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Michael -Survival Intuition


1,200 reviewer rep
68 forum posts
joined Aug 3, 2021

I am a: survivalist
Location: New York
Occupation: Consultant


Mountain biking
Outdoor Survivalist
Animal Rescue

I am a Survivalist: an all around outdoors man ... I was in the Boy Scouts & briefly in the military ( due to a non active duty injury)

I have lived in over 35+ locations in my life living in numerous cities  in California, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island &  Texas.  I have also traveled to Connecticut, Florida, Maine , New Jersey,  New Mexico, & Vermont and abroad in Mexico and took a train ride across Europe to get to my final destination of Switzerland.

I have gone camping, climbing, canoeing , kayaking, rifle shooting, crossbow, & Bow n Arrow target practicing.

When I was 6 years old, my parents brought me to a Log cabin that my grandparents and their children and friends built by hand on stilts off the side of a Mountain in Catskills NY.

This cabin and area to me was  inspirational. We went fishing, hiking, tubing in the white water stream, canoeing at North Lake, archery, sledding down the mountain in a 4 person toboggan  and we even made maple syrup from scratch including tapping our own trees.

I eventually lived with my grandparents for 3 years. It was my Grandfather that taught me to work with my hands. We did electrical work ,plumbing, roofing, fencing, concrete work, brick laying, interior and exterior painting, carpentry, house extensions and even automotive and tractor truck repairs for his moving company business.

I was very influenced by both a movie and tv show  as a kid..  Rambo 1st Blood  (survival in the outdoors) and the tv show Macgyver.  For those that know of the show Macgyver  he was a physicist, chemist, and advanced mathematics expert so in college  I followed in the writers versions of the TV character Macgyver. 

Soon  in college  I was even called Macgyver by all that knew me for fixing things without the proper equipment ie  setting up a friends TV with a homemade antenna  using a metal cloths hanger, a metal hair pin and the metallic wrapper from bubblegum and yes i even used the gum for the projects 

I have spent several decades researching , practicing, teaching and living outdoor survival. I also create, design, and modify gear. One can never be too prepared or informed and it is for this reason that I strive to keep on learning. Whether is is making a solar still or solar oven, a home made fire piston , or an emergency battery from a 6 pack of beer or from several grapefruit ( yes it really can be used to make a battery) i push myself to the limits of knowledge


Gear Reviews (25)

user rating: 5 of 5 Coleman Folding Windscreen 10/20/2021
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Coleman 5 in 1 Whistle 10/20/2021
user rating: 2 of 5 Texsport Knife, Fork, and Spoon Set 10/17/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Fixe 10/17/2021
user rating: 2 of 5 Coghlan's Camp Stove Toaster 10/16/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Coleman Camp and Sport Towel 10/14/2021
user rating: 3 of 5 Energizer Weatheready 360 Degree Area Light 10/14/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 TOPS Knives Mil-Spie 3 10/14/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Coleman Northern Nova 10/14/2021
user rating: 0.5 of 5 Forever Flashlight 9/08/2021
user rating: 3 of 5 Go Green Power LED Light Switch 8/27/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool 8/26/2021
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Schrade Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife SCHF57 8/23/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Rothco Stainless Steel Canteen Cup Lid 8/20/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Pran Mr. Noodles Instant Noodles Curry Flavor 8/19/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 P-38 U.S. Military Can Opener 8/19/2021
user rating: 3.5 of 5 M48 OPS Canvas Two-Pocket Ammo Pouch with Belt Loop 8/19/2021
user rating: 3.5 of 5 BudK Waterproof Permanent Match Survival Lighter 8/15/2021
user rating: 0 of 5 Hormel Compleats Tender Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy 8/12/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Major Surplus & Survival TSVB Survival Vest 8/11/2021
user rating: 4 of 5 Prima-Care Medical Supplies Foil Mylar Rescue Blanket 8/06/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Condor Tool & Knife Bushlore 8/05/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 KA-BAR Becker Companion BK2 8/04/2021
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Champ 8/04/2021
user rating: 5 of 5 Werner Cyprus 8/03/2021


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