What You'll Get
Humans instinctively commune with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.
$60 for a Survival-Training Clinic with Cliff Hodges ($125 Value)
During either the one-day Level 1 or Level 2 class, up to 25 participants learn the basics of surviving in the wild from expert instructor Cliff Hodges, who’s taught survival skills on MTV’s Made. The clinic covers finding the essentials of shelter, water, and food, as well as making fire, and hands-on exercises allow students to put their learning into practice. Materials and tools are provided, and participants should come with appropriate clothing, food, water, and a notebook. All ages are welcome, but those younger than the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. See the schedule.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 12, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 12/17/12. Must redeem and participate in clinic by expiration date listed on Groupon. Reservation required; subject to weather. Credit card required at booking; $0.01 charge required to finalize reservation. 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply; $5 fee occurs for rescheduling. Must sign waiver. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Adventure Out
When Cliff Hodges, the founder and CEO of Adventure Out, graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering, he knew a traditional desk job wasn't for him. According to Technology Review, he quickly gave up his engineering career for the wireless world of the great outdoors, where he began to hike, climb, and surf his way around the world, always staying true to his philosophy of environmental respect and protection.
His travels and business accomplishments have gained some measure of notoriety: he's coached on MTV's Made, consulted for ABC News, and was selected as one of four winners of the 2011 Santa Cruz County Civic Service Award: The Nextie. Adventure Out was also identified for meeting survival-skills training standards by New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Chef.
Today, he leads excursions into the California wilderness to teach backpacking and survival skills, including the tracking of animals and wild ice-cream trucks, and they also guide novices through surfing, rock-climbing, and mountain-biking sojourns. Through fundraising, Adventure Out has helped save Castle Rock State Park from closure and a portion of their proceeds is put directly back into the park.