Our blogs are written by NRS instructors and guests to offer you the reader insight into engaging in the great outdoors. Topics range from homesteading to huntervationism (our word) and everything in between. Whether you want to know the best app, or the best pack, we will do all we can to offer you our decades of experience to inform you.

Terrible Land Nav Advice

by Craig Caudill | 03 June, 2022

One of the funnest (note this is a sarcastic statement) parts of writing a book is going through the editing process with an editor.  When we were putting Essential Wilderness Navigation my editor......

Jackery 1500 - Portable Power Station and Solar System

by Craig Caudill | 13 January, 2022

"BOSS" Wilderness Survival Kits Review - New 8 Video Series!

by Craig Caudill | 03 January, 2022

Hill People Gear SAR Kit Bag and Contents

by Craig Caudill | 28 October, 2021

Remembering My Uncle Jimmy

by Craig Caudill | 22 August, 2021

Gun and Ammo Gun Sales Fund National Wildlife Conservation

by Craig Caudill | 10 June, 2021

Observe a Flycatcher's Journey

by Craig Caudill | 09 June, 2021

Introduction:  There are many small woodland areas near small and large cities that allow us to get away from our homes and enjoy nature.  Kinclaven Bluebell Wood in springtime is a great place to explore among mature trees and flowers and hopefully get a glimpse of animals and butterflies that frequent the area.   

Small Backpack Inclusions That Will Save Your Sanity in Downtime

by Craig Caudill | 22 March, 2021

Winter Car Survival Kit

by Craig Caudill | 18 February, 2021

Craig jumped on video and gave some vitally important and insight details about what he carries in his vehicle survival supplies.  It includes items that......

I Fell 150 Feet and Survived.

by Tracy Trimble | 17 December, 2020

Mountain Climbing for Beginners

by Tracy Trimble | 29 November, 2020

The Ultimate Disaster Readiness/Survival Gear List Blog

by Craig Caudill | 28 October, 2020

Land Navigation Scientist

by Craig Caudill | 27 July, 2020

Stump Removal

by Tracy Trimble | 26 May, 2020

As some of you know, I am clearing some woodland in order to grow a garden and build a greenhouse.  The garden will be raised beds due to our soil and slope of the ground.  You can hear more details by listening to Podcast #24 where Craig and I.....

Summer time is Paddling Time!

by Craig Caudill | 19 May, 2020

I will never forget getting into a canoe for the first time.  I guess my dad and his brother decided to do some fishing around Leatherwood Boat Ramp on Cave Run Lake.  I do not remember exactly why but they allowed my cousin and I to paddle around in the Grumman Canoe by ourselves.  They told us not to splash one another when we got in.  We followed that directive for about 3.5 seconds. 

Environmental Stewardship

by Craig Caudill | 09 May, 2020

The Greeks have a word, sympathea, that translates as mutual interdependence of all things past, present and future.  It is an interesting concept for sure and I like the idea of it.  In today’s world, particularly here in our small town of Winchester, we do not seem to agree with the Greeks, do we?

DIY Wheelbarrow Handles

by Craig Caudill | 07 May, 2020

"Value-added living" is a common phrase one of my mentors used to say to me on a regular basis.  His teaching point was for us to find ways to develop new skills or enhance old ones in daily life.  One way that....

Wild Turkey Restoration Success

by Craig Caudill | 21 April, 2020

As I write this for you, turkey season is upon us.  As you are reading this, I hope to be in the woods somewhere, either hunting turkeys, morel mushrooms, or both.  The fact that wild turkeys are abundant enough to pursue is a fantastic feat and cooperation between hunters, conservation groups, and dedicated biologists from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFWR). 

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