Into the Desert with Kirsten Rechnitz

(20 customer reviews)


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Into the Desert with Kirsten Rechnitz

Into the Desert is a Desert Skills Film starring Gray Bearded Green Beret Instructor Kirsten Rechnitz. It’s been said that if you know how to survive the desert and high desert, you can stay just about anywhere. Kirsten takes you “into the desert” as her student during this film.

With extreme temperature transitions from “shorts-weather” to blizzards in just a 12-hour time frame, the high deserts and low mountains near Moab, UT, proved to be the perfect location for this incredible film. However, the skills showcased in this film are not limited to the desert and high desert. 

Having spent over a decade living in this exact terrain, Kirsten articulately details how to prepare for such an environment and turn it into a comfortable experience should you find yourself unexpectedly.

Whether you’re a backpacker who gets lost, an injured base jumper awaiting rescue, or someone preparing for any SHTF Scenario, this film will arm you with the knowledge that you’ll need to survive one of the harshest environments out there. From finding water, procuring food, building shelter, starting a fire, getting rescued, cooking food, making spears, and trapping, Kirsten holds nothing back in this incredible film.

Into the Desert closely follows the Gray Bearded Green Beret Desert Skills Course curriculum. It is an excellent resource for anyone who has not yet made it to that challenging but enriching experience.

Into the Desert is a must-watch for any outdoor enthusiast! Available for Streaming, on DVD, or a custom USB Thumb Drive.

Film features

  • Cold and Hot Weather Clothing
  • Priorities of Survival
  • Campsite Selection and Preps
  • Shelter Building
  • Tandem Bow Drill
  • Knife Techniques
  • Signal for Rescue
  • Make Primitive Glue
  • Turn Sticks into Pencils
  • Good Hygiene Practices
  • Make a Dart for Hunting
  • Fletch a Dart
  • Make Primitive Cordage
  • Trapping Small Game
  • Processing and Cooking Food
  • Navigate to Water (Bonus)
  • Wild Edibles (Bonus)
  • Runtime: 352 Minutes in 1080HD

Into the Desert is the fourth in the series that brings you along for Gray Bearded Green Beret Instructors’ adventures and training in multiple environments. They show “skills in context,” where you not only learn the skills themselves but get to see them in use in a highly entertaining way. This film showcases 5:52 hours of fundamental desert skills.

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There are no downloads included with the streaming purchase. We recommend purchasing the custom USB Thumb Drive instead if you want to download a copy.

20 reviews for Into the Desert with Kirsten Rechnitz

  1. Richard B. (verified owner)

    Amazing training aid for learning long term primitive skills.
    Kirsten has tons of experience and is very good at explaining her processes for survival.
    I always appreciate a competent instructor and she seems highly capable of living off the land with minimal gear for an extended period of time.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lots of great info. Still working my way through it all.

  3. Stevenson Riera (verified owner)

    The information that I got in the first 30minutes was very helpful. Great film on usb. I highly recommend.

  4. Thomas A. (verified owner)

    YouTube led me to content by Kirsten and I was hooked. Her knowledge, experience, style, and content make it easy to learn. The desert is a beautiful backdrop. I really liked the outtakes, too. Hard not to crush on Kirsten a li’l bit…

  5. Terry C. (verified owner)

    Another excellent film from the folks at GBGB

  6. Mark Lacy (verified owner)

    Every item I have gotten from GB2 has been top quality and I know have been tested by JOSHUA ENYART himself before he will have it in his store. It ships fast and Great service. Will continue to buy from GB2m

  7. Philip Palmer (verified owner)

    GREAT video I got the usb drive works great.

  8. Brian (verified owner)

    great insightful videos

  9. Michael M. (verified owner)

    My first thought was “I’m never going camping in the high desert” but it occurred to me that i certainly have had times when a warm morning made me misjudge how cold it would get by the next morning. Listening to someone who routinely deals with that has been helpful – possibly even life saving.

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  13. Jody Klocko (verified owner)

    Awesome thanks Kristen!

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  16. Gary T. (verified owner)

    This is a great survival series especially if you are in or think you’ll be in a desert setting. Very informative!

  17. Dustin (verified owner)

    This is way beyond what I expected for this video. Kirsten Rechnitz has done an amazing job here. I’m very grateful for Kirsten and GB2 making this video available.

  18. Daniel Thornton (verified owner)

    Excellent Training

  19. Billy (verified owner)

    Great series! Love the concise format!

  20. Colin McKee (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed and learned

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