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Make an Atlatl & Learn to Use It – FL

Construct an atlatl from natural materials in this one-day class at American Survival Co. in Jacksonville, Florida. With this primitive weapon, you can learn to hunt and fish like Matt Graham. The Atlatl has been used since the earliest civilizations. This quick, powerful throwing spear that offers more range than a javelin, but is easier to make and master than bow, allowing you to have a handy weapon for obtaining protein. With a spur on one end and a handle on the other, it provides additional leverage to propel a dart that is heavier than an arrow but lighter than a spear much farther and up to three times faster than one could with a one-handed throw.


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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.

 

Wilderness survival jacksonville florida and Northwest Arkansas

EDC Wilderness Survival

Pack the essential everyday carry bag and master each tool to meet all your basic needs.
Summary: You get lost on a hiking trail, turned around during a hunt, or stranded in a remote area, how do you survive? More than 2,000 people get lost in the woods each year and most survival scenarios. But you’ve got your everyday carry bag? Do you have the right tools to survive? Do you know how to use them to meet your basic needs?
EDC Wilderness Survival prepares you to be 10 steps ahead of meeting all your basic needs with a few, simple pieces of gear that are easy to carry and guaranteed to get the job done. The focus is on modern survival skills, emphasizing basic skills, equipment, and preparedness with the expectation of rescue within 72 hours. Utilizing everyday carry items you’ll learn to provide for your basic needs, shelter, water, fire and food. Invest in the most convenient way out of a bad situation and revel in the peace of mind of the ultimate back up plan.
Takeaway: Students will know how to utilize every day carry items to secure shelter, water, fire and food. They will leave with confidence in their ability to survive the unexpected

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.

 

Jacksonville FL Knife Making

Randy Owen – Jacksonville, FL Associate Instructor

Jacksonville FL Survival InstructorRandy Owen is the Owner of Owen Forge, a blacksmith and bladesmith shop in Callahan, Florida. In 2012, he began practicing blacksmithing and bladesmithing, consuming any and all information he could find on the topic. Randy perfected his craft by reading hundreds of books and articles, watching hundreds of videos, consulting multiple master Smiths from around the world and, most importantly, putting in countless hours of dirt time. His shop, techniques and designs are always being elevated and innovated.  While starting small in a makeshift open air forge, Randy has grown his shop to now having a climate controlled and furnished workshop allowing him to comfortably teach classes and make best-in-class knives.

In addition to making knives, Randy consults with many survival schools and customers on knife designs and materials. He has taught knife making classes since 2016 to students across the U.S.

Randy is also also an avid outdoorsman and has trained with Joel Graves since 2015. His love for primitive skills and outdoor experience began as a child exploring Native American history and skills. He has completed Standard and advanced survival courses from Sigma 3 and practices many primitive skills in his day to day life including primitive hunting and trapping as well as brain tanning those same hides and pelts.

Randy has been a Florida EMT Paramedic since 2013 and has years of experience in emergency medical services. His other accomplishments include being a prior service Marine, ordained minister, short-term missionary to Africa, husband and father of three amazing kids.

Randy offers many different types of classes (see list below). Request a specific class or date today!

More Classes with Randy Owen:

1. Beginner Knife Making 2 Day
a. Shop Tour/Discussion
b. Shape Blank
c. Cut Bevel
d. Heat Treat
e. Handle Prep
f. Fit and Finish
g. Sharpen
2. Intermediate Knife Making 2 Day
a. Shop Tour/Discussion
b. Shape Blank
c. Handle Prep
d. Heat Treat
e. Cut Bevel
f. Fit and Finish
3. Survival Knife Making 1 Day
a. Tour/Discussion
b. Material Selection
c. Work Site Prep
d. Forge Blade
e. Heat Treat
f. Fit and Finish
g. Sharpen
4. Blade Forging 1 Day
a. Shop Tour/Discussion
b. Design
c. Material Selection
d. Shape Blank
e. Set Bevels
f. Refine 
g. Heat Treat
h. Finish 
5. Survival Blacksmithing 1 Day
a. Tour/Discussion
b. Material Selection
c. Work Site Prep
d. Forge Tools/Utensils
6. Beginner Blacksmithing 1 Day
a. Shop Tour/Discussion
b. Material Selection
c. Moving Metal
d. Curls, Hooks, Bends and Twists
i. Curled Shop Hook
ii. S Hook
iii. Blanket Pin
e. Punching
i. Wall Hook
f. Finishing and Coating
7. Intermediate Blacksmithing 1 Day
8. Brain Tanning 1 Day
a. Tour/Discussion
b. Killing and Dressing
c. Fleshing
d. Stretching
e. Dehairing 
f. Braining
g. Breaking
h. Smoking
9. Leather Craft: Pouch Sheath 1 Day
a. Shop Tour/Discussion
b. Drawing a Pattern
c. Cutting Leather
d. Prepare Stitching
e. Prepare Edges
f. Color and Coating
g. Gluing and Stitching
h. Trim and Finish Edges
i. Final Coating
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