Tim MacWelch, Author: Tim MacWelch is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Prepare for Anything, Hunting & Gathering, and How to Survive Anything. He is Outdoor Life magazine's survival blogger. He is also the founder and head instructor of Advanced Survival Training School, where he teaches ordinary people how to live closer to nature and how to use those skills in emergencies.
Joseph Pred, Co-Author: Joseph Pred is a trained EMT, hazardous materials technician, and disaster-management specialist whose expertise also encompasses public health, risk management, and fire safety. He was the head of all public safety and emergency services for the annual Burning Man festival for 18 years, an ongoing experiment in community and outdoor survival in a harsh desert environment.