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.

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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35 Survival Uses for T-Shirts

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If you’re stuck in a survival situation or another emergency situation without the tools you need to get what you need, it can not only be uncomfortable, it can be downright deadly. But with the right knowledge t-shirts have unlimited uses for survival. If you’re wearing a t-shirt and throw …

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19 Survival Uses for Water besides Drinking

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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the estimated amount of water used by an American family is over 300 gallons per day. When you consider all the uses for water in daily life, it’s clear that water is truly one of our most crucial resources.  Without water, many functions …

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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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17 Uses for Vicks VapoRub

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If you’re someone who remembers your parents slathering your chest and neck with horrible smelling slimy cough medicine and then tucking you into bed, then you’re probably over forty. It worked wonders back then for cough, congestion, and runny noses and it was a common fall back of parents everywhere. …

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11 Survival Uses for Super Glue

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If there’s one thing you’ve likely learned pretty quickly as a prepper it’s the importance of having the right materials and supplies with you when SHTF and things go wrong. No matter what else is in your bug out bag or bug in stockpile, consider adding several tubes of super …

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17 Survival Uses for Safety Pins

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Did you know that before the Winchester repeating rifle was invented, Walter Hunt patented the “combined piston breech and firing cock repeating gun”? Not only that, according to the Smithsonian, he also invented the fountain pen, the sewing machine, and that little thing most of us call the safety pin. …

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Prepping for Long Distance Hikes

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It’s easy to forget that a lot of bushcraft and survival skills practiced today, recreationally or as part of a survival/preparedness strategy, were once used extensively by explorers and adventurers on long distance expeditions. These explorers had in turn learned many of those skills from first nations peoples when they …

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How to Survive Without a Bug out Bag

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Where are you right now? Sitting on the couch, reading this on your phone? Reading it on your ipad in an airport terminal? Having a sneaky read of it at your desk at work? Wherever you are I bet you don’t have your bug out bag or other preps close …

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Uses for Salt Besides Putting It in Your Food

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When it comes to sprucing up a bland dinner or adding flavor to homemade pickles, there are few ingredients that can compare with good ol’ fashioned salt. Salt allows food molecules to be released into the air and gives the food a distinct aroma and flavor. It highlights and suppresses …

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