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Adam Mayfield

Wilderness Survival 


Primitive Technology 


Adam Mayfield, a certified wilderness survival instructor, can fit over 20 years of professional bushcraft experience into a space the size of a fanny pack and thrive across nearly any terrain. He first got smitten with primitive technology at age fifteen, the same year he became an Eagle Scout. (long before fanny packs were even a thing)

Since then, he’s led groups of up to 20 people for as many as 30 consecutive days and nights through the backcountry wilderness of nearly every major river and mountain range in the western US, including Alaska, via backpacking, minimalist survival treks, and river raft expeditions to name a few.

He is a longtime alum and former instructor at Boulder Outdoor Survival School, the oldest survival school in the world, where he taught traditional living skills to all walks of life, from corporate executives and military personnel to artists and political activists.

He then began working with New Earth Organization, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated youth successfully re-entering their communities. As a counselor for their Beyond Boundaries program, he led youths on outdoor expeditions with an emphasis on personal identity discovery including backpacking, mountain climbing and white water rafting, to name a few.

Furthermore, he is a mentor for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), a nonprofit organization that holds both traditional and outdoor excursion retreats across the US, Canada, and the UK, teaching mindfulness to teenagers and adults. Adam incorporates his bushcraft expertise into the daily curriculum of their program.

In addition to his private clients, Adam is a Field Instructor for Thomas Coyne Survival Schools, one of the most respected internationally recognized survival schools in existence today.

He is also a certified instructor of Wilderness First Aid, Basic First Aid, CPR/AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, Emergency Oxygen Administration, Child and Babysitting Safety, as well as Pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid through the American Safety and Health Institute, with years of field experience treating outdoor emergencies.

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