The Basic Principles Of Survival

The Basic Principles Of Survival

Much has been said about what survival is or isn’t, but it seems there are some basic principles of survival. We would argue that skill sets and principlss are different sides of the same coin. SKILL SETS help survive specific  scenarios. While PRINCIPALS are ideas or philosophies that can be applied to almost all  scenarios. […]

Hiker Who Got Lost, Dies of Starvatio...

Hiker who got lost

Geraldine Largay was a Appalachian Trail hiker who got lost, and died of starvation. Misguided decisions combined with bad luck and lack of skills lead to her death. It begins like any other backpacking story: two friends decide to hike the AT, having a great adventure. But that wasn’t how it ended. On July 22, […]

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 […]

Gear Review: 5.11 Stryke Pants Abused...

Gear Review: 5.11 Stryke Pants Abused for Two Years

  I know the 5.11 Stryke Pants have been around for a while, but I felt compelled to do this review. I’ve had a pair I’ve been beating up for about 2 years now, and they’re still kickin. This one pair of pants has been through some pretty severe ass whoopins over the last 2 […]

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 or even homesteading scenario, you have two issues regarding water: finding it, and making it drinkable. Knowing the basics of water distillation is a critically essential skill. […]

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 […]

Product Review: Condor Titan Elite Pa...

Product Review: Condor Titan Elite Pack

I’ve been using the Condor Urban Go-bag/pack for about 8 years now. Recently, I decided to upgrade, and because all three of my Condor bags have taken QUITE the beatings over the years, I decided to go back to them. I especially was interested in their new “Elite” lineup of gear, and figured I would […]

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