Get the Most Effective Gear for the Best Value
Craig Caudill, author of Extreme Wilderness Survival and chief instructor at Nature Reliance School, takes you to the cutting edge of outdoor gear. Find out which items will perform the best in the field without breaking the bank. Learn what you need, why you need it and how to care for it. Craig lets you in on his favorite tried-and-true brands and shares dependable items tailored to your specific environment. Gearheads will love this in-depth analysis of knives, cordage, fire starters and fuel, water purifiers and containers, packs, compasses and maps, first-aid items, clothing, tents and sleeping bags and so much more.
With nearly five decades of wilderness experiences, Craig has seen almost everything nature can throw at you, and he has become a distinguished wilderness skills teacher, survival guru and seasoned outdoorsman. Full of tales straight from Craig’s own adventures and tips from trusted wilderness experts, this is more than an essential gear guide; it’s an unparalleled wilderness advisor and companion.
About the Author
Craig Caudill is the author of Extreme Wilderness Survival and chief instructor at of Nature Reliance School. He has taught wilderness safety and backcountry skills courses for the Department of Defense, federal law enforcement and thousands in the public sector. He has written for American Frontiersman, Self-Reliance Illustrated, Backwoodsman and Wilderness Way. He lives in central Kentucky.
“Stop wasting your money on the wrong gear. Craig cuts through the confusion and lands solidly on his 40+ years of wilderness experience with every type of gear imaginable. Save money, time, frustration and potentially your life. Get this book and get the right gear!” —David Polczynksi, founder of Ultimate Survival Tips
“When it comes to recommending gear that will put up with rough use out in the real wilderness, Craig Caudill has truly earned his stripes. His new book reflects a depth of understanding of what works and what doesn’t that few other outdoors folk ever really take the time to learn.” —Ken Galbraith, sergeant major, U.S. Army Special Forces (retired) and member of a Federal LE Personnel Recovery Unit
“Craig Caudill’s latest book answers age-old preparedness questions from an expert perspective with an understanding of primitive skills to modern-day survival. Gear can be expensive, so invest wisely and trust this gentleman’s advice.” —Kevin Estela, owner and head instructor of Estela Wilderness Education
“Whether you are going on a two-hour hike or a two-week deployment, Craig puts the sense back into common sense when it comes to outdoor gear. This is a must-read for both the weekend outdoorsperson and the seasoned adventurer.” —Mike Poynter, EMT-P, Former FBI Tactical Paramedic and Flight Paramedic
“Craig has a firm understanding of the principles, skills and equipment needed for man-tracking endeavors and back country operations. Knowing what you are doing is important, as is knowing what equipment you need to carry. Craig has an unmatched understanding of both. His equipment recommendations will keep you on track.”
—Cornelius B. Nash, Former U.S. Army Major, Joint Task Force-North (JTF-N) and Senior Military
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