About the Author
, founder of Woodland Ways, a company teaching wilderness survival and living skills to youth and adults, has been practicing and teaching wilderness living and survival skills for over 20 years. He is coauthor of Wilderness Survival: Living Off the Land with the Clothes on Your Back and the Knife on Your Belt
and has taught in venues ranging from private high schools to conferences. Mike also teaches blacksmithing, tracking, woodwork, and ceramics. He has traveled widely and studied with native tribes in North America, Fiji, and Australia, and has acquired and practiced survival skills in military settings as a combat engineer, in Australia's Outback, and with various wilderness instructors across North America. He has also worked with the National Parks Service on the Wilderness Rescue Squad in numerous back-country settings, assisted on black bear studies, and worked as a hunter of feral hogs in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.