Bushcraft Minimalism – outdoor adventure in the forest with the minimal kit

What are the essential basic items you need to ensure your survival in a forest environment? Excluding knowledge, skills and experience, there are a few simple bits of kit which can make your life much easier when out in the bush. While it’s tempting to invest in bagloads of expensive gear, bushcraft equipment can beContinue reading “Bushcraft Minimalism – outdoor adventure in the forest with the minimal kit”

Why Are We Here? – 3 Scary and Strange Theories for Our Existence

Have you ever wondered what’s the point in existence? Were we created or did we evolve? Schools and churches give different opinions on the meaning of life, and we’re supposed to follow those ideas – or perhaps reject both and state that there is no point.BUT. What if the real reason for our existence wasContinue reading “Why Are We Here? – 3 Scary and Strange Theories for Our Existence”

Survival Shovels, Folding Shovels and Entrenching Tools

They dig. They defend. They chop. They saw – well, theoretically at least. They can even be used to open bottles. Survival shovels and entrenching tool have been a military staple for centuries now, whether for digging fox holes or for close quarter combat in trenches. For the survivalist, prepper, bushcrafter and outdoor person, theyContinue reading “Survival Shovels, Folding Shovels and Entrenching Tools”

Mushroom Picking – Experience Nature and Understand Who You Are

Back in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia, this time looking for birch bolete and cep (porcini) mushrooms. After seeing the prices of cep (and we’re not going to even mention black or white truffles) in the Italian speaking Istria region of Croatia, and how much visitors are charged to spend aContinue reading “Mushroom Picking – Experience Nature and Understand Who You Are”

Seize The Moment – New People, New Ideas, New Life Path

Want to change your life? This is a follow up to my 10 Things Bucket List video where I explain how important it is to meet new people in order to get new ideas, which might ultimately change the life path you’re currently on. For those who feel like they’re stagnating, it’s really important toContinue reading “Seize The Moment – New People, New Ideas, New Life Path”

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”

Personal Survival Kit (EDC) for the COVID Pandemic

COVID 19 Pandemic EDC Survival Kit In this video I present some ideas on what you should carry in your Everyday Carry (EDC) kit during the coronavirus pandemic (and also in the potential upcoming cyber pandemic, as predicted by the World Economic Forum). I also explain the importance of adopting the ‘Grey Man’ technique duringContinue reading “Personal Survival Kit (EDC) for the COVID Pandemic”

Bright Colours For Bushcraft? Protecting Essential Survival Equipment

22 years of experience with living in the bush has shown me that sometimes bright colours are essential for helping to keep certain items safe and visible while out in the wilderness – as without them your survival chances drop massively. I compare certain items made to be more visible with their ordinary, darker counterparts,Continue reading “Bright Colours For Bushcraft? Protecting Essential Survival Equipment”

Vintage Bushcraft Equipment for Real Wilderness Use

This video shows bushcraft equipment (or items repurposed as such) from the period spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s. In it, I explain the pros and cons of various items – including the Swiss Mountain backpack, the Czechoslovak bedroll, the modern idea of the bushcraft knife and the traditional Scandinavian camp axe, all fromContinue reading “Vintage Bushcraft Equipment for Real Wilderness Use”

Czechoslovak VZ-58 bayonet

Yesterday I was driving into Bardejov when I noticed a village pub having some sort of flea market. Most of the stuff on sale was dire but one bloke had some interesting old military memorabilia. There were quite a few WW2 German badges and some old socialist Czechoslovak uniforms but his big box of bayonetsContinue reading “Czechoslovak VZ-58 bayonet”