survival training, and contributes to publications like Backpacker Magazine.

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.

Today, Matt uses his wilderness and tactical experience to provide to civilian, military, and organizational training domestically and internationally.

June 2019

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk (w/ camp fire salve add on) – AR

June 23 @ 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 - $45.00
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. Add on a camp fire salve instruction and learn to make a salve to treat and protect your skin - attendees get to take home their own!

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July 2019

River Survival (w/ River Excursions) – AR

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
NW Arkansas (War Eagle), 19436 Crossman Place Rd
Hindsville, AR 72738 United States
$350.00
river survival class

We’ve teamed up with River Excursions to bring you adventure survival training! If spending time in a kayak drifting down the river sounds like a good time to you, this class is right up your alley. As much fun as spending time on the river can be, there will always be possibilities of something going wrong. Every year, thousands of people boating, canoeing and kayaking get caught  in unexpected conditions that transform their trip into a deadly nightmare. This course…

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August 2019

Hikers, Bikers & Backpackers Survival – AR

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm
NW Arkansas (War Eagle), 19436 Crossman Place Rd
Hindsville, AR 72738 United States
$220.00
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 Composite Bow and Learn to Use It – AR

August 17 @ 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
Bow Workshop Arkansas

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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Core Survival – Family Weekend – AR

August 31 @ 9:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
NW Arkansas (War Eagle), 19436 Crossman Place Rd
Hindsville, AR 72738 United States
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$80.00 - $360.00
Core Wilderness Survival - Arkansas

Upon completion students will have the knowledge to provide for your most essential survival needs, think strategically about steps necessary to staying alive and take action to save their lives and those of their party, should they ever become stranded in the wilderness.

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