After one too many close-calls during my solo-expeditions, I realized how ill-prepared I was and how little I knew about Survival and Wilderness First Aid.
So, I joined the Army, refined my survival skills, and set off to become a Doctor.
And years later, at an absolute low point in my life, this training saved me.
I was homeless for five months during one of the harshest winters in Michigan.
I remember my mornings waking up and scraping the frost from my eyelashes and being so grateful to see another day.
I am here today because I was able to pick myself up and climb out of a bad situation.
When life gets hard and things seem hopeless, you always have two choices:
You can give up or can you push on.
And let me tell you, when you summit multiple "mountains" despite all odds, you start to face your challenges with a grin...
Because you know that you can overcome anything.
I want you to experience the empowerment that comes from your confidence to survive injury and illness in the most austere environments.
That is something that I hope my future kids and family could experience too.
And that is why I'm developing these resources -
For my family and yours.