John on Getting Your Money's Worth

Featured on Getting Your Money’s Worth

On Thursday, October 2, 2008, I appeared on “Getting Your Money’s Worth with Judith West.” I showed and discussed various survival kits. I also talked about the survival courses we offer and the type of people who attend these courses. Judith West was very interested in all aspects of my profession and actually appeared excited […]

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Martha Stewart and I

Featured on The Martha Stewart Show

On Friday, September 26, 2008, I appeared on national television as a guest on the “Martha Stewart Show.” I showed how to make a survival kit in a small mint tin. I discussed the contents and demonstrated how to use an oven bag as a water container to purify water and how to use safety […]

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Denise starting the mourning fire.

They Will Survive

I was very fortunate to have The New York Times do a Feature Article about the Survival Skills Weekend Course I teach with Denise. The article titled “They Will Survive” was featured in the “Escapes” section on Friday, August 1, 2008, and was written by David Wallis, a NY Times Reporter, who attended our course. […]

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Ex-Marine Loves Teaching about Survival in Nature

The Poughkeepsie Journal did an article on me titled “Ex-Marine Loves Teaching about Survival in Nature.” Nancy Haggerty, the author of a column called “Without Limits,” said “When you’re in the woods, rarely do you walk in a straight line. And so maybe it makes sense then that John McCann’s path to the woods had […]

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BTPSK in the Times Herald Record

My book is discussed in the “Outdoor” column in the Times Herald-Record titled “Survival of the Smartest,” dated January 15, 2008, by David Dirks. David states that “McCann, of Poughkeepsie, has taken the concept of “survival” to another level. Knowing that much has been written on survival techniques, McCann has devoted many years to developing […]

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Wilderness Way Vol. 12 Is. 4

Natural A-Frame Shelter, Adirondack Style

In Volume 12, Issue 4, of Wilderness Way Magazine, I got the cover with an article entitled Natural A-Frame Shelter, Adirondack Style. The article shows how I built a shelter while on a 10 day trip to the wilderness canoe area of the Adirondacks in New York State. The article includes lots of pictures with […]

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