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Florida (JAX) – American Survival

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8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
401-632-1670 https://americansurvivalco.com

American Survival Co. - Jacksonville & Ozarks Survival SchoolAmerican Survival Co. offers 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.


Classes at American Survival Co.’s Jacksonville Base Camp are taught by Joel Graves, Part Owner of American Survival Co., Certified Survival Instructor, and Former EOD Naval Special Warfare.

Highlights from Joel’s Background include:Joel Graves Survival Instructor Florida
US NAVY EOD NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR, MK16 rebreather and SCUBA diver, static line and military free fall parachutist, diving supervisor, demolition operation supervisor, helicopter rope suspension technique (HRST/CAST) master, the Shaw’s Mid-South Shooting Institute and advanced expeditionary combat graduate, emergency vehicle operators course (EVOC), supported numerous US Secret Service missions for POTUS and VPOTUS, extensive combat medical training and real world experience using them.

Explosive Disposal Team Leader on over 355 missions with SEAL Team 2 and Seal Team 4. 2 Tours in Iraq, 1 Tour Bahrain, & 1 Tour Afghanistan.

Explosive ordinance disposal operator for ten years worked with: army, infantry, rangers, marines, SEAL teams, Green Berets, Secret Service, FBI, and police bomb squad units. Joel personally disarmed improvised explosive devices with minimal tools in some of the most austere environments in the world!

Experience & Training:

  • SEAL TEAM 2 & 4
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, 6, 12
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment Mayport
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom: Deployments to MNF-N and MNF-W
  • Operation Enduring Freedom: SOTF-Southeast Afghanistan, Village Stability Operations
  • Military Level B SERE School Graduate

EOD Diving Operations:

  • Diving Supervisor
  • Deep Diving operations down to 300 ft

Shooting Schools:

  • Shaws Mid South Institute
  • Advanced Expeditionary Combat School
  • Blackwater USTC training center
  • TAG long range military shooting school
  • Military Medical Certifications
  • Navy Special Warfare Tactical First Responder medical training (Live Tissue)
  • EOD Combat First Responder
  • Army Combat Life Saver

Military Schools:

  • Pack Mule Operations
  • High/Low Angle Rope Rescue
  • Small Technical Rope Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • High Altitude Navigation
  • Military Free Fall Operations:Unknown-2
  • Static Line Jumps (80 jumps)
  • HALO/HAHO (High Altitude Low Opening/High Opening) 50 Jumps

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May 2019

Simple Survival: 3 Tools to Meet 3 Basic Needs

May 25 @ 9:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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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…

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July 2019

SERE: Urban Survival

July 5 @ 9:00 am - July 7 @ 5:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$350.00 – $600.00

Survival * Evasion * Resistance * Escape Train with former Naval Special Warfare EOD, Joel Graves in Jacksonville, FL.  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…

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