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August 9, 2017
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Gear Listing For NRS Classes

Thanks for your interest in classes.  Our approach to gear is simple.  For Level 1 classes we want you to be comfortable enough to make the […]
July 25, 2017

Top 5 Tips for Summertime Hiking Safety

There are so many wonderful things to see and behold on a your next summertime hiking trip.  Due to the heat, it can be a time […]
July 23, 2017

That time…..I shared poncho space with a rabbit.

NOTE:  This is another in a series of blogs that will share interesting experiences in nature.  It is always our goal to help people to enjoy […]
July 9, 2017
This bobcat went up this oak tree on its own, getting a view of its hunting grounds in central California.

That Time….A Bobcat Jumped On My Head

NOTE:  This is the first in a series of blogs that will share interesting experiences in nature.  It is always our goal to help people to […]
May 14, 2017
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Tips for posting nature ID to social media for study

At Nature Reliance School our unofficial, but well used motto is “Come on, join in, let’s learn together.”   Our approach is one where the instructors recognize […]
April 2, 2017
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Survival Debris Huts, are they a viable option?

I have been wanting to do a woods experiment on the popular debris hut for quite some time.  It seems that debris huts are widely accepted […]
February 24, 2017
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Four simple methods to help a beginning tracker

Would you like to see more that is going on around you?  Would you like the ability to go out and read the earth?   The ability […]
February 19, 2017
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Tracking as a Frontier Scout

PLEASE NOTE:  The following story is a historical narrative.  It includes a large amount of historically accurate information with ample amount of creativity woven in to […]
February 12, 2017
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BEST Micro EDC Kit Ever!

One of the favorite things about my “job” is that people and companies regularly send me gear to test and review and give them my opinion […]
February 6, 2017
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Celebrity and Subject Matter Expert Endorsements for Craig’s Book

Writing a book is a huge undertaking and one that brought me many surprises.  One of those was the process of gathering endorsements for Extreme Wilderness Survival by […]