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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 …
Water Purification Habits

Water Purification Habits

Posted by Kevin Estela on Mar 29th 2023

A while back, at Ready Gunner in Orem, UT, Fieldcraft Survival worked with Christian Craighead (the British SAS operator who rescued hundreds in a Nairobi hotel back in 2019) to film his initial impression of the first custom pistol made by ZEV Technologies. After he ran his pistol for some drills, …
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 …
SIG TREAD Pistol Upgrades

SIG TREAD Pistol Upgrades

Posted by Kevin Estela on Mar 8th 2023

The SIG Sauer TREAD line of firearms was designed to provide quality at an affordable price point. Compared to many firearms on the market, the SIG TREAD line offers upgrades in their base models that would otherwise have to be added on competitor firearms. I purchased a TREAD pistol in the late sum …
Texas Ice In 2023

Texas Ice In 2023

Posted by Kevin Estela on Mar 1st 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 …
Don’t Become a Statistic and a Story

Don’t Become a Statistic and a Story

Posted by Kevin Estela on Feb 21st 2023

We’ve all sat through that talk. You know the one, the one that included a story about a guy, somewhere else, who did something foolish and he became the focus of a teaching point. Chances are, you’ve probably sat through multiple talks like this and if you’re like me, you’ve said, “that could never …