Location: Tuckasegee, North Carolina

Head Instructor North Carolina Location: Eugene Runkis

Our new survival school location is located at the Bear Trail Cabins homestead and it is one of the most beautiful pieces of property in the country. Nicknamed Land of the Waterfalls! The property is backed up to the Pisgah National Forest and is located on a mountain that has an amazing panoramic view of the Smokey Mountains. This is one of SIGMA 3′s premier training destinations and all the course will be taught by Eugene Runkis, the star of Hillbilly Blood on the discovery channel.

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Amenities: If you are looking for a survival vacation then this is definitely the destination you want to visit with SIGMA 3. This is the only property we currently have that will allow you to upgrade your accomodations for some high class living. We are just minutes from several local towns with all the amenities you might need for your trip. Contact Us for more details.

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-Located in the land of waterfalls, take day hikes to the most gorgeous waterfalls in the country

-Rafting, tubing, kayaking, and all kinds of water activities. Jet Boating on lake Fontana

-45 minutes from the nations largest private residence The Biltmore Estate

-Visit Fontana Lake w/ world class fishing; has the highest dam east of the Mississippi

-The Great Smoky Mountains has over 800 miles of scenic hiking trails

-Harrahs Cherokee Casino 24 hr gaming

-Numerous museums

-Countless outdoor activities; contact us for more details

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To see our currently scheduled courses click here for Training Schedule


Travel Info

Overnight Stay: For almost all our courses you can camp out with overnight camping gear. All our survival classes are in the field but for our tactical classes many choose to stay at hotel overnight.

By Plane: The closest airport is in Ashville, NC.  The airport is approximately 1 1/2 hour from our training facility. If you need someone to pick you up from the airport then please make arrangements with us well before you arrive. SIGMA 3 is more than happy to accommodate your travel needs and the only thing we ask is that you pitch in money for our travel time and expenses. Here is the link to our local airport:

By Bus: The closest bus station is in Asheville, NC and that is about an hour from the site location. If you plan to travel by bus, then we can arrange transport to pick you up at the station (travel and gas fees apply, contact us for details) .This is a very reasonable way to travel of people on a budget. SIGMA 3 is more than happy to accommodate your travel needs and we will help you get to our training destinations the best we can. Here is the link to greyhound for more info:

Note: Please let us know well in advance if you require someone to pick you up from the airport or bus station so that we can schedule it! Thanks and we look forward to training with you soon!

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