The ART of Wildlife Tracking

Come learn the almost lost art of TRACKING. Class is SMALL. Ten people max. This preserves the quality of the class by making it easier for everyone to gather ’round and see the tracks and take notes/photos. That said, DO NOT hesitate on this one. Reserve your spot ASAP. Your instructor will be Mr. Beau Harger. Beau learned the art…

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Hill Country Spring Wild Edibles (Burnet, TX)

If you missed out on last springs wild edibles course, or even the winter course, don’t hesitate on this one! Only 20 spaces available!! Instructor: Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. Creator of www.ForagingTexas.com, and author of the “Idiot’s Guide: Foraging”, a best seller. Cost: $75 per person Location: Burnet, TX (check our Facebook event page for more specific details) Perfect for…

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Houston Wild Edibles Foraging Course

SOLD OUT!! July 29, 2017: A 4 hour wild edibles foraging course in SPRING, TX taught by our nationally recognized expert, Dr. Mark Merriwether. Class starts promptly at 9am and ends at 1pm. No children under 10 years of age. This course is LEVEL 1 of 3 for the Houston region. Once you complete all three levels, you may test…

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Hill Country Wild Edibles Foraging

A 4 hour wild edibles foraging course in Burnet, TX taught by our nationally recognized expert, Dr. Mark Merriwether. Class starts promptly at 8:30am and ends at 12:30pm. Your $10 parking fee is included in the course fee. No children under 10 years of age. This is Level 1 of 3 for this region. Mark is one of the foremost…

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Wilderness Survival Level-B (primitive survival)

Primitive survival, wilderness survival level C

  SPEAR Wilderness Survival Level-B is a 2 day/2 night course, Level-A is a prerequisite. Students will learn how to survive using primitive survival methods, and minimal gear. Skills taught are as follows: *Primitive fire, water, shelter skills *Wild edibles instruction by Dr. Mark “Merriwether”. *Basic knots and rope work for field use (rope bridges and emergency rappelling) *Day and…

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SPEAR Wilderness Survival Level-A

Wilderness Survival Level-A survival gear

If you want to be more responsible and safe then the Wilderness Survival Level-A course is for you. It is NOT a primitive methods survival course. However, you will learn how to pre-plan effectively, and how to survive using the gear you have in your pack and on your person. Topics covered include: *Proper trip planning & coordination. *Leave-No-Trace methods…

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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 meat. It is however a…

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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 in primitive ways. Now, you…

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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 behaves and how contaminants somewhere…

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Gear Review: Condor Titan Elite Pack

Condor Titan Elite

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 pay more and hope I…

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