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My name is Terry. I started Triple Ops in 2013 because I wanted to teach people wilderness medical skills. From there, we expanded our course offerings to Wilderness Survival and Land Navigation / Orienteering, and finally to Urban Survival.
I did this because I love being outside, and I knew the vast majority of people who hike, camp, hunt and backpack know almost nothing about what to do when something goes wrong.
911 did not exist when I was young, nor did cell phones. When I went out as a kid or young adult, I was on my own.
At 18, I was invincible. I would throw on a backpack loaded with too much stuff and head up a mountain. At some point, I realized what I did not know and took steps to learn.
My knowledge comes from courses, boy scouts, military, hanging out with people smarter than me and hard knocks. I’ve been doing this stuff for 50 years. There has been some close calls, but I am glad to say nothing too serious ever happened to me or the people I was out with. Still, with every trip out I still learn something new or find something to do differently that works better than what I have been doing.
I love the saying by the outdoorsman and survivalist Mors Kochanski “The more you know, the less you carry”. It is true.
I love working with each student I have taught, because in every class, one of you asks a question that I had not thought of or thinks of a different way to do something. We should never stop learning, and we should always be humble enough to say we don’t know something.
I hope to leave a bit of knowledge and skill with each of you.
I hope to see you soon!