Products

Martin W

Thanks for the video I just received my Dustrude buck saw and it works great. What kind of axe and Knife/Machete were you using in this video?

Reviews and Testimonials

Greg's First Archery Black Bear

I just wanted to thank you again John for your help in finding, retrieving, and skinning my bear. Couldn't have done it without you. The video you made is incredible!

- Greg T


Latest Review

SureFire Woodsman has just put out a DVD detailing the most fantastically well-thought-out bug-out vehicle I’ve ever seen, and I watched the whole first season of Doomsday Preppers, so I know what over-the-top looks like. This guy’s trailer has it all, from solar cells to wind power to first aid, camouflage, food gathering, building, repair, metalworking, welding, and the list goes on. I took some time to watch the 15-minute YouTube video of excerpts from the DVD, and the main thing I learned from it is that everyone else on the Internet is unprepared for the apocalypse when compared to this guy. - See more at: www.alloutdoor.com

Video Reviews

Going To Recommend

Excellent work. I'm going to recommend our instructors check out your vids. Thanks for being a valuable resource. primitiveskills

DVD Comment

Hello John,
Just finished watching "the informed woodsman" and was wondering when the next ones will be ready for sale?
thanks!
be safe... Ted

Preview

Hi Surefire, Thanks for confirming this. Yes, I did watch the Bug out preview before arriving at my conclusion and a big part of that is because the information is presented in such a clear and articulate way that it rises above any background noise there may be. Having said that compared to some of the material out there you do a great job of pointing out a potential scenario without dwelling on blame and politics. Peter

Common Sense

Hey John, Your videos are really important to get out. I think your prices are too low. Personally, I think 49 to 65 dollars would be reasonable, besides, where else can you get this kind of information all laid out for you? The tree felling DVD was so simple and common sense oriented that it has given me some new ideas about what to do on my properties.

What to do when things go wrong

This is the best information I've ever seen on chainsaw use and felling trees. I have always been amazed at the skill and confidence a good sawman/arborists displays in felling trees. Well, Surefire Woodsman shows you the secrets and common sense methods to felling trees yourself, with a focus on safety, and what's required to get the job done, and just as importantly, what to do when things don't go as planned. I strongly recommend you get his DVD's and share them with family and friends. splungecreek

Look Forward

Thanks Surefire for all your hard work and sharing with us like minded folks. Look forward to each new video. Thanks again. ThePatriotGunner

Good Job

You've done a really good job on your video editing and content, keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more. Take Care :-)) SurviveN2

Stoves

Hunter Stove

What a great stove! I brought my new stove on a week long camp in eastern WA in June but didn't plan to set it up since the weather is usually pleasant. The first day rained and the second day we got 2 inches of snow, and the constant wind changed my mind. The stove gave out great heat, and needless to say, we had everyone in the tent staying warm and happy (I think the horses would have been in there too if they knew I had it). It burns well and holds the heat, the dampers allow a great range of temperature, and we could usually find coals going the next morning. And it looks good, too. I didn't use the water tank until the last night, but figured out that having the water tank going gives enough humidity to keep the air from being really dried out. The only draw back is that with all the accessories stored in it, it is not only heavy but awkward to carry. I rigged up a handle to go between the leg sockets and the tie down loops which allowed me to carry it easier. An absolutely great stove that will accompany me on all my trips.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Mike Moran

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General

Excelent Work

Excellent work. I'm going to recommend our instructors check out your vids. Thanks for being a valuable resource.
primitiveskills

In The Wild

I truly value the kind of information you teach. We all need to know how to survive off the grid and in the wild! Just say no too mega cities! :) prejudicefreedom

Greg's First Archery Black Bear

I just wanted to thank you again John for your help in finding, retrieving, and skinning my bear. Couldn't have done it without you. The video you made is incredible!
- Greg T.