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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.

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 […]

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 […]