I have studied wilderness survival for the past 38 years starting at the young age of 8 years old learning survival techniques from members of the military, trial and error, books and other survivalist. I was involved with my local ambulance for 6 years and still hold a valid EMT certification for the past 18 years also worked with the local fire department for 13 years was involved with wilderness search and rescue for the past 20 years teaching new recruits wilderness survival and navigation.
I hold many emergency services certifications for search & rescue, fire and EMS
I responded to New york city after the 9/11 disaster and held the position of K-9 command directing operations of K-9 handlers
I do run a meetup.com group with over 230 members teaching wilderness survival, primitive skills and homesteading