Hi and thanks for visiting my blog. I thought that it would be fun to start an open forum of survival topics and outdoor skills that others can refer to for information and instruction. I will post a survival topic or skill and give some information on it. I will also be posting excerpts from my survival manual that I have been writing. Feel free to comment on it, or ask about a topic that I have not yet covered. Even professionals can learn a new way to do something. In this way we can all help each other. If you have a specific experience that you would like to share please feel free to do so at your own risk of others' comments. If you disagree with someone please be civil and respectful. One last thing, please keep it "G" rated i.e., no foul language or inappropriate subjects. If you break the rules I will pull your post. So let's keep it clean and have some fun!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Club Meeeting

Thanks to everyone that came to the first meeting. We had a great time and made some new friends. Sorry for the confusion with the grid coordinates. We will make the next one a little easier. We learned some pretty cool tips and tricks for starting a fire by friction.  For example, wrapping the spindle more than once with the cord helps keep it from flipping out, and a good starting length for your spindle is the length of your shin.  We had some delicious tin foil dinners, s'mores, and dutch oven pineapple upside down cake.  We also had a great time making new friends who love the outdoors.

Don't miss our next meetup!

We will try to meet in the same place. Big Springs trail head in the top parking lot.  We will try to get the first pavilion from the top (the one that we all ended up eating our dinners in). I will also have a banner this time. Our topic this next meeting will be TRAPS. So same thing applies, bring your foil dinner, flash light, Knife, water, and eating utensils.  Subscribe to this blog to keep up to date with future meetings and just in case we need to make any changes.

The meeting will be:
On 27 July 2012
From 1800-2100 

Check out this page for pictures of our last Club Meeting and 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Foil Dinner

OK so this is one of my favorite recipes for a foil dinner.

2 large potatoes cubed into small cubes. (Place in the middle of the foil)
1 stick of real butter cut into quarters. (Place in dinner so that it will melt all over the potatoes and the inside of the foil)
garlic salt about two teaspoons (Spread over the potatoes)
Dill about two Tablespoons (Spread over the potatoes)

Place it in the middle of some heavy foil with the shiny side facing up. Bring the long sides of the foil together and roll them down to the potatoes then fold the small sides like a present and roll them into the potatoes. Take another piece of foil and place the first one in the middle with the shiny side up and this time place the meal 90 degrees clock wise on the new foil. Roll the long sides together and fold and roll the short sides. If you did it right the dinner will be wrapped in foil so that the first layer is locked in by the second layer. This way the butter will not leak out. This will feed one to two people. Don't be afraid to add other things like vegetables and meets. You can cook all your favorites this way.                                                                   

Friday, June 8, 2012

This Saturday, the 9th of June, I will be at the Pioneer Village at North Park in Provo from 10:00 to 14:00 demonstrating Fire by Friction and Bow making. Come and meet us. Bring a friend.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Join Our New Club!!

This is now the official site for Wild Jake's Survival Club! Join for free by becoming a follower on this blog. We meet on the fourth Friday of each month from 1800 to 2100. Locations will vary based on the Survival Skill we will be working on. So stay tuned in for more details. You can also follow us though www.Facebook.com and www.Meetup.com
Our first meeting is the 29th of June in Provo Canyon South Fork. Bring your own water, foil dinner, pocket knife, flash light or head lamp, and a friend or date. The site will be marked with Wild Jake's Logo. The grid coordinates are Lat:40.329090, Lon:-111.528710. Tell a friend.