Change Your Destiny – 10 Things Bucket List

2020 threw a major spanner in the works for many people’s lives around the world. Many careers and businesses slammed into a brick wall and many will never come back again. Many people have spent the last year locked inside 4 walls, listening to the media drone on 24 hours a day about how manyContinue reading “Change Your Destiny – 10 Things Bucket List”

Snow Trench – The Quickest Winter Survival Shelter?

A blizzard is coming in and you’re out there in the wilderness. You need to quickly build some sort of shelter to protect you from the elements, snow, windchill and freezing temperatures, to keep you safe during the night. Using only the basic equipment most hikers or outdoors adventurers would have on them, I showContinue reading “Snow Trench – The Quickest Winter Survival Shelter?”

Throwing Hot Water Into Cold Air (2) – or how to make snow

Hot water freezes when exposed to cold air creating a cloud and snow. Today we finally had blue sky and freezing temperatures so I thought I’d remake the first video (and make it a lot shorter) to show what happens when you toss a cup of kettle-boiled water into sub-zero temperature air. There was aContinue reading “Throwing Hot Water Into Cold Air (2) – or how to make snow”

Mini Gray Man Every Day Carry (EDC)

All the basic survival essentials in a small pouch, subtly disguised as something innocuous which can be carried or worn in daily life at work or at the gym, etc. The gray man (grey man UK) technique is a way of disguising the individual and their equipment , but it means that the most importantContinue reading “Mini Gray Man Every Day Carry (EDC)”

Home-Made Snow Camo – a wearable work of art

How to make snow camouflage at home. Basic arts and crafts applied to a bushcraft or wilderness winter environment. Especially useful if you find yourself, like in The Long Dark, in extreme winter conditions and you’re unprepared yet you need to hunt or use evasive techniques to avoid detection. Simple to paint and make atContinue reading “Home-Made Snow Camo – a wearable work of art”

Stop Wasting Money On Stuff You Don’t Need – The Earth Ultimately Pays For It

Many of us have been hit hard financially by the pandemic, yet our mindset is still focused on constantly buying new and expensive goods and foods that we don’t really need. In this video I give some reasons why we should be changing our mindset – for our sake, and for the sake of theContinue reading “Stop Wasting Money On Stuff You Don’t Need – The Earth Ultimately Pays For It”

How To Be Self Reliant (during lockdown) – Global Nomad

Being self-reliant and independent is what many of us dream about. We want to escape our jobs and where we live, perhaps move to some idyllic cottage in the country and grow our own food and raise our own animals. But first there are several steps which need to be understood, and in this videoContinue reading “How To Be Self Reliant (during lockdown) – Global Nomad”

Pandemic (Paleo) Diet – and natural sources of vitamins to build up the immune system

Your diet has never been as crucial as during the present COVID pandemic. This week, the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic substantiated suggestions and findings from various medical professionals regarding the importance of Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Zinc in helping the body build up its own immunity against the coronavirus. In thisContinue reading “Pandemic (Paleo) Diet – and natural sources of vitamins to build up the immune system”

Axes for self-reliance, wilderness and bushcraft use

Choosing the right ax is often a difficult decision to make. A good axe can be a big investment – but it can also serve you well for many years. After more than two decades of using various types of ax at my house in a remote village in the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia,Continue reading “Axes for self-reliance, wilderness and bushcraft use”

I’m back and I’m mobile…

It’s been a few years since I used carpathianadventure.com as I had combined my main site with my blog. Looking back I think that was a mistake, which I now plan to rectify. There is a great community who use WordPress, and I feel my daily blog fits this site much better. There have beenContinue reading “I’m back and I’m mobile…”