The one thing that a bear doesn’t do in the woods is get lost. The same cannot be said of people. A regular staple of national news reports are stories of some poor soul who wandered away from camp and couldn’t quite a way back. Quite a few of these people [...]
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Dear Survival Coach, I have a strong urge to to reconnect with mother nature for an indefinite amount of time. I’m going bare bones. What 3 things should I bring with me?
My father, now 90 years old, has always had the ability to remain preternaturally calm in an emergency. Thus, I initially thought nothing of it when my phone rang and he said, matter of factly, “I need a little advice.” “What’s up?” I asked. “Oh, your mom fell in a [...]
I’m not about to claim that I’m Bear Grylls or Cody Lundin or one of those famous TV survival experts. What I can claim is that I’ve spent the majority of my 52 years living smack in the middle of (not just visiting) some of the most hidden and deepwood [...]
In the normal course of daily living, most men try to wear socks of the same color. Failing that approach, they usually take the fallback position of grabbing those that are either fairly dark or almost white. That’s all well and good for those whose al fresco
For two decades ending in the 1940′s, a man named Israel McDaniel lived in an Ozark cave. I had the opportunity to visit his place of residence about 30 years ago.
There are times when the phrase “the cutting edge” should be taken literally. It’s easy to become enamored with the wide variety of blades that
I become a trifle nauseated at the thought of people hauling their electronic gizmos into the woods. The entire point of the exercise revolves around escaping modern society, even if just for a little while.