Family Survival Guide

Family Survival Guide

The Best Ways for Families to Prepare, Train, Pack, and Survive Everything

Mykel Hawke, Ruth England Hawke


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Are you prepared in case disaster strikes? Are your kids? In the Family Survival Guide, veteran adventurers Mykel and Ruth Hawke provide the vital information you and your family need to get through almost any disaster safely. The topics covered are wide-ranging and easy-to-follow. Here, you and your family will learn:

  • How to find, purify, and store water
  • How to construct different types of shelter and the perfect places to build them
  • What to pack and what not to pack in a bugout bag
  • Essential first aid skills
  • How to navigate your way when lost
  • How to build a fire
  • Basic foraging, hunting and outdoor cooking skills
  • And so much more!
Filled with expert advice and time-tested tips, Family Survival Guide is an essential handbook


Mykel Hawke:
Mykel Hawke is a retired US Army Special Forces officer, author, and television and film personality. He is perhaps best known for the television programs he created on Discovery Channel called Man, Woman, Wild and Travel Channel's Lost Survivors. He resides in Miami, Florida, with his family.

Mykel Hawke is a Green Beret combat veteran and captain (ret.) in the U.S. Army Special Forces; director of Spec Ops, Inc. (an international outdoor-survival training company); and popular television survival expert from the Discovery Channel's hit shows Man, Woman, Wild, Lost Survivors, and One Man Army. He has also appeared on the History Channel, MTV, Channel 5 in the UK, and more. Mykel holds multiple educational degrees and black belts, has had several medical certifications, and speaks numerous languages. He lives with his wife, Ruth England Hawke and their son.

Ruth England Hawke is a British television presenter and actress. She is the costar of the Discovery Channel show Man, Woman, Wild and the Travel Channel show Lost Survivors. She lives with her husband, Mykel Hawke and their son.