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Outdoor and Survival Expert Expert

Christopher VanTilburg, M.D.
Medical Consultant and Contributor
  • Mountain Rescue Volunteer
  • Author of seven outdoor first aid and survival books
  • Editor-in-Chief for Wilderness Medicine, the official magazine for Wilderness Medical Society
  • Contributing Editor Backcountry Magazine
  • Contributing Editor Columbia Gorge Magazine
  • "Ask Doc Wild" Columnist National Geographic Adventure

Marine Medicine Expert

Michael Jacobs, M.D.
Medical Consultant for the Marine Series
  • MedSail Founder and Program Director: Safety at Sea and Medicine for Mariners Conferences
  • Medical Director, Vineyard Medical Services, Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • USCG Licensed Captain
  • Co-Author, A Comprehensive Guide to Marine Medicine
  • Author, Survival at Sea, Textbook of Wilderness Medicine
  • Coastal and offshore racing and cruising sailor, kayaker

Survival Expert

Doug Ritter
Consultant for the Pocket Survival Pak
  • Publisher and Editor of Equipped to Survive
  • Board Chairman and Executive Director of the Equipped to Survive Foundation
  • Leading authority in the areas of survival and survival equipment and supplies
  • Has personally interviewed nearly 120 survivors of aviation, marine, and wilderness survival episodes to gain insight into essential survival

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