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Author: isurvivalist

A New Website Coming?

A New Website Coming?

While many of you may think I’m just lazy or not putting out anything fresh, I have been in the planning stages for a new website for the past couple of months. I’ve been checking options and possibilities as well as strategies to help both you and me. I want it to be faster, more…

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10 GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR 2019

10 GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR 2019

STILL struggling to determine what to get that special someone in your life? Maybe these 10 suggestions from the Holiday Gift Ideas for 2019 will be just what they wanted. Allett Nylon Sport Wallet – $25 Great everyday wallet with RFID Blocking. The slim design allows you to load it up with cards or cash…

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We Are Getting Known

We Are Getting Known

I got an email late Tuesday about ranking my YouTube channel. Surprisingly, I was named number 42 in the ranking of the Top 40 Bushcraft YouTube Channels. But Bill, how is that even possible? Even though it is the Top 40, they list the upcoming videos and rank them. The ranking is as follows (because…

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Go West To Montana

Go West To Montana

Many of you followed along the journey we had on our way from outside Atlanta, Georgia to the other side of the country to Bonner, MT. The good news is we made it. But what about the journey? You may not care. You may have only wanted to know if I made it. And that…

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Are You Defeated?

Are You Defeated?

When you think you have a dream in front of you and something blocks it, DO YOU QUIT? Too many of us die with the dream inside of us without sharing it with others OR even enjoying it ourselves. Is that You? A mentor told me once that it is not necessarily about the outcome…

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The Exotac titanLight – Review

The Exotac titanLight – Review

I grew up with the thought that Zippo had the best lighter in the world. This thing was used in movies and by military forces around the globe. But they ALL had one problem, lighter fluid evaporation. That alone was the main reason my investment into the product was minimal. Enter the Exotac titanLight 🙂…

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Why would someone intentionally sweat?

Why would someone intentionally sweat?

Lately I’ve been doing some deeper reading into ancient medicine. It was not surprising to come across several articles on a sweat lodge and its benefits. As I finished the text, I was taken back to my youth in which I participated in a very small sweat lodge ceremony. The tenants consisted of the elder,…

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Is your day anything like mine?

Is your day anything like mine?

Recently I’ve been asked a LOT about my daily routine. I don’t think it’s anything special and it will be changing for relevance. However, it’s apparently got some people thinking and rethinking how they go about their day. I will state this is a Weekday example. Weekends are geared for filming, teaching or spending time…

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It’s Getting Closer!

It’s Getting Closer!

I sit at my computer looking over my to-do lists. It is early. Not Navy Seal (0430) but 0630 early. The lists can get a little overwhelming. Yes, it is plural because it is dependent on what area of focus I am working on. The fragrance of the strong, dark coffee hits me and am…

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The An Introduction to the Atlatl

The An Introduction to the Atlatl

Being fascinated by Anthropology since I was a child, one of the things that amazes me is the primitive technology, especially around weapons. Bows and arrows, spears, the atlatl, rabbit sticks… Wait, what?! An atl what ll? I had seen sketches and images of spears being thrown at wooly mammoths as well as other animals.…

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A Handy Little Gig

A Handy Little Gig

There are a lot of uses and a definitive need for a gig. No, not playing in a smoke filled bar somewhere, but a primitive gig for survival. What exactly is a gig then? I am glad you asked. The qualities of a gig are fairly simple as well. It has to have a point…

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Using Natural Cordage

Using Natural Cordage

One of the many survival resources that is abundantly available is cordage. You may call it rope, twine, thread, or even paracord but the fact is, you can find material to perform similar functions just about anywhere. Cordage is mass produced based on a specification of the buyer’s needs. This can range from tying a…

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