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You Need These 7 Skills to Survive SHTF

You Need These 7 Skills to Survive SHTF   There are so many skills needed to survive a SHTF situation that can make a person feel very overwhelmed. Those who manage to get through the basics have put themselves far ahead of the game. Skills such as fire making, shelter building, and food preservation are …

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Making A Fire Against All Odds

Making A Fire Against All Odds Fire was mankind’s greatest invention and it helped humans get out of the dark. Many survival experts agree that being able to start a fire is one of the basic skills we should all master. Crafting a fire will help you stay warm, cook food, treat water, but it …

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Primitive Trapping 101

Primitive Trapping 101 Getting a good protein intake during a survival scenario becomes almost impossible without having the proper skills. Your supplies will eventually run out and you will need to obtain food without putting yourself at risk. One of the pitfalls of survival hunting is spending too much energy and burning valuable calories for …

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The Best Bushcraft Knife: Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF

The Best Bushcraft Knife: Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF What is your favorite knife for bushcraft? It is surprising how many people have different tastes when it comes to a tool as simple as a knife. We strode out to determine the best bushcraft knife using our own experience and the input from those …

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Get Rid Of Ticks – Guaranteed!

Get Rid Of Ticks – Guaranteed! After a long day hunting turkeys my son and I were pulling ticks off of us left and right. Later that week I fell into an article about Powassan which is a new virus carried by ticks that is even more dangerous than Lyme. Its a terrifying feeling. The …

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An Illustrated Guide to Cooking on a Campfire

An Illustrated Guide to Cooking on a Campfire There is nothing better than the smell of a campfire burning! There are endless uses for a campfire: a source of warmth, a way to dry clothing when camping, and one of the best uses – cooking. Food cooked over the campfire creates a unique flavour and …

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How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF

How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF  SHTF isn’t just a modern phenomenon. Our ancestors survived many disasters. It’s best to learn their lessons. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are a great example. In the mid-13th century, SHTF when a 24-year drought uprooted Native Americans throughout the U.S. Southwest. One band of the Mogollon (muggy-YON) people resettled …

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Hiding Your Bugout Location

Hiding Your Bugout Location Securing a bugout bag and location is a struggle in and of itself. Once you find that perfect place or that perfect property people have a tendency to make it look like home. When you think about what you are trying to achieve with a bugout location you may not want …

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8 Common Mistakes of Wilderness Survival

8 Common Mistakes of Wilderness Survival According to some of the top wilderness survival websites, there are eight common mistakes that can cost you big in the wild. The first is no shelter, which really turns into a double barreled mistake. If you do not have a proper shelter with you or lack the knowledge to build …

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Survival Tools for Chopping Wood

Survival Tools for Chopping Wood I know what you’re thinking: “Survival tools for chopping wood? All you need is an axe or hatchet!” For some, the idea that all you need to chop wood to burn is an axe or hatchet is true. There are people on the planet that could take an axe and build a …

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Surviving A Fall Through The Ice

Surviving A Fall Through Ice If you were to fall through ice into freezing water that is over your head, do you know what to do? What if there is a current? Even if there’s people with you, they may not be able to assist you without falling in, too. Do you know how to …

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$3 DIY Bamboo Longbow

$3 DIY Bamboo Longbow The long bow! One of the earliest weapons made by man. You can make your own from Bamboo for around 3 bucks! This is pretty powerful and will be plenty adequate to hunt small game and maybe even mid size animals. I found a great tutorial that shows you how to …

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Making Cordage in the Wilderness

Making Cordage in the Wilderness The art of bushcraft teaches us that Mother Nature can provide everything we need to survive. You can forage for food, you can use medicinal plants to heal your body and you can build a sturdy shelter with the resources you can find around you. Being able to make a …

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Cooking With Mud Like In The Old Days

Cooking With Mud Like In The Old Days Improvised cooking was part of everyday life during the time of the pioneers. Most families were lacking even the most basic cooking utensils. In order to prepare a hot meal, they had to improvise and look for alternative cooking methods. Cooking with mud was one of the …

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Be a Better Prepper With Camping!

Be a Better Prepper With Camping! If you think about it, camping for a prepper is kind of a no brainer as far as training goes. Sadly, few ever take the opportunity to actually go camping for various reasons. Maybe they think they know it all already, or they can’t stand the idea of sleeping …

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How to Purify Pine Resin and Make Pine Pitch

How to Purify Pine Resin and Make Pine Pitch Purifying pine resin is the key to make some great wilderness glue also known as pine pitch. Make some today and get some classic wilderness skills down! Well, I have to share this topic with you as my mind has been blown. Let me first start by …

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How To Build A Semi-Permanent Family Shelter

How To Build A Semi-Permanent Family Shelter Shelter is one of the most important things you need to know how to make in an emergency situation. This awesome, family size shelter is just a large “debris shelter” for all intense and purposes but with the added protection from the rain because of the tarp or …

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How to Make a Healing Poultice

How to Make a Healing Poultice Before you read this please not I am not a medical professional and I would always seek advice from one before trying anything medical on this site please read our disclaimer.   A poultice, also called cataplasm, is a soft moist mass, often heated and medicated, that is spread on cloth …

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Why Bamboo Could Save Your Life

 Why Bamboo Could Save Your Life! Bamboo is cheap, awesome and invasive …. yet it could save your life in an emergency situation. I would consider planting some before it’s to late! Bamboo is one of the greatest finds in a survival situation and has been used by people for thousands of years to do …

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Animal Snaring For Survival

Animal Snaring For Survival The hunting, trapping, and snaring of animals is something that goes back to truly ancient times. If not for these practices, the human race wouldn’t exist! We would have died off millennia ago! From a survival point of view, having these skills can literally save your life and make the difference …

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How To: Survival Fishing

How To: Survival Fishing You can make your own fishhooks, nets and traps and use several methods to obtain fish in a survival situation. Did you know you can make field-expedient fishhooks from pins, needles, wire, small nails, or any piece of metal. You can also use wood, bone, coconut shell, thorns, flint, seashell, or …

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How to Determine Directions to North, South, East, and West With Out A Compass

How to Determine Directions to North, South, East, and West With Out A Compass Whether on a casual walk in the woods, hunting, or backpacking, it’s easy to get turned around. Now you’ll know which way is up, or at least which way is back towards home. This is vital knowledge any prepper should have …

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How to Assemble an INCH Bag

How to Assemble an INCH Bag Everybody’s talking about bug out bags and how important they are for survival, specifically in bug out scenarios, when you’re supposed to leave your home and go someplace else. That’s when a backpack filled with supplies will be of tremendous help. But what if things don’t go as planned and …

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Winter Survival: How to Build a Proper Snow Cave

Winter Survival: How to Build a Proper Snow Cave As this winter is turning out to be a really cold, snowy winter, especially for the top states, this knowledge could save your family’s life if you find yourself stranded or lost, even if you are bugging out. It’s knowledge like this that can make the …

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How To Make A Water Vessel Out Of A Log With Fire

How To Make A Water Vessel Out Of A Log With Fire Did you know that you could use a log to store water in if SHTF? It’s a real easy project to do, it just takes time, that’s why I am calling it a weekend project. Whoever wrote the original article first language probably …

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