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SERE Training Jacksonville Florida

Urban Survival: Civilian SERE – FL

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 the instruction to focus on the most common threats encountered by civilians both domestically and abroad.

  • In this class you will learn:
  • Situational awareness and preventative measures
  • Escaping common restraints like handcuffs and zip ties
  • Self-defense
  • Learn how to use and conceal makeshift weapons
  • Survival mentality and how to best interact with hostile individuals and captors
  • Navigation and wilderness survival tips when being tracked

Tactical survival is a different beast than wilderness survival, sometimes requiring the elements of wilderness survival be put to use in an escape or evasion scenario. Tactical survival requires a significant mental preparedness in a high-stress situation. Being trained and prepared for an urban survival situation can truly be the difference between life and death.

This course is ideal for:

  • International travelers
  • Mission teams and aid workers
  • Students heading to college or who plan to travel
  • Anyone who feels they might be a target or never wants to be a victim
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Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk and/or Wilderness Navigation – JAX

Join us just for the plant walk, slingshot workshop or both classes!

9:00-11:00 – Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk ($20/person)
11:30-12:30 – Break/Lunch
12:30-3:30 – Wilderness Navigation  ($40/person)

PLANT WALK

Take a walk on the weedy and the wild side with American Survival Co. Trek through the woods and around our Jacksonville, FL base camp with our expert survival instructor, identifying edible and medicinal plants that are readily available in your area. 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.

Wilderness Navigation

Make a slingshot with American Survival Co. and learn how to shoot it in this short class. We will use inexpensive, modern materials and common natural resources to construct a sling shot and learn proper shooting techniques in a half day class. These primitive weapons are often overlooked, but slingshots really offer great portability and a short learning curve. With practice, your accuracy can become deadly and make this method one of the easiest, short-term, food procurement options available.

All of our classes are available for private training and group events. Visit our private training page here or americansurvivalschool@gmail.com for more information. Class terms and conditions here.

Simple Survival Skills, Primitive Skills

Simple Survival: Primitive Skills – FL

Simple Survival is about developing survival skills to meet basic needs in an emergency situation with a minimal toolset. Imagine, you get separated from your group and can’t get back to your camp. You have only what you carried on you  to survive. There are three basic needs you will need to meet to survive…shelter, water, fire. Without all the tools back at your camp, could you make it? In Simple Survival, you’ll learn to meet these three needs with just three basic tools, a knife, tarp, and pot. While most people carry far more than these items with them when they travel, no amount of gadgets or weaponry will help you if you can’t meet your minimal needs.

At American Survival Co. we believe in contingency skill sets, should you become separated from your gear or something critical breaks on you in the field (see Joel’s Bushcraft Build-off Episode). Having to rely on less gear also makes you more mobile in the field. You will learn the primitive knowledge to meet every basic need in just about any location. Lighten your load and become a confident survivalist after this 2 day, 1 night course.

Takeaways: With only a knife, pot and tarp as their only tools, students will learn how to acquire food, water, shelter and make fire. They will leave being able to survive any terrain with a few simple tools.

Class Length: 2 Days/1 Night — Start at 9 AM, Finish at 5 PM the following day


All of our classes are available for private training and group events. Visit our private training page here or americansurvivalschool@gmail.com for more information. Class terms and conditions here. All attendees must sign waiver and release of liability here.

outdoor navigation class Florida

Wilderness Navigation – Florida

Outdoor navigation skills are essential for adventuring and exploring the wilderness. It’s easy to become lost without signal, rendering your GPS useless. Many modern navigation tools are excellent, but do you know what to do when they fail? Can you find your way without devices? In American Survival Co.’s outdoor navigation class you will learn multiple techniques for wilderness navigation, so you can get yourself safely to your destination. This class is great for hikers, backpackers, hunters, campers and adventurers. However, outdoor navigation is useful in many survival situations for those who never expect to be lost or stranded in the wilderness, this skill set is extremely valuable for all people to hone.


Attendees must sign waiver and release of liability here.

Private training and group discounts available – email americansurvivalschool@gmail.com.

Bow Drill Basics – FL

Learn to harvest the materials for a bow drill, make one and use this primitive, friction fire making tool. You will learn how to make an effective tinder bundle to catch the bow drill’s ember, using this to create a primitive fire.

The drill offers an ancient method of starting fire without matches or a lighter, a method that applies friction to generate heat. The heat eventually produces an ember in the burnt sawdust. The ember is tiny, smaller than the head of a cigarette, and fragile. Once the ember is formed it is carefully placed into a “tinder bundle” (a bird’s type nest of stringy, fluffy, and combustible material). Once the ember is in the tinder bundle it is then carefully nurtured and coaxed into flame. Once the tinder bundle bursts into flame, it is placed into the fuel that has been assembled ready for ignition.


Attendees must sign waiver and release of liability here.

Private training and group discounts available – email americansurvivalschool@gmail.com.

Plant walk florida and Arkansas

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk (with add-ons)

Join us just for the plant walk, slingshot workshop or both classes!

9:00-11:00 – Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk ($20/person)
11:30-12:30 – Break/Lunch
12:30-3:30 – Make a Slingshot  ($40/person)

PLANT WALK

Take a walk on the weedy and the wild side with American Survival Co. Trek through the woods and around our Jacksonville, FL base camp with our expert survival instructor, identifying edible and medicinal plants that are readily available in your area. 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.

SLINGSHOT

Make a slingshot with American Survival Co. and learn how to shoot it in this short class. We will use inexpensive, modern materials and common natural resources to construct a sling shot and learn proper shooting techniques in a half day class. These primitive weapons are often overlooked, but slingshots really offer great portability and a short learning curve. With practice, your accuracy can become deadly and make this method one of the easiest, short-term, food procurement options available.

All of our classes are available for private training and group events. Visit our private training page here or americansurvivalschool@gmail.com for more information. Class terms and conditions here.

SERE Training Jacksonville Florida

Urban Survival: Civilian SERE – FL

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 the instruction to focus on the most common threats encountered by civilians both domestically and abroad.

  • In this class you will learn:
  • Situational awareness and preventative measures
  • Escaping common restraints like handcuffs and zip ties
  • Self-defense
  • Learn how to use and conceal makeshift weapons
  • Survival mentality and how to best interact with hostile individuals and captors
  • Navigation and wilderness survival tips when being tracked

Tactical survival is a different beast than wilderness survival, sometimes requiring the elements of wilderness survival be put to use in an escape or evasion scenario. Tactical survival requires a significant mental preparedness in a high-stress situation. Being trained and prepared for an urban survival situation can truly be the difference between life and death.

This course is ideal for:

  • International travelers
  • Mission teams and aid workers
  • Students heading to college or who plan to travel
  • Anyone who feels they might be a target or never wants to be a victim
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