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When Lost: The Gentle Art of Not Freaking Out

When Lost: The Gentle Art of Not Freaking Out

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 [...]

Ask Survival Coach: 3 Things to Bring into the Wild

Ask Survival Coach: 3 Things to Bring into the Wild

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?

Tips for Dealing With Frostbite from My Mom

Tips for Dealing With Frostbite from My Mom

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 [...]

New Column From Wenger Blog: The Survival Coach

New Column From Wenger Blog: The Survival Coach

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 [...]

Tips for Bringing Socks into the Wild

Tips for Bringing Socks into the Wild

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

Tips for Sleeping in Caves from Israel McDaniel

Tips for Sleeping in Caves from Israel McDaniel

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.

5 Types of Knife Blades

5 Types of Knife Blades

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

Making a Homemade Compass

Making a Homemade Compass

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.