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?”

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)”

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”

Snow Camouflage For Winter Wilderness

Which camouflage works best in a snow or Arctic environment? Which camouflage works better for you – military or hunter type? In this video I examine several different forms of winter camo ranging from digital to real tree, from ghillie suits to snow ponchos. There are several things to consider when choosing which camouflage wouldContinue reading “Snow Camouflage For Winter Wilderness”

Winter Wilderness Cold Weather Sleeping Gear

There’s a world of difference between sleeping out in the wilds during Summer and Autumn, and braving the cold of Winter. A simple day hike can turn into a life-threatening situation rapidly, so it’s necessary to have the basic gear to weather a storm. In this video I give my suggestion on the basic sleepingContinue reading “Winter Wilderness Cold Weather Sleeping Gear”

Winter Survival Tips and Equipment for Your Car

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”

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”