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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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February 2018

Simple Survival: 3 Needs to Meet – 3 Tools To Do It (Jacksonville, FL)

February 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00

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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November 2018

EDC Wilderness Survival – Jacksonville, FL

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00

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…

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Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk – Jacksonville, FL

November 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$20.00

Take a walk on the weedy and the wild side with American Survival Co. Trek through the woods and around our Jacksonville, FL base camp with our expert survival instructor, 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…

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December 2018

Outdoor Navigation – Jacksonville, FL

December 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$40.00

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 one & learn to shoot it

December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$45.00

Make a slingshot with American Survival Co. and learn how to shoot it in this short class. We will use inexpensive, modern materials and common natural resources to construct a sling shot and learn proper shooting techniques in a half day class.

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Intro to Survival

December 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$90.00

This one-day introduction class to basics of survival is perfect for anyone just starting to learn survival skills or an experienced adventurer in need of a quick refresh. We will 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. Survival psychology and mindset are the single most important factor in determining someone’s…

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January 2019

Urban Survival: Civilian SERE – Jacksonville, FL

January 18 @ 9:00 am - January 20 @ 5:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$350.00

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…

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

January 26 @ 9:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
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$220.00

Make a high-performance, unique bamboo recurve bow and arrow from raw materials and learn primitive archery in two days. We have partnered with Dave Mead Longbows to provide hand-crafted kits for a unique, primitive bow with impressive quality at an affordable price. Students will have the benefit of shaping and tillering a bow, and the satisfaction of making a high-performance bow completely by hand.  Upon completion of our class you will leave with a great shooting bow, handmade arrow and…

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March 2019

Plant Walk & Slingshot Workshop

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$20.00 – $60.00

Join us just for the plant walk, slingshot workshop or both classes! 9:00-11:00 - Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk ($20/person) 11:30-12:30 - Break/Lunch 12:30-3:30 - Make a Slingshot  ($40/person) PLANT WALK Take a walk on the weedy and the wild side with American Survival Co. Trek through the woods and around our Jacksonville, FL base camp with our expert survival instructor, identifying edible and medicinal plants that are readily available in your area. Learn the benefits and modern uses for…

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Simple Survival: 3 Tools to Meet 3 Basic Needs

March 22 @ 9:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$220.00
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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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April 2019

Bow Drill Basics – Jacksonville, FL

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 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 frictionto generate heat. The heat eventually produces an ember in the burnt sawdust. The ember is tiny, smaller than the…

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Wilderness Navigation – Jacksonville, Fl

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$45.00
Wilderness Navigation Jacksonville 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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Make a Slingshot & Learn to Use it

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Florida (JAX) – American Survival, 8220 Moncrief Rd West
Jacksonville, FL 32219 United States
$45.00

Make a slingshot with American Survival Co. and learn how to shoot it in this short class. We will use inexpensive, modern materials and common natural resources to construct a sling shot and learn proper shooting techniques in a half day class. These primitive weapons are often overlooked, but slingshots really offer great portability and a short learning curve. With practice, your accuracy can become deadly and make this method one of the easiest, short-term, food procurement options available. Students…

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