Survival Skills

Skills before gear! You can have all the survival tools and gear in the world, but if you don’t know how to use them, you might not survive. There are dozens of survival skills you can learn, but some are more important than others.

 

Regardless of what skill you’re looking to master, you’re probably going to find it in one of the articles below.

The 5 Day Challenge for Advanced Preppers

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You can check out the 5-day challenge for beginners here. Prepping is a lifestyle, not a hobby. Even the most advanced preppers among us realize they do not know everything there is to know about SHTF preparedness and are always on the lookout for great prepper projects and enhancements to …

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How to Waterproof Your Boots

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Any hiker, naturalist, or survivalist will tell you that your boots are one of the most important tools you will have when outdoors. If a person doesn’t have adequate footwear in extreme conditions, it can be a death sentence. If you have poor footwear, your ability to move, hunt, and …

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How to Use a Topographic Map

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One of the most important skills that an Infantryman uses is their ability navigate. We cannot rely on technology to save our ass when the shit hits the fan, so within our first weeks of basic training, we are taught how to effectively use a topographic map. This is a …

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A New Take on Situational Awareness

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We hear a lot about situational awareness these days. You know the notion that we should all take our eyes off our phones (or other electronic teats), our heads out of our asses, and pay attention to what is going on around us and, more importantly to whom is in …

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An Ancient Art: How to Shoot a Bow

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Archery is a skill and hobby I have loved since boyhood.  When I was about five years old, I would go outside at dusk to watch my father shoot arrows into a paper plate that was stuck to some hay bales. When I was in Boy Scouts at the age …

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How to Make Char Cloth

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background logo photo credits: ellenm1 on flickr.com Char cloth is a substance that can be used as a fire starter (with no need of a lighter or matches). One of your biggest challenges when using primitive methods is finding tinder that will catch your particular ignition source.  Primitive ignition sources include …

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