Noontootla Creek Farms Academy

AcademyNoontootla Creek Farms is pleased to offer Noontootla Creek Farms Academy.  The academy will address such material as found in a Survival School, Self Defense Training, Personal Preparedness, Safety, etc.  We have wrapped up our class offerings for 2016.  Watch here for next classes for 2017.


From our Fall 2016 Survival Series:

Noontootla Creek Farms is proud to welcome the winner of the First Season of ALONE from the History Channel, Alan Kay to host the classes for the Noontootla Creek Farms Academy.

Alan was born and raised in Georgia, where he spent the majority of his childhood in the forests making shelters with his beloved hatchet. His passion for the woods grew as the years passed, and by the time he was in his 20s, Alan had acquired the skills and mindset necessary to adapt and survive in any environment. In an effort to increase his understanding of edible and medicinal plants, Alan sought out and studied under a number of knowledgeable elders, all of whom helped to round out his growing skill set. He also spent time developing proficiency in the combative arts, including barehanded, stick, and knife fighting. Alan is a seven year veteran of law enforcement and has also been trained in tactical medical care. In 2015, Alan was able to survive for 56 days on Vancouver Island alone and unsupported. For the past 15 years, Alan has taught survival, preparedness, and self-defense skills. Empowering others with the skills necessary for true self-reliance is his passion.

Being able to survive in the great outdoors begins with the proper knowledge of what it will take to survive… The first and most basic of all needs are those to do with physical survival. This includes the need for food, drink, shelter, sleep and oxygen.  Paramount to food and shelter is the ability to make fire.  Noontootla will first offer a 3 Part series of survival classes taught by Alan in the academy.  We are pleased to offer Edible and Medicinal Plants, Fire by Friction and Building Shelter in this initial series.  You may enroll in all 3 or choose which individual class you wish to participate in.  The classes are estimated to be 4 to 6 hours.  Our classroom is the great outdoors.


Survival Series:

Sunday August 28th, 2016 1PM until 5PM
Edible and Medicinal Plants

Take a walk in your own backyard or in to the backwoods and you will be surprised what delicacies and remedies are readily available.  This class will help you to be able to properly identify plants which will provide sustenance and treatment to enable you the opportunity to survive should conditions exist.

Sunday September 11th, 2016 1PM until 5PM
Fire By Friction

You are lost in the woods…you are without any means of heat…the temperature will be falling fast soon…you have a forest full of sticks/wood…what are you going to do?  Alan will show you what to do!  Considered one of the oldest methods to master is the ability to create fire from raw materials…Learning the right combination of material and technique will give you the skills necessary to build your own fire.

Sunday October 23rd, 2016  1PM until 5PM
Building Shelter

A person can survive days without water and maybe even weeks without food.  However, most people don’t survive the elements due to loss of body heat.  In Fire by Friction, students were able to learn how to build a fire…Now, we will teach you how to build shelter sufficient to fight off Wind, Rain, and Cold to help preserve your body heat.


Each class is $100 each…OR you may choose to enroll in all Three for $250.

Important Tips:

  • Please be sure you are ready for conditions appropriate for the environment and time of year here in the mountains of North Georgia.  You will need to wear clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor hiking and participation in activities associated with this type of training .  It is important that you also bring rain gear.  (We will continue to host the class in the rain…your survival doesn’t stop because you get wet).  We welcome anyone 14 or older to participate.
  • All participants will be required to sign a waiver (if under 18, it must be signed by a parent or guardian)


Other items to bring:

  • Bottled water
  • broad rimmed hat
  • insect repellant
  • snacks (no dining or convenience facilities on site)
  • sunscreen
  • If prone to allergies, please bring necessary Epipen, etc…



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