COMPANY OVERVIEW - How Ultimate Survival Tips Began.
David - The Founder's Bio
David is an Outdoor Educator, Entrepreneur, the Founder of Ultimate Survival Tips, and Tiny Survival, YouTube Channel, the Executive Producer and Co-Host of The Survival Show Podcast and the Designer of the MSK-1 Survival Knife System. As the leader of Ultimate Survival Tips LLC, David’s goal is to help folks gain the practical skills they need to prepare for, survive, and even thrive in an urban, wilderness, emergency or disaster situation.
David loves the outdoors and prefers mountains over any other terrain. He lives in the sticks on a forgotten cow path, in the middle of nowhere. The Fed Ex guy doesn’t even want to drive to his house anymore because he’s afraid of getting stuck or being attacked by the neighbor’s shepherds.
Before David got tired of cubicles and corporate America, he spent many moons working as a Product Developer, Marketing and Creative Director (for an INC 500 Company) and has attained a boatload of other useless titles. Before he needed a “real” job to support a family,
David spent some time in the Marine Corps and Army Reserves while going to College. After he graduated from Penn State, he traveling the U.S. and then worked at a really cool wilderness school helping troubled boys who wanted a second chance.
David has made a science out of YouTube Channel and Facebook Page Development, Fan Engagement, SEM & SEO, Online Monetization and Brand Building. In 2016 David launched his first Kickstarter Campaign featuring the unique MSK-1 survival knife system. People responded in great number and the Kickstarter campaign goal was surpassed in less than 2 days, and by the campaign close was 1317% funded with over $197,000 in backing and became the most funded survival knife on Kickstarter. by 2019 the MSK-1 survival knife system had received over $400,000 in additional funding via Pre-Orders via Backerkit.
With Ultimate Survival Tips, David has synthesized two decades of outdoor, prepper and practical survival experience with over 15 years in the corporate world to develop a “New Breed” YouTube Education Channel, and product development model, that is focused on delivering high value, premium, gear and broadcast-quality content to those interested in camping, hunting, outdoor skills, prepping, homesteading & practical survival.
MSK-1 - Multi-Scenario Knife - Press Resources
Kickstarter Campaign - The Ultimate All-Purpose Knife that Could Save Your LifeMSK-1: An Awesome Survival Knife, that Chops Like a Hatchet, Cuts Like a Fine Carving Tool, is Full of Surprises and Made in the USA
“If Things Went Really Bad in the World and You Could Only Have One Knife for the Rest of Your Life, Which Knife Would You Choose?”I get asked this question all the time… Hi, my name is David. I'm a former Marine, a Survival Instructor, Entrepreneur, and the Founder and Owner of Ultimate Survival Tips, a popular, survival blog and YouTube Channel (recently ranked by Watch Mojo as the #1 Survivalist Channel) with over 300,000 subscribers. Over the years, I’ve used, tested, and reviewed hundreds of knives… but I've never found an all-in-one knife that could do everything I need for camping, backpacking, survival, tactical training, and general utility use wherever I go. So in 2014, I decided to develop a solution… VISIT KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN