Assistant Cadre

Reuben Bolieu

Reuben Bolieu (West Coast / Jungle Instructor) is a writer, photographer, adventurer, and martial arts trainer (Muay Thai), Reuben has spent 30 years hiking and backpacking through the wildernesses of California, Nevada, and Arizona, often with an air of extreme discipline towards his super Ultralight gear. He has traveled abroad in extreme environments, from the…
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James Gibson

James Gibson is a native east Tennessean, born and raised around the Great Smoky Mountain area. With a passion and love for the outdoors, he has studied and practiced bushcraft skills most of his life. James is the co-host of the Clinch River Knap-in and has been a flintknapper for 22 years. He is also a…
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Darryl Patton

Darryl Patton has been hunting, gathering and working with medicinal plants for the past twenty-five years on Lookout Mountain in the Southern Appalachians. Darryl is an ND as well as a Master Herbalist and brings many years of experience to the field of alternative medicine. Known for his easy going approach towards teaching the identification…
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Steven Robertson

Steven Robertson is a Police Lieutenant from Florence Alabama with 17 years experience. Fourteen of those years have been on SWAT and he served as the sniper team leader until his retirement from the team in 2016. He is a certified precision rifle instructor as well as a firearms instructor through the FBI. He is also currently…
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