Having business liability insurance is one thing that sets the professionals apart from the hobbyists. Nowhere is this more true than in the bushcraft/survival/outdoor space. If you’re charging money for your programs or trips, you should carry a business liability policy.
We get a lot of questions regarding where to find affordable insurance for bushcraft schools, wilderness survival schools, and outdoor guide services. I know that for some people in this industry, where they get their insurance is information they keep to themselves.
Because we run an outdoor entrepreneurship and small business mentoring program to help guide the next generation of industry leaders, I go the other direction and would love to see all those seeking insurance coverage for their outdoor business being able to get the answers they need.
The first few years in business I purchased a policy over the phone from Worldwide Outfitters & Guides Association. There was no downside to working with them, but I got tired of having no way to meet with them in person, and not having a contact person I could contact with questions.
For the past ten years I’ve had fantastic service from Travis Duval at United Insurance in Fort Kent, Maine. I appreciate being able to contact him with questions, as well as being able to stop in when I’m passing through Fort Kent.
A big part of becoming a professional in the outdoor industry is carrying liability insurance to protect you and your clients. If you’re considering making the leap from hobbyist to professional, it’s something you need to consider.
6 East Main Street
Fort Kent , ME 04743
Tel: (207) 834-3181
or (800) 734-3181
Fax: (207) 834-6555