Matthew Regenold

was born in an army hospital before moving to Fort Hood as a child. He spent his childhood in Fort Worth, where he started his love for the outdoors. He joined the army in 2008 as a combat medic and was assigned to one of the premier light infantry units, the 187th Infantry Regiment in the 101st Airborne Divison. He deployed in 2010 to a small combat outpost with out running water near the Pakistan border. On one of his several air assault missions, his patrol was ambushed and several soldiers were wounded. His actions that day under fire saved many of his brothers lives. He also participated in several High Value Extractions with 5th group Special Forces. Upon returning from deployment he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor device, as well the honour of becoming a life long Distinguished Member of the 187th Infantry Regiment. After Active duty he served in the 441st medical reserve unit out of Seagoville Texas. He he trained and instructed medics from around the country in a recertification course required yearly of medics and their combat readiness. He was cast as a member in the NRA web series Defending America. He is currently finishing his degree in Fire Technology, also having completed the Fire Academy. He has backgrounds in several areas including emergency medicine, hazmat interaction, fire suppression, fire chemistry, swift water, confined space, and high angle rescue, as well as tactical training in urban and wildlife interfaces.

Teaching Primitive And Up To Date Outdoor And Urban Survival Outdoor Education

was born and raised in a small rural town in the South Carolina mountains where his appreciation of the outdoors was born, he grew up hunting and exploring the South Carolina pines where winters were spent either hunting or in a sleeping bag beside a campfire in the middle of the woods after a ballgame and summers were spent fishing the rivers by canoe or the banks of the local lakes.  

 As an adult he lived in Charlotte and Little Rock prior to making his way to the Dallas where city life left him missing the outdoors and the woods a welcome retreat. These days he continues to develop new skills both modern and primitive and has completed all  courses at the Texas Survival School he excels at fire making and primitive traps.  Additionally he enjoys spending time with his family in the woods whether it be under a tarp or on horseback, his wife and son have also attended classes at  Texas Survival School

Assistant Instructors

Ray Mckee

Chris Moore

Was born in a military hospital in Augsburg, Germany, but grew up in the central Texas hill country.  He enlisted as a Combat Medic in the United States Army on September 6, 2001, just days prior to the 9-11 terror attacks.  In 2003 he deployed to Asadabad, Afghanistan in the Kunar Province just miles from the Pakistani border, in support of 3rd Special Forces Group. During which he participated on multiple high value target extractions and the seizure of numerous weapons cache. In 2007 he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq for 15 months where he established and operated a combat aid station serving the “Green Zone” and adjacent operating bases as a trauma and triage hub for wounded Soldiers and Iraqi nationals.  In 2009 he deployed to Jalalabad, Afghanistan where he served as a Personal Security Detachment (PSD) medic for traveling dignitary’s and several high ranking officials. He also Volunteered with the Forward Surgical team aiding in the stabilization and treatment of hundreds of wounded American Soldiers and Afghan local nationals.  In 2010 he moved to Alaska, where he was stationed as the Senior Medic and Instructor at the Northern Warfare Training Center, which teaches cold weather survival and operations in the winter and mountaineering in the spring and summer. Chris is also an avid hunter and practices Bow hunting and basic tracking and trapping.Type your paragraph here.


Ben is an apprentice here at Texas Survival School.  Ben has learned has either been self-taught or taught by anyone he could find. Although Ben still has a lot to learn, he shows a great passion for the outdoors and being self-sufficient in it. Since Ben started working at a survival and disaster preparedness store Ben has realized comfort can completely change a persons mentality in a survival situation. He started practicing making more comfortable and luxurious shelters, shelter "furniture", and he is learning to make camp kitchenware. Along with graduating from the level 1 class here at Texas Survival School he has also attended a primitive fire and water purification class at Sigma 3 Survival School. 

Survival Instructors

Eric Giles

Eric grew up in the Northern Californian mountains where he learned to love the outdoors thru trout fishing in small creeks, hiking in the mountains, and by making homemade crawfish traps. When he was a teenager he moved to Garland, Texas and continued his love for the outdoors by fishing in the many lakes the state has to offer. He started learning primitive and modern survival skills by taking courses at schools such as the Patriot Survival School, where he became an instructor. Eric continues to spend the majority of his free time in the woods practicing both, primitive and modern survival skills, and testing all types of gear and equipment.  Eric is well versed in constructing both, modern and primitive shelters, Land Navigation . Eric is also an avid hunter and practices bow hunting and tracking. 

Josh Garrett

A Hunter and survivalist. He has also attended classes at Patriot survival school , he is well versed on tracking and game preparation and land Navigation Ham Radio communication .

Matt Glasscock

~~Matt was raised on a ranch about thirty minutes northeast of Dallas, Texas. Growing up on the ranch Matt spent the majority of his time fishing the ponds, hunting for coyotes, and camping out on the creek banks. Influenced by his father he took a respectful interest in the survival techniques of the Native Americans. The study of these techniques enabled him to learn the skills needed to survive using primitive tools provided by nature. To further his knowledge of the outdoors Matt took full advantage of the programs and classes offered by his school. During his senior year he made the decision to follow his childhood dream and take the opportunity to serve his country. Matt joined the U.S. Army in October of 2001 and set out to be an Army Ranger. He attended basic training at Ft Benning, Georgia as well as airborne school earning his jump wings. In June 2002 he graduated the Ranger Indoctrination Program and was awarded the tan beret. From there he was assigned to bravo company third Ranger battalion. Just two weeks after his arrival to his unit he was sent on his first of four combat deployments. During these four deployments, two to Afghanistan and two to Iraq, his specialized training and leadership skills were put to the test. As well as the combat experience he was also involved in countless live fire exercises and multiple fixed wing and rotary wing operations. He became an expert at most facets of physical security such as mounted and dismounted patrols, search and seizure, prisoner management, crowd control, raids and blocking positions. Matt was responsible for the capture, control, and security of several enemy POWs. While serving in the Rangers he gained an extensive knowledge on the assembly, disassembly as well how to perform maintenance on a wide variety of weapons systems. He is also trained in the use of ballistic explosive breaches, and is a qualified expert at the 300 meter range and CQB tables. During his service in the military Matt was recognized for several meritorious acts. These acts included the identification of critical hidden weapons caches, an exceptional grasp of operations at the team and squad levels, and maintaining outstanding composure and a positive attitude while under heavy enemy fire. He has gone on and has successfully completed the Texas CHL instructor course in Austin Texas. These experiences throughout Matt’s life have given him a strong advantage in his civilian career. You will learn more than you can imagine from Matt, he is a GREAT INSTRUCTOR!  at Texas Survival School

Ryan Molton

~~Ryan was a Team Leader, Squad Leader and Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant for the US Army’s premier light infantry Special Operations Unit, the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. In these leadership roles, he was responsible for the planning, coordinating and execution of numerous combat and clandestine operations. During his over 8 years of service he has actively participated in (5) combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and (6) combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan. As team leader, Ryan excelled at missions including reconnaissance, target interdiction, airborne assaults, Air assault raids and other special operations missions. He also served as primary instructor at the Counter-Terrorism assault course, he has A college Major in military intelligence. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne course, Ranger course, Warrior leader course, Source Operations course, Jumpmaster school, Evasive Driver course, Explosive Entry course and Integrated Operation Surveillance and Counter Surveillance course and is qualified as an Emergency Medical Technician. He is our for most expert on land Navigation at Texas Survival School