I have a newsflash for you. That nicely outlined track with lots of tread pattern in it. The one with all sorts of detail that gives you loads of information. Yeah, about that. It rarely occurs out there. Rarely during any tracking event will you get one nice big beautiful track, particularly in a wooded environment with lots of[…] Continue Reading
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Everything we do creates neural pathways. Your brain puts insulation; called myelin around those specific neurons. This process called myelination is used to make the neural impulses faster the next time it’s needed. Every time we do something EXACTLY the same way – EXACTLY, our brain puts another layer of insulation on th[…] Continue Reading
Assuming you know the time of day (digital watch, vehicle display, cell phone w/o compass app) and you have a pen and paper you can find your general direction. The following technique comes from adapting an analog watch navigation skill to digital watch technology. Through sideways thinking, the survivor can find his way. For t[…] Continue Reading
This video discusses the pitfalls of track fixation and offers advice on how to use the terrain to forecast where your quarry is advancing.
In this video for Joellambert.com, Estela Wilderness Education Owner/Head Instructor, Kevin Estela explains a few tools including the digging stick, digging adze and folding shovel, that make spring foraging for underground edibles easier . In a bonus video, Kevin shows the U-Dig-It Shovel in action harvesting a wild ramp/leek. […] Continue Reading
Most of us think of dogs as our companions, friends that will love us unconditionally so long as we feed them, exercise them and love them. But for some people, a dog can be an enemy. One that can attack and even kill, one that can discover hidden or illegal substances or one that can smell human scent. In this article I will lo[…] Continue Reading
The bigger the darkness, the easier it is to spot your little light. ― Brother Andrew (famous Cold War Bible smuggler), God’s Smuggler (2001) Nasrudin walked into a house and exclaimed, “The moon is more useful than the sun.” “Why?” he was asked. “Because at night we need the light more.”[…] Continue Reading
In this video for Joellambert.com, Kevin Estela of Estela Wilderness Education provides an overview of the Boreal Shirt by Lester River Bushcraft. Kevin explains the design features and his personal use of the Boreal Shirt from the past winter. Lester River Bushcraft products are 100% American Made and excellent options for bush[…] Continue Reading
Visual tracking is nothing more than being able to be more aware of what is going on around you at any given time. If you want to be able to see more tracks for tactical/self-protection or for hunting reasons, being aware of all that surrounds you is important, not just the tracks. Simply by placing yourself in the position as i[…] Continue Reading
With so many factors in tracking, perhaps speed is the most crucial. Joel Lambert discusses the importance of moving quickly behind your quarry, anticipating their, moves, and attempting to cut them off.