NEW COVER! I have taken the time to add all my books to kindle. These are available on Amazon.com for direct purchase. The Complete Survival in the Southwest was added for $9.99 as well as the final two in the individual series of books. Click here to go to the shop and order.
Click here to read a review from Dirt Time.com
New article and video!! Click the image or click here to check out the article on the High Desert Harpoon by TOPS knives. While your there feel free to browse the photo gallery at the bottom the page. Please enjoy!
High Desert Art is now up running. This is a series of photographs I have taken over the years while out in the desert. In time I will be adding more prints to the Fine Art America page and linking it directly from my site. Keep checking back for new photos, who knows you may just see one you want on your wall.
In the future I will also be adding photo prints of the models I am working with. The hold up at the moment is equipment. I am trying to get a home studio built not only for them but for my knife photography and product photography as well. Each day that goes by I get a little closer to being where I want to be as a “shutter bug” and I have found it is one thing I really enjoy doing.
So far I have added a few plant photos as well as some reptile prints. These are some of the rattlesnakes photos I have taken over the years. A few of the plant photos I took while doing plant research in the field for a book I am slowly but steadily working on.
To visit my growing gallery please click here!
Live Fire! Check out the video below and click here to read the article and learn more about this product.
New website exclusive video! This video is over the Survivor Firestarters. These were field tested in the video and I found them to be great survival tools! Click here to see the photos and read the articles.
This is the full uncut video that was done on the MOAK survival kit. It is almost 30 minutes long and was very enjoyable to make. I wanted to post this full length on my site so it can be seen. The chopped down version can be found on my YouTube channel. This full length video is an Arizona Bushman exclusive.Please enjoy and thank you for stopping by!
Ive been pretty busy lately with getting the sites in order. Ive been writing so many articles my head seems it will spin at times. However this is a good thing, it means things are moving in the right direction. I must however apologize for my lack of attentiveness when it comes to other things like getting back to folks in emails or holding up my end on the Around the Cabin podcast. Over the last few months I have found myself swamped and trying to catch up. At times it feels like a fish out of water…you know the crappy flopping gasping for air type of fish. As time goes on I will be finishing up on my previous obligations as well as approaching some local business in my area. I am finding that to be the most difficult challenge yet. I work with companies all over the world, yet the local guys seem to be difficult to work with…the reason, not exactly sure. With my site growing exponentially everyday I am hoping to extend the olive branch in their direction to help them reach a much larger demographic. Time will tell! I will be doing a lot of web exclusive videos for the sites. I am finding that it takes several weeks to even a few months to get 1,000 views on my YouTube videos where I can get that many page views in a few hours here. As things progress or change I’ll post it here.
I have started to compile the 200 or more plants I have learned and photographed over the last 10 years. I will soon begin adding these to this website as articles. Ive been working on this idea for a long time now and I have decided to give it a go. This page will be added to as time goes on. I will be adding plants that I have used in my area for various things like pain, congestion, bleeding, and even for food. Please understand that just because I write about a plant I have used does not mean that it is safe to do. In fact there are many plants that are considered edible, medicinal, and both but hey can be inherently dangerous. Another issue can be sensitivity to any or all the compounds in the plant or even an allergic reaction. I, the writer assume absolutely no responsibility for any use or misuse of the information anywhere on this website. Use it at your own risk!
I have in the past written about the plant at left. It is called Sacred Datura (Datura meteloides) and is very dangerous. However it does have uses in the field of wilderness medicine. This plant should only be used by someone that knows what they are doing and has had years of training in this field. For the novice that has only been in the field for a little while…this is not for you.
Most plants will be photographed very well. In most cases I have put my best foot forward to present the plants in the best possible resolution for clear identification. However no matter how good the photo may be do not rely solely on it for identification. There are so many dangerous plants throughout the world that I highly suggest that you learn from someone in that field. First hand knowledge is best!
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Lately Ive been keeping up with my web stats. I am finding that the stats are getting better and better as the days dive forward. I didn’t really care for the website that much and didn’t take it seriously till around 6 months ago. I started to look at my stats and wondered why I wasn’t really getting that many people to view the site. I was also contemplating ditching High Desert Survival School, when it hit me. I can keep the sites and start actually sharing the content I write about on my site to my social networking sites. From there I set up my RSS feed and now things seem to cruising. No marketing ploys or strings attached, I wanted to share the articles I spent so much time putting together; with that came site growth. Over the next few months I am going to be working on some articles on more gear, knives, experiences, and I am even thinking of starting a plant database right here on my web site. So far this year I have written a lot, and when I say a lot I mean tons of information. Not just on the site but…I even finished the book. I am starting two more books at this time as well so I have been keeping very busy. Some of my friends I have been speaking with for over five years now have even asked me what rock I am hiding under.
Please browse the site a bit, take the time check out the articles and the photos of the knives I have taken. Over time there will many more added. Between you me and fencepost I have a goal I am trying to reach. In 3 years time I want to have a collection of 1,000 knives. Why you ask, well the way I see it; there are those that love their firearms and ammo. I do too, I just cant afford to buy any at this present moment. I design knives, I have a love for knives of all kinds; so why not just build a collection of blades. It really is no different than those that collect ammo and guns.
Plans for the rest of this year…hoping to get the two models I am working with to schedule a photo shoot to get some knife shots out of the way. They have agreed and I am waiting for the OK. Once this happens I will move forward with that project. The photos will be posted here as well as on the rss feed so keep updated. If it doesn’t happen this year it will be next spring.
I will also be working on more videos very soon. Some videos I will be doing will be website exclusive. This means the only place to see them will be right here! Ok that pretty much sums up the projects and the happenings around here. Please browse the site and share what ever you can!