Survival School 101: The 27 Most Crucial Survival Skills (and they will surprise you)

Survival School 101: The 27 Most Crucial Survival Skills (and they will surprise you)

The aim of Holistic Survival School (HoSS) is to find the middle ground between the very different worlds of “Survival” and “Holistic Health”. On one end of the spectrum is the yang, masculine, direct, survival, military, “me-vs.'-nature”, skills-based, challenge oriented side of things. On the other side of the spectrum is the yin, feminine, community oriented, song-singing, gratitude based, meditation world.

Both sides are amazing and are very much needed in our world, but most schools usually only offer one end of the spectrum. Often times, schools are run by former military folk where connection and community isn’t mentioned, OR you are a hippie school and there is no edge-pushing and challenge.

Why I hate Bushcraft...and survival

Why I hate Bushcraft...and survival

I don’t remember the first time I heard the word “bushcraft” used but I do remember that I have never liked the term. Despite my negative feelings toward the phrase it seems to be the most popular and newest subset of the survival world. From Instagram hashtags, to TV shows, to outdoor suppliers, bushcraft keeps slapping me in the face and I hate it. What gives?