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Alabama "jungle" school coming

Discussion in 'ESEE KNIVES' started by R.A.T., Mar 21, 2011.

  1. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hobo Jack and I spent the weekend on Rocking R Ranch in Central Alabama scouting it out for a new school. We had planned on sticking a hog but the recent flooding in the area made hogs scarce so no luck there. We ended up spending our time coon hunting with some other hunters on the place until 1 AM Saturday morning.

    The ranch is 2885 acres of private land bordering the Cahaba river. Lots of game, including deer, hogs, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, bobcat, fish, snakes...you name it. The ranch also has a large guest house that has bunks for at least a dozen people and a large area for a class room.

    We plan on running our first Alabama "jungle" school in this swamp around the September/October time frame of this year. We are also discussing a one day adventure/survival race to be held on this same plot of land. Nice place and perfect to run a one week school.

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  2. adaman04

    adaman04

    Jun 9, 2009
    Awesome, look forward to seeing what comes of this.
     
  3. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    HELL YEAH thats awesome. I have been longing for some Jungle/Swamp. Looks like a good place for that stainless ESEE 4
     
  4. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    Actually we plan on issuing machetes to every student, then give them a Junglas at the end of the class. No need for an ESEE-4 here ;)
     
  5. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    Alright, that sounds like fun. If I can work it out, I'll be there. There's a big show I'm planning on doing in September, but if the timing works out, I can still do the class.
     
  6. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    This is gonna be one ff those schools that if you're scared of snakes, poisonous or not, then you need to stay home on the porch! A lot of the land nav will be right through the middle of the swamps.
     
  7. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    Dylan, I need to get this knife back to you since it may be late next month before we get back down to stick a hog.
     
  8. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    That GA/AL swamp is my kind of backyard. That spot looks cool as hell.

    on the knife: okie dokie. You didn't hurt my fragile little butterfly, did you? ;)
     
  9. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    You know what, I got plenty of knives here to play with. I don't need it back right this second. I've got another ground out and ready for handles. If you still want to try to stab a hog with it, just hang onto it. Send it back after you get it dirty.
     
  10. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    Will do. Jimmy, Patrick and I are working on our schedule to get back down to hog hunt so I will hang on to it and keep it safe!
     
  11. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    Cool deal. Now back to this jungle school. How long a school are you thinking of?
     
  12. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    5 days - Monday through Friday. Some of the nav will be run at night through the swamps ;)

    Minimal tools: Machete, poncho, etc.
     
  13. Critizen

    Critizen Gold Member Gold Member

    81
    Mar 2, 2011
    This sounds great. I know nothing is finalized, but how soon do these schools typically fill up?
     
  14. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    Now that sounds like serious fun. Plus, I'll just have to jump in the truck for a few hours to get there instead of having to fly to Peru. Although, I still really want to do the Peru trip.
     
  15. Delkancott

    Delkancott Gold Member Gold Member

    523
    Dec 30, 2010
    Would this be the same 800$ cost as the domestic school?
     
  16. rdgarbo

    rdgarbo

    380
    Jan 29, 2010
    Is this class for anyone or just LEO and Military? I'm not skered of snakes, they taste good!
     
  17. adaman04

    adaman04

    Jun 9, 2009
    I think this’n is open to anyone.
     
  18. mlrs

    mlrs

    327
    Dec 27, 2006
    I would love to take this class. The one day race sounds like a lot of fun to.


    mlrs
     
  19. Decklin

    Decklin

    436
    Oct 19, 2010
    I hope to take a class with you guys in the next year. Hadn't planned on the Jungle class, but now with a stateside option I have to reconsider.
     

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