Managing Director/Chief Instructor
John McCann founded Survival Resources™ with the goal of offering the best survival products available. John is the author of "Build the Perfect Survival Kit" and "Stay Alive - Survival Skills You Need." After the publication of his first book, "Build the Perfect Survival Kit," John realized there was an absence of businesses that specialized in providing survival products and equipment, especially survival kit components. So he started selling them. Customers starting asking if John would design and build some ready made survival kits. At first, he declined, wanting people to build their own kits from the components he offered. However, after some more prompting, he started designing and offering ready made kits and they became an instant success. Survival Resources also offers outdoor skills courses, and John is the Chief Instructor. John also teaches at various venues to include Dirttime and the Pathfinder Gathering.
John was a Drill Instructor with the United States Marine Corps. He has written articles for various magazines, to include Field & Stream, and has been on the cover of Wilderness Way magazine. He has also been featured in an article in the New York Times, and appeared on national television as a guest on the Martha Stewart Show, showing how to make a survival kit. At the left you can see John on Bachlager, while hiking the Swiss Alps, with the North Face of Eiger in the background.
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Denise McCann is the Sales Manager for Survival Resources. Originally from Switzerland, Denise is an avid outdoors person, who has often hiked the Swiss Alps and backpacked for weeks into the Grand Canyon.
Denise will live in the woods, with next to nothing, at the drop of a hat, and is an instructor at the outdoor skills courses offered by Survival Resources. Our students truly appreciated her as an instructor, as she brings a different perspective to those courses. Denise was featured on the cover of the New York Times Escape Section when they featured an article about our courses (see photo to left).
It should be noted that Denise also has over 16 years as a teacher in home economics, specializing in cooking, so, while still offering courses, she obviously became our excellent field chef. She is well rounded in the ways of self-reliance and can garden as easily as making bread from scratch. She is a true asset to Survival Resources!