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The Best Hammock System

By Robert Allen
After almost two years of testing the Warbonnet Blackbird XLC hammock, we have come to the conclusion that this is the best hammock system on the market for the money. I personally bought one of these a couple of years ago and have tested it in almost every kind of weather imaginable. This hammock is just about as bomb-proof as you can get for a lightweight piece of sleep gear. Various SIGMA 3 instructors have also purchased it and used it all over the country, they have all come back with the same conclusion. Amazing!

We are proud […]

New Survival Skills DVD by SIGMA 3

 Our latest DVD featuring Rob from Sigma3 Survival School shows you how to survive the wilderness with nothing more than a knife (and a few luxury items if you wish)       

Sigma 3 Survival School’s founder, Rob Allen, guides you through the finest details of the most required Survival Skills. Whether you’re a day hiker who finds himself lost in the woods, or just a person more interested in learning self reliance skills, this survival skills DVD will walk you through the hard-core realities of staying alive in survival situations.

Imagine being able to walk off into […]

FREE Missouri Survival Shelters Course

In June we are having a FREE Survival Shelter course at our new Missouri Survival School location. The intent of the course is to build all the survival shelters that we teach during our courses at SIGMA 3 and get our new location built out with one of the best survival villages in this part of the country. The shelters we will build will include the following:

Shelters Covered:

-Super Shelter

-Debris Bed

-Debris Hut

-Double Lean Too

-Jungle A Frame Hooch


-Tarp Shelters and configurations

This class will take place on June 6-7, 2015 and June 13-14, 2015. In exchange for helping us build these shelters […]

Alternatives to Buried Survival Caches

Practical Alternatives for Buried Survival Caches
By Matthew Dermody
One can hardly go far into the prepper and survivalist culture of self-reliance without running into the subject of gear survival caches and doomsday stockpiles. Having a survival cache and having access to the critical supplies contained within it is essential. As more and more people choose to lose their ability to take care of themselves, the need to keep your supplies from the prying eyes of the desperately unprepared grows even more. The most commonly discussed survival cache is the improvised burial tube. Buried tubes and survival caches main mantra is […]

How to Dress for Cold Weather Survival

How to Dress for Cold Weather Survival in Winter Conditions
Winter dress is one of the most important factors when taking trips into the woods in cold conditions. If you don’t dress right you won’t enjoy your trip nearly as much, so in this article we are going to break down what do wear and how to layer it. The purpose of clothing is to keep your core temperature regulated and maintained and there are a few tips and tricks for doing that. Shelter is always the most important priority in survival and clothing is your first layer of shelter. […]