MORS KOCHANSKI is widely known and well respected for his years of experience in outdoor education in western Canada. His enthusiasm for wilderness recreation and his desire to learn everything there is to know about the wilderness have made him one of the foremost authorities on wilderness skills. He is especially familiar to outdoor enthusiasts in Alberta where he has worked and lived for the last 20 years. He is the former editor of Alberta Wilderness Arts and Recreation. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Alberta.