Instructor Bio: Jason Smith

Instructor Bio Jason Smith

Jason is a former Army Ranger and Green Beret. He served alongside Joshua Enyart in the Ranger Regiment, and they were on the same ODA in Special Forces where Jason served as the Senior Special Forces Medical Sergeant. Jason retired from Active Duty after 21 years of service.

He most recently served in the civilian capacity, as a Survival Instructor at the Special Forces Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course (SERE Level C) located in North Carolina. Jason taught all aspects of survival and bushcraft from modern to primitive, but certainly specializes in and excels at primitive skills. Jason is also an accomplished blacksmith. He owns HoboForge, where he specializes in repurposing steel and giving it new life as a highly customized knife for his clients.

He is an avid outdoorsman and hunter, typically hunting with primitive weapons and tools that he made with his own hands. His skills were showcased recently as a participant on the first season of Alone: The Beast on the History Channel, where he was dropped into the wilderness with two other team members. They had to survive with nothing but the clothing on their backs and one large animal that needed to be processed, cooked, and preserved with tools made only from the landscape.