John Elden’s Woodfolks

Outdoor Skills, Homesteading, Bushcraft, Permaculture, Sustainable Gardening, Survival, Camping,

Self-Reliance, Home Income, Cooking Skills, Freedom Income, DIY’s, Yurts

Established 2002

Join Outdoorsman, Adventurer and Anthropological Writer

John Elden Gibbons

Glacier in Alaska

Join us on this adventure we call life, as we choose to live deliberately.
I have made it my mission to introduce 100,000 people to the out of doors. It is my greatest hope that by showing you the way, I can give back to all those to whom I owe so much of my knowledge and help to set anyone on the road to self-sufficient living.

Personal Survival Kits: The Soap Box & Shoulder Bag Rig

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Personal Survival Kits: The Soap Box & Shoulder Bag Rig

The Essential Facts: From 24 hrs to 14 days.

We have all grown up with the story of Daniel Boone. Boone was often heard to say, “I have never been lost. But I sure have been
powerful mixed up for a day or two!”

Nothing can replace the knowledge you have and the skill you have acquired. A survival kit can provide items you may need quickly and immediately. A skilled person can make or make do
with resources, they find in the field.

Resources are primarily based on the geography and time of year you may find yourself.

If the resources you need are not in the area you find yourself in, you would need to travel to a new place to find them. This may not always be possible.

Survival kits can be simple or the kitchen sink. This guide is about two kits that you can make yourself—packed with valuable tips and tricks.

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John Elden Gibbons and his wife Teresa S. Landry live the dream.
No back lot photo shoot here.

You may ask can I do this?

Answer: Yes, if you want to, you can do this and more!

I grew up Fishing, Trapping and Hunting. I traveled at an early age half way around the world and back. I have worked with inner-city folks, and they learned how to thrive for months at a time in the out of doors. You can learn and plan. Better yet, you can travel or live any place and create a safe and comfortable place for you and your family . You can build a life with one foot in the out of doors and another in an office or business.

If you grew up in the outdoor life, ask yourself, how will I fund this next step in my life? What steps can I take to get my peace of mind? Maybe, it seems like things didn’t turn out the way they should have. Ahh, that’s what the dream sellers fail to talk about. We offer you case studies to show you how we and others have built gardens from ashes.
No one can ever guarantee your success, and nothing on this site or any of our programs is meant to be financial or professional advice.

Lots of room on the inside of this 458 sq foot yurt.

Lots of room on the inside of this home-built, 458 sq foot yurt.
It even has four separated rooms. Combined with an on
site camper and small SIP (panels you can build) buildings
and 195 sq foot office / storage area brings the usable living
space to well over 959 sq feet. Our yurt is, “way cool” for something that is still considered a tent! It has withstood: 70 MPH + winds, temps of – 17 F and lots of snow and ice.

A 4 bedroom, 1 bath apartment on Long Island, NY (1000 sq feet) near the airport (Noise) lists for $2600 per month. In our rural area up to $2000 per month as of 9/24/22 In the summer and fall we have an outdoor screened in area that adds about 100 sq feet of area with close to “Five Acres and Independence.”

We are working our way to a self sustainable life.

At this time, we are raising chickens, quail, bees for honey, tap our own maples for syrup, and grow many of our summer vegetables. We have planted: Berry Bushes, Apple Trees, Cherries, Plum Trees, Grapes, Hazelnut, Chestnuts and Rose bushes. We have started our rhubarb and asparagus patches.

As of this year we have added all the equipment we need for raising rabbits and are closing in areas for raising pork. After this year’s successful egg hatching and incubation, We feel confident that we will be growing out poultry fryers this summer.

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Q: Who is this program for? THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM

A: People just starting out in the world, People or couples, On your own, Those restarting:
They are looking to make “gardens out of ashes.” Life did not work out the way you planned.
It can help if you had a change in life. You are older and wake up to the fact you have no real idea about your future.

Full disclosure this program can make no guarantees about your success or failure in your life, finances, or relationships.
It can allow you to stop and think about your future self.
It can also give you the much-needed knowledge to ask better questions.
It will start you on a plan for success.

“Take The First Steps to Living Deliberately.”

Besides living the dream with over two decades as an NYS licensed guide, John Gibbons is the grandson of author, naturalist, and TV personality Euell Gibbons. Yes, John Elden and his wife Teresa are full-time homesteaders. John Elden is an expert in outdoor, primitive, and wild food skills. As a TV Personality, John Elden is featured in his own Reality Show.

John Elden and his family decided to get off the treadmill and live deliberately: Reduce their expenses and increase their income.

Create a self-sufficient life style. A life lived on their own terms. The joy of a close relationship with the land. All done without eliminating or scrimping on the joys of life. Time for travel, food, fun and adventure. Safety and Security have been on top of the list for them and their children.

Who this is not for…

Let’s be clear: No-one can guarantee you a solution to all problems, financial situations or life events.

Rockbottom Survival Skills does not give you a guarantee. It does give you a fighting chance.

