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”

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”

Alex, Robert Fico and Dukla

Today is the 71st anniversary of the KDO (Carpathian Dukla Operations) one of the worst battles of WW2 and also known as the Battle of Dukla (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Dukla_Pass). My town of Svidnik was rebuilt by the Russians after the war to commemorate it. The sheer number of casualties, both dead and wounded, is staggering. This isContinue reading “Alex, Robert Fico and Dukla”