Justin “Sage” Williams

Founder / Owner / Lead Instructor

Specialty Skills:Specialty Skills:
Survival / Primitive Skills / Herbalism / Flint Knapping / Preparedness / Self-Reliance

Certified Survival Instructor / Herbal Medic / Wilderness First Responder / SERE Graduate / Scout Tracker / Jungle Survival – See full list of training and certifications.

Phone: 479.381.9027
Email: axisoffgrid@gmail.com
Social: Facebook/Justin1Williams

Justin “Sage” Williams, is an avid woodsman who grew up hiking, fishing, and camping in the Ozark Mountains his entire life.  In 2007, Justin developed an interest in bushcraft, and began training in wilderness survival. In 2013, he enrolled in the Pathfinder School and began spending longer periods in the bush honing his skills and learning from Dave Canterbury. The following year he began training in modern trapping, and ran an active commercial trap line for the next three years. In 2015, Justin completed multiple training courses including the Pathfinder Certification, First Earth Wilderness School, Outdoor Leadership Skills OLS, Leave No Trace, Advanced Kayaking, and many others.

IMG_9414In 2016, with the support of his family, Justin immersed himself into the wilderness full-time.  He completed a 45 Day Survival Instructor Program that Spring, and currently holds one of the fastest times to complete Scout Knife Only.  That summer,  Justin was honored to spend some quality one-on-one time with the legend John McPherson. During this time he learned more about homesteadingself-reliancewilderness survivalflint knapping, and starting a survival school. In December of 2016, Justin became the Director of Operations and Lead Instructor for one of the largest survival schools in the U.S.  In the Fall of 2018, he began launching Axis Off Grid.  He currently offers regular training opportunities throughout the year, and in 2019 plans to officially open Axis Off Grid.


  • Wilderness First Responder / CPR (SOLO)
  • First Response Safety Training
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • First Earth Wilderness Survival
  • O.L.S. Certified (Outdoor Leadership Skills)
  • Leave No Trace
  • Scoutmaster Specific (Leading Youth in the Outdoors)
  • Kayaking / River Excursion Certification
  • Pathfinder Certified
  • Sigma Certified Level 2 Instructor
    • Survival Standard
    • Advanced Survival
    • Bowyer Course (Bow making)
    • Wildcrafter – Edible and Medicinal Plants
    • Scout Knife Only
  • S.E.R.E. Graduate – Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (Civilian)
  • Jungle/Coastal Survival – Costa Rica Survival School
  • Desert Survival – Phase 3 High Desert Survival School
  • Winter Backpacking / Mountaineering
  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Flint Knapping
  • Rewild University – Rewild Your Mind Training
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt TKD | Krav Maga Practitioner
  • Concealed Weapons Trained and Certified / Basic Pistol / Carbine
  • Recon, Covert Ops, & Intelligence Training – 2017
  • Tactical Tracking / Scout Tracker Level 1
  • The Herbal Medic (Herbal Medicine Intensive) The Human Path
    • Herbalism for Beginners
    • Herbalism for Professionals
    • Herbal Medic Certified
  • Ozark Herb Society
  • Mycologoical Society
    • Mushroom Identification
    • Edible Mycology
    • Medicinal Mycology
    • Poisonous Mycology
  • Bois D’ Arc Skills Gathering & Knap-In Instructor
  • SkyEarth Primitive Skills Gathering Instructor

Philosophy: My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be. – Sage

I have been diagnosed with Xylophile, Nemophilist,  and Werifesteria. I need treatment immediately.

Email: axisoffgrid@gmail.com

Facebook: Justin1Williams

YouTube: Axis Off Grid Dirt Time Adventure



Justin became a Christian in August of 1996, and served in ministry for over 15 years. He has a heart to see lives restored through the Gospel message of Christ. Justin is a gifted communicator and teacher, convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. God has given him a vision to reach the outcast and change the outcome. Each week he passionately shares God’s Word and its practical application in our daily lives through Small Groups and on Social Media.

Justin Williams is an ordained pastor, commissioned missionary, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Liberty Bible College.