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In Response to School Shooters

In Response to School Shooters

Posted by Kevin Estela on May 26th 2022

I’m as tired as you are of hearing the news of school shootings. I spent over 14 years as a high school history teacher in a public school in Connecticut only about a half-hour from Sandy Hook Elementary. We all know that name where so many children were killed and it seems like each school murderer …
Preparedness: A Mortarman's Perspective

Preparedness: A Mortarman's Perspective

Posted by Jeff Wise on Jan 19th 2022

Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Across all aspects of my life, I’ve done my best, with what I’ve had at the time, to be ready to respond rapidly to life’s uncertainties and changes. It’s through training, and a mindset to be prepared, that we may flou …
Survival: Wild Edible Plants

Survival: Wild Edible Plants

Posted by Jeff Wise on Dec 9th 2021

Terence McKenna--A famous American Philosopher, Ethnobotanist (one who studies a region's plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of local culture and people), and author once stated, "Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment …
Hiker Lost in Zion Wilderness: What Would You do to Survive?

Hiker Lost in Zion Wilderness: What Would You do to Survive?

Posted by Austin Lester on Oct 22nd 2021

On the afternoon of October 6th, 38-year-old hiker Holly Courtier took a shuttle to Zion National Park expecting to spend the afternoon exploring the famed national park wilderness area. According to news networks, she was reported as a missing person two days later on October 8th. Thankfully, Holly …
Course Recap: The 48 Hour Survival Challenge

Course Recap: The 48 Hour Survival Challenge

Posted by Kevin Estela on Oct 14th 2021

Earlier this summer, I was challenged by Fieldcraft Survival’s very own Mike Glover to spend 72 hours in the desert with nothing more than the contents of a Ziploc bag. I took up the challenge, suffered through the heat a bit, and made it back only to find another challenge waiting for me. This …
Bushcraft 101 with Kevin Estela

Bushcraft 101 with Kevin Estela

Posted by Kevin Estela on Oct 6th 2021

“Bushcraft” is a term used interchangeably with “survival,” but they are not true synonyms. Bushcraft is the art of doing more with less and using nature’s resources whenever called upon. Survival is the art of getting by at any cost and is generally considered grittier than bushcraft. Many of t …