This is Nate. I love backpacking, hiking and exploring wilderness areas. I have recently become very interested in survival skills and stumbled upon this meet up. Looking forward to my first hike with everyone.
Hi! I'm Alan Halcon, current writer for American Survival Guide and former field Editor and Writer for Wilderness Way magazine (Now Defunct), as well as having appeared in numerous books related to survival. I am also owner of outdoorselfreliance.com. There you can find many of my past articles.
For many years, I've traveled the country teaching and training others in Outdoor Self-Reliance and Wilderness Survival skills. I've trained everyone from civilian, to scouts, to military personnel the skills they need to help keep them alive.
Currently, I hold the world record at starting a fire by rubbing sticks together, so making fire by primitive means is a big part of what I do.
This group is for anyone who would like to add to their core knowledge of Emergency Preparedness, Survival, and Self Reliance.
All of our Meet-Ups are outdoors, in wilderness settings, where we will explore and work on different skills, with each meet-up focusing on a different topic.
Emergency Fire-Making (primitive and modern)
Rope Craft (Knots, mechanical advantage systems, making cordage)
Outfitting your kit
Land Navigation (map, compass, GPS)
Water Purification methods
Traps and Trapping
Communications (Signalling, Amateur Radio, etc.)
All of our meet ups will be hands-on skill based workshops.