Wilderness Survival

Basic yet Critical Bushcraft Skills

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Nature contains all the resources that we need in order to survive, but the trick is knowing what to do with them. When hiking, camping, or bugging out to the wilderness, you need to know what you’re doing. This set of skills is called bushcraft, a group of interrelated skills that …

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Making Fire Using the Bow-Drill Method

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There is one thing you can be certain of in our world today. Disasters are unexpected. You may get a bit of warning for weather disasters like flooding, but not always. In many cases, the key to survival is to keep everyone warm and dry. Knowing how to use the …

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Know Your Snakes

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When it comes to any wilderness survival situation, there is one potential danger for which many people are not prepared. I’m not talking about lawless bandits or some form of the plague; I’m talking about snakes. The last thing you want to do is prepare to survive in the wilderness, …

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The Best Bushcraft Knife

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Bushcraft generally refers to wilderness survival skills and was initially used to describe the survival skills needed in the Australian bush country or outback. The isolated outback territory meant whatever you took with you when choosing to go on “walkabout” was pretty much all you had. You lived off what …

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Bushcraft Tools Must Haves

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In our comfy Western civilization few people choose the bush as home. Knowing how to live off the land and away from urban conveniences is a set of skills that have largely died out. But what if society collapses to the point that you have to survive in the bush …

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How To Find Water

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Clean drinking water is high on the survival checklist, second only to shelter.  The fragility of the human body means that it can only survive a day or two, maybe less, without clean water to drink.  Water is necessary to regulate the body’s temperature and allow maximum physical performance. Without …

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Literally Every Way to Start a Fire

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Update: this article has been updated with the weirdest and coolest way to start a fire yet. Scroll down to the very last video. Since one of our biggest fears is having to leave our homes and bug out into the woods in search of our BOLs or even just wander around until the dust settles, we …

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Outdoor Cooking for Survival and Camping

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OK, so you stockpiled enough food to last you at least a year. Now what? In an SHTF situation (like after Katrina), there are going to be water and energy shortages that will prevent you from cooking it. Things like rice and beans and pasta, the pillars of a long-term …

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How to Catch Fish

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OK, you made it. You bugged out to the wilderness or to your super-secret bug-out location. Now you need a continual food source for the long term, regardless of how big your stockpile is. One of the most touted ways pertaining to wilderness survival food is, otrf course, fishing. There’s absolutely no …

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