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Navigation Using Map & Compass

As discussed in our last blog, this week’s subject is the first skill from the original 'Ten Essentials' list assembled in the 1930s by a The Mountaineers, a Seattle-based organization for climbers and outdoor adventurers, to help people be prepared for emergency situations in the ou... Read More

Published On: 25th January 2018

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Making Fire

How to make a fireKnowing how to make a fire is one of the most fundamental wilderness skills. This is particularly true for sea kayakers on a secluded beach with a hypothermic casualty or in some trouble themselves. Practice and learn different methods, so you know how to make a fire anywhere and u... Read More

Published On: 10th January 2016

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Tinder & Kindling

We have covered the importance of fire in a survival situation. Carrying a number of different types of tinder with you will make your life so much easier When on a cold wind swept beach and will dramatically improve your ability to make a fire quickly and efficiently. Proper preparation of tinder i... Read More

Published On: 4th December 2015