In the era of satellite systems, it would seem that the good old compass is becoming a thing of the past. A mistake. Equipped with a magnetized needle, the device will prove to be a salvation in the least expected moment. All electronic devices sometimes fail, and then you just need to take out the compass ... ... but which one? You can choose from large compasses, thin plates and even smaller gadgets worn, for example, on the hand. Of course, there are more differences between the various models, so be sure to read the entry about choosing compasses. Thanks to this, you will ensure reliable navigation in a crisis situation.
Mushrooms do not have any nutrients - truth or myth? As Kajetan Wilczyński argues, this sentence is completely untrue. However, the content is different and the digestibility is another. If it were possible to obtain all the protein, vitamins and water from mushrooms, it would be possible to hardly leave the forest! Unfortunately - so far this is rather a survival option than the basis of the diet - they will help you in the rainy day. Boletus, porcini mushrooms - how many mushrooms and how will they help a hungry survivor? Find out by reading our blog post.
When the tent is too heavy for your trip to the forest, a tarp comes in handy - a lightweight sheet that protects against rain and wind. By choosing the right size, material and colors, you are able to choose a tarpaulin that will fulfill the most important functions, as well as a few additional ones - it will mask your camp and provide insulation from the ground. Once you've got your tarp, the big question is how to set it up. Read the article for the infographic on tarp settings and follow our advice. A few valuable tips will allow you to use a camping cloth so that you are dry and windy on the ground.
If the concept of urban survival doesn't mean anything to you, it's high time to change it. Most of the threats of the modern world are lurking not in the wilderness, but among people. Pandemics, attacks and the effects of a changing climate are just some of the crises that lurk around the corner. But don't worry - you can prepare yourself. How to do it? Survival instructor Kajetan Wilczyński talks directly about the equipment that will be useful. But the equipment itself is not enough - you need to train and adapt to a situation that is very difficult to reflect in a properly functioning environment. Read the post to find out more!
Powerful winds are no longer rare in Poland. Especially in the field, storms can be a deadly threat, which - thanks to simple recommendations - you can reduce a bit. In the forest, go against the wind and look for a depression. Ideally, the shelter should be sheltered on the top from falling trees. When the hurricane is approaching, but you still have some time, prepare a makeshift pit roof yourself. In an open area, lie down and try to isolate yourself from the surroundings as effectively as possible. Surviving a hurricane wind in the mountains is more complex. Do you want to know more? Read the entry in which Kajetan Wilczyński advises on what to do in the event of a hurricane.
The mud and water splashing in your shoes is nothing nice, which can be confirmed by anyone who has ever struggled through a downpour or snow. Fortunately, gaiters are a fantastic protection not only against soaking shoes, but also against splashes of the leg. But how do you choose the right protectors? First of all, pay attention to how the gaiters are attached to the shoes - they can have a rope, belt or hook. The second, no less important issue is the material and layering. Three-layer gaiters or felt-leather gaiters will be useful for snow, and single-layer models for summer. Do you want to know more? Read our post!
It's easy to make a mistake in the field, especially if you get tired and it's nighttime. Before dark, however, it is worth spending some time finding a suitable place for shelter. All this so that in the dark you will not be woken up by noisy animals, winds breaking the tarpaulin or raindrops dripping on your head. How to take care of a dream place that you won't want to run away from in the morning? Read 7 tips from Kajetan Wilczyński, and you will spend the next night in the wilderness in comfortable conditions.
From zero to hero - this is how you can briefly describe the training program outlined by Kajetan Wilczyński. Although many survivalist use the strength of the psyche, our specialist emphasizes the importance of physical fitness. A healthy mind in a healthy body - these are connected vessels! But there is a long way from getting off the couch to mastering the art of survival that takes you through aerobic exercise and intervals. Kajetan's training is based on tabata, which allows a slightly trained body to become very efficient. You will achieve all of this with little daily effort. Learn the benefits of survival training for yourself, which will help you survive in the wilderness.
If you think that where you live there will never be a tornado - you might be wrong. The last dozen or so years have shown that whirlwinds appear even in cities in the north of Poland. The element that breaks branches off trees and garage sheets is dangerous for people in the field, in the car and at home. Fortunately, a simple instruction will help you increase your own safety during a tornado. Read this article to learn what to do when a rotating column of air, known as a whirlwind, is observed in your area.
Baking sausages over the fire is not enough for you? Time to fry and cook over the fire. While a frying pan with a long handle is enough for the first step, a Hungarian cauldron will be useful for the second step - a capacious pot, known as a bogracz, which hangs on a chain over the fire. You can add whatever you want to the cauldrons, but you will get the most aromatic dishes using Hungarian recipes. It is from the Lake Balaton that the famous Hungarian pot comes from, which in its enamel version has many advantages over the cast iron one. Get to know all our tips and get recipes for goulash and halashle - dishes created especially for the bogracz.