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The Basics of Wilderness Survival - Learn the Skills to Keep You Alive!

Mr. Omar (Mr. O)
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This one time class is a class, everyone should take. Not knowing what to do in the event of being lost in the wilderness, could literally mean the difference of life or death. Come learn how to survive being lost for days outdoors.

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I am a U.S. Military veteran, former firefighter/first responder, and have been an outdoorsman and survival enthusiast for over 25 years. I have also been in several unfortunate scenarios where I have had to use my survival skills to stay safe and alive, such as experiencing hypothermia, heatstroke, encountering dangerous animals, and sustaining serious injuries.

My training and experience includes:

-U.S. Coast Guard. During my time serving, I participated in many federal law enforcement and search and rescue missions, and was part of a hurricane response team in South Florida. 

-I was a Firefighter/First Responder for 10 years. 

-I have taught basic first aid, and emergency preparedness to many children, and adults. 

-I have had a great deal of training in urban & wilderness survival, survival psychology, critical incident peer support, emergency management, and disaster preparedness. 

-I have also been on many wonderful outdoor adventures and had the unique privilege of mentoring under other fellow veterans which include: special operations servicemen, military medics/ corpsman, and combat survival instructors.
I do talk about proper survival tools such as knives, and fire starters. 

I do strictly emphasize the importance of having adult supervision if ever practicing making a shelter, building a fire and treating water. 

For the most part though this class is not at all scary, I have never had a parent or student complain about feeling anxious or scared after the class.  
Joined May, 2020
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Associate's Degree
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Hello Parents & Students!

My name is Omar Ruiz. I was born and raised in Houston, TX, USA.  But am living back and forth between Costa Rica, and Texas all year. I am mainly In Costa Rica to learn about rainforest survival, and dangerous animals... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 417 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
1-18 learners per class

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