Nick O'Law

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Nick O'Law has been exposed to survival from a very young age. In his teenage years, he learned A LOT about bushcrafting, such as making snares and traps, and even how to make DIY knives. If you haven't ye read and tried his knot-making articles on Survival Sullivan, you should definitely check them out.

Poldo Tackle Knot – Step by Step How to Tie It

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The Poldo Tackle is a mechanical advantage system made of rope, specifically for drawing two objects together. In practice, only one object has to actually move, as this is enough for the two to get closer: a load drawn up towards the ceiling, the sides of a backpack being compressed …

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How to Tie the Trucker’s Hitch Step by Step

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The trucker’s hitch (or power cinch, rope tackle, hay knot, harvester’s knot, dolly knot, there are many names) is the unchallenged king of tension knots. It is a compound knot (an arrangement of rope made of multiple different knots) which has the unusual feature of providing mechanical advantage, like a …

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Sewing for Preppers

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In any long term SHTF or bug in/out situation, your clothes and other items will be damaged. You will need to be able to stitch clothes, backpacks and tents back together, and you will need to do it by hand in a survival situation or out on the trail. Inevitably …

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Flint Knapping Step by Step

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Flint knapping rocks is the oldest, most primal way of making tools. The first people to rough out a hand axe are truly giants on whose shoulders we stand. There is something very satisfying in the knowledge that you could walk into the wilderness with nothing at all, pick up …

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