Celts and Adzes

Tools: As Close As Your Hands     Tools, how would we do without them? If you think about it you always have tools. Most people have their hands, their fingers, their fingernails. With your hands you can make tools to accomplish tasks that alone they could not. Humans are the Read More

The Wonders of River Cane

River Cane is in the grass family and is the native bamboo of North America. It grows only in the Southeast. Because of its relation with bamboo with the introduction of Asian bamboo through time it has cross bred into more varieties than I can number. Some of the cross Read More

Herbal Prepper Academy

How would you like to learn herbal remedies from herbalist, author, and urban homesteader, Catherine DiRuzza-Ellis better known as Cat?

Conquering The Darkness

This blog I want to discuss some ways of lighting your camp or making a torch or lamp for exploring a cave. It is a whole new experience to explore a cave with a light you have created, lights up the whole cave. I researched many methods used by primitive Read More


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.

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 Read More

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 Read More


  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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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