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Textbook Survival: Survival Shelter 101

by Melissa Christelon 04/25/2017
Survival Shelter 101 There are different ways to make a shelter, utilizing different materials and building techniques. They all serve the same purpose, to protect you from the elements. Some shelters are as simple as setting up a tarp with cordag...

Fire Building 101 – Textbook Survival

by Melissa Christelon 11/18/2016
When building a fire there are certain steps to take in order to ensure success. It’s not the easiest job but can easily become the most important skill one may need to know. I. The required items… The ignition source ( → ←, ↑ ↓ ): open flam...

Dirt Medicine Fundamentals: Bandage Bleeding Wounds – Independence Training with The Tactical Medic (pt 2)

by Glen Stilsonon 04/15/2016
This is Part 2 of our Dirt Medicine Fundamentals. We discuss the packing and bandaging of bleeding wounds with the use of gauze, emergency trauma dressings and pressure bandages. These are the simple basics, not advanced techniques or specifics ba...

Dirt Medicine Fundamentals w/ The Tactical Medic (pt 1), Catastrophic Hemorrhage – Independence Training

by Glen Stilsonon 10/30/2015
This is Part 1 of our Dirt Medicine Fundamentals where we discuss Catastrophic Hemorrhage and the use of Tourniquets. These are the simple basics, not advanced techniques or specifics based on full patient or wound assessment, and are shown in ord...