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 [...]
This was my second course at Willow Haven with Creek Stewart and the first one with Clint Jivoin assisting. It felt like I was coming home as I passed through the gate. The course was excellent and gave me the training in primitive survival that I hope I never have to use. But if I ever have to, I will be much better prepared. The course material and needed items were well prepared, pace excellent, hands on instruction awesome, adapting to weather conditions with course structure seamless. I highly recommend attending a course at Willow Haven if you want the hands on experience and not just the knowledge from a book. I also recommend that you read Creek's books and keep them as a resource as you practice the skills discussed.