Northwest Arkansas Survival Training

NW Arkansas / SW Missouri
Wilderness Survival

Arkansas/Missouri Survival School & Training

World-class wilderness survival and tactical training available in Northwest Arkansas / Southwest Missouri. Whether you are looking for group or private survival training, corporate team building, guided wilderness adventures, or something unique to your needs, you will find our certified survival-instructors second to none. Our training site at Rockford Grange at Bear Hollow Ranch is in one of the most beautiful, natural areas of Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri. Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, this location boasts 3,000 acres of pristine wilderness with 20 acres of stocked ponds and two miles of crystal clear waters of Big Sugar Creek. As an exotic big game ranch, it is not uncommon to see elk, red stag and bison roaming the property as well as trophy white tail deer. With other wild game ranging from otter, mink, rabbit to name just a few. This one-of-a-kind destination is sure not to disappoint!

Planning your trip to NW Arkansas

Training site address: Country Rd SE9062, Powell MO 65730

GPS COORDINATES: 36°35’39.2″N 94°08’49.7″W

Note: your phone may lose service and it is advisable to print out directions or bring a map.
Look for American Survival Co. signs when you arrive to the ranch.

Directions from Jane, Missouri 64856

Head south on Rains Rd toward Shorty Holland Ln (148 ft)

Turn left onto State Hwy 90 E (13.5 mi)

Turn left onto County Rd SE9062 (0.9 mi)

Turn left (33 ft)

Directions from Pea Ridge, Arkansas

Head south on N Curtis Ave toward Pickens Rd (46 ft)

Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Pickens Rd (0.5 mi)

Turn right onto AR-265 N/Hayden Rd
Entering Missouri (3.3 mi)

Continue onto State Hwy KK (6.1 mi)

Turn right onto State Hwy 90 E (0.9 mi)

Turn left onto County Rd SE9062 (0.9 mi)

Turn left (33 ft)


NW Arkansas Regional Airport – XNA – 45 minutes from training site

Joplin Regional Airport – JLN – 1 hr from training site

Springfield Branson National – SGF – 1.5 hrs from training site


Just a short, 20-minute drive from Bentonville, AR, there are multiple lodging options for your stay. In addition to hotels available in Bentonville, Bear Hollow Ranch offers a range of accommodations from cabins to an 1800s 3-story stone mansion perched above a beautiful natural spring that produces 1,200 gallons per minute. Of course, you also have the option of camping at our base camp or even staying in one of our primitive shelters if you prefer to be completely immersed in the experience. There is lodging for every comfort level and experience desired.

Matt Tate Arkansas Survival

Matt Tate - Lead Instructor

Matt's love of survival started as young kid growing up in a Cherokee community where the old ways of hunting, fishing and bushcraft of the Native American culture are still cherished. Today, he owns Integrated Survival Systems and pursues his passion of teaching others life-saving survival techniques. He holds a patent for a mission adaptable holster currently used by Tier One operators and has designed a knife with Dozier knives specific to survival training. His survival experience is matched by his tactical experience; serving as an Army Engineer in Fallujah, Matt encountered heavy combat. He then went on to serve with the Oklahoma Military Dept, Employment Security Commission and the Executive Branch of the US Govt.

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Integrated Survival Systems – Kydex Division is our branch of the company that is dedicated to providing custom kydex solutions for customers. We make holsters and knife sheathes but are also able to accommodate specialty items like machete, axe and tomahawk sheathes. We’ve even done sheathes for folding saws for Bushcrafters out there. Got a Leatherman, flashlight or baton you need a carry solution for–we can handle that as well.