Exclusive: Creek Stewart lists 6 survival uses for surprising, everyday item
By: CREEK STEWART
I’ve often said that a person’s most important survival skill is the ability to improvise. The skill of “using what you have to get what you need” in a life-threatening survival scenario often involves looking at everyday items through survival-tinted glasses. Many everyday items have surprising survival applications if you’re willing think outside of the box and get creative. Sudden and unexpected survival scenarios all have one thing in common – you’ll never have exactly what you need when you need it.
In my courses at Willow Haven I’ll often challenge students to list as many survival uses they can think of for a variety of random, everyday items that one might find in their purse, car or pockets. It’s a good exercise and always produces surprising results. Below is a great example. Read more »
By Kathryn Lynch-Morin | email@example.com
KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, MI — Outdoors loving women and those interested in taking up a new outdoor hobby can look forward to the Ladies Day Out at the Cabela’s Outpost in Saginaw County.
Set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, the Ladies Day Out event will feature classes, giveaways and demonstrations.
The first 100 women to register at the store, located at 5202 Bay Road in Saginaw County’s Kochville Township, will receive a free gift.
For women seeking to expand their knowledge and expertise in areas such as outdoor cooking, fly tying, orienteering and wilderness survival, classes include fly tying and casting, outdoor clothing and gear, and geocaching and metal detecting. Read more »
An East Calais outdoors school revives the art of Stone Age subsistence
Brad Salon kneels in the dirt of an outdoor classroom on a broad ridge in East Calais. He’s gingerly setting a primitive trap, propping up a heavy plank with a few notched twigs. “Traps are blind,” he reminds his students. The 10 pupils, who span about three decades in age, have come to study primitive survival skills in the woods of Vermont.
What Salon means is that a trap, once set, won’t differentiate between “your neighbor’s cat” and a wild animal. It’s the trapper’s ethical responsibility to use caution and check a trap frequently, he urges his students. Read more »