Wilderness Survival

The DIY Paiute Deadfall Trap

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This trap is named after the native Paiute people. They were nomadic hunter gatherers whose life revolved around animals, wild plants, and community. Hunting by trapping, snares, and deadfalls was a way of life. The Paiutes did start using horses after the Plains Indians introduced them to them, but they …

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Top 3 Rabbit Snare Traps

If there is any exercise in patience, it is snaring wild game, particularly the rabbit. Snaring involves learning by trial and error and knowing your quarry. Snaring is the most successful when you take the time to arm yourself with knowledge on this primitive hunting art form. To be the …

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How to Handle Predator Attacks

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In most cases, animals are more scared of us than we are of them. So what do you do when they are not? There are several predators in the US that will stand their ground against humans. Each one acts differently towards humans, so having some knowledge is key to …

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Fish Traps to Catch Your Limit

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Fish is one of the best survival foods you will ever find.  It is packed with protein, full of fatty oils, and can be found in almost any body of water.  However, in a survival situation you rarely have a rod and reel with you.  So now what? The rod …

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Edible Moss

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Moss and lichens are the fluffy, spongy, and scaly growths we find deep in the forest.  We see moss on the ground, on logs, on rocks, and on the side of trees.  It normally thrives in shaded and moist areas. Moss can help you find true North, insulate a shelter, …

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Survival Tomahawks: Practical, tactical or both?

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Native American warriors and soldiers in Vietnam spring to mind when we think of tomahawks. When using a tomahawk for military purposes like hand-to-hand combat and forced entry, it is termed a tactical weapon. When used in daily circumstances like chopping kindling, meat, digging and so forth then its use …

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The Ultimate Guide to Primitive Living

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Living and surviving are two of the most important goals of this world for all its creatures. In the face of a perceived threat, animals react with whatever defensive measures that they are equipped with. Placed in a situation of catastrophe, human beings grapple for some sort of control and …

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Tinder that Will Get your Fire Going

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When building a fire, there are three types of material you need to gather: tinder, kindling, and fuel.  Fuel consists of larger pieces of wood, and kindling is typically smaller sticks.  Kindling is required to get your fuel lit, but tinder starts off the whole process.  Tinder is defined as …

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