How to Make a Quick Bushcraft Trail Fork - When I go on an overnight camp/hike I enjoy the ‘camping’ more than the ‘hiking’. I always look forward to picking a site, setting up camp, and getting a fire going so I can relax. I hate pushing a hike up until dusk looking for a site. I prefer to choose a site well before [...]
The 1 Hour Custom Kydex Knife Sheath – IN YOUR KITCHEN - We’ve all been there… you like the knife but hate the sheath. Or, you lost a sheath. Or, you’ve made your own knife that now needs a sheath. If you are an outdoors man, at some point in your life you are going to have a knife but no sheath. Without a sheath you can’t really carry [...]
How To Make Pine Resin Glue - The Pine Tree is an amazingly useful tree to any bushcrafter or survivalist. First of all, the entire tree is edible…the bark, the needles, the pine cones, etc… The roots can be used as cordage. You can make pine needle tea which is rich in vitamins. You can also use the limbs as building materials [...]
How to Carve a BushCraft Wooden Spoon: Step by Step - BushCrafting and Spoon carving have a deep history together. Carving wooden utensils and bowls is a classic bushcraft project. Below is a step-by-step pictorial that will help you get through your first Spoon Carving project. Below the photos is a video that will help as well. Let me know if you have any questions at [...]
BUSHCRAFT Camp Chair – FREE PATTERN - I am always trying to come up with solutions to common frustrations within the Bushcraft and Camping arena. One of the most common frustrations is having a comfortable seat once you’ve settled in for the night while camping in the back country. I’ve tried packing a small collapsible camp chair but the ones I’ve found have [...]
Ice Fishing Bushcraft Style - Outdoor activities in the dead of winter can be hard to come by. However, one of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday winter afternoon is to go out Ice Fishing. One of the main reasons I enjoy ice fishing so much is that it is just so dang simple. I use just a couple of [...]
Mora Knife Modifications - As most of you know, we are big fans of Mora Knives here at Willow Haven Outdoor. One thing we like to do here while hanging out at the camp or after training courses is to do some show-n-tell about each others knives. Often, this leads to everyone telling how they’ve modified or personalized their [...]
Grow Your Own Luffa Sponge - The common thread of survivalists and individuals like myself who study and use primitive skills is that they like the idea of self sufficiency. Whether in simple everyday tasks or in an actual life or death survival situation, we bushcrafter types strive to be self-sufficient; relying on our skills and preparation to get us through [...]
Peach Seed Survival Fishing Hook - As a student of the primitive skills from yesteryear, I am always amazed at how our ancestors (and even some tribal cultures in the present day) utilize even the most basic of resources that we in the modern world cast aside as trash. I always try to challenge myself to use ever part of whatever [...]
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Confidence. You can read about survival skills in a book and you can watch countless videos online. But it wasn't until I saw the lifesaving skills preformed successfully at Willow Haven outdoor that the things I've seen on my computer monitor and in all those books that I felt knowing them would make a difference.
The SurviVaction was one of the best weekends of my life. Creek is a very patient and passionate instructor who makes sure you understand the concepts behind each skill, successfully demonstrates each technique and spends time with you so that you too will make it work. Creek showed us so many lifesaving things, it was like the entire Boy Scouts journey in one weekend. His outlook on short-term survival really hits home and the stories shared with other vacationers showed how important that WHEN something happens you have the knowledge and confidence to survive.
You don't need to be an expert woodsman for Willow Haven Outdoor, but you'll feel like you're on your way by the time you arrive at the gate. Creek and Clint showed us the basics needed so we could take home and practice the skills learned that one day could save a life. The confidence from one weekend has made a big impact on my life and I am very grateful to Creek and everyone that made our time at Willow Haven Outdoor one of the best and most insightful weekends ever.