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”

WTF Weather, Climate Change & Lockdowns – what’s really going on?

Tornadoes, droughts, floods, fires, record freezes – don’t tell me you haven’t noticed that something really odd is going on. Then again, if you’ve been locked inside your home for the last year you may have missed it. But with the coming global food shortages you’ll definitely feel the effects of the multitude of weatherContinue reading “WTF Weather, Climate Change & Lockdowns – what’s really going on?”

Lessons Learned From 2020 – Post Covid Reflections on the Past, Present and Future

Our lives changed. Our priorities changed. Many things we understood to be normal reality disappeared or became affected to such an extent that they became some weird dystopian version of their original form. Now, in May of 2021, I reflect on some of these changes and how the pandemic, and global reactions to it, affectedContinue reading “Lessons Learned From 2020 – Post Covid Reflections on the Past, Present and Future”

10 Best Songs About Freedom – music to inspire you to be free

Music is an excellent medium to promote the concept of freedom and liberty as it is easy to express the emotions which being free and feeling free conjure up. I have chosen ten of what I believe to be the best songs for expressing the notion of how to be free – either being freeContinue reading “10 Best Songs About Freedom – music to inspire you to be free”

10 Songs For A Revolution – Revolutionary Themed Music and Socialist May Day

Every good revolution needs a theme tune – in the past, stirring marches and giant orchestral pieces were composed, but sometimes a simple tune written and sang from the heart can be enough to inspire people to rebel. In this video I look at ten of what I think are the best revolution-themed songs andContinue reading “10 Songs For A Revolution – Revolutionary Themed Music and Socialist May Day”

How to fell a tree in the direction you want

Cutting down trees is always a risky business and best left to professional lumberjacks or tree surgeons. However, sometimes you just need to do it yourself. In this video I show how to easily fell a tree so that it lands in the direction you want it to – although trees often have a mindContinue reading “How to fell a tree in the direction you want”

Wild Man – My response to Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen’s video

I live a wild life, basically free and independent and self-reliant, out in the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia. I’ve been living like this for over two decades now. I’ve written books and articles telling people that they should live a more natural life, spend more time in nature and learn how to trust themselvesContinue reading “Wild Man – My response to Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen’s video”

Post-Pandemic Prepping – Materially and Mentally

The pandemic took us all by surprise and most of us unprepared. We’ve had a year of 24 hour morbid indoctrination via the media, and our lives have been turned upside down by emergency laws, lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions. But will the world return to normal after everyone has had their jab? Carpathian Adventure doesn’tContinue reading “Post-Pandemic Prepping – Materially and Mentally”

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”

Quinzee Snow Shelter – review and build (snow cave, snow kennel)

Snow shelters come in all shapes and sizes, from the renowned Inuit igloo to simple snow trenches. This is the Quinzee snow cave, made by heaping snow into a dome and then tunnelling out a living area within. In this video I make a Quinzee snow shelter and give my honest opinion on how usefulContinue reading “Quinzee Snow Shelter – review and build (snow cave, snow kennel)”