Lundin is an only child whose father was in the military. He spent his early childhood moving around until finally settling in Laramie Wyoming where he attended junior high and high school. After graduating from high school he lived on the streets, in a commune, in the backyards of friends and then in a brush shelter while he attended college in Prescott, Arizona.
Lundin founded the Aboriginal Living Skills School in 1991 in Prescott, Arizona, where he is a survival instructor, teaching modern wilderness survival skills, primitive living skills, urban preparedness, and homesteading.
Lundin is the author of two best-selling books on survival and preparedness, 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive and When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes.
Lundin has been a co-host of the television series Dual Survival since 2010. On the show, Lundin demonstrates various survival skills while wearing shorts in all weather and going barefoot. On February 17, 2014 Lundin announced on his Facebook page and on his website that he had been fired from Dual Survival due to differences of opinion on matters of safety.
Honors and awards
In September 1999, Lundin was honored as the third person in history to appear on the cover of Backpacker magazine that featured a story about his survival school.
^ abMcGivney, Annette (September 1999). "The Wisdom of Abo Dude". Backpacker.com. Retrieved 18 April 2014. "Despite his credentials and the fact that he's a successful entrepreneur, Lundin, 32, isn't your typical CEO."