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!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Good times. Sorry we missed you.


This one is hard to see. It is a piece of Black para cord hanging above the log and rock.

Even the little ones are invited.

Poison Ive. Notice the 3 leaves and how glossy they look and the white berries.

 Thanks to every one that came to the club meeting. It is always fun to sit and learn with friends. Especially when their is food. We learned how to set 2 dead fall traps and 2 snares. We identified 4 plants 2 poisonous and 2 edible and got to learn how to read some animal signs. A big Thanks to Robin Dexter for helping with the traps, and to Arnold Young for helping the younger club members with their metal match fires. We were also able to meet some new club members. All in all it was a really good night.

Monday, July 23, 2012

July club meeting Location change.

Change to this weeks club meeting, the sit cor. are 40* 19.800 N , 111* 37.234 W Canyon Glen park in Provo canyon. Bring your foil dinner, water, knife, light, and a friend. Look for the Wild Jake's logo on a white flag. I cant wait to see you there. We will be learning how to set 4 simple traps, 2 dead falls and 2 snares. We will learn where, when, and how to set them. we will also talk about how many you should be setting to be successful.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July Club Meeting

Our next club meeting will be the 27 of this month. It is going to be fun. We will be instructed on how to make and set traps. The four Traps that will be covered are a fig. 4, a Paiute, and 2 drag snares. Don't forget to bring your knife, water, flash light your foil dinner and a date our you family. Big Springs Trail head up South Fork Canyon from 1800 to 2100. I can't wait to see you there.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

3 weeks lost in the desert


 Autistic man’s 3 weeks lost in the desert was a ‘spiritual experience’

Check out this link and tell us what your think about this man's experience. What did he do right and what did he do wrong?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Club T-shirts

How many people would be interested in a Club T-shirt like this one? Would you where it to the meetings? It would be long sleeve to keep you from getting sun burned and cooler. the cost would be about $20ea.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mike's Bow!

Just got done making my first bow. Jake has been helping me learn how to make bows from boards for a while now. I've learned about the designing beginning process of bow-making, along with the design flaws that I sadly experienced as well. This was my third attempt at making a bow this is a 40 pound bow at 28 inches. This 68 inch long self bow is made of hickory with a zebra wood handle. The string, which he also taught me how to make is a Flemish splice design and allows for easy stringing and unstringing. Check out these pictures and sign up for one of his classes to learn to do the same thing!