In the chaotic storm of stress that defines urban living, many long for a simpler, more self-sufficient way of life. For those who want to nurture their inner cave dweller, Tony Nester can teach them all the skills they need to survive -- sans espresso machines, microwaveable entrees and 500-thread count cotton sheets.
Tony’s company, Ancient Pathways, is a wilderness skills company headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona -- Tony has more than 16 years of experience teaching wilderness survival and guiding outdoor treks, and is the head instructor of the Southwest Semester Program.
He has taught programs for the Sierra Club, National Park Service, USDA, the Ojibwa Indian Tribe, and served as a consultant for the Discovery Channel. He is adjunct faculty at Northern Arizona University where he teaches survival and primitive technology courses. Tony has a BA in anthropology and is nationally certified as a Wilderness First Responder through the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. He is also the author of two books on outdoor survival -- Practical Survival Tips, Tricks, & Skills and Desert Survival Tips, Tricks, & Skills -- and is also a well published writer in numerous magazines.