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!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October Club Meeting

Hello Club Members,
We will be having are last club meeting for the year and we will be moving it to the 30 of October. We will be showing off some primitive traps that are fun and easy to make.  We will be at Glen Canyon Park up in Provo canyon from 1800-2100 (6-9 pm).  Bring a friend your own foil dinners and a blanket.  Don't forget to bring you knife and a smile.  I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September Club Meeting and Yearly Schedule

Here is the Club's meeting schedule break out for the year.  These topics are broad categories so that we can teach specific skills under each one and keep the same schedule year after year.  I hope that we will see more of you come out and that you will contribute to the topics that you are interested in.

Meeting times from 1800-2100 on the fourth Friday of the month.  Bring your own foil dinner, drink, knife, flashlight, and a friend and lets have some fun and learn something together.

January:       Primitive Tools,   Location: Provo Pioneer Village

February:     Bug Out Bags,      Location: Provo Pioneer Village

March:         First Aid,               Location: Provo Pioneer Village

April:           Fire,                        Location: Canyon Glen Park Provo Canyon

May:            Navigation,             Location: Canyon Glen Park Provo Canyon

June:            Survival Trip,        Location:  TBD

July:            Plants,                     Location: Canyon Glen Park Provo Canyon

August;       Water,                      Location: Canyon Glen Park Provo Canyon

September:  Shelters,                  Location: Canyon Glen Park Provo Canyon

October:      Traps,                     Location: Canyon Glen Park Provo Canyon

November:                                   No Meeting because of Holidays

December:                                   No Meeting because of Holidays

Remember that if you are interested in a specific skill within these topics let us know and we can work it into the schedule.

Feel free to post comments and invite your friends to the meetings and to our Facebook page.

Monday, July 13, 2015

July Club Meeting

This month we are going to have a plant scavenger hunt. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize for each group, so bring your friends and study up on your plants.

Where:  Canyon Glen Park : on the north west end of the park across from the amphitheater at the two picnic tables with the fire ring.

When:  24 July 2015, 1800-2100

What: Scavenger Hunt, Games, and Prizes

Bring your foil dinner and a friend and be ready to have some fun.

Hint:  here is a link to 100 plants that you should be able to identify. Plant I.D.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June Club Meeting 26-27

In June we are going out to the field for an overnight!  So that y'all can strut your stuff and show us what you have learned this past year.
So the question is, Where do you want to go for our annual camp out?  Get back to us by Saturday the 20th so we can decide.  Leave your suggestions in your comments below.  

The picture above is from our camp out last year.

Friday, May 22, 2015

May Club Meeting

Tonight, Tonight, Tonight,

Come play a land navigation game with us and win a prize.

Where: Glen Canyon Park
When: Tonight at 1800-2100
 Bring your foil dinner and a friend and we will see you there.  Meet at the picnic tables by the amphitheater.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April Club Meeting

This month for our club meeting we will be talking about fire and some ways to start them without matches or a lighter.
When: April 24 from 1800-2100
Where: Canyon Glenn Park (to the right side of the park. Follow the trail past the amphitheater on the the right. We will be at the pick-nick tables on the left with the fire ring.)
What: (to bring) a foil dinner, water, and a friend.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March Club Meeting

Mach's Club Meeting will be on the 20th of March!  That will be a change from the normal schedule. the 20th will be the 3rd Friday.

We will be talking about Tourniquets and how to use them correctly.

Everyone will need to bring there own 1 inch ratchet strap and you will go home with the best quick tourniquet that money can buy.

Because the weather is so nice I think that we should meet up in the canyon. As always bring your own foil dinner, water, knife, and a friend and we will see you there.
Where: Canyon Glen Park in Provo canyon
When:1800-2100 (6pm-9pm)
What: First Aid (Tourniquets)

Who can bring hot chocolate?
and Who can bring paper cups for 40?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tonight's Club Meeting

Sorry folks tonight's Club meeting 
will start an hour late at 1900 (7:00PM) due to getting out of work late.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Club Meeting

This Friday is our Club Meeting for February!  

We will have a "Go Bag" demonstration and show you what I carry in my pack.  

Bring a friend and enter to win a water filter.

Where:  Provo Pioneer Village
When: Friday the 27th
From: 1800-2100

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January Club Meeting

The first Club meeting of the year!!!

January 23
Pioneer Village in Provo
Making arrowheads from Glass Bottle Bottoms.  So bring your own bottle and I will bring the rest.  The "Sparkling Cider" bottles work best, but any glass soda bottle will do.