Wilderness Wonders: Rockhounding and Survival in Arizona's Backcountry

Regina Cal, professional prospector, rockhounder, and wilderness survivalist

Join me and learn about wilderness survival, how to rockhound and prospect for gold, and exploring the vast and diverse landscapes of Arizona. 

I am Regina Cal, the creator of Rustic Skills. My ultimate passion is to ignite the flame of adventure in others, guiding you through the rugged beauty of Arizona's wilderness.

Through my channel and website Rustic Skills, I aim to share my expertise in rockhounding and survival, empowering fellow explorers to uncover the hidden gems of nature while mastering essential wilderness techniques.

Join me on a journey of discovery, where every step taken unveils the raw, untamed beauty of the Arizona backcountry.

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Arizona Gemstone Guide

Arizona Gemstone and Rockhound Guide

Arizona is a rockhounder's paradise! This is one of the top states to look for amazing gemstones, such as turquoise, peridot, amethyst, and agates. 

In this guide, I talk about the infamous gemstones of Arizona, potential locations where you can find them, and I also include a gallery of gemstones for each type. 

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How to Prospect For Gold in the Wilderness

My comprehensive gold guide will teach you how to locate different types of gold deposits and use the right techniques to find the yellow stuff.

You'll learn about gold deposit formations, how to identify areas to search, skills like locating ancient riverbeds, using maps and detectors, and sampling rivers for placer gold. 

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Must-Have Wilderness Survival Skills For Outdoor Preparedness

When venturing into the great outdoors, being prepared with wilderness survival skills is absolutely crucial.

This comprehensive guide covers the essential knowhow for both short-term survival situations and self-reliance skills needed to endure extended wilderness emergencies lasting weeks or even years if crisis struck. 

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