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You’ve probably noticed that I’ll often send the guys off on the morning of their solo day with some kind of fire carry method.  The ability to carry fire is an important survival skill for a variety of reasons. First, if you can carry fire, you don’t have to recreate your fire start all over […]
Author: Creek
Posted: January 6, 2015, 11:03 pm
In the first episode of Fat Guys in the Woods, we made an improvised Bow Saw using a bent sapling.  We then used this saw to help build shelters and process wood throughout the week.  This post provides a little more detail about this project. First, about Bow Saws… I love a good Bow Saw.  I […]
Author: Creek
Posted: December 9, 2014, 12:12 pm
Hello all.  As you read this post, I’m deep in the North Woods filming the first Episodes of Fat Guys in the Woods for Season 2, coming this Spring.  I scheduled this post to publish before I left.  I’ll be unplugged where I’m going. For those of you who know very much about me and […]
Author: Creek
Posted: December 7, 2014, 11:49 am
Remember these cool shelters that Joe, Opie, Zach and I built in the river valley? One very important part of building this shelter is the bed frame similar to what I’ve shown below. 3-4″ diameter logs are stacked log cabin style to build a frame that can contain bedding materials (leaves/boughs/branches/grass,etc) and help brace the […]
Author: Creek
Posted: November 20, 2014, 7:38 pm
It may have been a little tricky to follow the exact details of how to make the Lever Rabbit Snare in the very first episode of FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS with Matt, Ben and Jesse.  I thought a clean instructional diagram might make it easier to understand.  I don’t think the diagram requires explanation […]
Author: Creek
Posted: November 4, 2014, 2:35 pm
Come out for a Free Survival Presentation & Book Signing if you’re in the area!   Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,
Author: Creek
Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:38 pm
Many of you have asked for more details about the Live Capture Box trap that Bill, Dave, Andrew and I used to catch the Quail.  To my knowledge, this is a trap style that originates in Asia but versions of it exist all over the world.  It’s very unique in that it can be constructed […]
Author: Creek
Posted: October 22, 2014, 7:48 pm
In many of the episodes of FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS, I instructed the guys how to ‘carry fire’ from base camp to their individual solo base camps.  Oftentimes, this was quite a trek through the woods and the fire carry needed to last up to a couple hours.  In the pioneer settlement themed episode […]
Author: Creek
Posted: October 15, 2014, 6:29 pm
One of my favorite skills of the entire 1st Season of FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS was when Zach, Opie, Joe and I made a paracord survival net and used it in conjunction with a hand built rock weir to catch fish in a Tennessee river valley. Methods of catching fish similar to this have […]
Author: Creek
Posted: October 8, 2014, 7:46 pm
Well, Season 1 of FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS has officially ended.  The last episode aired last night.  However, the survival instruction from these episodes is just beginning.  When 6 days of filming gets edited down to 42 minutes, some of the details are bound to get lost.  Oftentimes, these details involve specific survival skills. Consequently, […]
Author: Creek
Posted: September 29, 2014, 6:42 pm

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