John Campbell is a former desert survival instructor from Arizona.Also Known as Arizona Bushman, he has been into wilderness survival since the age of 8. He grew up in Oklahoma in a small town called Holsum Valley. During heavy rains and ice storms he and his family would be trapped for weeks at a time. Hunting, fishing, trapping, and gardening became a way of life. The family would even raise their own food animals for sustainment during these hard times. At age 11 he joined the Boy Scouts. He was active with them for five years and moved onto the Explorer Scouts. There were always plenty of outings and opportunities to be outdoors. Learning Wilderness Survival Skills were always a key-note on these outings. Growing up he also had a lot of Native American friends from the Cherokee and Choctaw Tribes. They would hike and camp for days on end practicing ancestral skills. Snakes, fish, bugs, and wild edibles were on the menu. Nights were spent in a natural shelter. After graduating from high school in 1995 he traveled to Louisiana and Mississippi practicing swamp survival skills, he practiced there for 6 months. He spent a year in Galveston and traveled to Gulf Shores, Alabama studying coastal survival skills. In 1998 he moved to Arizona. In 2003 he attended a class from one of the wolds top instructors. He has been practicing Desert Survival and Primitive skills ever since. John is now a knife designer and has made appearances in knife magazines as well as appearing on the Discovery Channel. John has also worked with one of the top names in the survival field during the filming of a Television pilot for the History Channel. He has done over 200 YouTube videos on the subject of survival ranging from skills to gear and gear testing.
JcamBlades or John Campbell Blades is a knife company devoted to quality and affordability. Each one of Johns designs is unique and built to last. He started by designing blades for other knife companies where he became known for his rugged blades. These where made by seasoned craftsman by three of the leading knife manufacturers in the US. John has taken over his designs and is having them made overseas in China. These are made to his tough and rigorous standards and quality. He searched for a very long time to find the right manufacturer that believes in the same stringent code of quality that John personally believes. John also handles all the quality control and personally sees to it that each blade is to his standards.
Other blades I have done or been involved with.
The High Desert Survival Knife by TOPs Knives.
Saguaro Survival Knife by Scorpion Knives.
The Apache Bolo by Pro Tool Industries.
SPCSE by Pro Tool Industries.
Southwest Hunter and Trapper by Scorpion Knives.
The Brothers of Bushcraft Knife by TOPs Knives.