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Lessons Learned from the Carrico Sisters Situation

by Craig Caudill | 06 March, 2019

This past Sunday there was an incredible sigh of relief across the nation as the two young Carrico sisters were found relatively safe and healthy after […]

Don’t Die Out There: How to Find Your Way AND Get Found

by Craig Caudill | 24 February, 2019

Time spent in the wilderness is of great value.  I am sure that comes as no surprise to anyone who follows our work at Nature Reliance […]

The BEST handcrafted survival and bushcraft knives

by Craig Caudill | 24 February, 2019

Someone asked me the other day, how many knives did I think a person should have.  My answer is pretty simple, “one more.” I am very […]

Do you want to die? Get ready to fight and survive

by Craig Caudill | 17 February, 2019

I have had the good fortune of working with some of the finest people this planet has to offer.  Dr. Brian Jones is one of those […]

Fast and Slow Thinking Survival

by Craig Caudill | 03 January, 2019

It is a sad state of affairs that most those in the survival community seem to be focused entirely on skills and gear and overlook the […]

What do you see?

by Craig Caudill | 03 December, 2018

NOTE:  This is one in a weekly column series, originally written for The Winchester Sun.  They are often heavily edited for space.  Therefore we will offer […]

Fall Family Fun

by Craig Caudill | 27 August, 2018

NOTE:  This is one in a weekly column series, originally written for The Winchester Sun.  These are often heavily edited for space in the paper.  Therefore, […]

Farewell to the Red River Gorge

by Craig Caudill | 27 August, 2018

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may […]

Life Lessons from Squirrel Hunting

by Craig Caudill | 13 August, 2018

NOTE:  This is one in a weekly column series, originally written for The Winchester Sun.  They are often heavily edited for space.  Therefore we will offer […]

8 Questions, 5 Tags

by Craig Caudill | 24 April, 2018

I am often asked to do these sorts of things and I usually ignore them because although I really enjoy teaching and assisting others, I dont […]

Five tips for tick prevention and avoidance

by Craig Caudill | 23 April, 2018

I did a a blog piece back in 2015 when I did some blogging for Dan’s Depot entitled “5 Tips to Avoid Ticks“.  That piece is […]

Painted Rocks -Thumbs Up/Down?

by Craig Caudill | 16 April, 2018

Note:  This is the first in a series of blogs that will attempt to offer pros and cons of various topics related to the outdoors.  We […]

We are an LT Wright Handcrafted Knives Ambassador!

by Craig Caudill | 12 April, 2018

Wow, just wow!  We are very excited to be one of a handful of ambassadors for  LT Wright Handcrafted Knives (LTWK).  This new recognition is going to […]

Tampons in Medical Kit, No, Just No!

by Craig Caudill | 23 March, 2018

One of the discussion I hear reguarly in survival and prepper discussions is the use of tampons to plug bullet hole wounds.  This has always raised […]

Dinner Knife Survival

by Craig Caudill | 21 February, 2018

I have had a theory for many years that I could take a common dinner knife from my kitchen drawer and be able to accomplish some […]

How to make a fire for camping, hiking, backpacking and survival training

by Craig Caudill | 07 February, 2018

Please note:  This is another in our continuing series of topics where we dig deep and look at quite a range of details for an individual […]

Bushcraft Butthurt – Part 1

by Craig Caudill | 21 January, 2018

Note:  This is a three part series applying the simple basics of compass use to enhancing your skills in the woods and to guide us away […]

Winter Tree ID and why you should know how to do it

by Craig Caudill | 13 December, 2017

Identification of the various tree species should be an integral part of any outdoor person’s skill set.  Here are just a few of the reasons why […]