Gearbuffs will go to heaven with this review of the most cutting-edge tools, from knives to tents to jackets, from a true survival guru who has put it all to the test.
Craig Caudill is the author of Extreme Wilderness Survival, and he's the chief instructor at Nature Reliance School. Craig is also the "in-house" survival instructor for Dan's Depot, which has nearly 30K Facebook likes. He has written for American Frontiersman, Self-Reliance Illustrated, Backwoodsman and Wilderness Way. He has been featured on Kentucky EducationTelevision, and he is regularly interviewed on outdoor/survival-related radioshows and podcasts. 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
Tracking Instructor with Enhanced Tracking Applications