Want to trade your skills for a Survival, Tracking, Land Navigation, or Foraging class?
Two of my main guys have stuff going on this week, so I could use the help Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday this week and possibly Monday and/or Tuesday of next.
Email me at email@example.com and we can figure out a plan. Location is in the Deals Gap area of North Carolina.
Not all those who wander are lost, but if you want to make it home or to another destination, it is best to spend some time honing your navigation skills.
Join BigPig Outdoors on November 11th or December 2 to learn or polish those skills.
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Land Navigation class
The above are my two reasons why this update has been a long time coming.
Without further ado…
Returned to crash site of N1839X and recovered two cellphones of victims
Doc Miller and Borkowski knocked out the Rescue Swimmer class
Doc Miller and Borkowski knocked out Swiftwater I & II
NPS Tech Team training – Swiftwater on Pigeon River – Benjamin and Johnston
NPS Tech Team training at Chimney Tops – Benjamin, Ransom, Sharbel, Herrington
Benjamin taught 16 hours of medical, 32 hours of swiftwater rescue, 55 of rope rescue, and 132 hours of rescue swimmer training to various agencies
Ritter completed his litter team training and first aid/CPR class
Herrington taught four survival and P-SAR (Preventative-Search & Rescue) classes at REI stores in Knoxville, Brentwood, and Asheville
Geist taught two Wilderness First Responder classes for SOLO-SE
Land navigation training and course setup – Harrell, Johnston, Miller, and Herrington
Borkowski taught multiple LZ classes to fire departments and rescue squads in VA
Borkowski developed draft of SRT2 Aviation training module
Harrel completed his SAR-duous duty pack test
Lewis taught multiple tracking and SAR skills classes for VDEM to volunteers, first responders, and VA Department of Corrections.
Recovery at Ramsey Cascades
Recovery on Abrams Falls trail
Recovery on Alum Cave trail
Bohanon SAR – BUSAR logged over 630 hours during the 8 day search and had 100% response rate Abrams Creek stranded hikers – Borkowski
Abrams Falls search – Johnston
Sharbel hired on as a seasonal SAR ranger out of Gatlinburg. He has more responses than I can list here, but has been averaging 3 – 4 incidents per week
Doc Miller responded to Hurricane Harvey and then Irma with his USAR team. what a stud!
Team Workouts – Going strong every week. Sharbs forgot his kettlebell one night, which inspired the painful, “Follow-the-leader” interval . Yep, that is a dog at our workout too!
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Back by popular demand, I will be at REI Knoxville on November 15 and December 13.
If your plan to survive a wilderness emergency involves sitting on the couch and watching survival reality shows, that’s great, my search and rescue team will be happy to come look for you.
If however, you are like the 100+ REI customers that have taken it upon themselves to seek out better mindset, skills, and gear, come see us.
November REI Class
December REI Class
BigPig Outdoors 2017-2018 calendar is up on the website. More classes to come…
BigPig Outdoor’s calendar link
I will be speaking at REI in Asheville on September 14th. The class is free, so come down and learn what TV doesn’t tell you about wilderness survival..
To register, go here
I will be speaking at REI Knoxville again on August 31st and October 4th. The spots fill up fast, but sign up on the waiting list if you can’t get in and you will get notified of the next class. Hope to see you there.
August – “Reality of Survival”
October “Reality of Survival”