Survival situations are inherently hazardous. You are likely lost or incapacitated, exhausted, sleep deprived, hungry, and stressed. That makes for a perfect formula for injuring yourself or eating or drinking something that makes you sick. In this video Dave Canterbury reviews medicinal plants, common herbs, plant properties, food & medicine, types of preparations & uses, creating a decoction, various trees and plants, examples of carminatives and more. Dave Canterbury is a master woodsman with over 20 years of experience working in many dangerous environments. His common sense approach to survivability is recognized as one of the most effective systems of teaching known today. While this video focuses on medicinal plants that are found in the eastern woodlands of the Unites States, these plants are likely to be found in other settings as well. Learning these may help you survive, no matter where you are.
Bugging out. Entire books are written on this subject. In fact the subject warranted its own video in our series. What does it really mean? Are you prepared for having to leave where you are in a hurry? How about your family? What will you take with you? In this video instructors Paul Howe, Dave Canterbury, Jim Cobb, Kyle Harth, and N.E. MacDougald review the bug out bag, the different option between store bought assembled kits and putting the gear together yourself, what gear is essential for your bug out or get home bag, what specific tools and gear they keep in their bags, the pros and cons with different products, rehearsing the bug out plan, navigation, special considerations for bug out planning, and much more. If you like reviewing gear options this video is for you. Equally important, our instructors take the mystery out of gear selection and give you a down to earth approach to picking what you will end up relying on for both short and long term use.
Identify the parts you need for almost any cleaning or repair project with Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings, 3rd Edition by Kevin Muramatsu. With coverage of over 1,000 models, this indispensable guide is the definitive one-volume resource for collectors, gunsmiths, and hobbyists. This collection of “exploded guns,” or line drawings illustrating each piece of a disassembled firearm, is the ideal aid for anyone wanting to identify and order replacement parts, or take a gun apart for cleaning and simple repair. Over 1,000 drawings of disassembled firearms are provided, with parts identified by number and a key to those numbers. Not only does this guide provide exploded gun drawings, but it also features a resource section containing contact information for buying gun parts and supplies. In Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings, 3rd Edition you’ll find:
Being able to read a map and use a compass can be the difference between being lost and getting to your intended destination safely. In this video, Paul Howe introduces you to land navigation. He reviews maps and map development, components of a map, terrain features and contour lines, protractors, resection, declination, compasses, pace count, dead reckoning, cone of direction, route planning, field techniques, orienteering, and much more. Paul is a high-risk training instructor that served 20 years in the US Army, ten of those in Special Operations. He served as a Tactical Team Leader and Senior Instructor while assigned to Army Special Operations. During his tour in special operations he was involved in several combat actions. One of the most notable was the battle of Mogadishu that was later portrayed in the motion picture Black Hawk Down. Relying on your cell phone or dash mounted GPS is simply not enough.
Building a Survival Kit starts with the very essential gear you must have on hand if you are serious about being prepared. Before modern equipment and technology existed our forefathers were able to survive and overcome the wilderness with the very basic tools and skills of survival. Dave Canterbury is a master woodsman with over 20 years of experience working in many dangerous environments. His common sense approach to survivability is recognized as one of the most effective systems of teaching known today. In this video instructor Dave reviews these basic tools in the form of the “10 C’s of Survival” for staying alive in an emergency situation. Dave reviews your pack, knives, making a cutting tool, combustion devices, shelter, containers, cordage, bandanas, cargo tape, a compass, candling device, and more. Something as simple as a day hike in the woods can quickly become a life threatening situation. Now you can be prepared.