New Book by Kevin Estela!!!

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by Brian Jones, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
    5FA7725C-D613-4B2A-BF36-A5BA2AB7081C.jpeg Hey, all, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted but I wanted to give you a heads up about a new book by our co-moderator, Kevin Estela, that’s being released soon!

    I met Kevin a long time ago right at the start of his wilderness skills journey. I’ve watched with pride as he quickly went from student to master of wilderness and survival skills. He always had an amazing natural talent for these skills, but he also has worked tirelessly to continually improve and perfect them out in the most austere conditions in every environment around the world. He’s truly the real deal as a survival expert!

    That’s why I’m really excited about his new book “101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods.” After years of very incomplete presentations in other books, even by some very skilled and renowned people, for the first time in wilderness book history, Kevin is the only one who has written a manual that can actually be immediately put to practice by readers. He doesn’t just show you the skills, but he teaches you how and where to find and recognize the natural materials you’ll need to survive, and he brilliantly demonstrates how to “marry” primitive skills with modern skills and gear. Plus, he beautifully keeps it all in context of the principles, priorities, and goals you’ll need to know as you expand your own skill sets — the critical factor in effectively surviving in the outdoors. In other words, he doesn’t just show you how to use these skills, but *why.*

    I eagerly await watching readers begin sharing their abilities to use and apply the skills that they learned from Kevin’s book.

    5 stars out of 5!
     
  2. theobetts

    theobetts

    426
    Nov 4, 2004
    When and where can I get this book!?
     
  3. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
    Preorder is available through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble!
     
  4. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
    It will be available mid-April 2019.
     
  5. k_estela

    k_estela Co-Moderator, Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum Moderator

    Feb 23, 2001
    Thank you for the kind words Brian! This book is a passion project of mine. I know if I had it as a pre-teen kid, I would have loved to take it to the woods and try out the skills shown in the photos. I wrote it to appeal to all skill levels though. There are 80k plus words and it will read well. I'm seriously honored to have such a wide variety of experts backing it.

    I'm more than happy to answer questions from the Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum members here.
     
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  6. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Cool! I got a Barnes and Noble card for Xmas. Now I know what to get. I wonder what section it will be in?
    Kevin, I read and enjoyed your articles in "Backwoodsman" magazine. Good job!--KV
     
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  7. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Double post--sorry
     
  8. k_estela

    k_estela Co-Moderator, Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum Moderator

    Feb 23, 2001
    Thank you and thank you! Two "thank you's" for the double post.
     
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  9. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Pre-Ordered!
     
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  10. k_estela

    k_estela Co-Moderator, Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum Moderator

    Feb 23, 2001
    AWESOME!!!!

    I haven't posted all that much over the years but folks who see this book will recall the style and skills-focus of the good ole' days here on BF. I can't wait for you guys to see this. One month to go!!!

    Kev
     
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  11. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    I remember that the WSS sub forum was very active when came on here in "05 .
    I live in Southbury. I'll have to come to one of your book signings to get your sig on it so I can sell it for a pile of money when you get famous!:)--KV
     
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  12. Brad "the butcher"

    Brad "the butcher"

    Dec 15, 2008
    Awesome Kevin!.....and yes the forum activity has sharply dropped from years ago..a lot of good experience guy AWOL
     
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  13. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    Way to go bud.
     
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  14. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
    C3615B05-8B20-486E-B557-ED56A477AC4A.jpeg Check out who’s recommending Kevin’s book:
     
  15. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
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  16. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
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  17. k_estela

    k_estela Co-Moderator, Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum Moderator

    Feb 23, 2001
    Thanks guys. I took a departure from the forums a while back when I was working in upstate NY at the WLC. After that, magazine writing took over and my time online became limited. I haven't forgotten my roots and I hope some of the folks here are still up for good skills discussion and debate. I really think you guys will appreciate this book and hope to have a great running dialogue here if anyone has any additional questions.
     
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  18. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I will probably pick this book up after it's published. I would prefer to page through it at a book store before buying. I need a good woodscraft reference book or another one.
     
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  19. Brian Jones

    Brian Jones Moderator Moderator

    Jan 17, 1999
    22Rimfire, I’m betting after looking through just a few pages, you’ll buy it!
     
  20. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Hell, one section of my library is woods craft. Knowledge on paper might become rare if the interwebz goes down.:)--KV
     

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