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We love the outdoors!

We're an outdoor bushcraft and survival school located in Central Florida teaching civilians how to survive off the land through bushcraft skills and mindsets. We keep the teacher to student ratio low with a maximum of 10 students per course. Our courses have no facilities so no glamping here, just education on how to rough it outdoors in case you ever find yourself in a worst case scenario stuck and or alone in the woods.

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Main Instructor

Jeff Van Pelt

Bushcraft and Survival Instructor Jeff Van Pelt

Jeff Van Pelt is a lifelong outdoorsman who spent his youth exploring the creeks and scrubs of Florida. As a U.S. Marine, he trained extensively in the jungles, mountains, and waters of the Pacific. After his service, Jeff returned to Florida and was asked to be a visual tracker. He coordinated search and rescue efforts and trained for tactical tracking of fugitives in woodland environments. Over the past decade, he has traveled around the U.S. and field-tested the knives in which he designed and made. When he discovers wild places, Jeff has been known to venture off solo so he may be immersed and further his knowledge. If you want to know you can survive, come practice the skills it takes and gain experience alongside him.

A few pics of Instructor Jeff's Bushcraft and Survival adventures

Instructor Jeff in a primitive hammock
Jeff Van Pelt reflecting during a survival trip
Instructor Jeff at Ethos Bushcraft and Survival
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