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I just want to say how wonderful your website is and all the advice you give in your articles. I must say I’ve been to hundreds of websites over the years and keep coming back to yours to read your articles and order items. No other site explains products like yours. Thank you so much for an excellent resource to survival gear.

Bravo Zulu!

Val Williams

Denise & John,

I ran across an innocent referral to through a youtube video on a kayak/canoe packing and gear review a couple years ago. I'm so glad I paid as close attention as I did in catching the authors reference to a product he found at Survival Resources. Since then has been my go to for anything and everything I may desire for our outdoor adventures and emergency preparedness. Not only are the products offered at a great value with price concerned but quality is forefront. In today's age of cheap disposable product it's very comforting to know that there's a place to go ensuring quality, function and reliability.

Of course as I'm sure many who happen across your site I was exposed to the invaluable knowledge and experience shared by John and yourself via the site itself, newsletters or publications available.

Somehow you two have given the online shopping world a Mom & Pop shopping feel with quality recommendation and advisement. Your not just selling but guiding us in our purchasing decision.

In a nutshell I would like to personally thank both you and John for what you do. The effort you both put into sharing with the rest of us your experiences, knowledge and top notch product is invaluable and so much appreciated! 

Best Regards,

Doug Grote

Thank you for the replacement Pen. You guys are amazing and awesome in costumer support. Sincerely appreciate all that you do.

Thank you,


Thanks for the prompt shipment. Love your products and prices. Thanks for the autographed copy of the book. I appreciate that. Have a great day.

Bruce Eubank

Dear Denise,
It was a pleasure speaking with you over the phone.  I just received my order and was SUPER SATISFIED with the quality of the merchandise  received.  I want to thank you for having a retail website that sales quality products at a reasonable price.  That means a lot to me and says a lot about the owners.  Hope to be ordering again soon and will tell my friends.

Thanks again,

Dana Ankrom 

Hi Denise.

I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for the super fast shipping and quality products you sale! I purchased the hooded hunter survival hooded poncho and the improved map coordinate scale.
I look forward to more purchases from your business !

Michael Richards

Just wanted to drop a quick e-mail to say thank you for another trouble-free transaction. Thanks to John as well for the signed copies of his books that were part of my order. I appreciate that. Also, the free articles & tips on Survival Resources have been fun and eye-opening for me. Wish all online places were as professional when it comes to customer orders. Sadly, I've learned that they're not.

Once again, Thank You.

Have a great day.

David Khlgatian

Dear Mrs. McCann:

This order was received today in perfect condition. All items were included & as advertised. Thanks for once again having what I wanted & needed.


Bernard M. Corbett


Just want to say thanks for shipping out orders as fast as you do, I have been a customer for along time and every order has gone out fast.

Thanks again,


Thank you for your great service. I received the order today, 121415 a full day early. The order was complete and items perfect for my survival tins.
Again thank you, and you have a customer for life.

James Maxey

Thanks. Glad I found you.  You have an incredible site.

Hi Guys ...

Order received Mon27Jul15.   Great gear.   Great service.

Thanx – Regards ...

I just wanted to let you know that I got my package today.  I am very pleased with the contents.  Thank you, so much for the prompt service.
I will be ordering again!  :)



I love love love all my neat new products. I sent out to you last on this shipment and my other orders and get them quick. You have one reliable customer here happy with service. thank you

kevin cardone


Thank you for the GREAT service.


Hi John,

Thanks For the Great service! I will be back for more stuff!  Great site, Great books.. Great info!  Thanks for all you do for the survival/bush craft community.


Gerard Dambrosio

Hi Denise--

Just wanted to thank you, again, for replacing the signal mirror. The new one arrived a few days ago and it's perfect.

I emailed Howard Glass Co. to recommend that they refer retail customers who are looking for their mirror to Survival Resources for price, reasonable shipping charges (most of the other places I checked charge a ridiculous $10 S&H!) and outstanding customer service.

My second order of good stuff from S.R. arrived in today's mail, and I couldn't be more pleased with all of it, as well as with the prompt delivery. Great job!

Best regards,

Jack Rymsha


I want to both applaud and commend Survival Resources. I ordered four items online on Sunday, March 8. The item that I purchased from you was the first to arrive, and is exactly what I wanted. The other items that I ordered have not yet arrived, and for two of those items I had to contact customer service at the company that I ordered them from. I was told that my items would not arrive for another month or two. I just wanted to let you know that I greatly appreciate the prompt service that I received from your company, and the quality of the product that I ordered. Thank you and keep up the great work!


