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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
Build a Bamboo Horse Bow in One Day

Build A Bamboo Horse Bow & Learn How to Use It – FL

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.

This bow does not disappoint. Stable, accurate and smooth to draw, the horse bow is very compact with no stack, finger pinch, or hand shock. These bows can be made as takedowns for ultra portability or as a sing high-performance unit.

Takeaway: Students will leave with a hand-crafted, great quality horse bow and the knowledge to use it.

Required Equipment: Mead Longbows kit required (allow 3 weeks prior to class for production) – $159


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.

*Note: American Survival Co. has a modified version of this class offering PVC bows (no bow kit expense), which is great for kids and birthday parties.

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.

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.

 

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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