Discover “The Forgotten Skills” for Survival Camping

Whether you go wilderness camping for hunting or just for fun, you know that adverse weather conditions can add to the difficulties of “roughing it.” What can you do about a leaky tent? How can you make a fire if you have no kindling to start one? Those are just a couple of the questions dealt with thoroughly in “The Forgotten Skills” DVD by Cliff Jacobson, one of North America’s most respected outdoor writers and wilderness guides.

This 90 minute DVD teaches skills you shouldn’t be without. Jacobson has experience camping since boyhood, much of which has been in the North. Anyone who can endure arctic conditions can surely endure less adverse situations, and he shows the rest of us just a part of his extensive knowledge. This is the sort of DVD you’ll want to watch several times, or at least take notes, to be sure to get the most out of it.

Jacobson discusses the importance of skills, not just buying things. It’s amazing what can be done with a couple of tarps, plenty of cord and rope, stakes, and the right knife and hand ax. Jacobson shows how to secure a tent so it is sturdy and dry in stormy weather, how to rig tarps for shelter, and what to do to prepare wood for a sure-starting fire. Discover the importance of a few essential knots and what type of knife, saw, and hand ax to have on hand.

In a survival situation in the wilderness, the importance of good shelter and warmth can’t be overestimated. With that in mind, get your copy of “The Forgotten Skills”. It’s available from Cliff Jacobson’s site here.

You might also like Jacobson’s book, Camping’s Forgotten Skills.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

4 thoughts on “Discover “The Forgotten Skills” for Survival Camping”

  1. Best emergency shelter I have seen is Bass Pro’s tent cot combination. It elevates you eleven inches off the ground to protect from wet ground. It has insect screening on all four sides and is made to keep out rain of any amount. Large single cot tents and doubles are available. They fold up into a flat package with the single unit weighing about twenty pounds. For cold weather you can sleep on an air mattress for thermal insulation.

  2. Thanks for the great review! With due respect
    Thanks for the great review! With due respect to Gerald, you WON’T want to sleep on an air mattress when the ground is cold. Air mats do no insulate from the ground. The solution is to place a closed cell foam pad on top of your air mattress–or buy one of the many superb “foam-filled air pads”. Thermarest and EXPED are two of the most popular brands. Furthermore, carrying a 20 pound tent and cot is not my idea of wilderness camping. A lightweight hiking tent will do just fine in the worst storm if you rig it as I suggest in my video, and always use a plastic groundcloth INSIDE.

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