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, May 25, 2013

June Club Meeting the 28th

We had a great turnout yesterday for the club meeting. In fact we had so much to do that we could not get it all done. So next month we are going to finish up our map reading, and learn how to plot our position on a map, and then how to plot an 8-digit grid coordinate, and then how to use the terrain to help us get there the fastest.

Our next club meeting will be on the 28th of June from 1800 to 2100 at Glen Canyon Park. The focus will be orienteering. Remember to bring your foil dinner, your knife, a water bottle, good hiking shoes, your folder with your map (if you got one at last night's meeting), a mechanical pencil, a light jacket, and a friend.

I also updated our website to include an Orienteering section in the store. You can find the protractors there along with some really good compasses. the website is www.wildjakes.com or you can go to Ranger Joe's and look for them there.




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 24 Club Meeting

Wild Jake's Club Meeting for May will be on the 24 at Canyon Glen Park in Provo Canyon from 1800 - 2100. Bring your foil dinner and a friend.  We now have 62 members lets see if we can all be there.

The topic for this month will be Land Navigation, with a map and compass. We will have three stations 1) Pace count with a game to learn how to follow a compass heading and reinforce your pace count.  2) You will learn how to make Ranger beads and how to use them. (please bring $5 to help with materials i.e. 550 cord, lighters, paper and ink for maps. pencils, and protractors).  3) And  finally a real live man hunt.  We plan to split up into 3 groups and then into smaller units to rotate through the stations spending an hour at each one. While at station two you will be able to cook and eat your dinner.