Deer Creek Forge Knife Review and a Giveaway

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One of the favorite parts of the work I do with Dan’s Depot is the opportunity to test out gear and give it away.  I particularly like to do that when we can help out someone family run businesses of made in the USA products That is the case here today.  Clinton Armstrong from Deer Creek Wilderness Outfitters sent me an …

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Identifying deer tracks, a look at their hooves

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For “Throwback Thursday” at Dan’s Depot we are taking a look at some older/primitive type skills and gear.  In today’s post and video we wanted to consider one of the oldest skills out there, tracking. Deer tracks are some of the most easily recognizable tracks in areas throughout the world.  Deer are part of the cervidae family of animals.  As …

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6000 Ways to Learn Survival Skills at Home or in the Field

by  c.caudill on December 17th, 2014
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We are always looking for ways to help people learn survival skills for disaster preparedness and wilderness survival.  The key to actually “owning” the skills is to practice them.  By practicing skills you become keenly aware what things you are actually good at doing and those that you are deficient in doing. Since training and practice is the key, I …

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Being Ready (And Safe) With a Handgun

by  c.caudill on December 16th, 2014
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What happens if you must draw your weapon in the defense of yourself or others and you either utilize it, or find the threat has already been defeated?  You should come to a ready position in case the situation escalates again.  If you are a student of tactics and training you will often see the hi ready or lo ready …

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How to use the sun for survival

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Maintaining your core body temperature, or getting it back after you have gone down the road into hypothermia is of utmost importance for all of us in everyday outdoor related activities.  Whether you are in a survival situation or simply hunting, the sun can play a huge role in you being able to maintain your warmth.  For those of you …

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Important Reflections from Advanced Survival Training

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At Nature Reliance School we just completed our Advanced Survival course this past weekend.  There were a lot of lessons learned by those who attended, including the instructors.  For simplicity sake, I am simply going to list many of them here and try to be concise and clear.  This will be like dwindlng 4 days of experiences into tiny snippets …

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Where to find primitive blowguns

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On Thursdays what we wanted to start accenting more around here is primitive skills.  We are starting this off by presenting some equipment that was made by my good friend Doug Meyer.  Doug is a primitive technologist with lots of energy to spare for all of us.  I am also “friends” with Doug on Facebook and the amount of primitive …

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A backup plan for the GPS that is going to fail

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You can call us crazy if you like but at Nature Reliance School we do not like to depend upon anything that has batteries.  Period.  That does not mean that technology is bad, we all use technology that is for certain.  However, I just want to have the assurance that in a bad situation my survival is not dependent upon it. …

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Concealed Carry Thoughts for Cold Weather

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It is that time of year again for those who carry-concealed.  On one hand  we get to wear more clothes which makes it easier to not print and/or bring attention to your weapon.  On the other hand, we have more clothes on, including possibly a jacket, vest, or coat.   This can prove to be problematic, but only if you …

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How to wear you knife in case you are injured

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So today starts a whole new series here on our blog.  In an effort to offer timely and broad-reaching information to our followers, we are going to start offering some shorter, but informative blog pieces each day.  On Mondays we will be considering wilderness or outdoor survival methodology. In todays piece we wanted you to consider what would happen if …

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