I am a former Army Ranger and Green Beret and have also been an Instructor for both the USAF Special Operations Command and the USMC Special Operations Command. I have taught countless aspiring Rangers and a number of Navy SEALS as well.
I have spent tens of thousands of hours in the woods developing and teaching everything from tactical to ancestral skills. Most people will spend 40 hours a week at the office; my office is the woods.
I don’t tell you that to make it sound like I was or am a big deal. I tell you that to tell you this: I have been trained by the best, been a member of some of the best units, and have since been fortunate enough to train the best.
Being an Instructor is not a hobby for me. This is my profession and has been for much of my adult life.
So what does that mean to you?
It means that whatever I am teaching you, you can trust that it is based on field experience, not theory. I know what good is, I know what bad is, I know what’s going to work and what isn’t because I have done it. The only way to be able to teach from a position of experience is by actually being experienced. I can confidently say that I have earned these gray hairs.
You’ll notice that some of what I teach is outside the norm of the bushcraft, survival, and preparedness industry. That’s because I am not a product of this industry.
My training philosophy recognizes that there is an inverse proportion between gear and skill. The lower your skill level, the higher your reliance on gear to keep you safe in the wilderness in an emergency. The higher your skill level, the less your need for gear.
My goal as an instructor is to take you from gear-reliance and, through the development of skills, move you towards reducing your reliance on gear and become more and more self-and-nature reliant.
The underlying goal is to get people off the couch and back out into the wilderness. I want you to get back in touch with your primal self and enjoy the journey, hopefully with your family and friends.
While I share parts of this system on YouTube, I am primarily a teacher. I teach physical classes in the Northeast and around the country. I am developing a complete library of digital assets for those that want more than they can get here on YouTube, but can’t make it to an actual class.
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I’m just getting started, I’m sure you are too.
Hope to see you in the woods!