Mark Twain is quoted as having said "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." So true. Now this might not matter in the least if we are talking about a song. Just recently I heard someone singing an old song with the incorrect lyrics. They had probably been singing that song along with the radio for 30 or more years and they were using the wrong words. No biggie. As long as you enjoy the music, … [Read more...] about 5 Wilderness Survival Beliefs That Just Aren’t True
Check out this crazy video that shows an Ontario, Canada hunter getting attacked by a black bear. It starts out looking like a pretty innocent close encounter, but then things get interesting real quick.I guess the guy punches the bear in the face, and then drops the camera as he gets thrown down by the bear. Check out the video to see how if ends up. … [Read more...] about Canadian Hunter Attacked By A Black Bear
Always open to looking at different perspectives, I came across a packing list that a Green Beret veteran turned survival instructor put together. As spring arrives, it is time to start thinking about hitting the trails and mountains for some outdoor adventure.Mike over at Task And Purpose talks about preparing for a short camping trip in the California Sierra mountains. That is my stomping grounds as well, and I wonder if perhaps we have not crossed paths at some point with maybe a … [Read more...] about A Special Forces Veteran Weighs In On What To Bring When Camping Off The Grid
Prepare to have your mouth watering for some hamburgers and steaks - that is if you are not a vegetarian. If you have ever tried to pick up a rock that was in or near a fire, then you know that it can get hot enough to cook on. The following video shows a group of guys in the woods cooking up a storm. Everything from English muffins and baked potatoes to hamburgers and steak. Just goes to show how far you can go with limited cooking equipment and utensils. I have tried cooking things … [Read more...] about Primitive Cooking – Hamburgers And Steak Cooked On A Rock
You do not need to the a Certified Food Preparation Specialist to know that you need to keep meat refrigerated to keep it from going bad. Unfortunately, you won't always have a working refrigerator available when you have meat available.There are a number of ways to preserve meat in the wild without refrigeration. Many of these techniques were common knowledge only a couple of generations ago, but are now all but forgotten.Bio Prepper outlined 5 ways to preserve meat in the wild. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Keep Meat From Going Bad In The Wilderness
I have to admit that I am a cold sleeper. I can remember times when I had every last stitch of clothing on and had a sleeping bag rated well in excess of the night time temperature, and I just could not get warm (or get to sleep!).Because of this, I would prefer to carry the extra weight of my zero degree sleeping bag even if the temperature is only forecast to get down to freezing. In know, I know - I may be a lightweight, but I like to sleep comfortably.Knowing this about myself, I … [Read more...] about Snow Camping Without a Sleeping Bag or Tent?
To be honest, it has been a while since I split firewood. But I fondly remember chopping wood for my friends' fireplaces (bartering a little manual labor for some great homemade food) and my own wood burning stove. Yes, those were the days! But somehow I believe we tend to look back with rose colored glasses and only see the good. I do remember constantly bending down to pick up the wood that still needed to be split into smaller pieces. Well, the simple trick demonstrated in the video … [Read more...] about [VIDEO] Brilliant Way to Split Firewood Faster and Easier
Okay, we have all heard that we should not try to outrun a bear. They are just too fast and would quickly be upon us no matter how fast you can run the 100 yard dash. But what about other dangerous animals?I happened across an article from the folks at Runner's World that dug a little deeper. Okay, the article is a bit far-fetched as most of us are not likely to run into a hippo or a lion in our day to day lives, or even tucked away in our retreat, but it was a fun and … [Read more...] about Trying to Outrun Dangerous Animals – Not Recommended