Texas Survival School 

Chris Moore


Chris 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 US Army on September 6, 2001 just days prior to the 9-11 terror attacks.  In 2003 he deployed to Asadabad, Afghanistan in the Kunar providence just miles from the Pakistani border in support of the 3rd Special Forces Group.  During which time he participated in multiple high value target extractions and the seizure of numerous weapons cache.  In 2007 he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq for 15 months. There 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 ta Personal Security Detachment (PSD) medic for traveling dignitaries and several high ranking officials.  He also volunteered with the Forward Surgical Team acting in the stabilization and treatment of hundreds of wounded American soldiers and Afghan nationales.  In 2010 he moved to Alaska where he was stations 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 trapper.

Ray McKee


Ray was born and raised in a small rural town in the South Carolina foothills where his appreciation of the outdoors was born.  He grew up hunting and exploring the SC pine forests where winters were spent often in a sleeping bag curled up by a fire deep in the woods after a Friday night ballgame.  Summers were spent floating creeks via canoe fishing a day away.


As an adult he lived in both Charlotte and Little Rock prior to making his way to Dallas where city life had left him missing the outdoors and the peaceful retreat of the outdoors.  These days he continues to develop new skills both modern and primitive and has completed all courses offered at the Texas Survival School.  He excels at both fire making and primitive trap builds.  Additionally he enjoys spending time with his family in the woods whether it be under a tarp or on horseback.  His wife and son both often attend our classes at TSS.

Eric Giles


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

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