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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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Core Survival – Cold Weather Survival

Core Survival – Cold Weather Survival

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Urban Survival: Civilian SERE

Urban Survival: Civilian SERE

Modern Trapper

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Modern Trapper

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Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It

Outdoor Navigation

Slingshot: Make and Learn To Shoot It

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Intro to Survival

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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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