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An Unexpected Night Out

An Unexpected Night Out

Posted by Kevin Estela on Mar 14th 2023

You look at your watch. You look at the setting sun. Your pulse quickens as the gravity of your situation sets in. You repeat this process over and over switching your focus from near to far and you try to make sense of what’s happening. You deny the inevitable facts and maybe you even start making …
Real Training for Real People

Real Training for Real People

Posted by Kevin Estela on Feb 27th 2023

It’s one of the first things you see when you walk into Fieldcraft Training’s North Carolina location. “Real Training for Real People” can be found on a sandwich board sign to your left. That is the motto or expression we use to ground students in the expectations for each class. In an industry wher …
Texas Ice In 2023

Texas Ice In 2023

Posted by Kevin Estela on Feb 14th 2023

I received an invitation to hunt axis deer and aoudad sheep in Texas at the end of last year. The trip was on my bucket list for a while and when the opportunity presented itself to cross it off in January/February 2023, I couldn’t resist. A friend from high school relocated to Texas over 2 decades …
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 …