Category Archives: Warrior Survivor

Making a Bushcraft Knife from a Steak Knife and Hockey Stick

Knife Build 1 30by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Oct 6, 2014

This is a photo tutorial on making a bushcraft or utility knife from a serrated steak knife with a hockey stick wood handle.  I did it as a step in the process of learning how to make a knife, in this case by stock removal of an already existing knife design and building of a handle with pins.  I was inspired by a common modification made to Old Hickory butcher knives, in which the blade is cut down and reshaped, and a new handle is attached. Read the rest of this entry

Guts and Grease: The Diet of Native Americans

Buffalo hunting 1by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD, Westonaprice.org

The hunter-gatherer’s dinner is front page news these days. Drawing from the writings of Dr. Boyd Eaton and Professor Loren Cordain, experts in the so-called Paleolithic diet, columnists and reporters are spreading the word about the health benefits of a diet rich in protein and high in fiber from a variety of plant foods 1,2. It’s actually amusing to see what the modern food pundits come up with as examples of the “Paleolithic Prescription.” Jean Carper offers a Stone Age Salad of mixed greens, garbanzo beans, skinless chicken breast, walnuts and fresh herbs, mixed with a dressing made of orange juice, balsamic vinegar and canola oil.3 Elizabeth Somer suggests wholewheat waffles with fat-free cream cheese, coleslaw with nonfat dressing, grilled halibut with spinach, grilled tofu and vegetables over rice, nonfat milk, canned apricots and mineral water, along with prawns and clams. Her Stone Age food pyramid includes plenty of plant foods, extra lean meat and fish, nonfat milk products, and honey and eggs in small amounts.4 Read the rest of this entry

Noel Grayson-The Craft of Bowmaking

Published on Feb 13, 2013

Cherokee National Treasure, Noel Grayson, discusses the art of Bowmaking, and how he came to be one of the few experts in the field. In the next video in the series, Noel discusses traditional arrow making: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZeV9C…

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Selecting a Knife for Bushcraft and Wilderness Use

Making a feather stick for fire starting.

Making a feather stick for fire starting.

by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, September 18, 2014

“The knife is the smallest and most portable of all the cutting tools. Light and unobtrusive, the knife is readily available for hundreds of everyday tasks in bush living.”

(Mors Kochanski, Bushcraft, p. 109)

A knife is one of the most important tools for use in a wilderness area, whether for bushcraft or survival. It can be used to cut and carve wood for shelters, stakes, traps, hooks, spears, walking sticks, etc. It can be a vital tool when making a fire, from cutting and splitting wood to making friction fire drills, feather sticks, etc.  A knife is used to clean, skin, and butcher animals or fish, to cut rope or cordage, etc.   A knife can also be used as a weapon for self-defence. Read the rest of this entry

Review of the ESEE Izula Knife

The ESEE Izula with paracord wrapped handle.

The ESEE Izula with paracord wrapped handle.

by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, September 2, 2014

For those that don’t know, ESEE is a knife manufacturer based in the US that also conducts survival training courses. As part of their training regime, they eventually began designing knives that were initially produced by Ontario Knife Company (the RAT series, RAT standing for Randall’s Adventure Training). In 2007, when their contract with Ontario ended, ESEE began producing their own line of field knives, ranging from small utility blades to large machete type knives. ESEE (pronounced “ess-ee”) stands for Escuela de Supervivencia (School of Survival), Escape and Evasion (ESEE), and is derived from their South American jungle training courses (including military and law enforcement agencies). The ESEE knives are manufactured in Idaho Falls, Idaho, by Rowen Manufacturing. Read the rest of this entry

Pentagon Bracing For Public Dissent Over Climate And Energy Shocks

US National Guard soldiers patrol the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 2005.

US National Guard soldiers patrol the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 2005.

Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA’s Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

But why have Western security agencies developed such an unprecedented capacity to spy on their own domestic populations? Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increasingly spied on political activists, especially environmental groups, on behalf of corporate interests. This activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis – or all three. Read the rest of this entry

NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’?

Road Warrior humungus w gunNatural and social scientists develop new model of how ‘perfect storm’ of crises could unravel global system
by Nafeez Ahmed, The Guardian, March 15, 2014

A new study sponsored by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Read the rest of this entry

Remove the Dust for our Survival

Image: Blackfire.

Image: Blackfire.

John Kane, Two Row Times, February 25, 2014

I really like the expression, “Remove the Dust.” Its most basic meaning evokes the image of sweeping away the dust accumulated over years of neglect from our wampum belts or any other reminders of our shelved knowledge. We use it as an expression that is generally associated with maintaining our culture. But at some point the line between the survival of our culture, distinction and autonomy and just plain survival will be brushed away like a line drawn in the very dust we seem covered in now. Read the rest of this entry

BOB the Bug Out Bag

by Warrior Publications, Jan 5, 2014

How not to pack your Bob Out Bag; US soldier overburdened with high tech gear and weaponry.

How not to pack your BOB; US soldier overburdened with high tech gear and weaponry.

A Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a pre-packed bag of personal survival items that can be grabbed when you must quickly depart a location during an emergency. The bag must be light enough for you to carry over long distances, yet contain enough items to sustain you for up to at least 72 hours (3 days). The typical weight of such a pack is between 30 to 40 pounds. Once you have assembled the bag, take it out on hikes and camping trips to ensure that it works, that it’s light enough to be carried over rough terrain, and that the items contained in it are both durable and necessary. Read the rest of this entry

Economist Richard Duncan: Civilization May Not Survive ‘Death Spiral’

 By Terry Weiss, Money Morning, August 15, 2012

Richard Duncan, formerly of the World Bank and chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Mgmt., says America’s $16 trillion federal debt has escalated into a “death spiral, “as he told CNBC.   And it could result in a depression so severe that he doesn’t “think our civilization could survive it.Read the rest of this entry

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