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Campfire Survival Skills: From Primitive to Modern Survival Skills

This Video Training Course is a Basic program.
It’s a best of or overview of the most important Survival Techniques.
Its a great start or a great jumping-off point for a group, home school or
family.

This video is one of John Elden Gibbons original Video production
that started his show “Rockbottom Survival Skills: The Podcast.”
and his VT show: Rockbottom Survival Skills: The Reality” (release in 2022).

Join Outdoor Expert and Anthropological Writer John Elden Gibbons in this
beginner-to-expert camping how-to guide.

John’s devotion to nature and wilderness skills was further developed
at the side of his grandfather, Euell T. Gibbons, whose life works and writings
have been likened to Thoreau. Euell wrote. My love affair with nature is so
deep that I am not satisfied with being a mere onlooker or nature tourist.
I crave a more real and meaningful relationship. The spicy teas and tasty delicacies
I prepare from wild ingredients are the bread and wine in which
I have communion and fellowship with nature and with the Author of that nature.

This mission is inspired by the works of Henry David Thoreau quoted here,
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.

2 DVD Disk – MP4 on DVD

This program was originally on DVD NTSC / MPEG-2 video compression.
Because of the miracle of modern technology,
this program is now available here on mp4 on DVD with ALL original content.
This is the complete original content with the
added bonus of being transferable to your phone or computer in mp4 format.
Most modern DVD players will play this format right out of the box.
This program sells on Woodfolks.com for $30.00

Originally Designed for Group and Homeschool Training.
Awesome for the home learner.

John Elden Spent many years working for an NYS “Hoods in the Woods.”
style program.

2 Disk Set

Primitive
Modern
Kits
Skills
Shelter
Fire
Food & Water
Navigation

Minimum Equipment Required

Step by Step Guide

Price $29.95 Digital Download

Black Belt Camping

Join Outdoor Expert and Anthropological Writer John Elden Gibbons in this beginner-to-expert camping how-to guide.
John has made it his mission to introduce 100,000 people to the out of doors and, by so doing, give them the ability to live deliberately.
This mission is inspired by the works of Henry David Thoreau quoted here, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.” 
John’s devotion to nature and wilderness skills was further developed at the side of his grandfather, Euell T. Gibbons, whose life works and writings have been likened to Thoreau. Euell wrote. “My love affair with nature is so deep that I am not satisfied with being a mere onlooker, or nature tourist. I crave a more real and meaningful relationship. The spicy teas and tasty delicacies I prepare from wild ingredients are the bread and wine in which I have communion and fellowship with nature, and with the Author of that nature.”


Topics in this production:
Needs – Skills List,  Clothes,  Wicking,  Cold Mechanisms,  BTU’s,  8 knots-you need to know, Gear  Pack and containers,  Water containers,  Tent,  Sleep – gear,  The Tarp,   Shoes  Tools: Knife,  Campfire – Safety,  Tools – The Quartet,   Starting a Fire,  First Aid,  Kitchen – With Ration Theory (Don’t miss out on this),  Navigation,  Car camping , Safety, Q and A

Price $ 29.95 Digital Download

Gibbons Nature Journal

This Volume is a Pre-Organized Nature Journal. You will never forget to put the information you need. It has room for notes, drawings and Photos. Press flowers or just write a great poem. You may be the next Thoreau!!! John Gibbons uses this Journal with his Rockbottom Survival Skills Program. Take this guide with you on your next hike, Canoe, Fishing Trip or just wandering through the woods. 200 pages for you to record miles of trips.

On Amazon $12.95

Anthropological writer. John Elden brings you Magnetic Personal Development John Elden gibbons – Adventurer, Author, Videographer and Development. Years of working with youth groups, Offenders, and his own personal struggles, training and education have resulted in this work dedicated to helping others. If you struggle with Finding work, need to repair or re-start your life, this book will help you achieve those first steps. The process is complex and john breaks it down into workshops with exercises and activities to help you every step of the way. He also tells you what you need to know to get moving in the right direction.

