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.

Discussion of Stolen Valor

by Craig Caudill | 04 September, 2014

Like most things I am not sure if stolen valor and pretending to be someone you are not are more prevalent these days or if the […]

Mora Companion Giveaway

by Craig Caudill | 28 July, 2014

The next in our series of you taking care of us so we give back to you.  Thanks for being a supporter of all things Nature […]

Building a Fire After a Rainy Night

by Craig Caudill | 21 July, 2014

One of the most often asked questions during any of our classes is, “How do I build a fire after it has rained and everything is […]

100 ft of Paracord Giveaway

by Craig Caudill | 18 July, 2014

We are always looking for ways to get the word out about our classes, online school, blog information at both NRS and Dan’s Depot and youtube […]

Poisonous vs. Venomous, which is it ?

by Craig Caudill | 09 July, 2014

I think these are a couple of the most misused words when it comes to nature study and discussions.  Would it surprise you to know that […]

Hunting, A Personal Perspective

by Craig Caudill | 04 July, 2014

Written by Craig Caudill Do you have pet peeves?  I certainly have pet peeves.  One of the biggest I have is when people do not show […]

Get in on the FREE tomahawk giveaway from Nature Reliance School

by Craig Caudill | 02 June, 2014

   We are guessing that some of you are like us and you like a good throwing tomahawk.  In that regard, we are doing a couple of […]

One of the best Survival Magazines around

by Craig Caudill | 28 May, 2014

I have the good fortune to be able to write for several different entities including blogs (popular and unpopular ones), magazines, newspapers and other fine folks […]

How to have fun with some kayaks

by Craig Caudill | 28 May, 2014

At Nature Reliance School we play outside as much as possible.  NRS instructor Tracy Trimble and his family recently spent the day out on Cave Run […]

Nature Reliance School on TV, again!

by Craig Caudill | 28 May, 2014

In this video my wife and I joined Tim Farmer to walk around his farm and look at some edible plants.  Tim is the host of Kentucky […]

Using Pocket Guides

by Craig Caudill | 05 May, 2014

There are many a number of pocket guides out there to assist you in your pursuit of outdoor knowledge.  Recognizing the stars, edible plants, trapping setups, […]

What is in an Australian MRE? Does it taste good?

by Craig Caudill | 28 April, 2014

Some very fine folks send me a number of things to try and out and review.  I typically take a look at these things from the […]

Earth Day 2014, I Can Bring Us Together

by Craig Caudill | 22 April, 2014

Lets be honest, Earth day is a polarizing day in the political scheme of things.  It seems as if the progressive/liberals/democrat side of the aisle tends […]

Who Is The Best Survival Instructor?

by Craig Caudill | 27 March, 2014

Man that is a loaded question isn’t it? If we were to ask this on social media, we would probably get a host of TV personalities […]

What goes in my EDC?

by Craig Caudill | 13 March, 2014

I have spent a long time trying to NOT put this information out there.  I think your EDC should be something that you look at your […]

Mora Companion Giveaway

by Craig Caudill | 11 March, 2014

We are doing what we can to boost our Facebook page.  We are giving this mora companion away free to one of our fortunate facebook fans. […]

How to Prep on a Budget: Water

by Craig Caudill | 11 March, 2014

This is going to be one of several blog posts on the topic of getting preps ready and continuing to be considerate of your budget at […]

Can You Use Sapwood for a Filter?

by Craig Caudill | 05 March, 2014

You have seen the photo by now haven’t you?  A picture of a small piece of wood, tubing, and a clamp.  Then the declaration is that […]