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Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp

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8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
401-632-1670

World-class wilderness and tactical survival training available in Jacksonville, Florida. With easy access for all of North Florida, Georgia and just minutes from the airport, our training location is a premiere setting at Eat Your Yard Jax, a privately-owned urban farm with access to nearly 1000 acres of Florida’s hardwood forrest. The site boast an edible nursery and modern conveniences such as running water, electricity and air-conditioned class room perfect for a break from those muggy summers. In addition to our lead-instructor, Joel Graves, our network of trainers in Jacksonville offers extensive knowledge and depth into a number of topics ranging from weapon making to permaculture.

September 2018

EDC Wilderness Survival

September 15 @ 9:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00
Every Day Carry Wilderness Survival

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.

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Primitive Weapons – Learn Bow, Atlatl, Spear & More

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00
Primitive Weapons Class

Primitive weapons were essential to our ancestors for survival, graduating from throwing rocks and sticks, to using spears, atlatls, bow and arrows, tomahawks, knives and more. In this primitive weapons class you will have the opportunity to use all the weapons, acquiring the skills to use them effectively. Being able to make and use primitive weapons is not only fun, but can be very useful in a survival situation. Primitive weapons we will cover include:

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Friday Night Fire

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$25.00
Fire Making Class

Join American Survival for an evening of fire starting. The goal of this evening is to focus on and apply fire starting techniques. Each meet up will highlight a different technique and fire lay. Being well versed with fire is a huge asset to wilderness living and survival skills. Join us for hands on experience in a laid back, no-pressure setting, while enjoying the company of people with shared interest. Guaranteed to learn something new every time. This is great…

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Modern Shelters: Lightweight, Durable Tarp Shelters for the Adventurer

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00
backpacking shelter

In an emergency situation you have 3 hours to secure shelter in extreme temperatures. Students learn to quickly make a shelter using a tarp. With a system of easy-to-learn knots, students will be able to construct reliable tarp shelters in a matter of minutes. We will explore a variety of tarp pitches for different environments and situations, to create the most effective shelter to withstand inclement weather. Our tarp pitches in Florida, even survived Hurricane Max and Irma with little…

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Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$20.00
Plant Walk

Take a walk on the weedy and the wild side. Trek through the woods and around our base camps for approximately two hours, 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…

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October 2018

Build a Bamboo Recurve Bow from Raw Materials (2 Days)

October 6 @ 9:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00
Bamboo Recurve Bow Workshop

Make a high-performance horse bow and arrow from raw materials  and learn primitive archery in two days.

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Cast Net Fishing Class

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$40.00
Cast Net Fishing Class

In this class you will learn about Cast-net fishing, one of the more sustainable methods of recreational or sport fishing. A cast net is usually small enough to be operated by one person. It is round or oval, and can be thrown, or cast, over a large area. Weights on the side of the net help it sink, catching any sea creatures inside.

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Handline Fishing Class

October 13 @ 1:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$40.00
Handline Fishing

Learn handline fishing in Jacksonville, Florida. Handline fishing or handlining, is a fishing technique where a single fishing line is held in the hands. It is not to be confused with handfishing. One or more fishing lures or baited hooks are attached to the line. A hook, fishing lure, or a fishing jig and many times a weight and/or a fishing float can be attached to the line. Handlining is among the oldest forms of fishing and is commonly practiced throughout the world today.

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Primitive Trapping

October 20 @ 9:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00
Primitive Trapping Class

Students will leave with a fundamental knowledge of primitive trapping mechanics and confidently be able to set a diverse range of traps in an emergency situation. Each participant makes several traps to test and take home. 

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Urban Survival: Civilian SERE

October 26 @ 9:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$319.00
Urban Survival: SERE Civilian

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.

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November 2018

Atlatl: Make & Learn to Use An Atlatl Like Matt Graham

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$90.00
Make an atlatl, learn to use it in Jacksonville Florida

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…

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EDC Wilderness Survival

November 10 @ 9:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00
Every Day Carry Wilderness Survival

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.

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Urban Survival: Civilian SERE

November 10 @ 9:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$319.00
Urban Survival: SERE Civilian

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.

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Modern Trapping

November 17 @ 9:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00
Modern Trapping

Set Traps & Secure Protein with Modern Equipment Wild game is often your primary source of nutrition in a survival situation, especially during the winter months. In Modern Trapper, you will acquire a thorough understanding for traps designed to trap animals for both protein and fur, including body hold traps, modern snares and foot hold traps. State laws regarding trapping vary, but when it’s an emergency situation and protein is needed, you will be thankful to have these skills in…

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Plant Walk & Outdoor Navigation

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$20.00 – $50.00
Plant walk florida and Arkansas

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.

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Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00
Build a Bamboo Horse Bow in One Day

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.

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December 2018

Modern Trapper

December 8 @ 9:00 am - December 9 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00
Learn to trap florida

Set Traps & Secure Protein with Modern Equipment Wild game may be your primary source of nutrition in a survival situation, especially during the winter months. In Modern Trapper, you will acquire a thorough understanding for traps designed to trap animals for both protein and fur, including body hold traps, modern snares and foot hold traps. State laws regarding trapping vary, but when it’s an emergency situation and protein is needed, you will be thankful to have these skills in…

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