Archive | November, 2013

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On Your Own in the Wilderness (and Challenge)

The best way to describe the book, On Your Own in the Wilderness is that of a modern-classic.  Written by Colonel Townsend Whelen and Bradford Angier in 1958, you can really feel Whelen’s influence from the days of Classic Camping.  Although Whelen, famous for the Whelen Lean-To (future article here) and contributions to shooting ballistics, had […]

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2014 Events

We just updated our EVENTS page for 2014 as best we can at this time.  Please provide us with any updates and/or suggestions at info at masterwoodsman dot com.  Keep checking back too, we will update regularly. It is worth mentioning, WINTERCOUNT is the only event in the early part of the year.   I […]

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Modified Paiute Deadfall

Because it is such a quick trigger mechanism, you will find significant information on the Paiute Deadfall in ‘survival’ books and on the web.  At Rabbitstick this year I saw a modification that was new to me.  This mod makes it easier to set and I see no loss in speed.  Here is how you do […]

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Primitive Survival Skills in the 21st Century by Mark Warren (6 of 6)

Primitive Survival Skills in the 21st Century by Mark Warren (6 of 6)

PRIMITIVE SURVIVAL SKILLS 6 In case you missed Parts 1 thru 5: Primitive Survival Skills 1 Primitive Survival Skills 2 Primitive Survival Skills 3 Primitive Survival Skills 4 Primitive Survival Skills 5 Purity ~ your second-most immediate need in a survival situation ~ Can you name the three physical intakes – in their order of […]

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