Scott B. Williams has been exploring wild places and working on perfecting his wilderness skills for most of his life, beginning with hunting and fishing while growing up in Mississippi. His adventures have included thousands of miles of solo long-distance sea kayaking journeys both in the U.S. and abroad, as well as extended wilderness canoeing and backpacking trips in every region of the U.S. His enthusiasm for travel by water fueled an interest in a variety of boats and led him to learn the craft of wooden boatbuilding and later to construct more than a dozen custom-built vessels, including the 26-foot sailing catamaran that is his most recent project. In addition to building boats, paddling small craft, and offshore sailing, he enjoys backpacking, bicycling, dual-sport motorcycling, and photography.
He maintains several blogs related to these pursuits and occasionally writes for magazines including Sea Kayaker and SAIL. His most popular blog is Bug Out Survival (BugOutSurvival.com) which expands on his books, including Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late (Ulysses Press, 2010) and Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters (Ulysses Press, 2011). More information about all of his books, articles, and blogs can be found on his main website: ScottBWilliams.com.
This episode aired live on March 14, 2012.