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My Survival Interest Evolution

My Survival Interest Evolution

Posted by Kevin Estela on Jun 14th 2024

I'm 44 years old and I've been in the survival game for a minute. I remember when I wondered where I would be at this age when I was only a quarter of it. I recall being a preteen reading articles and ogling over photos that appeared in Sports Afield magazine and Outdoor Life about trips into the ba …
Hunting Season is Year Round

Hunting Season is Year Round

Posted by Kevin Estela on May 31st 2024

Hunting Season is Year RoundAt the time of writing this, it has been almost 3 months since the official end of the rifle deer hunting season here in NC. For some, hunting season is “over” but for the avid folks out there, hunting is year-round. This concept is one Gerry Young and I taught at the hun …
Ten Lessons from Performance Carbine

Ten Lessons from Performance Carbine

Posted by Kevin Estela on May 9th 2024

Ten Lessons Learned from Fieldcraft Survival's Performance Carbine CourseEarlier this year, I had the opportunity to audit Fieldcraft Survival’s Basic Pistol course taught by my friend Rick Lofton. An after-action review of that course became the subject of a blog here that many reached out to me ab …
Gear Spotlight with Kevin Estela: Part I

Gear Spotlight with Kevin Estela: Part I

Posted by Kevin Estela on Apr 26th 2024

5 Backcountry Gear Items to Consider This week’s blog is a departure from the usual content you would expect from me. Instead of focusing on a set of skills, a trip review, commentary on mindset, an after-action report, or something along those lines, I’m using this space to highlight some of t …
Paddle and Pack

Paddle and Pack

Posted by Kevin Estela on Apr 18th 2024

Canoeing and Kayaking in the Backcountry The year is 1994. I’ve been hounding my father about learning how to kayak. That word was not well known back then, and the activity was far from as established as it is today. Little did I know that those initial lessons would create a passion for paddlesp …