People often ask me where I learned to master so many different skills. My father was an avid backpacker and outdoor enthusiast. Our family grew up hiking, backpacking and camping from California to Missouri. At the age of 17, I started my first of many multi-week solo backpacking trips throughout the deserts, mountains and Indian reservations of Arizona. Since that time I have worked with or instructed many organizations, including: Special Forces, Navy Seals, Homeland Security, Seach & Rescue, FBI Special Agents, and Sheriff Departments. I have also guided professionally from the Grand Canyon's Colorado River to Oregon's Rogue River and many points throughout the Sierras.
Sierra School of Survival and/or Doug Huffman, have been featured in Sunset Magazine, The Fishsniffer Magazine,
The Sacramento Bee, Western Outdoors News, The Folsom Telegraph, Prime Ticket Sports Network(cable-tv),
Point/Counter Point(cable-tv), Good Day Sacramento Show, Capitol Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS and many local newscasts.
The last several years I have been training military, law enforcement and civilians in wilderness/urban
survival, tracking/counter tracking, escape & evasion, close quarter combatives, pointman/scout/recon, team movements & communications. I also conduct survival seminars for REI in Northern California and Nevada. In 2009, Sierra Survival was featured live, over 10 times on local and national television stations.
Please realize that at Sierra School of Survival our office is the outdoors. Because we only make it into the office a few times a week we can not respond to e-mails and phone calls within the same timeframe as most businesses you may deal with. We realize this may appear unprofessional to those who live and work daily in the concrete jungle and we appreciate your understanding as we conduct our business in the wilderness, beyond the range of our cell phone.
Thank you for your interest in Sierra SOS, and I look forward to training with you or your group in the near future.