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How to: The Art of Being the Grey Man

How to: The Art of Being the Grey Man

  This article is dedicated to the art of being the Grey Man, or someone who simply blends in. On the surface he or she appears to be totally unassuming and non-threatening. He’s the guy you never noticed standing next to in line at the ball park, or the woman you don’t remember was at […]

How to Process Rabbit Like a Pro

  One of the things you will need to know for wilderness survival is how to gut, skin, and process rabbit for consumption. The video below shows an alternate method to traditional skinning. The method in the video below reduces the possibility of fly contamination, as the rabbit is not cut open, which exposes the […]

How To Escape a Submerged Vehicle (wi...

How To Escape a Submerged Vehicle (with drills)

One of the most terrifying things you may ever experience is having to escape a submerged vehicle.  If you ever find yourself in this situation it’s a bad time to realize you don’t have a clue about how to accomplish this. This is where some knowledge, and training comes in handy. Both breed confidence, and […]

Entering The Iron Age: Primitive Tech...

Entering The Iron Age: Primitive Technology

As a military trained survival instructor, and someone who’s developed skills by going out and just doing the stuff, I have immense respect for this guy.  He takes survival and the ethos of it to a whole different level.  In fact, you can’t even call what he does “survival”.  You just call it living.  Living […]

Water Distillation Made Easy (video)

Water Distillation Made Easy (video)

Water is life. I will keep saying it, and you should let it soak in and commit it to memory. That said, when you are in a survival scenario, you have two issues regarding water: finding it, and making it drinkable. This is hard enough in jungle, forest, or desert settings, but consider one other; […]

Understanding Groundwater & Wate...

Understanding Groundwater & Water Tables

Water is life. Without it, we die. Thus, understanding where our water comes from, how to find it, collect it, and decide if it’s safe for consumption is vital to survival. While I’m not a geologist, I’ve done my personal best to figure out how a water table works, where water is sourced, how it […]

Learn the Figure-4 Deadfall From a TR...

Learn the Figure-4 Deadfall From a TRUE Expert (video)

When you say the term “survival expert” there are a few names who immediately come to mind (if those names are cast members from the hit TV show “Naked & Afraid”, you need to get out more). One name that most other experts and long-time enthusiasts mention right off the bat is Ron Hood. You […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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