I just had my first class with Matt, and American Survival Co. He and his colleagues treated the class as a collective learning class–where everyone shared ideas and experience. I feel that is the best type of class to have with like-minded individuals. There is a big contrast between reading about survival topics on the internet and getting out to use them. This class is one of those that lets you get out and use your hands to experience the things that you’ve read about. We do not learn skills by just reading about them and I am looking forward to taking more classes to hone more primitive skills that could save my life.
– Chris Hamner, Arkansas
I spent my birthday with friends attending the Intro to Survival course, and I loved it! We were honored to be led by Joel Graves, whose resume and experience are over-the-top impressive. Today’s class was the tip of the iceberg in terms of developing survival skills, but we left with an enhanced perspective on what it takes to make it, and are motivated to learn more. The takeaways from this kind of course should be required learning!
– Molly Strasser Laster, Florida
My daughter had here first survival class yesterday. The kids talked about the psychology of survival, learned some great knots, how to build tarp shelters and primitive shelters, how to signal for rescue, how to purify water, how to harvest tinder, how start a fire, and how to hunt small game. My daughter loved it and wants to go back again.
Matt allowed me to tag along for the day and I loved it, too We look forward to going back as much as possible.
– Ricky Hannah, Arkansas
Great wild edible walk today. Fantastic information, very relaxed guides with loads of knowledge. my favorite part was the guide was not pretentious at all and very down to Earth. I look forward to more classes soon.
– Valerie Esparza, Arkansas
This training is truly second to none. Joel Graves’ knowledge is only surpassed by his patience and willingness to share his skills. He teaches with enthusiasm and sincere interest in the success of his students. I personally appreciate that he keeps it simple so one does not get overwhelmed with the innumerable skills it takes to survive.
– Jonathan Rakosfky, Florida