Prepare For Anything Survival Manual

by Bruce “Dudley” Watts


  • "Prepare for Anything Survival Manual: 338 Essential Skills" 
  • by Tim MacWelsch
  • WELDON OWEN | 2014 | Softcover

I’m not a survivalist… I think of myself as a camper.

My general positive attitude leaves me oblivious to potential global disasters that will leave the world in such a state that every man, women and child will be “just surviving”. 

I’m comfortable living in my beautiful world looking at everything  through my rose coloured glasses.  Life is good!

So why did I read Tim MacWelch’s “Prepare For Anything Survival Manual: 338 Essential Skills”?

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The Kelly Kettle is light and no fuel is required... perfect for the long haul

Kelly Kettle

by Bruce “Dudley” Watts


The Kelly Kettle is something I have wanted to test drive for some time now. 

The Kelly family in Ireland pioneered the Kelly Kettle camping kettle over 100 years ago. The unique Kettle has made boiling water in the outdoor easy using only natural fuel. 

So old school, yet very relevant today for environmentally conscience campers.

Plus… since only natural fuel is used, you don’t have to worry about carrying fuel, or spare environmentally questionable canisters. 

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"Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild" by Jennifer Kingsley

Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild

by Bruce “Dudley” Watts


  • "Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild" 
  • by Jennifer Kingsley
  • GREYSTONE BOOKS LTD | August 22, 2014 | Hardcover

Loved it. 

Jenny’s words drew me deeper into the adventure with each turn of a page.  I truly felt like part of the expedition. I was bite by the cold, swarmed by bugs, was part of the interpersonal tensions, identifed with her personal inner conflicts… and of course the pain and exhaustion. 

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