Survival Rumours and Myths

Boil water for 10 minutes This is one so old; I don’t even know where it came from. I’ve also heard 5 minutes, 15 minutes and even 20 minutes of boiling time. I’ll keep this short… After the water reaches the boiling point, it’s safe to drink, period, end of story. Big bubbles, no troubles. […]

Components for a Personal Survival Kit

Outside of your brain, a good survival kit is one of the best assets in an emergency. The environment is the key to the types of items you will need in your survival kit. A kit designed for the desert will be different from one for a sub-temperature area. How much equipment you put in […]

My interest in Survival

I’ve always had a general interest in survival and outdoor living. So after a couple of survival courses and doing some instructing on the Danish CSAR course, I’ve decided to make this manual. I started initially by making a SERE manual, but the scope of describing the whole SERE concept, would be too time consuming. […]

My Life as a Zebra

You may know the term “The Zebra effect”? If not, in a few words, it’s the effect zebras use against a predator hunting them. They gather in a flock, and thus their stripes reportedly confuse the predator. It has probably also something to do with the fact that they might feel more secure as a […]

Survival kit 3 of 3

A new video with my third survival kit. Please feel free to comment and give suggestions for improvement.

Survival Kit Intro

Short intro to the different survival kit’s I use in the wilderness. More detailed description of each kit coming soon. Enjoy

Cottonball and petroleum gel

In the wilderness one of the most important skills is to make your own fire. By using a cotton ball soaked in petroleum gel and packed in tinfoil, you will have a reusable fire  starter which can burn for more than 15-20 min.

Primitive Fire: Hand Drill at 12.633ft

On a 5 week Primitive Living Skills course in Arizona 2009, Sam (from UK) and I climbed Humphreys Peak and started a fire with a hand drill. Tough job. Didn’t work until the third try, but it was worth it. And the view was great 🙂