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Using the Elevator Fire Lay

Using the Elevator Fire Lay

Every good campfire starts with a really good fire lay, and every fire lay has three elements in its “fire triangle”:  heat, fuel, and air.  You must have all three...

Using the Elevator Fire Lay

Every good campfire starts with a really good fire lay, and every fire lay has three elements in its “fire triangle”:  heat, fuel, and air.  You must have all three...

How To Choose a Pack Axe

How To Choose a Pack Axe

Choosing an axe can be a daunting task for anyone. The variety of styles, weights, and handle lengths are at least as variable as the knives one has to sort...

How To Choose a Pack Axe

Choosing an axe can be a daunting task for anyone. The variety of styles, weights, and handle lengths are at least as variable as the knives one has to sort...

The Dakota Fire Hole (Pit)

The Dakota Fire Hole (Pit)

Fire is arguably one of the most effective signals available. It has visual characteristics like light, color, and contrast against the background, making it visible day or night. It also...

The Dakota Fire Hole (Pit)

Fire is arguably one of the most effective signals available. It has visual characteristics like light, color, and contrast against the background, making it visible day or night. It also...

Basic Fitness for the GB2 Wilderness Training Program

Basic Fitness for the GB2 Wilderness Training P...

We’re asked many physical training (PT) questions which are all over the map. Often these questions start out with statement such as: “My bugout bag is too heavy…” or “How...

Basic Fitness for the GB2 Wilderness Training P...

We’re asked many physical training (PT) questions which are all over the map. Often these questions start out with statement such as: “My bugout bag is too heavy…” or “How...

The Survival Acronym

The Survival Acronym

In the military we used a lot of acronyms and mnemonics to make things easier to remember. The acronym SURVIVAL was one that I never forgot. It isn’t a perfect...

The Survival Acronym

In the military we used a lot of acronyms and mnemonics to make things easier to remember. The acronym SURVIVAL was one that I never forgot. It isn’t a perfect...

The Survival Triangle

The Survival Triangle

It’s often said that “knowledge is the most important”. I have to respectfully disagree. The Triangle of Survival includes Knowledge, Skills, and Resources. Without one, the other two don’t matter;...

The Survival Triangle

It’s often said that “knowledge is the most important”. I have to respectfully disagree. The Triangle of Survival includes Knowledge, Skills, and Resources. Without one, the other two don’t matter;...