While I can't vouch for his level of expertise, I can say that just from this first video I've seen of him, he at the very least has a lot of common sense. Good advice.
Thanks Yankee! I have to say that I am not an "expert" and I don't care for those that claim to be experts. There are those of us that have more time and training and those that have less time and training. Those of us that have more time/training are just passing on our knowledge to those that want to learn. I have been Ma Nature's humble guide and steward since 1979 and running PLSS since 1982.
I hope that I know what I'm doing or else there are a lot of lost people in the woods not able to survive. . .LOL?!
In my humble opinion, you are the real deal. There's no pretense in you brother. I look forward to your contributions to this little community we have here. Up until now, I've just been posting about posting about posting...BUT!
I'm about to go get some R&R soon enough and will be posting my own outings and personal experiments (again, no how the human body reacts to sleep & food deprivation and dehydration). I just really appreciate your "best of all worlds" approach WB. I find the extremists in either direction to be troubling to me. While they like to point out what the Native Americans used, it's funny how they leave out the parts where Native Americans adopted any modern means to make their own survival easier. At the same time, "not" knowing how to make a life out of nothing is not prudent. IMO, one cannot call themselves a survivalist if they have no primitive skills. Me? I'm an eternal student. The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know.
Thanks for being here. I'm sure you're busy, but feel free to kick in whatever you want here. You're going to find nothing but a lighthearted group of people who are serious about learning. We have no Prima Donnas here. There are no Bullies or Elitists or Nazis here. Just a bunch of simple folk (and I say that as the biggest compliment to my friends here).
"It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." Emiliano Zapata