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BigPig Outdoors at REI Brentwood…

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Wilderness emergencies can be prevented or managed by having the right mindset, skills, and gear. I pack 25+ years of stories and experience into my REI classes and we work hands on skills that can keep you alive. This year, we are also handing out my favorite emergency shelter and firestarters, having some of Team BUSAR visit, and donating some of the class fee to the team.

Headed to Brentwood on January 21st.  Future dates will be posted on the calendar and class pages.

These classes tend to reach capacity rather quickly, so keep checking back to see when one is coming to your area. Knoxville only has 4 spots left.

REI Brentwood link here

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Give the Gift of Survival…

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Looking for the perfect gift for that outdoor lover in the family this Christmas? Look no further.

BigPig Outdoor’s Survival 101 gift certificates give your loved one the mindset and skills to weather a wilderness emergency, while giving you the peace and mind of their safe return.

Gift certificates are valid for any scheduled Survival 101 course, are non-expiring, and fully transferable.

Email bigpigoutdoors@gmail.com for more info

Survival 101 Info

$10 could save your life…

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If only…

I said that this summer after some tragic ending to some missions.

If only they had been in my REI class the outcome would have been different“.

And while it is easy to armchair quarterback the decisions others make, it doesn’t discount the truth. Wilderness emergencies can be prevented or managed by having the right mindset, skills, and gear. I pack 25+ years of stories and experience into my REI classes and we work hands on skills that can keep you alive. This year, we are also handing out my favorite emergency shelter and firestarters, having some of Team BUSAR visit, and donating some of the class fee to the team.

I am getting geared up to start teaching again at regional REI’s. I will be hitting Knoxville, Chattanooga, Asheville, and Brentwood. Future dates will be posted on the calendar and class page.

These classes tend to reach capacity rather quickly, so keep checking back to see when one is coming to your area.

First up is Knoxville on Wednesday January 30th. Info here

 

Women’s Only Survival Class – 3/17-18 Last Minute Openings…

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The first Women Gone Wild class was a success, with Mother Nature hammering the class with a relentless 2.5 inches of rain!! The ladies turned adversity into triumph, building shelters and fires in the rain and overcoming multiple survival challenges.

The creek was so swollen that we had to hunt for an eddy that would allow full body immersion without getting swept away.

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This weekend, I am hosting another private Women’s Only class, but there have been a couple of last minute cancellations.

Click here to read about Sophie the Survivor’s experience

Click here to read about the curriculum

And email me at bigpigoutdoors@gmail.com if you want to sign up

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