Fieldcraft Survival's Mission is to expand your capabilities in the genre of survival. Our goal is to educate, train, and equip you to survive in the worst-case scenario. To accomplish our mission, we offer life-saving medical equipment, products built to enhance dependability, as well as training courses led by resident duty experts. Thank you for your interest and continued-support in Fieldcraft Survival!
Mike spent 20 years combined in the Special Forces and as a government contractor for the CIA. He served as a SGM in Special Forces in various positions and deployed 9 times to combat theaters. He is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, Security, Crisis Management and is the host of the Mike Force Podcast on iTunes and Spotify. He is an avid outdoorsman, overland enthusiast, rally race enthusiast, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security/Crisis Management and resides in Heber City, UT where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.
Kevin Owens grew up in Ireland where he served in the Tier One Counter-Terrorist Force. After immigrating to the United States, he served 24-years in the United States Army - 6 in the infantry and 18 in Special Forces. He served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, ran the Special Forces Sniper Course, and was in charge of all Force Modernization for Army Special Forces.
Kevin Estela is the Director of Training for Fieldcraft Survival. A lifelong outdoorsman with over 2 decades of teaching in the great outdoors, Kevin is well versed in bushcraft and survival skills. Kevin is the former Lead Survival Instructor of the Wilderness Learning Center under the late Marty Simon. Kevin is the author of 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods and over 150 published magazine titles. He regularly hones his capabilities in different environments around the globe including arctic, desert, and jungle with the most emphasis in the northern forest. He joined Fieldcraft after 14 years of teaching public high school history. Rounding out Kevin’s background is extensive training in Filipino Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and completion of numerous pistol, shotgun, carbine, and precision scoped rifle courses. A student for life, Kevin is constantly pursuing more knowledge and experience to impart on his students.
Austin grew up in the rural mountains of North Carolina, where he learned at an early age the importance of preparedness and homesteading. At 17, Austin began the Emergency Medical Technician program and quickly found his passion for serving his community. Austin progressed into the Paramedic program, and then furthered his career as a Rescue Technician, Firefighter, and Search and Rescue specialist. After a few years, Austin had a strong desire to peruse the calling of the military by joining the Air Force where he deployed, supporting the CJSOTF(Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force) with a Combat Search and Rescue team. Austin’s sound mind and experience in emergent critical thinking make him a vital asset to our instructor team. Austin now resides in Heber City, Utah where he works with the Local Sheriffs Department as a Search and Rescue Specialist as well as Fieldcraft’s Media Director, Survival, Medical and Firearms instructor.
Mike Hernandez is the Fieldcraft Survival Mobility and Motorsports Director. He specializes in Jeeps as they pertain to vehicle preparedness and off-road. Michael has been building vehicles for 20+ years, after completion of an ASE Ford program in his teens. Michael combined his automotive knowledge with experienced based learning, in behavioral health. He provides behavioral health services to wards of the state of Arizona and has been a foster parent for the past 14 years.
Michael has operated as a Camp Master for A&E History channel for an upcoming episode scheduled to be released first quarter 2021.Michael has instructed mobility courses for Fieldcraft Survival for 4 years as well as manages business relations, marketing, and development. Michael has written 4 articles for Be Ready Magazine.
In addition to being an instructor, Michael has also operated as a consultant specializing in off-road vehicle preparedness platforms and specializing in Jeep. His work can be seen in his 2 current Jeep builds, A 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and a 2020 EcoDiesel Jeep Wrangler.