Field Treatment of Diabetic Shock

When is a person who appears to be drunk not drunk? When they may be going into diabetic shock. During a recent First Aid class I taught, one of the students shared an incident with the rest of...

60 Mile Backpacking Trip Gear Rundown

As some of you are aware, this past weekend I completed a 60 mile backpacking trip along the PCT Section C. Originally, this trip was supposed to have started in Big Bear, adding 30 miles, but due to...

The Bow Drill in North America

It’s been a long  held belief that the Bow and Drill was used in North America, by Native Americans, as the principle means of starting fire. However, evidence, or lack there of, suggests that...

Improved Bow and Drill

Friction fire is one of the most sought after skills. People spend many frustrating hours trying to make fire by rubbing two pieces of wood together. The most common method is the bow and drill. You...

CELESTIAL NAVIGATION (using stars)

What is LURD? L.U.R.D, which stands for left, up, right, down is a unique way of finding what direction you are facing using any star in the night sky. Why not just use Polaris (North Star)? The...