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The Wet Weather, Stump Kickers..


It’s raining, it’s pouring

The old men were snoring,

The boys went to bed,

Laid down their heads,

To waken in the morning

To more rain…

high winds…

and dropping temps…

Congrats to the inaugural crew of the “Family” Survival 101 class, that faced wet weather challenges like no other class before them.

Teamwork, communication, and skill allowed them to source natural tinder and kindling during the showers and hone their firestarting skills, preparing them for the final scenarios.

Stump kickin’,  Summers clan style..


The Magli clan claims victory over the wet wood, mud puddle firestarting challenge..


Chief of the Birdwell clan directs his own medical treatment and rescue..


Confident in your family’s ability to handle a wilderness emergency?

If the answer is no, then our family program is the answer.

Email bigpigoutdoors@gmail.com about future “family” classes.


Cyber Monday Special – Buy 3 Get 1 Free “Family” Survival 101 Class..

gift certificate

Break the bonds of consumerism today and invest in your family. BPO’s Cyber Monday special is “Buy 3, Get 1 Free” for the Family Survival 101 class on December 17-18.

This isn’t your typical, “feel good and sing Kumbaya while toasting marshmellows around the campfire” course. This is realistic training to prepare your family to overcome the threats and challenges associated with wilderness recreation.

Need incentive? A quick Google search of “family wilderness survival ordeals” will bring up the tragic stories of the Kim, Decareaux, and other families, that are sobering reminders of how quickly a family adventure can turn life threatening. Skills, knowledge, and a little equipment are all it takes to turn the odds in your favor.

There are two more family spots available, so first come, first serve. This deal breaks down to only $86 per family member for two days of training and allows you to give an experience instead of a gift.

Click here to learn more and sign your family up.

Email bigpigoutdoors@gmail.com with any questions.

Families Only Survival 101 – December 17-18, 2016



I usually run a Holiday special every year, but this year, I have deciided to switch it up and run a “Family” Survival 101 class on December 17-18 with discounted prices.

This class is only open to families with kids and there is no age requirement. That means the pace will be a little slower and the challenges scaled appropriately, but Mom and Dad will get all they need to take care of the family in a wilderness emergency. The kids will get re-connected with the woods and learn realistic outdoor safety skills to keep them safe if they ever get separated from the party.

Whether your family is gearing up for the next outdoor adventure, prepping for uncertain times, or just want to grow together while learning new skills and facing challenges, this course is for you.


This holiday season, you have an important choice…

Buy the kids some junk they will play with for a couple months before it breaks and your wife or husband a present they probably do not want, or buy a gift that makes your family stronger, smarter, and more resiliant!!

Click here to read about the course and see the discounted prices. This is the only scheduled 101 class that allows children under 12 years old. Limited spots available: Survival 101

Got questions? Email : bigpigoutdoors@gmail.com