The Foundation of All Survival Skills is “Feeder” Mind-Set
“Feeder” mind-set means being in control of a situation, proactive rather than reactive. It is an optimistic outlook that reframes any situation as a learning experience. Kevin Estela teaches survival skills from this feeder-based perspective, which is what separates his teaching style from other wilderness instructors.
Kevin has written the quintessential guide for an outdoor enthusiast’s “bucket list” of skills—how to make a fire, build a shelter, gather food, find water, use a knife correctly and make cordage. These skills will keep you safe and better prepare you to deal with emergencies in the field, when you’ll need the additional skills of signaling and communication, navigation and crisis first aid taught in this book. Each chapter concludes with more advanced techniques to build your skills in various challenging situations, with tips that even seasoned survival enthusiasts haven’t thought of.
101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods is not a onetime read but a lifetime reference you will turn to over and over again. It will become the first thing you pack for any adventure and just might save your— or someone else’s—life. kevin estela, a bushcraft and survival expert, is an avid world traveler and martial arts instructor.
About the Author
Kevin Estela, a bushcraft and survival expert, is an avid world traveler and martial arts instructor. Kevin has worked with the History Channel and been a featured guest on numerous broadcasts and podcasts. A sought-after speaker, he has written well over 100 articles for such publications as Survivor’s Edge, American Frontiersman and the RECOIL network
“Kevin Estela is my go-to survival teacher and mentor. He makes it all look easy, and his book is a great guide for anyone interested in survival skills.” —Kyle DeFoor, former SEAL and owner of DeFoor Proformance Shooting
“This is a no-nonsense approach to keeping yourself alive from someone with real-world experience, written with the hope that one tidbit of information will one day help someone out of a bad situation.” —Patrick Rollins, lead instructor for Randall’s Adventure Training
“101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods is a comprehensive manual of skills every outdoors person should own. It will be at home in your pack or vehicle, or as a reference for teaching.” —Terry Barney, USAF survival instructor
“Kevin covers all the bases, providing you with the knowledge needed to survive an unexpected wilderness emergency, because nobody expects it to happen to them.” —Doug Ritter, chairman and executive director of Knife Rights, Inc.
“Do yourself a favor. Get this book! Your life may very well depend upon it.” —Craig Caudill, director of Nature Reliance School and author of Extreme Wilderness Survival and Ultimate Wilderness Gear