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Survival Communication Options

Survival Communication Options

Posted by Kevin Estela on May 18th 2022

There is a general misunderstanding of what survival communication is versus survival noise. When I think of communication, I think of signaling. That is, I am referring to a message being conveyed clearly. When I think of survival noise, I think of another form of communication but one that can …
Backpack Buyer’s Guide

Backpack Buyer’s Guide

Posted by Kevin Estela on May 12th 2022

Ask anyone, “what is the best…(it doesn’t matter what word follows “best”)” and you will receive a wide variety of responses. Best is a subjective term and the answers that follow are always influenced by personal opinion. How do you determine what YOU need in a sea of suggestions that are likely ta …
How to Organize Your Survival Kit

How to Organize Your Survival Kit

Posted by Kevin Estela on Apr 28th 2022

“Organization is correlated to efficiency and efficiency is correlated to productivity and productivity is correlated to success”. I recall saying that as a teacher to my students over the years both in an academic classroom and in an outdoor setting as a survival instructor. You probably know so …
5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Homeschooling

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Homeschooling

Posted by Amber Elle on Apr 22nd 2022

Homeschooling my children was not something that I grew up knowing I would do. I attended public school through all of my primary education years, and the bias I may or may not have had toward homeschooled factions was most likely similar to ones you may have or had. However, my desire to provide my …
Practicing a 72 Hour Power Outage at Home

Practicing a 72 Hour Power Outage at Home

Posted by Kevin Estela on Apr 15th 2022

           One of my favorite books is “One Second After” by William Forstchen. The short novel tells the tale of a small-town family dealing with the effects of the power grid going down, most likely from an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) blast over the breadbasket of Ame …
How to Identify Wild Edible, Medicinal, and Useful Plants

How to Identify Wild Edible, Medicinal, and Useful Plants

Posted by Kevin Estela on Apr 7th 2022

In my opinion, one of the most impressive survival skills is wild plant knowledge. I know I know, a picture of a leaf or bark on Instagram isn’t going to garner as many likes as a shiny new knife, a “one, reload, one” drill, or an elaborate flat lay of gear. However, a person with solid knowledge of …