Welcome New Sigma 3 Instructor Mike Lowe

SIGMA 3 Survival School is proud to announce we have brought Mike Lowe onto the team. We’ve been following him for years and have always been a huge fan because of his extreme level of bushcraft skills. You’d be hard pressed to find a more skilled bushcraft instructor in the whole world. And I believe […]

Top Underrated Survival Skills

For many survival has become more than a hobby, it is a way of life.  The survival industry is a vast and ever growing community built around developing self-reliance skills and reconnecting with nature.  It is in this exciting pursuit many skills get overlooked and in some cases are underrated.  The thought of rubbing two […]

The Best Sleeping Bag

The conditions outside will dictate everything, and could encompass thousands of different temperatures and climates.  For this article we will be highlighting some of the Best Cold Weather Sleeping bags. When it comes to wilderness outdoor activity there are really only 3 types of buschcrafters. The “Arm Chair Bushcrafter” – Enjoys the virtual arena of […]

Sigma Satellites – Join the Team!

We are excited to announce our Sigma Satellites; a new and simple way to join the Sigma family. We have a proud honored group of instructors and affiliates, and it is our passion to incorporate the best in the industry. Unfortunately, for many they cannot take off 45 Days to become a certified instructor, and […]

Top 5 Bushcraft Saws

5 Best Bushcraft Saws For years we have been using silky saws in the field and they have performed exceptionally well. So this list will heavy on the silkies, but we will cover some other saws as well. There is a ton of different saws out there on the market to choose from, the options […]

Winter Hammock Camping 101

The Realities of Winter Hammock Camping In the last year, I have been all over the country living in my hammock. I decided to go homeless by choice in August 2017, so that I could be a nomad and live on the move in my favorite hammock system of all time. The Warbonnet Blackbird XLC […]

Survival Is a Calories Game – Wild Edible

Manage Calories Survival is a calories game. Your body converts food into fuel, which provides you with energy, but if you burn more calories trying to obtain food, you are not properly managing your calories. For every calorie you burn you need to find ways to replace it. Conserve your energy. The average active person […]

6 Principles of Survival – Maximize Rescue

Maximize Rescue – Signaling / Navigation Rescue is the goal of every survival situation. Once you meet your primary needs, focus on rescue. You’re only a survivor when you have been rescued. This means that you must be able to either get yourself out of the predicament you are in (self-rescue) or be rescued from […]

6 Principles of Survival – Minimize Dehydration – Water Procurement

There is nothing more refreshing than having a clean glass of drinking water. “We tend to take water for granted until we don’t have any – at which point it becomes the most important thing in the world.”   What is Dehydration? There are several stages of dehydration, but the primary thing you need to understand […]

6 Principles of Survival – Maintain Core Body Temperature – Part 2 Fire

“The psychological effects of being able to start a fire should not be underestimated; neither should the effects of not being able to start one.” In any survival situation maintaining your core body temperature is critical.  It could be the difference between life and death. Beyond Shelter (See part 1 CBT Shelter Blog post) fire […]