REI Brentwood Dates:  TBD & PayPal Link

REI Chattanooga Dates: TBD & PayPal link

Reality of Survival

BigPig Outdoors and Team BUSAR have combined forces with the REI, our nation's top outdoor retailer, to smash through the myths and misconceptions of survival and prepare you for your next adventure. 


When the going gets tough, do you have what it takes to survive a wilderness emergency?  Join us as we break down the essence of the "Reality of Survival."  Participants will leave having an understanding of the reality of wilderness emergencies, how to avoid them, and how to prepare.  We will cover the mindset, skills and gear needed for superior in a wilderness emergency.  Don't rely on reality television shows for your wilderness emergency knowledge.  Hear first hand what it takes to survive!


With first aid, fire, shelter, and gear demos, participants will leave with not only skills, but also a lightweight shelter and firestarting option. 


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Team BUSAR, an all-hazards Search & Rescue Team operating in Great Smoky Mountains National Park  


Cancellation policy: For REI classes, please cancel one week prior to date. Registration fees for cancellations within the week of the class will be donated to the BUSAR Foundation.


Instructor: Andrew Herrington 

Cost: $10

Time: 630 pm - 8 pm

Class Size Limit: 30




REI Knoxville

6700 Papermill Dr NW 

Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 584-1938




REI Chattanooga

2507 Lifestyle Way

Chattanooga, TN 37421

(423) 485-1249




REI Asheville

31 Schenck Pkwy

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 687-0918




REI Brentwood

​261 Franklin Rd

Brentwood, TN 37027

(615) 376-4248






REI Knoxville Dates: ​Wednesday January 30


BigPig Outdoors

                                                                                                            Smoky Mountain Bushcraft & Survival School

REI Asheville Dates: TBD & PayPal Link