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Newly updated book, Survival Q & A is now available.

Survival Q & A is a second edition with a newly updated cover. Can you really get water in the desert from a solar still? Should you ever attempt to suture a wound, Rambo style, in the backcountry? What is the best treatment for a rattlesnake bite? How do you distinguish cougar tracks from dog… Continue >>>

DIY Dog House Plans

Most Rez dogs spend their lives under open skies and have to contend with extreme temps and lack of food. There’s nothing like a Rez dog- loyal to the core, hardy, trail-savvy, and so grateful for a helping hand. My best trail dogs and companions have all been Rez dogs I rescued over the years… Continue >>>

Cold-Weather Firemaking Challenge or How to Prevent Hypothermia

Cold-Weather Survival Firemaking Challenge This is something I do with my students in my winter survival classes and quite frequently in my backyard when the snow is coming down. It is -1 degrees today in Flagstaff so it seemed like a good time to practice. It’s one thing to start a survival fire under controlled… Continue >>>

Two new books by Mors Kochanski

I opened the mail recently and was thrilled to receive two autographed books from Mors Kochanski and Randy Breeuwsma of Karamat. These are gems that every woodsman should have. A lifetime of study and application permeates his works and his books are the most dog-eared manuals in my library. Both are available on Amazon or… Continue >>>

Interview with Mors Kochanski is Now Available in the Backwoodsman Magazine

I’m thrilled to say that the interview I conducted with Master Bushman Mors Kochanski is now available in the latest issue of Backwoodsman Magazine found at bookstores and online. In it, Mors discusses his childhood growing up in Canada using traditional bushcraft skills, his love of books and research, and tips for aspiring woodsman. Few… Continue >>>

Rigging Tarps and Ponchos for Survival Shelters

Whether it’s for camping or survival, a lightweight tarp can be a trusty friend. I use one regularly for sleeping out, coping with a brief storm on a dayhike, or when I’m shade-hungry in the desert. In addition to a Heatsheet in my shirt pocket, I always carry a small 6’x8′ blue tarp in my… Continue >>>

5.11 Rush 24 Pack: 1 Year Later

As a freelance writer for numerous magazines, I receive a handful of items for review. Last spring a batch of 5.11 products arrived including their RUSH24 Backpack. After using this as my primary pack for countless survival courses, personal treks, and air travel I can say that this is a beast and holds up like… Continue >>>

A Primer for Living Off the Land

A Primer for Living Off the Land

by Tony Nester, Survival Instructor Hunting & Gathering Procuring food in the wilderness is perhaps the most challenging skill in the field of wilderness living and one that is often misunderstood even in the survival community. Once learned and regularly applied, such skills will provide you with greater confidence in the backcountry and show you… Continue >>>

Post-Apocalyptic Fiction titles now available in print and eBook formats

Some of you are aware that I am involved in writing fiction, in particular post-apocalyptic fiction and sci-fi. These books are written under the pen name JT Sawyer and have largely been available only on Kindle. This past month saw the publication of the first three volumes in the First Wave Series and it is… Continue >>>

Overland Expo 2015

My staff and I had the great pleasure of teaching at Oveland Expo again this year south of Flagstaff. We had two days of mud, snow, and rain but, as always, a great crowd of enthusiastic explorers from around the globe. We taught numerous classes on bushcraft, basic survival, and emergency kits along with having… Continue >>>

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Complete Survivor, October 17-18 2020, Phoenix, AZ

This program goes beyond mere survival and delves into the long-term skills of “living off the land” where we focus on food procurement. You will walk away with the basics of both modern and primitive methods for feeding yourself in the wilds or providing for your family during the lean times. The course involves hands-on… Continue >>>

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