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The Revolver Trade Off

The Revolver Trade Off

Posted by Kevin Estela on Sep 26th 2023

My late mentor carried a .357 5-shot revolver and swore by that caliber. He was a Vietnam combat veteran and one of the most capable individuals I’ve ever known. Marty loved the revolver and there were plenty of times he looked at me funny for carrying a Glock (I carried a Glock 21 when we first met …
I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen It Made in the Rain

I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen It Made in the Rain

Posted by Kevin Estela on Aug 23rd 2023

This week’s blog is all about my students and the conditions they faced while training in Granite Falls, WA. When I scheduled a 2-day survival course in the Pacific Northwest, I knew there was going to be rain and I knew the conditions were going to be wet and challenging on many levels. The last ti …
Go Rigs and Coffee, North Carolina Edition

Go Rigs and Coffee, North Carolina Edition

Posted by Kevin Estela on Aug 10th 2023

“So you just drink coffee and talk about 4x4’s?” I’ve fielded that question about Go Rigs and Coffee before and here in Aberdeen, NC, I fielded it again. Go Rigs and Coffee is a program that started in UT and when we opened Fieldcraft Survival East, Go Rigs and Coffee was added to our events list. A …
Overland Chow: Lemon Pepper Chicken and Veggies REcipe

Overland Chow: Lemon Pepper Chicken and Veggies REcipe

Posted by Mike Hernandez on Aug 3rd 2023

Some of the best meals you will ever have can only be experienced while at camp. Even the same coffee you make at home, prepared in the same manner, is miraculously better when waking up from your tent on a crisp morning.Overland chow is not the same as survival food. Your Go-rig is an extension of …
Bug Out Planning Course Recap

Bug Out Planning Course Recap

Posted by Kevin Estela on Jul 5th 2023

I believe knowledge exists in the questions you ask, not the statements you make. The origin of this statement is unknown to me but it remains true as long as I remember using it. Students are always looking for answers in courses and our instructors are great at having them turn those questions inw …
Civilian Survival School

Civilian Survival School

Posted by Kevin Estela on Apr 7th 2023

In just a few years, it will be 20 years since I first trained at the Wilderness Learning Center under Marty Simon. Marty, my late mentor and the owner of the WLC, ran that civilian survival school for many years after a long career in the military and service in Vietnam. It’s hard to believe it wil …