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Freezers Getting Full

Posted by Kurt R Howland on November 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The freezers getting full as I keep my tracking and stalking skiiils up to par.




100 lb sow taken with 12ga 00 buck.




Less fat then store bought meat, and no hormones or chemicals added.  Enjoy the hunting season, and use it to keep your survival skills sharp.


Kurt out


Hunting for Survival

Posted by Kurt R Howland on November 19, 2010 at 11:18 AM Comments comments (7)

Hey All,

 

Downed a 5 point buck with my AR today.  If you doubt the knock down power of the little bullet don’t.  I hit this buck at around 75 yards with a chest shot, it flippedit completely over, and it was finished. 



 

5.56x45 68grain Hollow Point, you don’t want to be on the receiving end. 


Remember hunting season is a great time to hone your survival skills.  You get to work on tracking, silent movement, land navigation, and more.


So get out there and enjoy the outdoors...


Kurt out

 

It's in the Palm of your Hand

Posted by Kurt R Howland on August 19, 2010 at 4:03 PM Comments comments (0)

The Palm Strike



This should really be called the heel strike because you hit with the heel of the hand not the palm.  The palm strike is very forceful and devastating if used correctly.  It should be used when possible instead of a fist.


Using a closed fist in a street fight or combat situation is one sure way to end up with your hand in a cast.  This injury is called a boxers fracture because most boxers get them sooner or later.  The fracture is generally at the pinky and ring finger bones of the hand.


Remember the "Real World" is not like the movies, skulls are hard and kunckles are fragile.  Use your fists only when you know you are going to hit soft tissue.


Kurt out

First-Aid in the Wild

Posted by Kurt R Howland on August 19, 2010 at 3:34 PM Comments comments (1)

You say to yourself, I'm CPR and Basic First-Aid certified so I figure I'm ready to tackle the wilds... WRONG!!!  Basic First-Aid is not the same as Wilderness First-Aid, It's not even close.


WFA is a two day course that includes much more than just stopping bleeding and making the victim comfortable until the Medics get there.  In a wilderness situation help is generally not close by, and you need to be trained to give more than basic care.


You may have to move the victim for miles to get them to an access point for a rescue.  They may have injuries that have to be closed before they can make that move.  They may have fractures that must be immobilized  before transport.


The worst thing you can do is over estimate your capibilities.  Basic First-Aid is meant for the home and business setting, not the mountains of Colorado or the swamps of Florida.


Having the right training for the situation is a neccessity to survive in the wilds.


Kurt out



The First Step to being Ready!

Posted by Kurt R Howland on July 7, 2010 at 12:17 PM Comments comments (1)

Everyone Nowadays seems to have suggestions as to what you need to have in an emergency to survive.  We all seem geared to a bugout bag, or what you should bring if you are going into the woods.


I say this is the wrong way to prepare!  You need to start on a personal basis.  What do you need to survive in a real emergency or disaster.  This is where it all begins, at all times you must have on your person what you need to survive.  Remember, disaster will not give you notice, and emergencies usually don't give you their schedule.


So you must start by being ready all the time.  You do this by carrying on your person what you need to give you Shelter, Fire, Water, and Food.  You might be thinking you can't carry all you need for that all the time, but you're wrong.


I carry a Swiss Army knife at all times,  I can cut small branches needed to make a shelter, sharpen a hardwood sapling to make a spear, clean game, and kill with it if needed.  I also carry a Bic pocket lighter, I don't smoke, but I can start a fire whenever I want, and with a knife and fire I can make cups and bowls to hold water.   I have a compass on my watch so navagation is never a problem.


Once you have these few things you can make almost anything else you need to survive.  Will it be easy, No, but you will survive.


Kurt out


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