Ancient Pathways is a
wilderness skills company in Arizona that
specializes in courses on desert survival,
outdoor safety, and land-navigation skills.
Tony Nester, the founder and head
instructor, has over 20 years of
experience in survival instruction and
outdoor leadership as well as being the
numerous books on outdoor survival.
Tony has provided survival training for the
US Military, National Park Service,
Exxon-Mobil, and served as a consultant for
the Discovery Channel in Death
Valley. Tony is also a freelance writer and
has been published in numerous outdoor
magazines including Outside Magazine,
BackHome, Wilderness Way, and
Ancient Pathways employs a
variety of well-seasoned instructors all trained
by Tony Nester in desert survival skills and wilderness
living. In addition, instructors have a diverse
background in outdoor leadership, wilderness
medicine, desert ecology, and southwest
archeology. Ancient Pathways also has a
partnership program with Northern Arizona
University and provides internships for graduate &
desert survival courses include plenty of
hands-on training and realistic fieldwork that
provides students with the outdoor skills and know-how
needed for desert living. We also provide some of the
training programs for military personnel being
deployed to remote desert regions.
Courses are taught throughout the
canyonlands of Arizona with the majority held near our
high-desert basecamp north of Flagstaff, near the
Painted Desert and one hour from the Grand Canyon. We
also have course sites near Phoenix and Kingman,
Whether your goal is to be more confident during short
trips to the desert or to learn how to prepare your
team for handling desert survival situations in remote
regions, Ancient Pathways can show you the way.
Tips, Tricks, & Skills
An Outdoor Survival Book/DVD by Tony Nester
This is the second book in the
Practical Survival Series
which focuses on the specific skills needed for desert
survival and safety. Few books on desert survival have ever
contained such detailed examples of the fundamental skills
necessary for traveling and hiking in the land of little
water. Containing over 30 photos and a wealth of
field-expedient methods related to arid land survival, this
book is an excellent outdoor guide for the first-time
visitor or veteran desert explorer.
Skills highlighted in this outdoor survival book are featured on the Discovery
Channel's special where Tony served as the consultant
during survival training in Death Valley.
Now available on DVD!
information about our desert
courses, books, and DVD's,
Ancient Pathways, LLC
2532 N 4th St, PMB #313, Flagstaff, Arizona
or phone 928-526-2552.
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