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 […]

6 Principles of Survival – Maintain Core Body Temperature – Part 1 Shelter

Shelter and Fire are ONE.  Long term survival requires the proficiency of both.  Maintaining Core Body Temperature is vital, and without shelter and fire the body is highly susceptible to hypothermia.  In this two part series we will look at the concept and application of Shelter and Fire.  Maintaining a solid 98.6o will ensure your body […]

Principles of Survival – Meet First Aid & Security Needs

One of the most overlooked Principles of Survival is having the ability to Meet your First Aid and Security Needs. The outdoors are called the wild for a reason.  It can be dangerous out there, and accidents are just waiting to happen.  Something as simple as a sprained ankle or as serious as an animal attack, […]

Principles of Survival – Mitigate Risk and Fear

One of the most important survival skills may not be what you think. The most important skill is the ability to recognize the need to make personal safety a priority. I have spent years training in the bush, and have developed the 6 Principles of Survival. Shelter, fire, and water become irrelevant when you do […]

Survival Uses of the Amazing Pawpaw Tree

If you live in the Eastern United States, you may have a wonderful survival recourse growing near you. We’re referring to the amazing Pawpaw tree. The Pawpaw grows in wet woodlands all over the eastern part of this country. If you have ever eaten a Pawpaw then you know the pleasure of, in our opinion, […]

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