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Bug Out Montana Survival Center offers specialty classes that focus on mental and physical preparedness for you and those you care about. 

If you are interested in attending one or more of our classes below, call (406)552-8250 or click on one of the "Sign Up" links below to email us.  All of our classes require pre-registration.


We also teach private classes to groups of five or more.

Specialty classes are held in our "Education Room"* at Bug Out Montana Survival Center, 1200 Eastside Hwy, Suite C (*unless specified elsewhere).  We are just 1/2 mile north of the 4-way stop in Corvallis, MT. 



Class Time: 2 hrs.

As each day we face new challenges and uncertainties, it is pertinent that we know how to have the right frame of mind to make good decisions that will help us move FORWARD, not backward.
This specialty class is designed to help:
- Mental awareness
- Stress resolve
- Body function recognition under high stress input
- How to act and not be acted upon
- Verbal tactics
- Problem-solving




Class Time: 2 hrs.

This is class designed to help you cope with the hardships of a 72-hour emergency scenario while signaling or awaiting rescue.  You will also learn skills for navigation in case you are in familiar surroundings, but still lost.
This class concentrates heavily on the important aspects of short-term survival with many exercises in Fire, Shelter-Building, Water Purification, Defensive Methods, Food Preservation and Basic Medical Attention.




Class Time: 1.5 hrs.

This is an introductory radio class promoting safe operation on commonly used public frequencies (bands). It explores simplex, unlicensed radio communications using Baofeng and “walkie” style radios. Students will also attempt simple programming of FRS radio frequencies and some emergency channels. Citizen band (CB) radio will also be discussed. 

This course is intended for those with a beginning interest in radios, emergency communications, and basic troubleshooting procedures. 

We encourage you to bring a radio you’re comfortable with. Walkie-talkie, Baofeng, and other Family Radio Service (FRS) band radios are used for most classroom exercises. Operation manuals may also be useful for in-class reference.




Class Time: 1.5 hrs.

In a disaster situation, what would you take with you? Where would you go if you were forced to leave your home?  What items would beneficial to have ready and waiting... JUST in case it was time to leave with only a few moments notice?
All these questions are covered and more in Bug Out Montana Survival Center's "Bug Out Bag Basics" class.
We've used the gear, spent the money and time, testing it out so YOU won't have to!
This class will be an eye-opener as well as save you money by knowing what works and what doesn't .  We will also explain the top 10 mistakes people make while building a bug out bag.




Class Time: 2 hrs.

Come learn a unique and fun way to prepare delicious meals and desserts for your family and friends with our "Dutch Oven Cooking" class.  See how simple it is to prepare meals around the campfire and at home using your own cast iron cookware.

Traditionally seen as a campfire method of cooking, dutch ovens have become popular for home cooking as well. 

This class takes the intimidation out of heating coals, seasoning the cast iron and calculating heating temperatures.

In this introductory course, your instructor will share with your their favorite recipes and hints for a successful meal every time.




Class Time: 1.5 hrs.

This is the first of a three-class series aiming to provide the foundation for a user-friendly method of identifying wild plants. The information obtained can be readily expanded upon as you go forward gathering plant wisdom.

We will focus on a few locally found edible, medicinal and otherwise useful plants that you have most likely encountered without even knowing it every summer in the Bitterroot Valley and elsewhere.

This class is an hour and half and is held at Bug Out Montana Survival Center, located at 1200 Eastside Hwy Suite C in Corvallis.

Cost is $25 per person and is for ages 8 and up. Please register at Bug Out Montana or call (406)552-8250.


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Class Time: 3 hrs.

This is the second of a three-class series aiming to provide the foundation for a user-friendly method of identifying wild plants.  The information obtained can be readily expanded upon as you go forward gathering plant wisdom.


This class will be a field trip where we will have a hands-on plant identification experience and get more in-depth about which parts of each plant are useful.  Students will learn optimal harvesting times and sustainable wild harvesting techniques.


This class is three hours and will be outdoors.  Please prepare for the weather accordingly (sunscreen, hiking shoes, jacket, water bottle, etc.).  Students are asked to bring a bag/backpack, heavy-duty scissors or clippers, and a magnifying glass or loop (if available).

Cost is $60 per person ($45 for those that attend the 1st class) and is for ages 12 and up.


Additional Classes Coming Soon!

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