Hammock Shelter Basics - This is a guest post by JJ Johnson (JJSERE1). JJ is a former USAF Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Instructor and currently runs his own survival blog which can be seen here: http://www.realitysurvival.com. He also has a YouTube Channel with several survival/self-reliance related videos which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/jjsere1 Hammock Shelter Basics by [...]
Pine Tree Winter Survival Snow Shelter Video Post - On a recent winter adventure in the Rocky Mountains I was able to film a video about a quick “Mother Nature” winter shelter idea to reduce exposure from the harsh winter elements. In deep snow, pine trees create a natural shelter at their base…and with a little work it can be a huge help in [...]
Wilderness Survival Debris Hut - I’m not sure exactly who came up with the name”Debris Hut” but it is a term used quite often within the wilderness survival community. In essence, a Debris Hut is a shelter style that consists of a basic stick built framework that is then layered with branches, vines, and smaller sticks. Step # 1 is [...]
After 3 days learning survival skills at the Willow Haven Outdoor facility, I feel different inside. I see random materials both in nature and man-made as resources now and I don't pass them by without thinking to myself, "I could use that to start a fire, create a shelter or ..." I feel both prepared and more confident, which has also made my family feel safer as well.