Rule Of Threes

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In survival training, many instructors refer to the “Rule of Threes”.
 
Here they are, as taught to me by Hank, of Green Earth Survival School:
 
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Followup: Green Earth Survival School at the Oxbow Eco Center

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Last Saturday, I represented Green Earth Survival School at the Oxbow Eco-Center, for the center’s monthly “Brown Bag” lecture, this one entitled, “The Seven Rules for Survival”. I was caught off guard when the Eco-Center’s Amanda Thompson, (yes, the very same Amanda I’ve […]

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Random Pics (and some of my Back Story)

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Today’s article was brought to you by the generous folks over at Hides.com. Go check out their great line of “Multifunction Eyewear Necessities”, and tell them FloridaHillbilly sent you!
I’ve always had a love for photography. I was the staff photographer for my high school yearbook, […]

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Guest Post: Four from RidgeRunner of Green Earth Survival School

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Today’s article was brought to you by the fine folks over at Reef-Hunter.com. Go check out their great line of custom apparel, and tell them FloridaHillbilly sent you! (click to open a new page)
Today, I have four selections from RidgeRunner’s Green Earth Survival […]

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December 2012 Update

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Lots of things are happening here at FloridaHillbilly.com!
Just as I’m out of the woods from my hernia surgery, I get a nasty bout of kidney stones, and dealing with another one as I write this
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How to turn sweat, grit and determination into a flame

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(Note: This is NOT so much a “How-To” as much as a narrative of “How It Went”. While you can get the general idea of how to use a bow drill to start a fire by reading this, many other sources offer more […]

Pine Pitch Glue – Nature’s Epoxy

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Over the weekend, while at Green Earth Survival School’s Primitive Skills class, we covered making a very effective adhesive from pine sap.
The process, like most primitive skills, is wondrously simple. Collect sap from pine trees. Heat it. Add bulking agents. Use it. It is waterproof and strong.
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Green Earth Survival School’s Primitive Skill’s Class

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I spent the weekend assisting Hank with his Primitive skills class, and as always, I probably learned as much as some of the students. Hank also called in Amanda from the Oxbow Center in Port St. Lucie, who is a fountain of information, both regarding Florida’s […]

Post-Op Ramblings…

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I’m feeling much better today, able to move around with a lot less pain. Now to get back into a more “regular” sleep pattern. I’ve been sleeping most days and up most nights for the last few days, throwing off everyone’s daily routine. My posts have been irregular at best, and […]

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On the prep list: air guns

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Going to try to make a regular post titled “On the Prep List”. These will be short blurbs about equipment and supplies I believe are worth having “just in case”.
This is my first entry.
 
On my list of handy things to have, “just in case”, are
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