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!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Concealed Carry Class

If you have ever wanted to get your concealed carry permit then here is a great opportunity.  I have a friend that is in the National Guard with me who is also a law enforcement officer that will be giving a course on the 5th of Aug.  The only thing that you will need to bring is two passport photo of yourself, your drivers license and he will do the fingerprinting and help you fill out the registration form.  I took this course 3 times before taking it from Tyler and his was the best and simplist.  I now have my CCP and knowing that I can carry concealed if I want to is a great feeling of security.  The course is $50 each and you need to prepay to hold your spot.  Send me an email and I will send you an invoice for the course.  If you bring 1 person then you get $10 off.  If you bring 4 people then your course is free.  We will meet at Paul Ream Wilderness Park on the corner of 500 North and Independence Rd. In Provo Ut. under the pavilion across the bridge on the East side of the park.  The class will start at 1800 and go until 2200 or we are finished. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

July Club Meeting

Fish Traps

Come and see a cool way to make a fish trap.

Where: Canyon Glen Park at the picnic tables with the fire rings next to the amphitheater.
When: 25 July 2014 From 1800-2100
What: we will demonstrate how to make a Fish Trap.
Why: Because it is a great way to gather food with very little energy.
Who: You and all your friends.

Monday, July 7, 2014

June Make up Club Meeting


Lets talk about snares and I will show you 2 of my favorite ones.  

Where: Canyon Glen Park (in Provo Canyon)
When: This Friday the 11 of July at 1800 until 2100
What: To talk about snares
Why: Because snares are FUN
Who: You silly and all your friends too
How: By demonstration

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June's Club Meeting!!

I am sorry that I will have to postpone June's Club meeting.  To make up for it we will have two meetings in July.  One early in the month and one on the normal 4th Friday of the month.  We will also have a contest in July and give away a really nice bushcraft knife.  So you better be there at the first one in July to get the contest info.

Friday, May 2, 2014

May's Club Meeting

Our Club Meeting in May will be the 23 and we will be talking about Edible and Medicinal plants.  We hope to see you there.
Where: Glenn Canyon Park
When: 23 May 2014 1800-2100
Why: Discuss Edible and Medicinal Plants
Here is a great website to study.  http://livingwithbasics.com/naturesmedicinechest/plantain.html

My first Video with Blade HQ.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

April 2014 Club Meeting

Friday's Club Meeting will be about Fire By Friction and the method that I will demonstrate will be the Fire Plow.
Where: Canyon Glen Park up in Provo Canyon
When: April 25, 2014 From 1800-2100
Bring your own foil dinners and a friend and we will look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March Club Meeting

This months club meeting will be held this Friday the 21 March at 1800-2100 in Canyon Glen Park in Provo Canyon. We will be making slings so bring $5.00 to help pay for materials or you can bring one already made or make one when you come to the meeting.

Check out this video on how to make them.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Check out our latest video on building shelters.  Don't forget to like our YouTube channel and share it with your friends.  Tell us what you think about the video.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

February's Club Meeting Review

Here is what we did in February.  We met Scout troop 567 who where looking for a place to camp so that they could work on their cooking merit badge and we had a first timer.  Thanks Adam for coming out and spending time with us.  So in honer of Adam we will be making a cool project in March.  So keep checking in for more information about next months meeting.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February Club Meeting

Club Meeting February 28

Topic: Improvised Snowshoes
Where: Canyon Glen Park
When: 1800-2100

Here is a video by Ray Mears on one way to make  a set of improvised snowshoes.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Courses Avalible

We have a lot of classes available on our web site for February.  So don't be a statistic this summer cone and take our courses.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Morse Code and More

So for those who where at the club meeting in January and for those that where not able to attend here are a few things that you need to remember:

1. Think about the senses that we use for long range identification (Sight, Sound, and Smell).
2. When making symbols they need to be made with straight lines and BIG, and certain letters mean certain things.
V - Require Assistance
X - Require Medical Assistance
N - No or Negative
Y - Yes or Affirmative
and an ARROW indicates your direction of travel
3. Use things that contrast the background and surroundings.
4. Use something other then your voice to make noise. (Whistles, Rocks, Sticks, or Drumming)
5. Smoke not only provides a visual signal it also puts out a distinctive smell. (Black smoke from a tire against white clouds).
6. Remember groups of three of anything in a triangle is the international distress signal (fires or piles of rocks).
7. Reflective mirrors can be seen as far away as 75 miles.
8. Stay close to your vehicle, it is an easier object to see from the air.
9. Build your shelter close to a well used trail.
10. Be proactive in making yourself seen.

LEARN MORSE CODE in one minute !This is a code listening tool. Print it on your printer.
Place your pencil where it says START and listen to morse code.
Move down and to the right every time you hear a DIT (a dot).
Move down and to the left every time you hear a DAH (a dash).
Here's an example: You hear DAH DIT DIT which is a dash then dot then dot.
You start at START and hear a DAH then move down and left to the T and then you hear a DIT so you move down and RIGHT to the N and then you hear another DIT so you move DOWN and RIGHT again and land on the D
You then write down the letter D on your code copy paper and jump back to START waiting for your next letter.
The key to learning the code is hearing it and comprehending it while you hear it.
The only way to get there is to practice 10 minutes a day.
Listen to code tapes or computer practice code while tracing out this chart and you will find yourself writing down the letters in no time at all without the aid of the chart.
The chart brings repetition together with recognition, which you don't get from any other type of code practice aid.

Friday, January 10, 2014

New video on Paiute Traps

Check out our latest video on how to make and set a Paiute trap.  Give us feedback on what you think about the video.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January Club Meeting

January 24, 2014
Our first club meeting of the year.  We will be meeting at the Pioneer Village in Provo on 600 N and 500 W in the old school house from 1800-2100.  There will be hot chocolate, (eat before you come this time) and we will be talking about ways to communicate in a survival situation (Signals, Morse Code, Trail Markers, Ground to Air Signals, and Ham Radios).  We will hand out information on how to get your Ham License and the best ways to study for the test.

If you are looking for a GREAT little Ham Radio then check this out!  http://www.wildjakes.com/wj/Store.aspx

Go to the Communications link and look at the Baofeng BF-F8+ Radio

New video on Figure 4 Dead-Fall Trap

This is our latest video on how to make a figure 4 dead-fall trap.  Watch it and leave us a comment on what you think of it or any questions that you might have.