Information about our organization and our instructors
Kevin is the owner and chief instructor at Midwest Woodcraft, ambassador for L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives, and a certified instructor at Campcraft Outdoors.
Roaming the Illinois river valley with fascination since he was a child, he has spent the last decade immersed in the fascinating world of Bushcraft/Woodcraft and survival; He began teaching outdoor-related topics and skills in 2011, and is a 2019 graduate of the Outdoor leadership and wilderness skills program at Bethlehem Outdoor College. These days Kevin stays busy working in his woodshop, running his own classes in Central Illinois, and teaching at Campcraft Outdoors every opportunity he gets.
David Mitchell is the owner and lead instructor of New Beginnings Survival in western Illinois, and an instructor at Midwest Woodcraft. Over the years, he has worked with other schools such as Sigma3 Survival School and Dove Mountain as well. He grew up enjoying the outdoors and continues this tradition by spending his time fishing, hunting, trapping, and camping along with teaching and helping at other local schools and outdoor events.