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”
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?”
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)”
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)”
A cottage in one of the wildest and most beautiful areas of Europe during a long, freezing cold Winter. Life here is both a daily challenge and a great source of joy. I’m often asked why I live where I do, and in this short video I try to explain my reasoning. Traditional rural lifeContinue reading “Daily Cottage Life in Winter in the Carpathian Mountains”
Winter is here, and with it come freezing temperatures and snow. Icy roads, blizzards, snow drifts and white outs are all dangers you may face when driving your car. In this video I give some tips on the equipment you should be carrying in your boot or trunk which might aid you if you breakContinue reading “Winter Survival Tips and Equipment for Your Car”
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”
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”
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I have now released my first collection of hand painted clothing. The aim, however, is to paint items on order. It’s all part of the self-sufficient lifestyle. Please check out my website for more details – Hand Painted Clothing It would be great to get some feedback.