It's hard to believe how far into the year we are. While we may still be a ways from having that crisp night air that some enjoy and others dread, the evidence of a not-so-far off fall season is beginning to accumulate. From falling leaves to cooler nighttime temperatures, we can't help but feel the excitement in the air. With changing seasons come exciting new opportunities for people who are adventurous to seek them out. In our world, this seasonal change mean less bugs/snakes, lower temperatures, and interesting new wilderness challenges.
Admittedly, the bug and snake situation in the South never really ends, but lowering temperatures reduce our interactions with them. This also means that it will soon be time to modify how we construct our shelters and where we can place our tents. During the hotter months, we recommend building shelters that lift the end user off the ground to maximize separation from those creepy crawlies and reduce the odds of someone being stung or bitten. As the temperatures begin to cool once again, it opens up many different styles of shelter that are more suitable for the fall and winter months. You may be asking yourself, "What does this guy mean? What types of shelter is he talking about?" The answers to your questions are nestled nicely into our training courses. Watching bushcraft and survival videos on YouTube is one thing, but actually getting out into the wild is another entirely.
Our training area is the best place to experience these new seasonal wilderness challenges for yourself.
How do I prepare myself?
What type of gear will I need?
How do I prepare for increasingly difficult weather conditions?
What does a typical bushcraft and survival scenario look like while out in the wilderness?
These questions and many more are common around this time of year. They typically come from weekend warriors who are just getting into the hobby, and from experienced folks who aren't accustomed to this specific area. One of the keys to a successful wilderness experience is thorough preparation ahead of time. This includes knowing what gear is best to bring along and understanding the environment/ecosystem that you are about to enter into.
As you plan out the rest of your year, we suggest you grasp the reigns of life and choose your adventures wisely. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Master the Wilderness