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Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp

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

LEAD INSTRUCTOR: Joel Graves, Owner of American Survival Co & Former EOD Naval Special Warfare

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.

  

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January 2019

Urban Survival: Civilian SERE – FL

January 18 @ 9:00 am - January 20 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$350.00 – $650.00
SERE Training Jacksonville Florida

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

January 26 @ 9:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00
Recurve Bamboo Bow Archery class

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

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Total Wilderness Survival (5 Days) – Jacksonville, FL

January 30 @ 8:00 am - February 3 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$499.00
Survival Training Florida

You’ve found yourself stranded in the wilderness, it happens to more than 2,000 people every year. Do you have the skills to survive? Total Wilderness Survival is a comprehensive study of the key elements of survival: shelter, water, fire and food (plus a few extras that could save your life). Students will learn to: Build a simple, modern shelter utilizing a tarp Techniques for building primitive shelters Multiple methods for building friction fires, including how to build a fire at…

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February 2019

Simple Survival: Primitive Skills – FL

February 9 @ 9:00 am - February 10 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$220.00
Simple Survival Skills, Primitive Skills

Simple Survival is about developing survival skills to meet basic needs with a minimal toolset. With only a knife, pot and tarp, 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.

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Build a Bamboo Horse Bow and Learn to Use It – FL

February 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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March 2019

Intro to Survival – FL

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00 – $150.00
wilderness survival fundamentals class

This one-day introduction to survival fundamentals is perfect for anyone just starting to learn survival techniques or an experienced adventurer who may want a quick refresher. As we examine the key components of survival: shelter, fire, water and food, students will also learn about survival psychology and signaling. This course is a great starting point, and the information can be life-saving in an emergency situation.

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Modern Shelters: Lightweight Shelter for Backpackers – FL

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00 – $150.00
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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Build A Bamboo Horse Bow & Learn How to Use It – FL

March 9 @ 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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Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk (with add-ons)

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$20.00 – $60.00
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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Slingshot: Make and Learn To Shoot It

March 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$45.00
Make a slingshot

Make a slingshot with American Survival Co. and learn how to shoot it in this short class. Using inexpensive, modern materials and common natural resources you will spend a few hours constructing a sling shot and learning proper shooting techniques.

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Simple Survival: Primitive Skills – FL

March 22 @ 9:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$220.00
Simple Survival Skills, Primitive Skills

Simple Survival is about developing survival skills to meet basic needs with a minimal toolset. With only a knife, pot and tarp, 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.

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April 2019

EDC Wilderness Survival

April 6 @ 9:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00 – $500.00

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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Bow Drill Basics – FL

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$45.00

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…

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Wilderness Navigation – Florida

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$45.00
outdoor navigation class 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.…

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Slingshot: Make and Learn To Shoot It

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jacksonville, Florida Basecamp, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$45.00
Make a slingshot

Make a slingshot with American Survival Co. and learn how to shoot it in this short class. Using inexpensive, modern materials and common natural resources you will spend a few hours constructing a sling shot and learning proper shooting techniques.

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