Kevin Estela is a professional Bushcraft and Survival Instructor, Author, Martial Artist, and teacher. He is the former Lead Survival Instructor of the Wilderness Learning Center under Marty Simon and the Owner of Estela Wilderness Education. Kevin’s book, 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods is an Amazon best seller and his 140 published print articles in 20 different magazines with many more online blog posts make up over a decade of his outdoor-industry writing career. Additionally, Kevin is a Sayoc Kali Senior-Level Associate Instructor and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt. He has trained under top firearms instructors and he enjoys shooting and marksmanship. A knife guy through and through, Kevin has been tapped by numerous companies to assist with knife designing and testing. His company motto was born of his no-nonsense outdoor experience in many countries around the globe, “Trusted information proven in the field”. When not wearing these hats, he is a mild-mannered high-school history teacher in a public school in Bristol, CT.
Benchmade Knives Caters to the Needs of Watermen, Using Steel Designed Specifically for Rust Resistance Story and Photos by Kevin Estela Most people relax when they go to the beach. They emp... Read more
The American Tomahawk Company Model 1 Revives a Classic Design with Today’s Tough Standards Story and Photos by Kevin Estela Why do people still carry .45s when modern ammunition has made sm... Read more
The Gossman Knives Kubo II Makes Its Home in the Wild Places Story and Photos by Kevin Estela In the world of hard-use wilderness survival knives, the name Scott Gossman needs no lengthy int... Read more
In a World of Tactical Folders, I Rock a Swiss Army Knife Story and Photos by Kevin Estela From 1985 to 1992, Richard Dean Anderson starred as “MacGyver” in a show bearing the same name.... Read more