I teach survival so I touch upon most of my subject matter from that perspective. However I am also a realist in that I like to teach a number of skills that will KEEP you out of survival situations. I would rather that my students never need the “survival” skills that I teach them but rather just pull out the nature awareness and fun skills and use them daily.
Today is one of those days where we consider some basic pre-emptive “skills” and gear that can keep you out of trouble. I spend a great deal of time in the woods making videos, hunting, nature/wildlife observation and study and also wildlife habitat improvement. I enjoy doing what I can to help others learn more about their surroundings. In that regard I spend a fair amount of time clearing remote trails with a chainsaw. Since I am not part of a particular volunteer group or organization, I often do this alone. Probably not the greatest of things to do, but it is simply the way it must be for certain work to get done.
There are certain things that I do, and certain things I take with me (on a hot day particularly) that help me from getting in trouble from both the chainsaw, or heat related illness (HRI).
Here are the things I do:
Here are the things I take with me:
Check out this video where I discuss these ideas and a few more before heading back out to clear some trails at a local Girl Scout Camp. As always..come on, join in, let’s learn together!