Serenity Kaufman

Received my shipment today! Everything was as ordered and in very good shape. Thanks for all the personal help over the phone, I'll tell my friends about your company and I will be placing another order soon.

Jacob Edwards


I am Marco, I inform you that the items I ordered from you and of course they all arrived in perfect condition.
many thanks and sincere congratulations for your organization and for the post service, only eight days between the U.S. and Italy, congratulations again.
I think you make a new order in about ten days.

Greetings and see you soon.

Ciao  Marco

Hi Denise,

Order arrived today, excellent, thanks very much!

Just realised your husband wrote the book regarding making your own survival kits, which I really enjoyed! I'm an Outdoor Instructor over here in the UK and recommend it to other people. Please pass on my congratulations to him for such a good book.

All the best,


Received my gear yesterday,thank you very much for the quick delivery and quality of gear,looking forward to placing my next order. 

Thanks again,


Good Afternoon Denise,

Wanted to say Thank You for my recent order! Boy what great service from you folks,and all of the items are awesome!! Found your web-site on one of the forums I visit alot called BushcraftUSA they deal with alot of Bushcrafting subjects.Once again I would like to say Thanks and will recommend you folks to our members on the forum!!!

Rod Hall, Bakersfield Ca

My order id # is 8600.  I thought you might like this. I like your service for the first time ordering how quick and nice using the site which is easy.  i got my stuff in 2 days from ordering it.  again thanks for your service keep up the good work.


Got my order today. I couldn't be more happy with your shipping speed and response time. I will definitely order from you again if I need any more items. 

Thank you so much!


Dear Denise,

I received my package on Saturday, and just wanted to thank you for sending it so quickly.  I will be departing tomorrow for another deployment, and I am pleased to have these items to take with me.

Again, thanks for your super quick service. I appreciate it, and will most certainly be back again.


I've just been introduced to your website. I find it to be the most comprehensive that I have seen, with the highest quality products. I will be contacting you in the future, after I have prepared a LONG list of items I want to buy.


Earl Hawkes
Three Forks, MT

GOT IT! today... super cool... Love the saw - light, strong, sturdy and cuts really, really well (and not me either)... Haven't did any digging yet... but the trowel - certainly is sturdier than the 'orange plastic' one... (of course the decomposed granite that makes up most of SoCal 'dirt' - eats orange plastic for breakfast, lunch and dinner)...

All the VERY BEST to you both!

AKA: Tony Jones

Dear Denise~

Just want to let you and John know the replacement 5/8 dram vial arrived, in good condition!  Thanks very much for your terrific customer service and standing behind your products!  The little stickers and Survival Resources patch were a very nice bonus!

I appreciate your help.  I'll be sure to recommend you to anyone I know who might be interested.

Thanks again and all the best to you guys~

Cameron R. Carroll

I check your site almost daily for new products.  I see you added the Esbit Spirit stove.  I bought one of these a couple of years ago from a company that had to have it shipped from Germany and jumped through all kinds of hoops to get one.  I have to say that it was well worth the trouble.  I don't consider myself an expert on backpacking stoves, but I love this one.  Just wanted to tell you that there are some people already using it and you made a great choice.  Thanks for providing great gear and customer service at low prices. 

Ken Dood


I just received the items I ordered Sunday night: prompt attention and everything is exactly as it should be--THANK YOU!

Kind regards,

Greg Pies

I received all my items yesterday; I shall be ordering more items in the near future, the quality of the items are great.


Thanks Denise.

I very much enjoy doing business with your team. You are quick and accurate and communicate well.

Thanks very much.

It is because of the great customer service I have always received from your company that I continue to come back. Thanks for looking after me when I failed to follow direction. I will be ordering again in the very near future. I received the spork and hygiene kit.

Glen Greenough

Thank You, to Survival Resources for signing my book. That was a very professional way of pleasing a customer.  John and Survival girl make a good team!

