Articles from Past Issues



An Unusual Hunter

by Rich Creason


The Path to Self-Reliance

by Christopher Nyerges


Two Cold Steel Budget Knives

by Jim House


His Great Grandad’s Tools

by Julia Nunnally Duncan


Carving A Simple Wooden Spoon

by Tim Swanson


The Hopi Way

by Cam Kenstler


The Duck Hunter 3000

by Zachary Fowler

Featured in the March/April 2018 issue

My name is Zachary Fowler and last year on the date that I am writing this, August 16, I was alone in Patagonia, 87 days into my survival for Season 3 of HISTORY’s survival series “Alone”. On August 16, 2016 was the morning that I heard the boat come for a medical check. I had nothing to eat but 63 fish and two birds up to this point, and I thought I was going to fail the med check that morning. If I did fail the medical check I would be going home defeated. There was $500k for the last man or woman standing. I intended to survive no matter how long, and win that money for my family so we could build a new home. The medical team arrived with sad faces. They checked me physically and then started asking me about my mental state and how much I missed my wife and two girls that were waiting for me at home. After eating little more than three fish and some dandelion roots for the last 14 days, it didn’t take much to break down my walls.

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