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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 […]

Active Shooter, Situational Awareness and Medical Gear – Las Vegas

by Craig Caudill | 05 October, 2017

Note:  This blog piece is a talking points piece that we will follow for our Facecbook Live videos.  It lists the products that Craig intends on […]

Avoid Being A Mosquito Attractant, Tips on How to Prevent Against Being Bitten

by Craig Caudill | 26 August, 2017

There are just some pests that we would all prefer stay away from us.  Mosquitoes are one of those.  To keep you and your family safe […]

Integrity in Survival, Tracking, Bushcraft Training

by Craig Caudill | 21 August, 2017

Integrity is a word that, in my opinion, has ample value when it comes to the sort of training that we engage in at Nature Reliance […]

Gear Listing and Normal Practices for Hands-on Multi-Day Classes

by Craig Caudill | 09 August, 2017

Thanks for your interest in classes.  Our approach to gear is simple.  For Level 1 classes we want you to be comfortable enough to make the […]

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 […]