Top 5 Tips for Summertime Hiking Safety

by Craig Caudill | 25 July, 2017

There are so many wonderful things to see and behold on a your next summertime hiking trip.  Due to the heat, it can be a time […]

That time…..I shared poncho space with a rabbit.

by Craig Caudill | 23 July, 2017

NOTE:  This is another in a series of blogs that will share interesting experiences in nature.  It is always our goal to help people to enjoy […]

That Time….A Bobcat Jumped On My Head

by Craig Caudill | 09 July, 2017

NOTE:  This is the first in a series of blogs that will share interesting experiences in nature.  It is always our goal to help people to […]

Tips for posting nature ID to social media for study

by Craig Caudill | 14 May, 2017

At Nature Reliance School our unofficial, but well used motto is “Come on, join in, let’s learn together.”   Our approach is one where the instructors recognize […]

Survival Debris Huts, are they a viable option?

by Craig Caudill | 02 April, 2017

I have been wanting to do a woods experiment on the popular debris hut for quite some time.  It seems that debris huts are widely accepted […]

Four simple methods to help a beginning tracker

by Craig Caudill | 24 February, 2017

Would you like to see more that is going on around you?  Would you like the ability to go out and read the earth?   The ability […]

Tracking as a Frontier Scout

by Craig Caudill | 19 February, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:  The following story is a historical narrative.  It includes a large amount of historically accurate information with ample amount of creativity woven in to […]

Celebrity and Subject Matter Expert Endorsements for Craig’s Book

by Craig Caudill | 06 February, 2017

Writing a book is a huge undertaking and one that brought me many surprises.  One of those was the process of gathering endorsements for Extreme Wilderness Survival by […]

Tactical Survival Kit Review

by Craig Caudill | 30 January, 2017

Developing a kit for Tactical Survival is nearly like putting a huge puzzle piece together.  When there is specific entities that tell you what to carry, […]

Long Bushcraft Survival Knife – Bright Forest Forge

by Craig Caudill | 08 December, 2016

Hand-forged knives are a thing of the past for many.  For the rest of us they can be a unique and incredibly special tool.  For those […]

30+ Backpacking Gear Tips

by Craig Caudill | 27 November, 2016

The community that we call Nature Reliance School is much, much bigger than a handful of instructors.  We regularly have students who are experienced teachers of […]

Tomahawk Tuesday – The King and the Hawk

by Craig Caudill | 08 November, 2016

The story for this week’s Motivational Tomahawk Talk is adapted from a children’s story that was read to me in grade school nearly 40 years ago. […]

Bear Grylls and Ghosts

by Craig Caudill | 01 November, 2016

At Nature Reliance School our main goal is to be more comfortable outside in the natural world.  We do this most often by teaching and leading […]

Walt Disney was an idiot

by Craig Caudill | 30 October, 2016

Sorry for the harsh words but I feel it necessary.  I enjoy creativity just like the next guy.  I also enjoy personifying aspects of the world […]

Outdoor Adventurer? – This text may save your life

by Craig Caudill | 20 October, 2016

How many people do you think that get lost during wilderness excursions, expected to get lost?  Obviously, no one knows for certain, but i would venture […]

Tree of life, Trees for Survival and Camping, Tree House?

by Craig Caudill | 22 September, 2016

To say that I am a fan of trees is quite simply, a huge understatement.  I am a fan because they provide so much for our […]

Knot tying fix – whipping knot

by Craig Caudill | 13 September, 2016

How many of you have frayed or fraying ropes and do not use the because of those reason?  We have a fix for you.  In this […]

Compass App? Don’t rely on them

by Craig Caudill | 08 September, 2016

Without a doubt, handheld phones and all the apps that go along with them are great little tools for outdoor adventure.  There are a number of […]