Over the years, I have been blessed to train with some of the top names in the industry. I am proud to announce that I have shamelessly pulled as many strings as possible to help put together a spectacular lineup of top-flight outdoor skills instructors for this years gathering!
For as long as he can remember, Larry has enjoyed the outdoors and the solitude it provides. Growing up, Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, backpacking and anything else that would allow him to spend time in the woods. After marrying his high school sweetheart at the age of 18, Larry soon switched his focus to starting a family and raising his two kids.
Now that his son and daughter have left home, he has refocused his life to the outdoors with a new emphasis on survival and primitive skills. Over the last decade, Larry has taken and taught many survival classes, written articles for a self-reliance magazine, and has uploaded over two hundred YouTube videos. Larry’s videos show case both primitive as well as modern fire, shelter, and water purification.
Larry has tested his survival skills as a participant on History’s Alone show Season 2 and Season 5. On Vancouver Island and in Mongolia he put his skills to the test, self documented his adventure, and combined has 105 days of self documented solo survival experience.
Nature Reliance School
Craig Caudill is the Director of Nature Reliance School, best selling author and Certified Master Naturalist through the University of Kentucky. In this workshop Craig will be sharing lessons and insights from a lifetime in the woods on the topic of tracking. This will offer the survivalist, hunter, bushcrafter and more incredible and detailed information to help understand information that often goes unseen in the outdoors. Tracking can assist each of us in being more efficient, and effective in all things self-reliance in the wilderness. This will includes dozens of track casts that Craig has completed and practical hands on practice in tracking
Kevin is the founder and chief instructor at Midwest Woodcraft. Having grown up in the Illinois river valley, he has been stomping through creeks, and playing in the woods for decades. This experience coupled with dedicated self-training led him to Campcraft Outdoors where he trained with some of the top names in the industry and earned his wilderness skills instructor certification in 2019. As Host of the Midwest Woodcraft Gathering it is his passion to share what he has learned with others.