G'day Denise and John,

Just a quick note to say thank you for the order I placed with you recently. Came through perfectly. I was so impressed (as I've bought enough things online to recognise the good from the bad) that I've gone and left you a review on as I saw you didn't yet have a review. I use trustpilot a lot and took a leap with your site due to you're great range and highly competitive prices. As well as your prompt and friendly response when I raised a question with you. Looking forward to coming back for more soon enough. 

Take care



Just wanted to let you know that I received my order and everything arrived fine. Thanks for your fast shipping. This was my first order from you and it has certainly been a very good experience.


Raymond Carvelli
Carolina Puerto Rico


I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your great customer service.  I have placed several orders over the years and have been very pleased.
On my last order, I noticed the shipping costs seemed a bit high and made a note with my order about it.

I was just going through my bank statement and saw a small refund from your store. Thank you for noticing my comment and taking care of that for me. I also really appreciate the quick shipping and great selection of gear  you carry.  I will be back again with another order soon.

Thanks again,


Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your site and products. Never been disappointed by any order. Great products, excellent service. If you don't have it I don't need it. Thanks for such a great site. I have included a picture of the kit I put together with some of your items. I carry it everyday.

Thanks again,

Nick-Branson, MO


Just received the package I ordered last Wednesday, super fast delivery, especially from another country. Even with the postage, your prices are better than what I can get in Australia. Just want to thank you for providing a great site, and allowing overseas orders, will definitely use your site again.



Hi Guys,

I received my order last week in good order and condition. A very prompt and efficient service. Can't wait to get stuck into the books and starting some kits of my own. Once again thanks for the great service.

Steve Martin    


My ordered items arrived today. Fast service. Very pleased.


John, Denise,

I just finished John's book "Stay Alive". I've read many survival books but for me this one stood out above all the others. I've also watched many of your utube video's The most recent was "5 Minute Bread" which I baked the next day...excellent. I also enjoyed the video on "Things To Look For" when your out in the woods. I think your store is the best I've seen for ease of use and the number and quality of the products. I get the impression watching and listening to both of you that you are genuine down to earth folks with out all "ego" that I often see. I appreciate that a great deal.

We have been bushcrafting here in Ohio as a group for about 4 years now (Ohio Bush Rats, O.B.RATS). You have taught us a great deal as has Dave Canterbury and others. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, skill and tools. Here in Ohio we call that the "survival triangle". We would love to travel up where you are but it's pretty difficult for us. If you ever come to Ohio or PA to provide training we would love to sign up.

Denise, my family on my father's side came from Switzerland as you will probably guess by my last name. If it's Swiss made it's quality!!   John "Semper Fi" and thank you for your service.                                      

Warmest regards,

Dr. Jerry Schweitzer, O.B.Rats.

I received my order several days ago and I am impressed with the quality of everything!, Also I really like your website and find it very easy to use. I purchased your "Building the perfect survival kit" book several months ago and I loved it!, Very informative and well written, I have already used it to re-do several of my kits and gave me some fresh ideas on future kits.


Scott Southmayd

Hello Survival Resources,

I am just writing to thank you for the swift despatch, and fully-intact receipt, of two recent orders - excellent customer service and the quality of all the items is great. A superb one-stop-shop for all the things I never really knew I needed, probably don't need , but that actually make a real difference to a kit. Especially the smaller, built-for-purpose items like the repackaging vials for Potable Aqua tablets - I wish I had these 20 years ago! I now look forward to reading 'Stay Alive!', with its excellent photos, illustrations and information; a good addition to the library at home.
I will keep an eye on your site and no doubt will be in touch again before long. I wish you all continued success with your business.

Thanks and regards,


Got my order right on time last week.  Great packing job.  Love those maxpedition organizers.



Box of goodies arrived today! You folks are amazing! Great turn around time and I truly appreciate the help with the shipping costs! Will order again when I'm upgrading my bug out bag. So happy with the service I received!

Thanks again!

Dear Denise,

I want to thank you for sending out the missing item from the kit, I received it today. Thank You . I just want to say it is a pleasure to know that Survival Resources has such a awesome customer service team. Because of this  I will continue being a repeat customer and will make sure I tell my friends and anyone else of you service and products. Thank You again for being “Awesome”.




Mark Fleming

Hi Denise,

I would just like to say I love your web sight. It is amazing the amount and the quality of the products is fantastic! Greatjob and I shall be definitely telling people about your sight.

Have a wonderful day!



