Lifesong Wilderness Adventures BLOG
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Our Blog offers posts and videos on wilderness survival training, wildlife, bushcraft, useful wild plants, animal tracking, and nature awareness.
There are posts on the joys and challenges of living life to the fullest within the embrace of nature.
If you feel the call of the outdoors and want to discover more, please read on as we explore life in the wonder and magic that is nature.
~Mark J. Wienert - Lifesong Wilderness Adventures
Outdoor Survival School - General posts on Wilderness Survival Training.
Tracking - The art and science of wildlife and human tracking
Wild Plants - Broadening our knowledge of wild plants.
Survival Gear - A few thoughts on knives, bush food, and insects.
Survival Training for Teenagers - Testimonials and more.
The Philosophy - Live life and and protect Mother Earth.
Dang! That water is cold! As a sometimes cold-water immersion therapy enthusiast, I enjoy cold water plunges to temporarily reduce muscle soreness and joint pain after a long hike or workout. According to studies on the effects of cold-water therapy on humans. Submerging one’s body at temperatures of 59F or colder offer the best results... Continue reading
Wood for fire plows can be found from Hawaii’s warm beaches to Oregon’s misty coastal forests. What are the right types to use with the fire plow method? The fire plow is a Polynesian fire-making technique. This primitive fire skill developed in part, due to native woods. Fire plow wood types This primitive fire skill... Continue reading
You’ve read about it, thought about it, and now you’re ready for THE EDGE challenge at Lifesong Wilderness Adventures Knife-Only adventure camp. Let’s hear in their own words what students have to say in the following reviews of their challenging experiences at THE EDGE. Extreme Survival Camp Reviews I have been running this signature challenge... Continue reading
I looked skeptically into the jar I was holding. A whiff of fermentation greeted me. Small bubbles gave the surface of the sourdough starter a foamy look. I gave the soured batter another whiff. Yes, without a doubt. I had created an Accidental Sourdough Starter. This accident of good fortune would be my main food... Continue reading
Visual Man Tracking in action: A Search and Rescue Tracker, applying ancient tracking skills, scans the area for clues that show "Spoor," or evidence, of a lost person's trail. What is Visual Man Tracking? "Visual Man Tracking" is an ancient hunting technique still in use today for locating and trailing wildlife. But in modern parlance,... Continue reading
Shadow Wolves. "In brightest day, in darkest night, no evil shall escape my sight, for I am the Shadow Wolf" -- U.S. Customs Patrol Officer motto. Shadow Wolves are children of the wilderness. "This tracking, in the ancient way, is often called "cutting sign" or "checking spore" by members of tribes such as the Sioux,... Continue reading
Melissa officinalis or Lemon Balm in common speak. Is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae). A medicinal, square stemmed herb originating from southern Europe. Lemon Balm is now a naturalized medicinal plant in the US and Canada. Sometimes called Bee Balm as honeybees favor this herbaceous plant. Mildly antiviral, the hairy leaves made into... Continue reading
"We train here," is a metaphor for learning to survive in the shadow of a mountain — where the sky is great and open like our mind is curious and open. We train in forest and meadow, where the deer feed and rest under a star canopy so clear and bright it takes our breath... Continue reading
Enjoy the little things is a survival trick that works. And a consistent theme with the graduates of our 28-day teen apprenticeship course. Survival trick enjoy the little things And Khalil is no exception. Khalil Edson first came to us as a student of our 28-Day Teen Apprenticeship program. I am proud of all my... Continue reading
Tracking is a fun way to discover and learn about animals and their behavior. The more you track Animals the more you will learn about them and the life they live. Learning how to Track is an ancient survival skill and the skill our ancestors relied upon to live, hunt, and forage. How to track... Continue reading