“These Things we do, That Others May Live.”
These eight words, the international motto of the search & rescue community, are also the foundation of our guiding principles. The preservation and celebration of life is our highest value, and our reason for existence.
Empowerment is who we are and what we do. Watch this video to learn more about the SARCRAFT story.
Recent SARCRAFT Blog Posts
“Over the course of 2018, we’ve watched this seed we planted take root and grow into a movement much greater than ourselves.”
“Tall, strong, and regal, red oaks grow to between 100’ to 150’ tall, with trunk diameters of 3’ to 4’. Historically, oaks symbolize royalty or authority, hence the use of oak leaves in U.S. military officer’s rank insignia to this day.”
“But the Achilles heel of any knife is this: It gets dull. It doesn’t matter whether the blade you’re carrying is carbon, stainless, laminated, Gerber mystery metal, or a space-age super steel, it’s going to lose its edge eventually if you use it.”
“How tough are ginkgoes? Well, they’re one of the few living things to survive the atomic bomb blast in Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.”
“Of all the casualties of the smartphone age, three of the most important, and the most tragic, losses are awareness, attention, and focus.”
“…It only takes a modicum of research and critical thinking to draw the conclusion that the modern claim of sassafras as a dangerous carcinogen is a faulty one based on junk science.”
“We always say that we don’t do “hacks,” and we don’t. But this is the one thing we’ve come across that truly hacks the system – it allows you to bend the laws of the woods like Neo bends space and time in the Matrix. There is no downside, and there are no compromises. Interested? Then allow us to enlighten you about the Kochanski SuperShelter.”
“If you were around SARCRAFT in the early days, you would have heard Jonathan and I refer to Sweetgum as the most useless tree in the forest, only good for making toothbrushes (which we’ll touch on in a minute.)”
It stands to reason that the more light there is, the better you can see tracks. But that’s not the case. The hardest time of day to follow tracks is, in fact, high noon.
“Oh, and about that weird name… why is it witch hazel? Well, there are two explanations….”