Bug Out 101

Bug Out 101

  • $ 450.00

This two day, 8 hour, Tactical Response class will leave people amazed at what they can learn in two days. The purpose of this class is to teach you about the mindset, tactics, skill and gear that you need to get somewhere in a disaster or emergency. It may be that you need to get home from work after a natural disaster has theft the roads damaged or that you have had to flee your home.

We will travel 6-8 miles in 2 days at a slow pace with rest stops/teaching points along the way. This will not be a terribly demanding class but you should be able to walk with your pack on a few miles in slightly hilly terrain to attend this class. If you are not ready right now for a Bugout then you are not ready for this class. Use this as your motivation to get into fighting shape!

Some of the MANY topics covered will include Bugout planning, finding and treating water, wilderness first aid and trauma care, land navigation, shelter construction, fire building, procuring food, signals, getting found vs. staying hidden, escape and evasion movement considerations, basic E&E field craft, plus a myriad of smaller topics and plenty of hands on lessons and challenges.

Although we will be in a group in this class it will be an individual effort. What that means is that you will carry your own food, get your own water, and build your own shelter along with many other lessons. This will not be a team event.

There is a “Disaster Preparedness” forum on that we highly recommend you read. It is also a great place to ask questions about the class and the gear.

Here are four things you can do to ensure you have a great class:
  1. Watch these free videos. This will make your experience MUCH better and will answer many questions.
  2. We respectfully request that students have read "The Principles of Personal Defense" by Jeff Cooper before attending class.
  3. You WILL be sent a confirmation e-mail when you enroll. If you do not it is typically caused by your spam filter. Notify us if you do not get e-mails weeks prior to class. You will also receive other e-mail prior to class with additional useful information.
  4. For more information about our classes and to read hundreds of student reviews loaded with pictures and video clips join our web forum
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Equipment List:
This is the minimum you should bring. You can bring anything extra you wish.
  • Your daily carry gear (whatever you have on you right now) 
  • Broken in boots-hiking or trail type
  • 2 pair socks (smart wool, Wigwam, Therlos, or similar)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (fleece or wool upper, shirt, pants)
  • Base Layer (Poly Pro, Under Armor, etc) Avoid Cotton
  • Insulated wind and water resistant jacket
  • Cold weather Hat and gloves
  • Rain gear or Rain Poncho
  • Back Pack suitable to carry your gear
  • Gore-Tex bivvy (sleeping bag cover) OR a 8x6 section of tarp or similar
  • Sleeping bag rated to 30 degrees or lower
  • Space blanket
  • 2 contractor trash bags or 55 gallon drum liners
  • 25 feet (or more) of 550 parachute cord (mil-spec 7 strand)
  • Water Carrier (Nalgene, Camelbak, Canteen, etc)
  • Headlamp OR flashlight w/ extra batteries
  • 2500 calories of compact trail food: stripped MREs, Cliff/Power bars, trail mix
  • First aid kit (Boo-Boo Kit or similar) AND a Blow-Out Kit (VOK or similar)
  • Sharp knife OR multi-tool with a knife -at least 2.5 inches
  • Oil Filled Compass (USGI or Silva - basic orienteering type)
  • Toilet paper-half roll, smashed down and inside a zip lock bag
  • Wooden matches in a waterproof case OR a Bic lighter
  • Notepad (Rite-in-Rain)
  • Pencil or pen