Studies), C.A.M., Outdoor Education Certificate, M.A. Candidate
(Education), Ph.D. candidate.
Arama ('The Survivorguy') has been teaching and leading outdoor
programs for more than 30 years at community colleges (e.g.. Humber,
Seneca, Mohawk, Niagara, Conestoga), universities (McMaster, U
of Guelph), numerous district school boards, and city Parks and
Recreation departments (e.g., Vaughan, Markham, and Milton).
teaching also extends to numerous clubs, business, and industry
groups. Some past and present clients include: Great Lakes Helicopter
School, Pontiac Search and Rescue, Humber College (Flight Aviation
Program - commercial airline pilots), Falconbridge Mining Coorporation,
Five Winds Ski Club, Camp Mini-o-wee, Upper-Canada College, Markham
Scouts and Venturers, and the Single Gourmet Social Club.
David has numerous television and radio appearances on TSN's the
Great Outdoorsman Show, the Hunter & Angler Show, City TV's
Breakfast Television, The Weather Network News, Global TV News
(survival tips), and FAN Radio. He has also written numerous newspaper
articles concerning Wilderness Survival and Preparedness. In addition
to his media appearances, he also presents seminars and workshops
at conferences held by such organizations as the Ontario Camping
Association and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.
of his presentations extend to public shows as well, such as the
Ontario Out-of-Doors Annual Hunting and Fishing Show, the Toronto
Sportmen's Show, and the Outdoor Adventure Show.
Associated with the Wilderness Survival School, David has written
several of the school's manuals, including the WTI Wilderness
Survival Manual, the Outdoors Pursuits Camp Manual, and the Project
LOST manual. Due to David's extensive knowledge in wilderness
survival, GPS navigation, map & compass use, nature lore,
edible and medicinal plants, and outdoors camping training, he
is also a consultant and program designer, having pioneered numerous
outdoor programs for groups, individuals, and many summer adventure
David is currently researching lost victims and survival preparedness,
and has recently received a grant to develop a "standardized"
survival program aimed at saving lives in the wilderness, in association
with Search and Rescue and Emergency Measures organizations.
He also appears on Outdoor Life's "Camp n' Out Series"
(the survival expert), the new "Survivorman-Kids YTV Series
(trained the castaways, survival consultant and involved in designing
the series), Les Stoud's "Survive!" book, and in SARSCENE
Academically, David has the following credentials: B.A. Environmental
Studies (York); Diploma in Business Administration (Seneca); Certificate
in Outdoor Recreation (Humber); and Certificate in Wilderness
Emergency Care (Humber). Presently he is completing a M.Ed/Phd
(BSU) in youth at risk education.