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.
"Hawaii Five-O", it isn't. And commuting to work on the busy Oahu interstate made this mountain Man think fondly of home. On the other hand, the best thing about consulting for a British TV production crew is if you are lucky enough to land a gig like this. These Brits love great food and a... Continue reading
Lesser Man vs. Wild. There were many good reasons against tackling a foolhardy outdoor adventure in the middle of the winter on the Oregon coast. There was only one reason for: Bear Grylls BY KEVIN MAX Lesser Man vs. Wild The past forty-eight hours were different shades of wet masquerading as day and night on... Continue reading
Wing of bat eye of newt so the incantation may go. What is safe to eat and what is not. A good thing to know in any situation, and vital when you are trying to survive. The Oregon Coast has much to offer on both counts. Take the Rough Skinned Newt for instance. I have... Continue reading
Animal tracking is a skill used to follow wildlife such as Deer, Bear, or Raccoon. We can track animals by the footprints they leave on the ground. Or we may recognize a trail of an animal by the "Sign" they leave. Sign tracking can include the droppings of an animal or a rub where an... Continue reading
Will to Live - Reflections of THE EDGE - Part I Skills by - Joshua Poole "This extreme, intense, THE EDGE challenge is what drew me to the wet and wild world of southern Oregon. Some may be interested in survival skills for chaotic end of the world scenarios, and others prefer to study the...
Along the Oregon coast we often have ground hornet nests near our home. Vespula pensylvanica. I thought I would write about hornets today because our dog disturbed a ground nest of Yellow Jackets. And was very confused when she came under attack. So, let's talk about these fearsome flying wasps, hornets, and yellow Jackets. Oh... Continue reading
Spring on the Oregon coast is a wonderful time of year. But with the warmer weather, unfortunately, come insects that are potentially dangerous to animals and humans. The dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) pictured here wrapped in Scotch tape. Are common ticks of the west coast from March through August. Read on for tips on ticks.... Continue reading
The simple thrills of nature caught me as I was sitting quietly in the early light of an August morning. I was on the bank of a lake deep in the wilds of Southeast Alaska. The musical chatter of Otters at play caught my interest. Otters are one of my favorite animals. The Simple Thrills... Continue reading
One spring day began my consultant work with Man vs Wild and a mob of film shooting Brits. They wanted my expertise as a survival instructor and to help with writing the script. Man vs Wild became immensely popular. Viewership took off like wildfire. The following humongous comment section on this post below is a... Continue reading