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30 Tips to Safely Camp in the Rain

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Whether you are camping for a weekend or a week or surviving in the bush, you will run into rainy days and nights. There is no avoiding the rain. You can’t put an order in with Mother Nature for sunny days. So how do you handle rainy weather when camping? …

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46 Ingenious Uses for Water Bottles

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Every year, people around the world throw away SIXTY MILLION water bottles PER DAY! That’s 22 BILLION water bottles annually. Only about 20 percent (1/5) of water bottles are recycled. The rest find their way into landfills, ditches, creeks, ponds, lakes, rivers, and finally, the oceans. So much so, that …

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The Bow-Drill Primitive Fire-Starting Method

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There is no doubt that, fire is a critical survival essentials. After you’ve found shelter, you will need to keep yourself warm. If you don’t have easier ways of starting a fire such as lighters, matches and ferro rods, you may need to rely on what Mother Nature has to …

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How to Build a Solar Generator

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To many people, the idea of solar power being produced from a generator is futuristic. We know the technology exists and we may even know a few individuals and families that live completely off the grid using self-produced solar power. Solar generators seem more of a thing of the future …

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Homesteading Skills You Need to Master

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Look virtually anywhere on the internet and you will find tons of exhaustive lists of recommended homesteading and off-grid skills that you must have or must learn. It seems each author finds different skills important. Part of the confusion results from quite a bit of overlap and more than a …

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How to Raise Goats

Goats are probably one of the easiest animals to keep. They’re versatile, hardy and they don’t actually require a great deal of attention. Although their playful and curious nature can present certain management challenges, they are easily integrated with other livestock and are very adaptable. Despite popular opinion, goats won’t …

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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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10 Quick Tips for Delivering a Baby in a SHTF Situation

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Humans have babies and we certainly can’t plan them around natural disasters or other catastrophic events. If you find yourself needing to assist a mother in delivering her baby or you’re simply curious about how babies are delivered, here are some quick tips to make the process as smooth as …

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Here’s How to Use a Scythe

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There’s nothing particularly novel about the scythe. For centuries, this agricultural wonder-tool was commonplace among small-scale farmers. Most knew how to maximize the benefits of these hook-bladed implements, using them to cut fields of hay, grain and weeds. With the advent of horse-drawn ploughs and petroleum-powered harvesters, the scythe slipped …

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How to Cross a River Without a Bridge

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The ability to get across a river without the use of a bridge is a critical survival skill that needs to be practiced repeatedly. Even experienced hikers, doing everything right, can get into trouble when crossing a river. In an emergency, bridges along the route you’re trying to take may …

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Considerations when you’re building a house in the woods

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In the aftermath of a long-term event If you’re extra-prepared, you’ll have already designed and constructed a defensible bug-out location where you can settle and sustain yourself until things calm down. Regardless of the location you settle on, make sure you know as much about the area surrounding your house …

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Top 5 Survival Crossbows, and How to Pick Yours

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Let’s get this right out there in the open now. Crossbows have become one of the top alternative weapons of choice, in large part due to Daryl Dixon’s (Norman Reedus) use of it in The Walking Dead. But the real question is whether or not the crossbow would be a …

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Top 6 Safest Water Purification Methods for Survival

Water is second only to air when it comes to survival. Without water, you cannot survive for more than three days. In other words, in any survival situation, whether the collapse of society has finally arrived or you are stranded in the bush for an unknown amount of time, having …

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Urban Survival Kit: 22 Critical Tools to Have

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Are you living in a city and you’re worried about disasters, emergencies, or even SHTF? Whether you’re worried about riots, an economic collapse, or just want to be ready for everyday emergencies, the first step should be to put together a customized urban survival kit that’s tailored to your own …

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DIY Mosquito Traps

Is it possible to make one that is effective and really works? A DIY mosquito trap is easier to make than you think and the beauty of it is that there are many solutions for keeping mosquitoes at bay, some for outside and some for inside. Some of these solutions …

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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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How to Make a Reliable Water Filter at Home

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Water. It is one of the survival essentials. As anyone who’s made the mistake of not bringing adequate drinking water with them in the woods can attest to, being prepared to easily filter and purify water is a necessity in any survival scenario. Luckily, filtration is possible with readily available, …

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How to Make Pemmican

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“Bugging out” is a term that has gained popularity in recent years but it’s actually not a new concept at all. Native Americans used to change camps several times a year as they followed the animal herds and their scouts spent a lot of time on the trail. Born from …

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How to Make Soap at Home

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In a SHTF scenario when you and your family have to bug out or even in the event you have to bug in for an extended length of time, personal hygiene is going to be more important than you think. After several days of hiking through mud and fighting off …

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20 Urban Survival Mistakes You Need to Stop Making ASAP

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When prepping for a disaster, there are three S-es you need to consider: safety, shelter, and supplies. But, securing them can be different when living in the city than in the countryside. The circumstances will be different, and you need to adapt depending on the location you are in. In …

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