Dispatch and Process a Rabbit (video)

Dispatch and Process a Rabbit (video)

The other night, I was out hiking with a friend and we noticed several rabbits along the way. Since we were only looking to get some miles in for a good workout, and test out a new pack, the rabbits were safe. Lucky them. However, I could not help but think of how delicious rabbit […]

Gear Review: The Schrade® SCHBOLO

Gear Review: The Schrade® SCHBOLO

There are a lot of ways to chop wood and clear brush. Not too many blades do both relatively well. SITUATION: Usually, you have an axe or hefty bush knife for chopping wood. But neither one clears brush, at least not with any ease. For clearing brush, you have a machete, but those don’t chop […]

Hunt. Catch. Cook. Common Sense Sugge...

…there are a few things you should know about processing and cooking wild game to avoid disease or sickness.

How to Choose a Survival Knife

How to Choose a Survival Knife

When I was a kid, I thought “Rambo” knives were SO cool…

Surviving Hypothermia in the Wilderne...

Surviving Hypothermia in the Wilderness

Hypothermia can kill you. Let’s get that out of the way. It’s not something to take lightly or brush off, so let’s discuss ways to prevent it, and treat it in a wilderness survival scenario. There are several ways to prevent hypothermia, the first is quite simple; start with a general knowledge of what it […]

GEAR REVIEW: the GORUCK GR1 rucksack

GEAR REVIEW: the GORUCK GR1 rucksack

Somewhere in between the Osprey’s and Gregory type packs meant for through hiking, and the Mystery Ranch/5.11/Condor packs that have a more “tactical” look & feel, there lies an area reserved for packs that don’t quite define one as a “hiker”, or as a “military” type, but appeals to both demographics. It’s an area for […]

GEAR REVIEW: The Bubba 20oz HERO Tumb...

GEAR REVIEW: The Bubba 20oz HERO Tumbler

I have been on an arduous journey for quite some time. The mission: to find an insulated coffee mug that would NOT leak. I know, I get excited over weird stuff. But we’ve all had that thermos or mug we had high hopes for leak in our pack, or our car, right? Or the one […]

Essential Knots and Bends

Essential Knots and Bends

One thing I get asked about a LOT are knots and bends. It’s a skill, as you were, it’s an ART that once seemed to be fading into obscurity, practiced only by those rare breeds like First Responders/High Angle Rescue, Special Forces, Sailors, mountain climbers, cowboys and of course the proud Eagle Scout. Recently, there’s […]

Ne Te Quaesiveris Extra

Ne Te Quaesiveris Extra

“Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841)   Ne […]

Surviving Heat Exhaustion in the Wild...

When we step out into the wilderness, we do so assuming a certain level of risk is inherent. Our civilized beings reconcile variables and weigh that risk, which is what makes our wild being desire the adventure in the back-country. It’s the opportunity to test yourself, to push your limits, to grow, and learn to […]

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