R3 Survival and BeFoundAlive.com is a survival school/retailer based in the Intermountain West, specializing in outdoor survival, primitive technology, and emergency preparedness. The focus of BeFoundAlive.com is to provide quality gear and hands-on training in practical skills and safety techniques. Our courses emphasize direct experience with the valuable skills you need to take care of yourself in the wilderness - natural or urban.
Managing Director & Head Instructor
Zak "Zi" Baker founded R3 Survival and its web endeavor - BeFoundAlive.com in 1999 out of an insatiable love of the great outdoors, primitive cultures, and self-reliance. This love was kindled at an early age by his grandparents, who were themselves a product of the Great Depression. Zi would spend year upon year learning about local natives, searching for arrowheads and seeking out wild edibles. More importantly, he learned self-reliance, integrity, and a love of solitude from his grandfather. This "dirt-time" set the course for a lifetime of learning and exploration.
Out of this experience, R3 Survival was born; an instructional and consulting firm for government personnel, educators, students, hunters, backpackers, executives, outdoor leaders, and others interested in mastering the skills of survival and self-reliance.
Zi Baker can be contacted at: Z@BeFoundAlive.com