Just to let you know that the package has arrived. Perfect condition, exactly what I was looking for. Great service.

Thanks to all,



Once again I will say Holy Smokes! That's a lightening fast response I greatly appreciate your attention to detail. In this day and age it is pleasure to deal with a company that understands and pratices good old fashion customer service. It is indeed becoming are rare thing and you are to be congratulated. It is a pleaseure dealing with you and I will be shopping with you again for my future needs. 

Have a great day!



Yesterday I received the order that I placed just a few days ago.  Everything is in order.

When I placed the order on Dec. 20, I didn't think there was a chance in the world that I would receive it by Christmas.  Yet there is was on Christmas Eve.  I just would like to let you know how grateful I am to you that you expedited filling the order and getting out the shipment. 

I've already read from cover to cover John's 2nd Edition of Build The Perfect Survival Kit .  This is BY FAR the best and most complete book on survival tools and kits I've ever come across. On most every item covered by the book, John comments addressed the things I wanted and needed to know.

I have been a long term customer of your store and look forward to continuing to make purchases as warranted to finish and upgrade my kits for both myself and my family.

Merry Christmas!



Just wanted to thank you for the great service and merchandise. Will order again. thanks again.

Danny Baucum

Hi Denise. 

Thanks very much. The order arrived today, well packed and complete as ordered. Great service and very encouraging, for an international customer like myself, for more orders in the future.

Thanks again Denise.

Regards, Dave

The book Build the Perfect Survival Kit ! Awesome ! So many great ideas,some I never would have thought of ! I highly recommend ! Must say that your web-site is top notch as well,not only do you have HARD TO FIND ITEM'S,prices are really good as well ! Thanks for all your hard work !!


I just wanted to say thanks for your informative articles. They are very helpful.  I live in Seattle.  We don't often have big disasters in the form of weather, but we are due for a 9.0+ just like the one in Japan recently.  As recommended by my local authorities I have a '3-days(more really) 3 ways" kits.  One in my home at my door (WA GOV refrains from calling it a bug-out bag, but, yeah, that's really what it is :-), one at work and my car which right now is the same (I work out of my car).   I want to be ready.  Your articles are helping me to get ideas for some things to add/change to my kit(s).  Thanks also for the stuff you sell. Note: also one of your articles also helped me reduce my 10 essentials down to a small hip-pack with belt pouches for day hikes in the Cascade Mountains (REI started in Seattle). It's smaller yet more efficient than what I used to carry. (I've used the small mess tin I bought from you as a survival kit, plus emergency bivy etc.)  I've increased my personal safety while reducing the bulk I of things I carry. Makes hiking more fun. I can't stop a 9.0 quake from hitting Seattle, but I feel very confident I will be okay if I'm around here when if and when it does :-)

Thanks so much for all you do,

Rae Borough

Hey Denise,

The package got here faster than I thought.  The contents are exactly as advertised and I'll be ordering more in the near future.  This was a "test run" to see if you'd ship to our little slice of paradise, and you've gotten yourself a loyal customer.  If you ever need a reference, please don't hesitate to ask.


Dear Denise,

The packet arrived. We are very happy. Please thank your husband for dedicating the books to my children. We are really very happy. Hope to buy more from you soon. We keep in touch.

Kind regards,



Late last week I placed a small order from your web site. Either later that day or the next morning I had a shipping notice and the order arrived on Monday, correct and in good condition. Can't beat that kind of service. I've bookmarked your site and will be ordering from you again.

Thanks again,


Package arrived today. Everything was packed well and in perfect condition. Your competitive prices, high quality and array of unique gear will force me to buy one of every item offered. Great website too.


I was impressed with the way you packed my order … now I understand how you get all those items into such a small kit! I’ve enjoyed reading your husband’s books … nicely done! Looks like I missed a few items so will be placing another order shortly.




I hope this is the correct e-mail for customer service!  I've ordered from your website twice; once a few years ago, and once last week.  I've been impressed both times with the quality of what you offer, and the helpfulness and clarity of your website in describing items so I can be sure I'm getting what I want.  Both times, the items were shipped to me very quickly, and arrived in perfect condition.  I just wanted to say thanks for your excellent customer care--I recommend your site to anyone I know looking for some of the supplies you offer.  Thanks so much!



