CODY LUNDIN is an internationally recognized professional in the field of primitive living skills, modern wilderness survival, bushcrafting, and urban self-reliance training. Due to his intimate understanding of the physics, psychology and physiology of human survival, Cody is routinely featured as the consulting expert on real-world emergencies for national and international news outlets. He has trained private, corporate, and governmental agencies, thousands of students and dozens of national and international media sources in outdoor survival, primitive living skills, bushcrafting, and urban preparedness.
As a result of his skill and dedication, Cody has been featured in media sources including The Today Show, History Channel, Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The New York Times, Esquire, Playboy, Good Morning America, The Donny and Marie Show, The Weather Channel, TV Guide, Discovery Channel, Newsweek and CBC Radio One in Canada to name a few. In September of 1999 Cody was honored as the third person in history to appear on the cover of Backpacker magazine, which featured a story on his skills and philosophies of survival. In July of 2009, Cody was hand picked by past Discovery Channel CEO John Ford to co-host the hit show, "Dual Survival". Click here to download a press kit PDF with complete media credits, or visit media links for newspaper, magazine, television, and radio.
He has consulted for National Geographic Television, PBS, the Travel Channel, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the United States Forest Service, Copley News Service, CNN Newsroom, Fox News, and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), among many others.
Founder, Director, and Lead Instructor of the Aboriginal Living Skills School, LLC (ALSS, LLC)
Cody founded one of the oldest continuously operated survival schools in North America - the Aboriginal Living Skills School - in 1991 in Prescott, Arizona. He teaches modern wilderness survival skills, primitive living skills, bushcrafting, urban preparedness, and homesteading. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and The Ecosa Institute. Cody teaches survival skills and sustainability around the world for a variety of clients.
Cody is the author of two best-selling books on survival and urban preparedness, 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive (2003) and When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes (2006).
98.6 Degrees is routinely featured in Amazon’s top ten survival books since its release in 2003. It’s been adopted as a training manual by dozens of Search and Rescue teams and schools around the nation and excerpts have been used by the US Army to add to its revised US Army field manuals on survival skills. When All Hell Breaks Loose sold 10,000 copies in less than three weeks after its release and continues to be featured in Amazon’s top five books under the “Disaster Relief” heading. Both books have been translated into several languages.
Television and Film Host
Cody routinely helps develop or host new network and cable programming. Cody hosted the Discovery Channel show “Lost in the Wild” in 2003, one of the first survival shows on the network. He was chosen by the Today Show to design and perform the live survival segment at Sir Richard Branson’s private retreat - Necker Island - in the British Virgin Isles for the finale of “Where in the World is Matt Lauer.”
Cody was chosen as the survival expert for two Dateline NBC adventures, three “What Should You Do” episodes for Lifetime television with Leeza Gibbons, survival commentary segments for Good Morning America, CNN Newsroom, HLN and The Insider, and was featured as the sole expert on the Donny and Marie Show for a Y2K preparation special. Cody also produced and was featured in the pilot episode of the History Channels "Digging for the Truth". He has appeared on camera for dozens of network news shows for FOX, CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC and various morning shows and other programming around the nation and internationally.
Cody was the co-host, producer, and consultant for Discovery Channels hit show "Dual Survival" for four seasons. He's currently in production on his own survival series. Contact our office to request a reel of Cody’s television performances at (928) 713-1651 or email us at email@example.com.
Cody is known to thousands as a pointed, entertaining and passionate speaker. He has spoken at dozens of professional events around the nation and the world from those with a few dozen to several hundred attendees. A literal survivor, Cody used his love of nature and psychological stamina to heal his life and has the natural motivation, credibility and authority to enhance any event.
Cody offers a wide variety of consulting opportunities in the realm of self-reliance. He has trained authors, film and television producers and directors, magazine and newspaper editors, corporations, businesses, governmental organizations and individuals in the following range of subjects:
- Primitive Living, Wilderness Living, Bushcrafting and Modern Outdoor Survival Skills Training
- Urban, Suburban and Rural Preparedness Training and Disaster Mitigation
- Real Estate Analysis for Self-Reliant Living
- Sustainable Design, Building and Living Systems
- Water Harvesting Methods for Arid Landscapes
- The Psychology of Survival, Leadership Training
- Field reconnaissance for film and TV
Two Years Living in the Woods
Cody’s expertise in practical outdoor skills comes from a lifetime of personal experience, including two years spent living in a brush shelter (wicki-up) in the woods where he slept on pine needles and cooked over an open fire.
Cody designed and lives in a self-reliant, passive solar earth home in the high-desert wilderness of Northern Arizona in which he catches rain, composts wastes, and pays nothing for heating and cooling.
Integrity in Training
Cody is well known in the survival industry for his no compromise stance on ethical training. His commitment to no nonsense instruction, speaking out against media exploitation of survival skills and putting his clients welfare above all else has earned him a loyal following.
Contacting Cody Lundin
Cody Lundin / ALSS, LLC
P.O. Box 3064, Dept. Abo
Prescott, Arizona 86302 USA
Phone: (928) 713-1651
Web site: www.codylundin.com