Keith McLain

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

                                                                                                                 --Robert A. Heinlein

Keith McLain has many years of extensive outdoor related experience and credentials. He is an avid outdoorsman and he can often be found hang gliding at Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga Tennessee, occasionally canoeing a peaceful river, or sometimes mountain biking a secluded mountain trail.

He graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Wildlife Biology and followed that up with a Master of Aquaculture.  His first job out of college was with Wildlife International where he performed field surveys, bird surveys, and sample collection to assess the effects of agrichemicals on the local wildlife.  Then after his masters, he went on to manage a tropical fish farm another job that kept him outside where he loves to be. Additionally he is a Georgia Master Naturalist.

Keith has been able to combine many of his outdoor interests.  He used to be an adventure racer and competed in the very first Eco-challenge a race that combined hiking, running, land-navigation, horseback riding, canyoneering, rock climbing, canoeing, rafting, and mountain bike riding into a multi day race that was almost 400 miles long.  In fact, he sees those skills as being very beneficial to sasquatch research; they enable the researcher to cover a lot of ground and go where very few others go.  He has also ran ultra marathons, his most notable being a 50k (31 mile) trail run.   He is also a practitioner of two martial arts:  Aikido and Escrima, and even finds ways to incorporate their philosophies into his research.  Considering Keith's skill-set, tracking and sasquatch research came naturally to him.

Keith has been a member of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) since 2006 and has participated in, and led many expeditions. He has had many close sasquatch encounters over the past several years.

Keith is an experienced tracker who has trained with numerous groups in the United States.  He is a member of the International Society of Professional Trackers and the Society of Primitive Technology. Keith has taught tracking with Enigma Research Group for several years now and also teaches survival for Enigma Research Group.  He loves carrying different types of gear (knives, axes, machetes, saws, multi-tools) into the woods and is always trying out something new to see what it is capable of.  That said, he also loves minimalist camping, just carrying what is in his pockets, on his belt, or in a small day pack. He is always looking for that one best survival tool.

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Listen to Leigh, Keith and Craig discuss some of their sasquatch encounters on Kris Allen's Monster Theater World Wide Radio Show:

 

8/21/2011 - Kris Allen interviews Leigh, Keith and Craig

 

 

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