Greg Davenport has been active in disaster preparedness, wilderness medicine, and survival education since 1983.
Greg has been teaching wilderness medicine and survival techniques since 1983. As a former USAF SERE specialist (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape), he taught aircrew members how to survive in all seasonal and climatic conditions, during combat and non-combat scenarios, in extreme conditions, and with limited gear. In addition to SERE, Greg spent several years teaching at the Combat Casualty Care Course (C4) for the Department of Defense. This program taught military physicians and physician assistants how to establish forward medical centers and treat casualties. Greg left the military in 1991 and went on to attend the University of Washington PA Medicine program and create Greg Davenport, LLC, a hands on wilderness education program.
National and International Service
Since completing the UW PA Medicine program, Greg has worked in remote an urban emergency settings and volunteered as a rapid disaster response PA. Recently his volunteer work has been with the NYC Medics, deploying to both Vanuatu and Nepal. In addition, Greg has provided many field and platform lectures on outdoor safety and survival to a myriad of wilderness organizations to include the International Sportsman’s Expo, USCG Helicopter Rescue Swimmers, Search and Rescue Organizations, and Wilderness Volunteers. He is also a well known keynote and motivational speaker who uses his years of adventure — as the catalyst — when speaking on topics related to leadership, improvisation skills, and stress abatement. These insightful presentations are key to individual and organization transformation.
Greg has authored six books related to outdoor survival, wilderness medicine, navigation, and primitive skills (Stackpole Books; Globe Pequot Books). Gregory Davenport’s books are fascinating and informative guides that look beyond merely surviving in the wilderness. They are indispensable prefatory reading for any nature enthusiast. Anyone who has hiked the wrong path into the wilderness can appreciate the importance of making the best of a bad situation. In his easy-to-use guides, Greg Davenport explains the most efficient ways to ensure personal safety in the wild. Creating shelter and heat, procuring food and water, and navigating unfamiliar territory are just a few of the survival basics Davenport covers in each text. Amazon and Barnes and Noble Links.
Adventure Show Host and Televised Expert
Greg has hosted or co-hosted several adventure and education programs on the History Channel, Hallmark, and LifeTime. He has also contributed significant on-camera time for ABC’s PrimeTime Thursday, CBS’s 48 Hours, Outdoor Life Network, and others. Finally, Greg has appeared on numerous news broadcasts as an expert in outdoor adventure and survival. Shows include NBC Today, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, CNN, HNN, MSNBC, Fox & Friends, and BBC News.
Greg has a Doctorate degree in Health Science with a focus on Leadership and Organizational Behavior; a Masters degree in PA Medicine with a focus on Wilderness and Emergency Medicine; a PA Certificate focused on Rural Primary Care; and an Associate of Science degree in Search and Survival Rescue. Presently, Davenport is the Dean for the Graduate School of Health Sciences at North Greenville University.
Greg and his wife, Dawn-Marie, have seven children – Jamie, Jenna, Braden, and two sets of twins Abigail and Adeline and Charles and Cyrus.