Friday, August 19, 2011


The rule of eight is the new revision of the plant edibility test.  It was developed by Vern Page who, at great potential risk to himself, tested and refined this procedure.   I know what you are thinking.  That the test is a crock and no self respecting woodsman wold go "grazing" around the hinterland if they did not know what they were eating.  That is partially true but there are some exceptions. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011


After my recent bash of the main-stream media I though that it was only appropriate that I give one ABC it's due props.  NTV (Nebraska TV, an ABC affiliate) recently aired a nice piece of footage from the funeral of my brother Joshua "CRUZ" Robinson. 

Consider community education in your quest for self reliance

I get the occasional email that asks me how to go about learning certain skills, or what is a good resource for "XYZ".  The simple answer is community education programs.  Most communities have some sort of an adult education center that offers a large program of available classes INCLUDING wilderness survival and other outdoor skills.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


As you can see the BLOG has been under some major construction the last few days.  I have tried and retried many different formats and styles.  This is what I have ended up with.  I finally created a blog logo for survivology 101 and I am fond of the many different meanings that can be applied to that little impossible triangle.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ninja shelter video

I just thought that I would show a quick useful shelter option for those of you that travel light, travel fast or are on the run.  I use it almost exclusively now and I thought that I would share it with you.