Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Survival Training

  • Bushcraft,  Wilderness Survival

    Injuries in the wilderness (Self-Aid and First-Aid in the woods)

    What Could Possibly Happen? No matter how experienced you are, and how careful you try to be, Injuries in the wilderness Are ‘eventually’ Going To Happen to you. Being prepared to deal with accidents and injuries “Out There” will mean the difference between returning from your outing “Relatively Unscathed”, and having a Very Bad Time. I have spent ‘literally’ Years “Out There, and have of course had my share of oopsies and Owies.. But, Fortunately, I have never gotten Severely Injured “Out There” Self-Aid and First-Aid Kit So .. What do I typically carry with me, to deal with owies? The Essentials that I have in my “PFAK” (Personal First…

  • Bushcraft,  Gear,  Wilderness Survival

    The 13 Essentials (of Wilderness Survivaling)

    The 13 Essentials (of Wilderness Survivaling) Before looking at the 13 Essentials (of WIlderness Survival), Here is a little background on the concept. You are probably familiar with the traditional “10 essentials” (originally formalized in the 70s by “The Mountaineers”  Map  Compass  Sunglasses and sunscreen  Extra clothing  Headlamp or flashlight  First-aid supplies  Firestarter  Matches  Knife  Extra food … Later expanded to the following “Categories” Navigation: Map and compass, [GPS device], [satellite communicators], [extra batteries or a battery pack] Headlamp: Plus extra batteries Sun protection: Sunglasses, sun-protective clothes, and sunscreen First aid supplies, Including foot care and insect repellent (if required) Knife: Plus repair kit Fire: Matches, perhaps a lighter (and tinder?)…

  • Gear,  Wilderness Survival

    5 best Bushcraft Survival Knives – Tools That I have Known and Loved

    Over the years I have had quite a number of “Woods Tools” .. Each of these “tools” had its pros and cons .. and I imagine I might  still  – at this late date – find one or a few that I ‘might’ Really Like .. But these are the 5 Best Bushcraft Survival Knives that I currently have and Use, and they would be hard to beat, I think. …. Side Note: There are people out there who have paid Hundreds, if not Thousands of dollars for a Wilderness Knife, only for it to be stored away .. ‘they’ call them “Safe Queens”, or “Vault-Queens” … (It has been my observation, over…

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    Best Wilderness Survival Books –

    Introduction. Many Moons ago, when I was just a young’n (in the late 40s and early 50s .. And before I had found any of the Best Wilderness Survival Books to learn from) .. My Folks would load up our travel/camping trailer, and we would head to The Woods .. (My Father was quite the Outdoorsman, with Much to teach me) From the week after School was out, till the week before school started again, we would be “Out There” Seeing and Hearing and Smelling and tasting and thoroughly Being a Part Of “All Things Wilderness”. During the rest of the year I sought out Everything I could find, on…

  • Bushcraft,  Wilderness Survival

    Let’s Go Survivaling.

    Heading “Out There”/ Survivaling Assuming that I am going Bushwhacking “Out There”, for 3 to 5 days, What am I going to want to put together – in a Trekking Bag / Pack, in order to Assure my Survival, provide for my Needs, and perhaps allow for some measure of ease and comfort? Let’s start with what I will be wearing, and the items I will have in my pocket(s) For the purposes of this exercise, I am assuming an outing during Spring thru Autumn, with ‘at least initially’ No Rain/Snow or other inclement weather .. No Extremes in temperature (let’s say mid 50’s to mid 70’s during the day,…