In May of 2017 Jeff Martin, Mark Swanson, Kiowa Sage, Giovanna Horning and Mike Lowe held a weekend primitive skills gathering where they were featured in the Daily Courier Newspaper. Below is a picture from the gathering(not all attendees are pictured).
in May of 2012 Jeff was featured on page A5 in the Hi Desert Star newspaper. A week prior to this article the local community experienced a small stream of earthquakes- forcing citizens to consider being prepared. In the newspaper Jeff discussed how to build a bug-out-bag, what kind of gear is needed if a disaster happens to strike, how to use a knife, and more. After showing journalist Leslie Shaw his bug-out-bag and the items he packs for his survival Jeff discussed safe places to go during an earthquake, what kinds of supplies you can stock up on and keep at home, where to store food, and most important of all- having a plan. Martin explained having a plan to meet up and get ahold of family and loved ones is critical in a natural disaster; most cell towers will be down and lines will be crowded with traffic after a natural disaster so being able to bug out and meet family at a set destination is critical.
January 2, of 2012 Jeff was featured once again in the Hi Desert Star. This time covering wilderness living skills; in fall of 2012 Jeff joined up with David Cooper- an expert tracker and local search and rescue team member in the Joshua Tree National Park to teach a desert survival / wilderness living class in the National Park. Martin and Cooper taught students from all walks of life how to find water in the desert, how to construct a shelter using a tarp and natural resources, how to deal with heat in the desert, how to track and trap animals, how to create primitive fire, how to signal for rescue, what plants are edible and much more. All students got hands on experience using primitive and modern day tools. Jeff explained to the Hi Desert star, thousands of hikers get lost every year and most come unprepared; so learning how the Native Americans lived off of the land is critical to desert living and survival training. Martin is a firm believer in hands on experience when it comes to learning traditional skills