Survival Resources,

TREMENDOUSLY!! impressed with first items ordered. What I thought would be average quality small items were MUCH better than I expected. You WILL have my continuing business in the future. Looking forward to my next purchase of great items that I have just ordered. Thanks for great items & prices.

Allan Peterson, Jr.


I would like to take this opportunity to express my greatest appreciation for your website. You have (in my opinion) THE very best survival resource inventory that I know of. I mean it is so dead-on target. Everything you offer is absolutely the most useable, viable, and practical stuff. I couldn't outfit myself completely without your helpful offerings.. Just apectacular. Thanks!

Roger Hickenbottom

Hey there,

Well done! I am really impressed with the huge selection of useful, practical and impressive gear. You have on your site, some things I have been looking for and couldn'e find anywhere. I always enjoy an opportunity to find a use for small itens in ultralight packs. And again, my hat's off to you for doing such a great job with your website!



Thanks for the order. I enjoyed finding your site. I have been putting together my bug out bag for several years, and your site offers some of those tasty bits that I really don't NEED, but are fun to have to get things just right. If I were rich I would order one of everything you sell, just to play with it.



I wanted to write and thank u, John and all your crew for the amazing store you have. I received my order yesterday and couldn't be more pleased with the speedy delivery and the overall products. This is my first order from you and I guarantee it will not be my last... Again, thanks for the great products and excellent service.

Eric M. Moffre

Survival Resources,

I love your website! It is very user friendly and you carry some of the best products with affordable prices. I recently received a large order of your products and was very impressed by the excellent packing of each item which were all so neatly positioned in the shipping box. My compliments to your company and please keep up the good work!

Peter Rogato

Survival Resources,

I sincerely appreciate the quality of the products in my last order and the promptness of the shipping. The care and concern for your customers survival is quite obvious. Thanks and you can bet I will be shopping here again and will spread the word to my backcountry friends here in S.W. Montana. Best Regards from Paradise Valley,

Jim Roberts

Survival Resources,

Hi. I just wanted to say thank you! I got my package yesterday and everything was beyond my expectations. With prices so low, I was honestly expecting cheaply made products that probably would not last very long, but that is not what I received at all! The products were great, the prices were excellent, and shipping was very fast to Pennsylvania. I have already recommended your website to several friends. I love that your website has so many different types of empty containers available. Most sites offer kits but I like that you guys also have the option of just containers so people can build their own custom kits. Great job. Survival Resources has earned a returning customer!

Megan Uscinski

Survival Resources,

Your web site is easy to navigate and I really like the gear modification page. It's a nice personal touch. I like doing business with smaller private companies. Thank you!

Steven Gullett


Received my gear yesterday. Thank you very much for the quick delivery and quality gear. Looking forward to placing my next order.

Thanks Again,Gary

Dear Denise,

I received my package on Saturday, and just wanted to thank you for sending it so quickly. I will be departing tomorrow for another deployment, and I am pleased to have these items to take with me.

Again, thanks for your super quick service. I appreciate it, and will most certainly be back again.


Survival Resources,

Love the site. Great prices too!

Jennie Gritton

Survival Resources,

As usual, thank you for the great service, excellent products, and competitive prices. God bless you all!

Jennifer Lane

Survival Resources,

I can't thank you enough for the great service on the last order! You have a customer for Life!

Stephen Epps


Thanks. I will be ordering again shortly. I just wanted to let you and your husband know that you have the best website on the internet and the things you sell are incredible. Keep up the good work.

John Watson

Mr. McCann,

Just finishing my second read of your book, "Build the Prefect Survival Kit." Found it refreshing and very informative. Been using it to redesign some survival kits I put together. Also, I have bought some the products from your website, top notch goods. Thanks."

Michael P. Ivan

Mrs. McCann,

It was an honor to speak with you the other day. As I said, your husband is 7-Star and your operation is first class. I thank you for the order and there will be many more. Again thank you and it is a pleasure to shop your web-site. My best to you and your husband and all at S/R.


Survival Resources,

Thank you Folks for such good service and products!

Jerry Westaway

Greetings from Australia,

Just a short note to let you know that my order arrived in excellent condition (considering the distance traveled). I will now get another order together... Excellent gear, great service, very pleased.

Victor McGuinness


I received my order today, and I wished to express my thanks to you for quickly filling my order with products that are exactly what they are advertised to be. Keep up the good work!

