101 Skills You Need To Survive in the Woods


The Foundation of All Survival Skills is “Feeder” Mind-Set


The “Feeder” Mind-Set, meaning being in control of a situation, and proactive, rather than reactive is the foundation of Kevin’s approach. One must also have an optimistic outlook that reframes any situation as a learning experience. In 101 Skills You Need to Survive in The Woods, Kevin Estela teaches survival skills in line with the “Feeder” Mind-Set, which sets him apart in a special way from other wilderness survival instructors.

Ever since Kevin was a child, he has been in love with the outdoors. He grew up in New England, spending his time kayaking/canoeing, hiking, fishing and hunting. When he was not doing those things, he was reading about survival and wilderness skills. Over time, these interests, skills and life-long passions were fine-tuned into a reference book that can be used for a lifetime. These skills can be referred to as an outdoor enthusiast’s “bucket list” of survival skills – including how to make a fire, build a shelter, gather food, find water, use a knife properly and make cordage. You will also have the advantage of learning additional survival skills, like signaling and communication, land navigation, and crisis first aid. Each chapter concludes with more advanced techniques to build your skills in various challenging situations, with tips that even seasoned survival enthusiasts haven’t even thought of.

Kevin Estela is a Fieldcraft Survival instructor and a bushcraft expert. He is an avid world traveler and martial arts instructor. Kevin has worked with the History Channel and has been a featured guest on numerous broadcasts and podcasts. A sought-after speaker, he has written well over 100 articles for publications such as Survival’s Edge, American Frontiersman and the RECOIL network