It's frustrating to start off with hand-drill and not know if your kit will work. Is it the kit that's bad, or have I just not gotten the technique correct yet? We recommend learning with a kit you know will work.
This is probably the most versatile piece of gear on the planet! This cloth can be a thin blanket, a scarf, a way to create shade, a way to carry gear, a shelter building tool, a belt and so much more! I use these cloths more than almost any other piece of gear I own.
The woods trekker course is the second step in your journey to self reliance. This class builds on top of our basic class and we will continue to expand on the skills that you have learned as well as introducing some new skills. In this class we will begin to transition more towards a minimalist approach and we will learn to get many of our resources from the landscape. you will learn some more advanced navigation techniques using a map and compass, learn to identify many wild edible and medicinal plants, learn to make bowdrill from the landscape, and some primitive food procurement methods… all while travelling and exploring the region. This will be a fun class with some new challenges and adventures. You must bring your own food but water will be provided.
These antler handled ferro rods not only look great but they can save your life as well! These ferro rods are 5/16″ thick and 3″ long (not including the handle). They throw sparks amazingly well and are the perfect companion for any bug out bag, survival bag, EDC, or just for those family camping trips.
The atlatl is a tool that changed the history of man. With its invention, primitive man were able to throw spears MUCH further and much harder. This opened up a lot of extra hunting opportunities and boosted our ability to survive tremendously.
Bandanas are on of the most useful and versatile pieces of gear you can have in your survival kit. These are great to pre-filter water, soak with water to cool down, improvised tourniquet or bandage, make char cloth, use for cordage, carry materials, collect water, or even just as a face mask during this COVID pandemic. However you choose to wear it, there’s no doubt that you’ll look good doing so!
One of the coolest and most functional knife designs we’ve found. These blades are knapped by Phillip himself and glued into a cottonwood root handle using pine pitch glue. These replica knives are made the same way they would have been thousands of years ago. They are cool to look at but they are perfectly functional as well They will come with a brain tanned buckskin sheath and you can choose between flint or obsidian.
Invest in your next wilderness adventure with the Basket Maker Steel Knife – the perfect companion for surviving the wild! Modeled after the renowned Basketmaker (stone) knives, this modern recreation is designed by Phillip Liebel and handmade by our knife-maker Tony Powers. This blade uses 1095 high carbon steel, a full tang for strength and stability, a 3-inch blade with a convex edge, a 90-degree spine for use with a ferro-rod, and a 4-inch handle for easy gripping. The centered tip makes starting holes for a bow-drill or hand-drill a breeze. Plus, it comes with a handmade leather sheath, so you can look stylish while you take on the outdoors. But that’s not all – with this knife, you get the confidence of knowing it’s been tested and trusted by outdoorsman and expert Phillip Liebel himself. Get yours now and experience wilderness survival the way it was meant to be!
This is our preferred bearing block for making bow drill fire. These are made from whitetail deer antler and each one will have a jute wrist lanyard with a turquoise decorative bead. The jute lanyard can double as an excellent tinder source in a pinch as well. These are also the bearing blocks that come with our bow drill kits.
These stainless steel water bottles are the perfect way to carry water, boil, cook, etc. They are 34 oz, which works well with purification tablets and they are the perfect size to carry plenty of water and cook in with taking up too much space
The PWS tinder pouch is a simple yet useful piece of kit. It’s a great way to collect and keep up with your tinder without making a mess. This is the same pouch that will come with the hand drill and bow drill kits.
These shirts are printed individually by Phillip. No two are exactly the same. They are block printed on the front and the back is done with hand made stencils. The design on the back represents how man is a part of the natural world and that we’ve had our “hand” in it since the beginning of time.
These handmade net carriers are a perfectly functional and stylish way to carry your bottle. While doing primitive walk abouts, they provide a quick, easy way to access water!