The truth about eating insects: Can you eat bugs to survive?-We’ve all watched the scenes on survival television shows when the host chomps into the most disgusting bloated white grub for the sake of “survival.” Most of Western civilization cringes at the thought of it, while many in the East lick their lips in jealousy. Eating insects for survival isn’t taboo for the majority of […]
5 Non-GMO Edible Plants In Your Back Yard : Eat Weeds, Not Chemicals-If given the choice of eating naturally grown veggies or those that have been unnaturally genetically modified to withstand massive doses of pesticides, I think any rationally minded human would go the natural route. The proponents of GMO foods are fighting against GMO labels on food products for that very reason – they know people […]
Creek’s Top 2 Wild Edible Plant Reference Books: Thoughts & Review-If you’re into survival, then you need a few good Wild Edible Plant titles in your survival library. Finding the right ones can be a little overwhelming – trust me, I’ve bought about every wild edible plant guide there is over the past 15 years. Some of them are completely worthless, some are vague and […]
Wild Grape Jelly: Practicing an important homesteading survival skill-When it comes to Practicing Survival Skills – I’d much rather be out in the field making a sling shot or shooting my 10/22 or chopping fire wood, actually probably doing anything else besides inside at the kitchen counter trying to figure out how to make jelly. But, that’s what learning is all about – […]
Poke : Pokeweed : Poke Salet : Survival Wild Edible-It’s interesting to me how a plant can be edible and poisonous at the same time. Pokeweed is one of those wild plants. Normally, I stay away from wild edibles that have a poisonous element but Poke is one of those rare exceptions. It’s just too dang good. Poke is normally an early riser – […]
Is that 253 Maple Seeds in your mouth or are you just happy to see me?-Maple Syrup is a DIVA and get all the glory and fame! The humble Maple Seed sits quietly in the shadows and gets absolutely no credit for the fruit of its labor. Not only are the helicopter wings an aviation and architectural wonder, but the seeds they strategically transport inside the built-in cockpit are an […]
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 […]
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.