Winter Survival Training in Tyngsjö, Sweden

TRIP REPORT 15-24 February 2008 I went on Winter survival training in Tyngsjö in central Sweden with my friends Rob Hofman and Johan Hoogendijk. It wasn’t as cold as we expected (most days the temperature was only a few degrees below zero Celsius) but there was lot’s of snow and we had good fun. Total … Continue Reading

How to make fire with the bow drill

I learned the bow drill technique on my first survival course with Extra Survival in 2001 in Drenthe, The Netherlands. It’s not easy and took me almost a week of practicing every day before I was successful. Of all the friction fire lighting techniques however, the bow drill is probably one of the easier ones. It’s … Continue Reading