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 [...]
I've been in a number of courses teaching survival and / or camp skills, but this is the best one day course I've ever attended. I liked the approach of presenting the principles first and taking the time to demonstrate the techniques. The instructors worked individually with us as needed to make sure we were able to apply the techniques.