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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.

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 […]

Normal Practices and Gear Listing Requirements 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 […]

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. […]