Way of the Raven

2017 08-16

NEW BOOK!

Warrior Scout Series

By Benjamin ‘Raven’ Pressley & Fernan David Vargas

I am really excited about this joint effort with my friend Fernan. He is a martial arts instructor that has written many books himself. He knows self defense! When he approached me about this project I immediately got excited. (more…)

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2017 08-10

Rabbit Sticks

Written by Benjamin ‘Raven’ Pressley

I would like to introduce you to what is possibly the easiest to use, most effective hunting weapon you can make. It is easy to make and is probably the oldest hunting weapon known to humankind.  And I want to take some time to put it into a prehistoric/historic context for better understanding. It is one of my favorite weapons to produce and use. You will understand when you make and use a few. (more…)

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2017 07-29

Announcing Exciting New Classes!

IT WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT! DON’T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE! I REALLY NEED SOME PEOPLE TO SHARE THIS LIKE CRAZY! WILL YOU HELP ME?

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! Plan on attending (more…)

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2017 06-27

Wilderness Steam Pit

A steam pit is a great way to cook food in a wilderness survival situation of just for fun. A steam pit can be any size depending on what you are cooking. Hawaiians have been doing it for years in luaus. Here is step by step how to make and use one for yourself! (more…)

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2017 06-25

MEDICINE IN THE WILD

 

By Benjamin ‘Raven’ Pressley

Some say there is a cure for everything in nature, some yet undiscovered. That is plausible. I know along the way in my wildwood treks I have a few go to plants I use. In a survival situation one must be particularly careful and take things like even tiny scratches more serious. Problems such as infections can be even more life threatening in the wild far from any hospitals or modern medicine. These are only a few of many but are my top plants that I use on a regular basis. (more…)

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2017 06-20

Come Join Us!

I teach a great basic survival skills class over at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC. I am inviting you to come check it out. Just drop in a couple of times for free and if you like it you are welcome to sign up. 30 hours of teaching and fun for $146.30. Includes a survival kit and any of the stuff you make. Just call (828) 694-1700 for more information and to order. Just ask to speak to a nice lady named M.C. Gaylord. Her are a few live videos to give you a taste: (more…)

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2017 06-06

Instructional Pages by Raven

I find that in teaching and writing that it takes a combination of photographs and line drawings to really achieve quality instruction. Here are a few of my line drawn, original instruction sheets. You may use them as long as you always give credit where credit is due and refer students to all I have to offer on my website. All these drawings are available with great instruction and photographs in my book Can You Survive? Also many instructional sheets are available on request. Great for scouts and groups. Inquire for pricing.

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2017 05-01

RAVENQUEST

I have written a great new fantasy action series called RAVENQUEST. It is 7 volumes of action, adventure, original characters and more. Written for all ages, young and old. Family friendly. Raven and Skyeyes are the principle characters. They are simple folk living off the land; my expertise in survival skills reflects in this attribute of these characters. When they find a sword in a cave it changes everything and they become the heroes of Terra Zem. It is great fun and very inspiring.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BOOKS CLICK HERE!

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2017 01-09

Winter Survival

How your Body Loses Heat

By Benjamin ‘Raven’ Pressley

 

Staying warm can be a challenge in the outdoors if you’re not prepared or don’t have the proper knowledge of how the body loses heat. Exposure to the elements is the number two cause of death in a survival situation so this is a subject that should not be taken lightly. Exposure refers to problems caused by temperature. Exposure is not an injury but leads to injuries. Let’s discuss ways the body loses heat. (more…)

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2016 12-15

Earthlodges, Tipis, Quinzhees, Snow Caves and More!

Building a Modernized Earthlodge
Exploring Low-Cost Dome Construction Methods
by Thomas J. Elpel, Author of Living Homes and Participating in Nature

 

Earthlodge architecture comes from the northern Great Plains where Mandan Indians built massive structures for communal housing and shelter from bitterly cold subzero winters and the relentless wind of the Plains. The initial framework for an earthlodge looks something like Stonehenge, or rather “Woodhenge,” with an inner and outer circle of support poles topped by cross beams connecting everything together. (more…)

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