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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Survival of The Fittest. Literally.

Survival of The Fittest. Literally.

So, you got yourself a pack, or a ruck, or whatever you prefer to call it. You packed your Big 5 gear (water, fire, shelter, knife, food), bought some new hiking boots, and you’re ready to thrive!! But are you? How much does your pack weigh? Is that dry weight, or wet? How far do […]

Lesson 1: Get Your Head right

Lesson 1: Get Your Head right

I debated long and hard on where to start this journey. Should I begin talking about water, or shelter, or jump right into the fire, with…fire? I thought about digging into the subject of gear, and giving my $0.02 on certain essential items. I thought about this at work, I thought about this off duty. […]

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