The 9 Most Awesome MOVIE Bug Out Vehicles of All Time - There’s nothing I love more than a good BUG OUT movie truck. Below is a collection of some of my favorite movie vehicles that I’d take on a BUG OUT any day of the week. I’m sure I missed some, so please add your own favorites in the comments section below! Here they are in [...]
How to Bug-In: What You Need to Know to Survive a Grid-Down Disaster - Today, http://www.artofmanliness.com published an article I wrote title: How to Bug-In: What You Need to Know to Survive a Grid-Down Disaster Hurricane Sandy is yet another sober reminder that none of us are exempt from disaster. Sometimes, BUGGING OUT is not the best decision OR possible. In this article I discuss a few thoughts about prepping [...]
Questions from the FRONTLINES: An On-Going Willow Haven Q & A Series - I am spending an increasing amount of each morning answering e-mails with questions about a variety of survival related subjects. Most often, they are from people who have picked up a copy of my book (Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag) and have some follow-up questions. I find myself always saying, “That’s a really good [...]
A Great Bug Out Bag Back-Pack: REI Crestrail 70 - I get TONS of e-mails from people asking me what pack to choose for their Bug Out Bag. I wish I had a BLACK & WHITE answer to these questions. The fact is that we (people) come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and quite frankly, different packs work best for different people. My [...]
The Ultimate Bug Out First Aid Kit: The MedCallKit by MedCallAssist.com - First Aid is one area where I’ve always felt a little under-prepared. I’ve kept my First Aid preps pretty basic – stocking up on the obvious items. Even the First Aid Kit I outline in my book is pretty basic. I’ve never really owned a First Aid kit that has given me some serious [...]
Disaster Eye Care: Protection + Treatment + Trauma - **NOTE** This is a GUEST POST from Dr. Ballon. Dr. Ballon has been in private practice for 20 years since completing his residency at Duke University Eye Center. He is President/CEO of The Harman Eye Clinic, in Arlington, Washington. For those of us who are blessed with good vision, ultraviolet (UV) and safety protection [...]
Turn Your Stainless Nalgene Water Bottle Into a Hunting Tool - As many of you know, I’m a huge proponent of packing at least 1 metal water bottle in your Bug Out Bag. I switched out my aluminum military style canteen a couple months ago for this Nalgene Stainless Steel Water Bottle. My only complaint is that is comes with a fabric rope tether between the [...]
Colorado Wild Fire Bug Out – A First Hand Account - A good friend of mine forwarded me an e-mail he had received about a 1st Hand Bug Out Account from the Wild Fires in Colorado. I think we can all take a lesson away from this. Below is the e-mail: We received confirmation last night that our house is still standing (great news!) but won’t [...]
How to Build a Get Home Bag (GHB): When you’re away from home and things get CRAZY! - What if disaster strikes and you AREN’T AT HOME? Maybe traveling or at work – and far from your BUG OUT BAG? That’s simple, just grab your GET HOME BAG! Check out my GUEST POST EXCLUSIVELY at ARTOFMANLINESS.COM titled HOW TO BUILD A GET HOME BAG: http://artofmanliness.com/2012/05/10/how-to-build-a-get-home-bag-book-giveaway/ ARTOFMANLINESS.COM is also giving away 3 copies of my new [...]
Creek’s Mid-West Book Tour – Now Scheduled! - If you live in the Mid-West, join Creek at an Outdoor Retailer near you in May or June for his Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag Book Tour! Creek will not only be on-site autographing books, but he will also be giving a short Bug Out Bag Presentation titled “The Top 5 Items that MUST be [...]
12 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Bug Out Bag: Series Post 5 of 12: Fire - Series Introduction This post series is for anyone who has an interest or curiosity in building their own Bug Out Bag. In the next 3-4 months leading up to the release of my book Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit, my publisher has authorized me to write a series of 12 posts outlining [...]
12 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Bug Out Bag: Series Post 4 of 12: Clothing - Series Introduction This post series is for anyone who has an interest or curiosity in building their own Bug Out Bag. In the next 3-4 months leading up to the release of my book Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit, my publisher has authorized me to write a series of 12 posts outlining [...]
CONTAGION: A Movie Review - I’ll admit, I love survival movies – especially Bug Out movies. We have a pretty awesome collection of survival themed movies here at Willow Haven and I’m happy to add new ones when they come out. One such addition is the new epidemic thriller CONTAGION. I didn’t get a chance to go to the theater [...]
Bug Out Bag Preparedness Lessons from the BEAVER: Chip away at it! - As some of you know, there is a sizable creek (Killbuck Creek) which flanks the Willow Haven property. It was named after Chief Killbuck of the Delaware Indian Tribe. Well, just down a ravine from the front door of the lodge lives a Beaver with a very impressive work ethic. He is constantly chewing down [...]
$4.88 Bug Out Bag Find: The Energizer Trailfinder Headlamp - I don’t like robbing my Bug Out Bag every time I want to go camping. I like to have a complete Bug Out Kit and seperate camping items. If you’re like me, that means you pretty much have to have 2 of almost everything – 1 for your BOB and 1 for your regular camping [...]
B.O.B. the Bug Out Bag: Free Download for Kids - I don’t have kids. However, many readers of this blog and attendees of my courses do. I put together some simple Bug Out Bag Coloring Pages a while back to use in one of our family courses. Something like this is a great way to talk to your kids about the importance of Disaster [...]
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Willowhaven Outdoors and their training facility is my premeir choice for survival training. The 22+ acre facility offers a multitude of terrain and environments to learn, practice and perfect your bushcraft and survival skills. The abandoned home is unique to the property where disaster foraging and survival skills are further honed. Creeks experience and passion is evident in the way that he instructs. He ensures that every participant understands the material/ skill and is able to leave with the knowledge and ability to repeat what they learned. Thanks to Creek and the great group at Willowhaven, I am confident that I am now prepared to provide for my family in any survival situation.