The Great OPSN Survival Game Challenge

It’s time. Something has happened and now you have to bug out. What do you do?

A virus known as H3N8 has broken out within the city of Toronto. You need to get away from people fast! You’re objective is to get to the safe-haven and you’ll need to endure a series of tasks to ensure your safety and survival to prevent infection. A series of clues, tests and other challenges await you which are all prepper and survival related.

In honor of the Ontario Prepper Survival Networks 1st year anniversary we’re putting on this very special event just for you and it’s all free. Food and accommodations are all taken care of. You are not required to participate in the challenge and can simply observe although I’m confident invaluable limits will be learned if you decide to test yourself.

The OPSN Survival Game Challenge is a fun, 2 hour test in which participants enjoy a series of real-life prepping experiences to see if they have what it takes to survive. Following the event we will have a massive BBQ.

This Year’s Theme: Viral Pandemic!

Cost: FREE!

What: A 2 hour survival challenge to test your survival and prepping skills

Where: The Ark 2 nuclear fallout bunker/shelter

When: The event will take place on Saturday, October 26th.

Why: In honor of the 1st year anniversary of the Ontario Prepper Survival Network.

Accommodations: This is a one-day event, however, you are welcome to camp out on the property on the Friday night or Saturday night.

Food: The Ontario Prepper Survival Network will be supplying dinner with a few different options including a gluten-free chili.

Age & Physical requirements: This event is open to all ages and physical requirement demands. You are not required to complete any physical tasks if you don’t want to and can still participate as other skills and tasks may be presented to you.

Personal Requirements: Your bug out bag is the only thing you need to bring with you. Just place everything that you think you need to survive a viral pandemic for one day in a backpack bag. Our invaluable member Colleen has a great bug out bag…but is it enough for a viral pandemic?

Challenge Requirements: You will endure a series of survival related tasks. While some are physical you won't be required to participate, however, there will be alternative 'tests' which you must take on.

Our honored special guests that will be assisting the OPSN during this event:

Peter, Doug, Joe, Zombie Survival Camp, Phil, Wolfmaan, Sue and Colleen. 

Our guests are involved in the following organizations which I encourage everyone to check out:

United Survivalist Network of Ontario

CanAm Preppers

School in the Woods

Wolfmaan

Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show

The Resilience Centre

Zombie Survival Camp

People will be scored for based on age groups, sex, stamina, knowledge and experience in which all will be taken into consideration. There will be a series of prizes based on a variety of criteria. This is going to be an amazing day and evening that will challenge all us in many areas in the realm of survival and prepping.

Please feel free to contact me with your questions or comments directly or simply post a comment below.

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  • Bryan

    Thank you Che. The food was great, I'm sure that everyone would have been happy to have made a donation to offset the cost.

    1 · October 27, 2013

    • Che

      Buy my Prepping book when it's released next year and we'll call it even.

      1 · October 28, 2013

  • Derek M.

    I feel like I've come down with the H3N8 virus(just a bad cold). Don't want infect the camp- sorry

    2 · October 26, 2013

    • Bryan

      You could have come - we had a plan on what to do with the "infected" :)

      October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did not join in

    October 27, 2013

    • Che

      There were too many 'spectators' at this event. Next year everyone that attends must participate. It was fun. By the way, thanks for the Mora knife.

      October 27, 2013

  • Wolf S.

    Video of the event: http://youtu.be/r8DmtMSmaYI

    4 · October 27, 2013

    • Colleen

      Awesome thanks for putting that together!

      October 27, 2013

    • Che

      Nice. Thanks Wolf!

      October 27, 2013

  • Colleen

    For anyone who missed the bunker tour, you will find photos posted here: http://www.meetup.com/Ontario-Prepper-Survival-Network/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=12295102

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Colleen

    Here's a short video of the waterfall outside the Bunker: http://youtu.be/H-3zMbUzEDM

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Colleen

    Thank you Che and all the organizers: Doug, Joe, Sue, Phil, Wolfmaan, the guys from www.zombiesurvivalcamp.ca/‎, Mike, Donnie and also Bruce for allowing us to use the bunker and for welcoming us into your home. It was a fun & challenging day and an excellent learning experience for everyone!

    4 · October 26, 2013

    • Colleen

      Also thanks to ICRCC who stayed behind at the house to get participants set up!

