Group of friends survive extreme conditions!!!


If you thought that this title would lead into a survival story, you were correct.

Three brave souls set out this weekend for a day hike in the Smoky Mountains and were forced to spend the night out without a sleeping bag or a tent. With temperatures in the mid 30’s, the only thing that could make it worse, was the constant rain on Saturday, soaking everything. Injured, they had to start fires with only one hand and, to to make matters worse, all three fell in the water during a creek crossing on Sunday.

This story could have a different ending, but fortunately it was BigPig Outdoor’s Survival 101 class – 38/32, held in the Foothills of the Smokies. Thirty eight, being the temperature that this class had to sleep in, and thirty two, being the temperature they took the plunge.

Now, the members of Class 38/32 not only have the skills to handle those conditions and challenges, more importantly, that experience and the confidence gained are forever burned into them.

Ready to take the plunge? January and February dates will be posted this week.



The creek drill:




Pictures are worth a thousand words, or at least a few… “Damn, that’s cold”


Loincloths, Leonidas, and Laughter… Humor and survival


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