This is not an overnight process. Rock bottom Survival Skills can give you fast solutions for immediate threats.

It can also set you in lockstep for an amazing future. But you need to do the work.

You need to know it will require Determination and Work.

Moreover, it does require the one ingredient lacking in many Americans:

Faith.

Rockbottom Survival Skills

Skills you need to know when the bottom falls out.

Because you have no place to go but Up!

What is next for John Elden and Teresa?

Teresa S. Landry (IMDB) / Teresa Gibbons

John and Teresa Next Step.
Log End Home Build – 1600 Sq’ ; Sun room will add 400 sq’
Beams for the New Home – “Log End Cave” Design
One of many block pallets (note the solar panels from our off-grid days)

Rockbottom Survival Skills: Podcast is now on BuzzSprout

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John Elden Gibbons and Teresa S. Landry introduce themselves and talk about their experiences of living deliberately, creating a freedom lifestyle, building a homestead, and living off-grid. This is about the good, the bad, and the ugly that goes along with independent living, and a journey that is filled with ups and downs. Throughout this podcast – and future episodes – John and Teresa discuss the aspects of “back to the earth” living that they want to maintain as they move forward and the aspects they want to move beyond and never have to deal with again.  This is about deliberately building the ideal life and acknowledging that some overly-romanticized notions of the simple life are not feasible in modern society. Also discussed will be the challenges of earning a living while living “simple,” and the plain truth that living  simple is very time-consuming. 

John Elden Gibbons and Teresa S. Landry Continue to introduce themselves and talk about their experiences of living deliberately, creating a freedom lifestyle, building a homestead, and living off-grid. Homeschooling and a pandemic change the way life is lived. This is about the good, the bad, and the ugly that goes along with independent living, and a journey that is filled with ups and downs.

Rockbottom Survival Skills: podcast Ep 3 
In this episode John Elden Gibbons and Teresa S. Landry talk about Bug out vs Dig in. When does a home stop being a place of relative safety, and what can you do to prepare your space for living during outages and loss of services? Surviving isn’t always about trekking into the woods alone, sometimes you have to take care of a family with shelter stripped of modern conveniences. What can you do?

Rockbottom Survival: Podcast

John Elden Gibbons in Rockbottom Survival Skills: The Reality (2021)
TV Show – Reality / Docudrama

Reality Show, Docudrama, and how-to about Survival, Prepping, and Freedom Living: Yurts, Camps, Homesteading, Off-grid, Life problems, with Survival How-to. John Elden takes his Grandfather, Euell Gibbons, philosophy to the next step.

Are you looking for:

Better Work-Life Balance. …
Less Commute Stress. …
Location Independence. …
Improved Inclusivity. …
Money Savings. …
Positive Environmental Impact. …
Impact on Sustainability. …

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It all starts by learning to help yourself and your family. The out-of-doors is open to all in the USA. If you live in a city or on a farm, you have the exact same needs: Shelter, Water, Food, Power, Safety, Security, Income, and Love.

It may seem that life is overwhelming, and hope is fleeting. I assure you your best days can be before you.

-John Elden Gibbons

John Elden with his grandfather Euell Gibbons on Location.
Rockbottom Survival Skills The Podcast

Rockbottom Survival Skills the Podcast

Homesteading: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Season 1, Episode 1

John Elden Gibbons and Teresa S. Landry introduce themselves and talk about their experiences of living deliberately, creating a freedom lifestyle, building a homestead, and living off-grid. This is about the good, the bad, and the ugly that goes along with independent living, and a journey that is filled with ups and downs. Throughout this podcast – and future episodes – John and Teresa discuss the aspects of “back to the earth” living that they want to maintain as they move forward and the aspects they want to move beyond and never have to deal with again.  This is about deliberately building the ideal life and acknowledging that some overly-romanticized notions of the simple life are not feasible in modern society. Also discussed will be the challenges of earning a living while living “simple,” and the plain truth that living  simple is very time-consuming. 

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Rockbottom Survival Skills: Podcast

Every Day Survival: Good and Ugly Ep:2 SN:1

John Elden Gibbons and Teresa S. Landry Continue to introduce themselves and talk about their experiences of living deliberately, creating a freedom lifestyle, building a homestead, and living off-grid. Homeschooling and a pandemic change the way life is lived. This is about the good, the bad, and the ugly that goes along with independent living, and a journey that is filled with ups and downs.

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Bug Out or Dig In: EP3 – SN1

Rockbottom Survival Skills: podcast Ep 3 
In this episode John Elden Gibbons and Teresa S. Landry talk about Bug out vs Dig in. When does a home stop being a place of relative safety, and what can you do to prepare your space for living during outages and loss of services? Surviving isn’t always about trekking into the woods alone, sometimes you have to take care of a family with shelter stripped of modern conveniences. What can you do?

Get Access to Rockbottom Survival Skills: Podcast: Sn 1 EP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 – All of Season #1

You will also get Free Access to Season # 2 coming in May 2022

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