“I can think of no one more qualified than the Trayer family when it comes to teaching survival, wilderness, pioneer, and self-reliance skills. I and many others have lived vicariously through their adventures, their hardships, and their successes. The Trayers know what works due to practical experience, not just because they read it in a book somewhere. I could not possibly recommend them highly enough.”  Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb is the owner and lead trainer for DisasterPrepConsultants.com. His articles on preparedness have been published in national magazines such as OFFGRID, American Survival Guide, Survivor’s Edge, and Boy’s Life. You can find him online at SurvivalWeekly.com. His books include Prepper’s Home Defense, Prepper’s Financial Guide, and Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide. Jim lives in the Upper Midwest with his beautiful wife and their three adolescent weapons of mass destruction.


“Why travel the road less traveled completely alone when you can be encouraged and empowered by the Trayers! They not only walk the talk but have tried and true steps that have been tested in their own lives. And they are more than willing to share and encourage you! I highly recommend connecting with Trayer Wilderness Academy and to begin the support and lessons they have to offer!”  Donna Miller

Donna Miller, Co-Founder of PREPARE Magazine


“Lots of people want to regain the lost skills of survival and self-reliance, and there are lots of places online that people can find information about various aspects of accomplishing this goal. But there are few people who actually live the skills daily, and there is no one better than Tammy and Glen Trayer to show you how to learn these skills and fit them into your lifestyle. I have profound respect for the Trayers, as they have faced numerous challenges in their journey, but never gave up their principles or stopped focusing on sharing their lifestyle, so that others could benefit. Their diehard commitment to serving others is proof-positive that you want to be a member of the Trayer Wilderness Academy, so you can not just learn the skills they’ve reclaimed, but glean insights from the wisdom they’ve gathered along the way. Let their rugged journey make yours easier!” ~ Jason Matyas

Jason Matyas is a husband, father of seven, homesteader, lifelong gardener, local food advocate, 19 year Air Force veteran with 9 worldwide deployments including two tours in Afghanistan, and visionary entrepreneur with a wide-ranging background. He is the founder of a family business with his children called Seeds for Generations that provides heirloom garden seeds and inspiration for gardening as a family. Jason is also the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Beyond Off Grid – a documentary film and training media project that is devoted to inspiring and equipping you to reduce your dependence on the modern economy and seek true freedom by Returning to the Old Paths of productive households and local community interdependence. His latest effort is called Get Ready to Thrive, focused on helping families increase their self-reliance through household productivity, preparedness, family business, community service, and more.