JT Sawyer is the pen name for Tony Nester. For 27 years, Tony made his living teaching survival courses and guiding trips throughout the Four-Corners Region and Western U.S. He has taught courses for the military special operations community, Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, NTSB, FAA and other federal agencies throughout the country. Tony… More About JT >>>
I’ve been involved in the martial arts since I was 16, ranging from Filipino to Aikido and currently BJJ.
I’ve lived in tipis, caves, hogans, pine-needle shelters, and a renovated 1920 loft in downtown Detroit.
When I need to take a break from writing, I delve into woodcarving.
My favorite movies are The Snow Walker, Big Wednesday, Chasing Mavericks, and Ben Hur.
My most grueling survival ordeal happened during a 21-day survival trip in Idaho when the temps plunged to -35 degrees.
I like the desert and triple-digit heat because of a particularly grueling ordeal in Idaho.
The end of my pen name comes from a dastardly character called Sawyer on the show LOST.