If you have an hour and would like to know how to build a BSA style clone sheath, this video is for you. This isn’t as much a how-to as it is a follow along. I break down each step taken to get the end result along with some of my thoughts on leathercraft and [...]
LEGEND OF FLOWER POT MOUNTAIN 2 of 2 This and more info from the book ‘Medicine Lodge: The story of a Kansas frontier town’ by Nellie Snyder Yost Copyright 1970 Swallow Press Inc. In part 1 of Lenora Day’s journal, we already have the makings of a blockbuster western movie. If you missed it, you [...]
This is the first hand account of a group of survivors captured by Indians before the West was open and safe. The journal as well as other documents were compiled by Nellie Snyder Yost and were published as the book titled ‘Medicine Lodge: The story of a Kansas frontier town.’ The ISBN is 0-8040-0199-5. I’ve [...]
This article is from a monthly publication for Kansas residents called “Kansas Country Living”. I wanted to post it here in response to some uninformed comments I have endured from ‘outsiders’ and throughout my travels. One of the biggest remarks was how barren and flat Kansas is. This simply isn’t true. I hope you all [...]
We just launched the ‘Survival Experiment’ video series over at our YouTube channel. It is a scenario based series where Chad will survive different conditions, climates, etc. The first line in the series titled “Cold and Wet” is now live over at the Red Dirt Survival youtube channel.
This confirmed kill happened just a couple of miles north of my house in the Red Hills and the cat was shot by our neighbor. Since this incident, he has seen more cougars on his property as have our neighbors to the south. Also I have another close connection to this story. In 1904 my [...]
There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a [...]
#6 – ESSENTIAL DETAILS If you’ve accomplished the above; securing your supplies, stored water, and built your family fallout shelter, CONGRATULATIONS! You have now succeeded in improving the odds of survival for your family 100-fold, or more! Now, you need to expand your knowledge and fine-tune the tactics that will make the most of your [...]
Cording is the process of preparing the fibers of various plants for weaving, basketry and other uses. It precedes and is believed to be the forerunner of basket making, although cording differs slightly from both basket making and weaving.
Not only does the yucca provide material for fabric clothing, it can also produce a needle and thread with which to stitch together. It’s easy to make a few of these emergency sewing kits ahead of time just to have on hand. Simply trim the yucca leaf up to the pointed end so it is [...]