Category Archives: Class Announcements

Experienced Framers Wanted…

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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 bigpigoutdoors@gmail.com and we can figure out a plan. Location is in the Deals Gap area of North Carolina.

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Land Navigation classes – 11/11 & 12/2…

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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.

Click here for more info: Land Navigation class

BigPig Outdoors at REI Knoxville – Nov & Dec

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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

BPO at REI Knoxville – August & October

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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”

BPO’s “Reality of Survival” at REI Brentwood – June 21, 2017…

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I will be speaking at REI Brentwood at 7pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The discussion will focus on mentally preparing yourself for wilderness emergencies,  training, and gear that could save your life.

Event details REI “Reality of Survival”

There is no cost, so come join us if you are in the area.

One Day Survival class – 4/15…

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Join BigPig Outdoors this Saturday for the best one day survival class in this region!

What makes it the best? Here are ten reasons…

  1.  Real world, tested techniques taught by a professional hunter/trapper and search and rescue team leader
  2. Roving style class, so you will learn and hone you land navigation skills
  3. Priced right. At only $85, it is the cheapest life insurance around
  4. Same info taught to search and rescue team members, game wardens, military, etc.
  5. You will disinfect water
  6. You will build a shelter
  7. You will learn the techniques to master fire under severe conditions and while injured
  8. You will gets hands on signalling practice
  9. You will learn how to set up your first aid kit for the most common outdoor injuries
  10. It’s spring and I will be munching on and sharing wild edibles

To get more info and sign up, click Skills of Survival