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”
Now that the temperature at night drops below zero, once dusk comes it’s necessary to pack on layers of clothing. I find its good to use a mixture of the traditional and also modern technology. The 3 areas of the body which really feel the cold first are the feet, hands and head. To staveContinue reading “Early winter clothing”
This is another picture from the series my eldest son took today in the forest. He really has an eye for imagery
I love where my commutes take me, on broken back roads through stunning scenery. Lake Domasa is home to giant catfish..
Whilst walking through Svidnik today I came across a display by the volunteer emergency and rescue group Asosiacia Samaritanov Slovenskej Republic – as-sr.sk. As my friend runs the branch, i got roped into being a guinea pig for a young girl who taught me the latest techniques in cpr – quite embarrassing to do onContinue reading “Samaritans in Svidnik”
Yesterday evening, while suffering from flu, I got the urge to try sleeping out in the forest during the Red deer stags’ rutting period. I hadn’t done it during this period before because I’ve had problems in the woods with hormonal enraged stags during this time in the past. But the noise of multiples ofContinue reading “Solo deep forest sleep – out during the rut”
During our trip to the UK we stayed over at a friend’s house in Mold in North Wales. He and his family took me and mine up the mountain Moel Famau. Despite it being the middle of August, the weather was horrific. The rain lashed horizontally in sheets, the wind roared and a thick fogContinue reading “Moel Famau”