What is Survival Artist About?

Survival Artist is about reconnecting with the past. It’s about re-learning the wisdom long-held by ancient primitive civilizations. We are witnessing a rapid transformation in the way humans live. Many of us are experts, but only in one specialized field. We no longer know how to find food in the wild, look for water, build a shelter or how to start a fire.

Our ‘civilized’ living has left us dis-connected. We no longer know the simple skills that have kept us alive for thousands of years. And yet in just a few generations, we will have been so reliant upon the current system that we will have totally lost what it means to be autonomous. We will have lost our ability to survive outside of the framework that we have become so dependent on.

Survival Artist is about reclaiming our autonomy by learning skills of basic survival.

This site was put together by the editor Bram having spent a decade traveling, living out of teepees, doing solo expeditions, and living in remote corners of the wilderness.

Who Are We?


Bram Johnson

Wilderness survival and emergency preparedness was an everyday part of life growing up in the backcountry deep in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. From chickens and horses to greenhouses and freeze-dried foods, to bomb shelters and emergency off-grid gear Bram grew up in a proper outdoor lifestyle. Since then he has lived in tents for months on end, gone on long trekking expeditions, lived off of not much more than a few dollars a day all in a calling to push his comfort zone.


Nicholl Carlow

Nicholl calls the Canadian mountains home where he spends summers reforesting the northern pine forests through his and his team’s conservation efforts. He is a gear junkie and shameless treehugger and spends as much time as he can outdoors.


Philbert Kingly

Philbert grew up in the English countryside as an anthropologist where he was endlessly curious about the ways in which his ancestors and the first primitive people lived. Since then he has been increasingly drawn to find natural and sustainable ways where he can survive and reconnect with the natural world.


Julius Blair

Julius is originally from South Africa and has since childhood been drawn to natural living. Following that impulse has led him halfway around the world as an expedition leader where he continues in the pursuit of the quietude found only in the great outdoors.

What We Are About


We aim to provide the most comprehensive advice on survival and outdoor gear that we can put together. In order to do this we test products ourselves, ask friends and family, contact product manufacturers, look through outdoor survival forums, go through product guides and scour the internet for the best information out there so that we can make unbiased balanced reviews.

Our goal is to provide gear that is suitable for not just the hard-core techie survivalists, but for the average individual who is looking to begin their outdoor journey. Our aim is to provide advice that we have learned through our own experiences the tools and gear that we have used that have assisted us in both our professional and personal lives.

How To…

Along with our gear reviews we provide instructional articles that give detailed advice on a wide range of how to… articles from how to survive in emergency situations, basic survival skills and how to keep yourself alive in the wilderness.


We have put together several in-depth guides that are meant to serve as a resource for you to begin to really understand what outdoor, survival and bushcraft means to you.

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How to..

These are intended to be instructional articles, to provide a reference to begin to prepare yourself for any future survival situation.


Our Gear Guides are product Roundups where we give you the best products for a particular purpose.

Get in Touch

Do you have any suggestions of any products that you would like reviewed? Did we adequately cover all of the details for the product? Do you have any advice for us that you would like to share?

If so then we would like to hear from you. Please get in touch at contact@survivalartist.com

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