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 220 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1539308162
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1539308164
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

On Amazon $22.95

If you Love a “Swashbuckling Adventure,” this is the book for you. “First Longhunter Delivers…” John Elden, The grandson of Euell Gibbons, brings you the story of 17-year-old Conrad Decker. Long hunter. This is the story of 1750 and the Adventure Excitement Romance of the new world. John brings you an outdoor adventure in the swashbuckling style of bygone writers…. This is not the last of the Mohican’s but a world of experience. A Longhunter or long hunter (both are correct) was a 1700s explorer and hunter who made expeditions into the American frontier wilderness for as much as six months at a time. “The Long Hunter was peculiar to Southwest Virginia. Most long hunts started in the Holston River Valley near Chilhowie, Virginia.” The hunters came from there and the adjacent valley of the Clinch River. They were landowners or residents. The parties of two or three men usually started their hunts in October. The area they hunted is now Kentucky, and later they would move into the Ohio Valley. They would also venture into the Carolina’s.

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 200 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1537438026
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1537438023
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 – 12 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 – 6
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.46 x 9 inches

Now Available on Amazon $14.95

Now available

This book has tips and trips for the outdoors and camping. This is a great book for the camp or home use. It is a “greats” book for large or small groups. Destined to become a classic.  Lots of great recipes and photos. This is a book about the traditional camp cooking with a Stove and Oven. This is not a trail food guide book. We eat well at camp. Stories alone are worth the price of the book.

Comb bound $21.95

Now Available

Meals will make or break your trip. Canoe Camp Cooking is an excellent guide and cookbook for the outdoor person. You will learn tips and tricks as well as get a complete menu planning guide. Let Wilderness guide John Elden Gibbons share his 40 + years of guiding and experience in the out-of-doors with you.

Canoe Camp Cooking will appeal to the angler, RVer, car camper, sailor, powerboater, and, of course, the canoe enthusiast! Canoe Camp Cooking is a book about eating well outdoors. Tested and great food. Why settle for those pricey freeze-dried meals when top end meals are within your reach? Get a host of meal plans, tips and tricks, and excellent cooking ideas. Sumptuous meals are easy to prepare in the hardest of times. By using available pantry items, meals become tasty and straightforward. Let’s face it. If you can eat with what you have on hand, life looks a lot better, even in hard times.      104 Pages, 8.5″ X 5.5″ approx., Staple binding            

Price $ 12.95

Dutch Oven Cooking with John Elden

John Elden gibbons

The Dutch oven is the original slow cooker, bread oven, colonial
fireplace, and camp cooker. It has been called the “World’s Greatest Pot.”
Both the first-timer and the old hand will love this book. No wilderness, outdoor,
or backyard cooking library is complete without this book. No BBQ or Chuckwagon can
call themselves genuine without a Dutch oven dish in the chow line.

Choose the Right Dutch Oven

Proper Care of Your Dutch Oven

Seasoning a Dutch Oven

Campfire Dutch Oven Cooking

Coal Dutch Oven Cooking

Camp Stove Dutch Oven Cooking

Bread and Biscuit Making

Frying, Braising, and Baking

Pies and Cakes

Stews and Soups

One-Pot Breakfast

One-Pot Dinners

Beans and More

A “Ton” of recipes

The Complete How-to

Coming in 2022

Cook, Camp & Carry On

With John Elden Gibbons

Comb Binding Price $21.95

Teresa S. Landry

An Outdoorsman Talks with God

I woke to a satellite phone call in the Adirondack woods.
I knew it was not going to be good news. The WCA was holding the phone.

I just looked up from my sleeping bag and said,
“My father just died?”
“I’m sorry, man,” came the response.

My father, a retired Air Force Tstg., had served several tours in Vietnam and Thailand,
TDYs into Nha Trang from the Philippines in the 60’s supporting OV-1 aircraft. Later Air America Trips departing from NKP and Phuket Thailand. Only God know what he was doing there. He had survived the Tet offensive while in Saigon. He had seen the beginning of the war to the end. It took 30 years, but Vietnam and agent orange had finally killed him.

At 14, I had given my life to Christ. I knew the words and I knew my Bible. I prayed and I tried.

I failed over and again in God’s plan. Sure, I had plenty of things and people in my life.

But still, I failed to hear and I was failing to live up to God’s plan.

It wasn’t until much, much  later on that mountain when I was broken and exhausted – it was at that moment that I felt God’s power and learned how to listen. I wish I could tell you that it turned my life around immediately.

But that came even later…

John and His grandfather Euell Gibbons