      1 · October 27, 2013

  • Mike

    A great event, well thought out and the attention to detail was amazing, special thanks to Che for planning, organizing, cooking.....etc.etc....thanks to all that helped make it happen, from Joe, Doug, Colleen, Sue to our zombies and I hope evenyone who participated enjoyed it as much as I did, thanks again for an amazing day.

    3 · October 27, 2013

  • yee chiu l.

    very well planned and executed event. what a blast! The surprises revealed our primal reactions/decisions. I had a lot of fun and also reflections on the drive home. Great experience and invaluable learning.
    Thank the organizers and helpers for all your effort and good food. Hot chilly after spending a few hours in the cold can't be beat. I appreciate you more than I can write.
    Looking forward to the next events. Highly recommended!

    3 · October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks Che, this was a fantastic event, so much fun. thx to all of the other judges and participants and to Bruce for opening up his home and bunker. there was a lot of work and effort put into this and im very grateful for your hard work.

    3 · October 26, 2013

  • Jim P.

    Sorry I joined This site a little late for this event. I live not 15 mins. from this spot would loved to have come out. Sometime soon hopefully soon.

    2 · October 26, 2013

  • Joey G

    Nooo! I knew I should've checked MeetUp last night. I've been wanting to check out the ARK2 as well. Have fun, sounds like a fantastic event.

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Derek M.

    If anyone is is looking for a ride tommorow I'll be leaving from the Richmond hill area around 9-10.

    1 · October 25, 2013

    • Colleen

      Thanks Derek! See you at the event on Saturday!

      October 25, 2013

    • yee chiu l.

      Hi, I am from Markham. I plan to camp there for the night. See if we can work out a ride share.

      October 25, 2013

  • Rose

    Hey Che, it's Linda Pennock here and I am not able to cancel my meet up for Saturday. Rose was able to cancel hers but not mine.
    Sorry we are not able to attend. We were very much looking forward to attending. See you all soon.

    October 25, 2013

    • Colleen

      Hi Rose & Linda. Sorry you can't make it. Thanks for letting us know. I cancelled Linda's RSVP. See you next time!

      October 25, 2013

  • Jerry

    I am sorry Che, I will not be able to attend tomorrow's event. I have tried to change my RSVP but have been unsuccessful.

    October 25, 2013

    • Colleen

      Hi Jerry. Thanks for letting us know. I updated your RSVP.

      October 25, 2013

  • Winston

    Hey Che, I'm looking for a ride , Tina said she's not likely to go now.

    October 22, 2013

    • Che

      Ok, I'm trying to organize the car pool tonight - I'll be in touch. ..

      October 22, 2013

  • Tina S.

    I'm a driver and can pick up folks from richmond hill locations or from don mills station. I have room for 3 others

    1 · September 6, 2013

    • Che

      Tina, that's awesome and greatly appreciated!

      September 11, 2013

    • Tina S.

      I'm babysitting my parent's dog so won't be able to make it to this event. Have fun. everyone!

      October 21, 2013

  • Chris

    Che let me know if you need help. Call me

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Wolf S.

    This is going to be some great fun with some amazing people!

    2 · September 30, 2013

  • yee chiu l.

    Awesome idea! Love realistic scenario-based interactive events. The organizers are very generous to host this for free. Deeply appreciated.

    3 · September 24, 2013

  • Winston

    Hi Tina, I could use a ride from Don Mills Stn. if you still have room.

    September 11, 2013

  • Nathan B.

    We are interested, and not sure what to bring to sleep in the bunker. Also would like to participate, but we dont have bob ,but would like to get ideas on what to put in our bags

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Nathan B.

      Thanks Coleen, where would one get the bag from? Also there are a couple things i would add to that too...can mention here or can contact me or email

      September 3, 2013

    • Colleen

      I got the bag from Creative Outdoor in Markham. http://www.creativeon...­ Sure feel free to add things here or send me an email if you prefer. I would definitely add a sleeping bag and mat for Che's event.

      September 4, 2013

  • Kel S.

    Will be attending with my Family "Team", hoping this is family friendly

    1 · September 2, 2013

    • Che

      Absolutely. This will be a family orientated event and I'm glad to hear that you're bringing your team.

      September 3, 2013

  • John T.

    Looks like an amazing event, unfortunately its too far for this new yorker. Best of luck

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Che

      No worries, our groups will connect soon enough.

      September 3, 2013

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