E. Rider, 103D ESC, Balad, Iraq.

Survival Resources,

You guys have the best products - keep up the good work!

Marty Gosling

John, Denise and crew,

Your site is fantastic! Your work on the kits is incredible. Thank you all so much for your work and continued efforts in preparedness skills. I spread the word about your work to all my friends and family. Working hard to bring them into the fold. Preparedness is not an illness, it's Insurance! Thanks again!

Tedd Smith


Thank you very much! I'm very happy with your excellent service and quality products.


Dear Mr. McCann,

Today I received my order. Thanks for the excellent quality. Btw. The Handling Fee and Shipping Expense was very low! Till a next time.

With kind regards,

Koos van Doorn

Hey John,

You probably heard this before, but I had to drop you a line myself and compliment you on an OUTSTANDING SELECTION OF GEAR AND AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! I was really impressed to see the grid readers. I grew up in Wisconsin as a young man hunting, trapping, fishing, hiking and camping. I also served with the 1ST Cavalry Division in Iraq. I like to think I have gained a lot of knowledge along the way and that I have. However, knowledge is a never ending, life long pursuit and having a site to turn to such as yours to keep up to date on things is a great asset!



Sales Manager,

I LOVE my products I got from your site.. thank you very much. They shipped fast, and are great products. I will order stuff from you guys over an over again.


Hi Denise,

I just received the second shipment. No problem re not combining the orders - that was my fault for not investigating your site more thoroughly before I placed the first one. I'm very pleased with how quickly these were shipped and with the quality of the items and the very reasonable prices.

Many thanks and take care,


Hi John and Denise

I just wanted to write to thank you for such great service and products. I have been ordering survival gear for about a year now and making kits for home, work, auto, personal and outdoors and just recently found your site. Your products are such high quality and I have been receiving them so quickly that I wanted to let you know. The prices are very reasonable.

I am also impressed with the way most items are individually packed/bagged and boxed so securely. You might be surprised how some vendors ship items -- all rolling around in the box!

John, I just started reading your book on building kits, and though some people might consider this topic dry, I am really interested and find the reviews great. I wish it were the first book I bought on survival. I would have saved myself some money.

Thanks again and keep it up!

You friend in survival,

Doug Colish.

Good Morning Survival Girl,

Your web site is excellent. Say hi to John for me. Loved his book. In the last few months I have ordered a few items from your web site. I would just like to say what GREAT SERVICE I have received. The items almost always arrive in about a week and I never hear that dreaded word BACKORDER. I love the Plus Survival Kit I ordered for my backpacking and kayak fishing trips I make. I even ordered and extra Survival Kit to be part of EDC kit I have with me always.( I read John's book on his EDC kit )

There are a lot of survival guys out there selling things on there web sites but it's really great to finally find someone who has gear in stock and has a efficient shipping ethic. Keep up the good work and I will be ordering things in the future.

Be Prepared To Survive
Peter Stefanick

Survival Resources:

Great selection of the Very Best Lightweight equipment. Thanks!

Richard Sutton

Hi Denise and John,

I received my parcel last Friday from the post office but I didn't get to open it until last night...helping a friend do some work on a house he bought out in the country.

Everything arrived safe and sound... nice packing job, and all the products are great. I will be doing more business with you again in the future and you'll have my highest recommendations to anybody that asks.

Thanks, Dennis - Canada


Thank you for providing such a wonderful wealth of current survival information. I've recently started my interest in emergency preparedness and survival and discovered your web pages. I was amazed that some tried and true advice now needed to be changed because of your and others' research and practice in the field. I am now in a way trying to do the same.

I have created a Facebook page about survival notification for the people of San Diego County. It started up as a no-cost alternate communications tool to allow people who live in San Diego County to broadcast to the world that they are okay if a disaster of some sort hit the county again, much like the wildfires back in 2007. Since then, it is getting some nudging from members of the forum to also include other things, including advice on emergency prep and survival.

Again, thanks for being the wonderful and clear-explaining experts you are (I am amazed how many experts in differing fields don't know how to teach...) and please keep up this good work!!


Alvin Revilas - in Lemon Grove, San Diego County, in southern California

Survival Resources:

Thanks Again! I like to order from you guys.

Kenneth Tapp

Hi! Denise:

Thanks for the prompt shipping. The Package was in my PO Box this AM. Just got home and opened it. The Patches look excellent, great Sun Burst. I like the Mini-Figure 8 Rappelling rings. They'll hold a bunch of stuff. Might Need Suspenders & a BELT to keep my Trousers UP!

Semper Fi! TO John, thanks for the OTTO-GRAPH! His Hand-writing is nearly as bad as MINE!


Brian Oh'Brian

Thanks for the great products and the quick and efficient shipping.

Great notifications and tracking, too. I'm a repeat customer for sure.


Hi folks,

I wanted to write a note to thank you for your help and products. Your suggestions about natural tinder were right on - that fluff from the reeds went up in nothing flat! Your products are great. That mini-match is just super - light, works great (what a set of sparks) and the Tinder-Quick catches real nicely.

And your service was wonderful. Answered my questions, got the book so you could ship it to me with the rest of the order, and very pleasant. It's been a joy doing business with you - and I'm sure it won't be the last time.

Thanks again,

Eric Sandberg


Package received. Thank you again for your diligence and help. Also, thank you for offering a wide selection of unique survival equipment. I have found John's book, "Build the Perfect Survival Kit" an excellent resource. This book is what lead me to Survival Resources. Thanks again!!

Chris Danielson - Tempe, Arizona

John & Denise,

I stumbled upon your book 2 weeks ago in the local Borders and snapped it up at once. What a great read! Well done, and so helpful. I love finding innovative, thoughtful solutions to real-world problems. Thanks for putting all that info and experience into print.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I stumbled onto your website while looking for items you mention in the book! Another gem. Thanks for putting the products, reviews, and advice in a one-stop shopping spot.


Steve Oster
Grand Junction, CO

Mr. McCann,

I appreciate your concern. I would like to place my order and I whole heartily approve of your method of charging shipping. I am not used to being treated fairly when ordering online. I have just never dealt with a mail order that was weighed and charged accordingly to weight & destination. What a concept; Honesty & Fairness. Too bad there are not more businesses like yours. I thank you and hope to do more business with you in the near future.

Sincerely A Happy Camper,

Chris Self

Survival Resources,

Great selection of items and great prices -- Thanks!

Kim Chaloupka


I have enjoyed and learned many useful skills and methods from both of Mr. McCann's publications. Thank you very much for sharing the wisdom and knowledge gained through years of hard work and study.

Good information is priceless.

Stephen Hughes


This was the best survival course I have ever taken. It met and exceeded all my expectations. You and Denise were knowledgeable, funny, and made me feel right at home. I now know the proper way of making and using a bow and drill to make fire. Great Experience!

Eric Visnesky

Hi Denise and John,

I'm still reeling from the absolutely fantastic weekend!! That was a truly exceptional time! Thanks again for a great weekend. It was truly phenomenal!

Peter Tourian

Dear John,

Gratitude is the memory of the heart, and from my heart to yours, thank you for making this weekend GREAT and one that I will cherish always! Looking forward to planning my next adventure with Survival Resources! My son and I just loved this experience.

Nancy Sutton

John & Denise,

Thank You! The entire course was excellent and I'm thrilled that I now understand declination. It was a great weekend; Informative, Practiced, and Fun! Your enthusiasm, knowledge, and easy going natures made this a wonderful course.

Bill Knauer

Hey Guys,

Great starter course! I will probably take more advanced classes. The instructors were pleasant and always there when you needed them. I would recommend this course for every person. It should be mandatory for all High School students!

Peter Eliopoulos


Thank you for the fun weekend. I hope to use the knowledge I have learned soon. I will see you again at another course.


Josh Clancy

John and Denise,

The best parts was the navigation and traps and snares! I had a blast and learned important survival skills. This was exactly what I had hoped for!

Robert (Dan) Mustin


This was a great experience and I really enjoyed the challenge. I will definitely take other courses to continue my education

Sarah Iler

John & Denise,

Just want to say thank you for the great skills I've learned and for an amazing weekend! And Denise, Viele Danke for the burgers, beans and franks!

Jeff Doninguez - EMT

John & Denise,

I really enjoyed the course. Some aspects were a little difficult for a 65 year old woman, but I still learned new things. I appreciate the assistance when needed and I felt welcome when I arrived. It's a lot of material to digest but I know you have our survival at heart. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

Louise Harmer