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 Ultimate Guide to Dutch Oven Cooking

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There is much pride to be had by creating a recipe that cannot be duplicated. It is not always the ingredients that make the dish. Both the cookware used and the methods of achieving mouthwatering results are becoming lost to today’s microwave happy generation. A bag of ingredients can be …

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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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Bleach for Survival?

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The possession of a bottle of household bleach can mean the difference between life and death. How you may ask?  Well let’s start at the beginning with the ingredients of bleach. What is bleach made of? Bleach is a chemical compound made from Chlorine and Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic soda or …

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How to Repurpose Bottles

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It is sad to know that any place on earth that has seen human visitors will likely have litter strewn about. You can also bet that any place with salt or fresh water will probably have trash along the shore. As frustrating as it is to know that man has …

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Uses for Mylar/Space/Emergency Blankets

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Everybody has seen movies and television shows where the victims of a tragedy are wrapped in shiny space blankets. In fact, many of you likely have one in your bug out bag or in the trunk of your car. There are many uses for this vital tool, and I always …

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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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12 Survival Uses for Egg Crates

Did you know that those cardboard or Styrofoam egg crates can be used for survival purposes? When SHTF there are going to be a lot of conveniences and luxury items that quite simply just won’t be available. At best, they won’t be readily available and trying to get your hands …

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How to Turn Your Old Clothes into Rugs

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Our grandparents and great grandparents knew the importance not wasting a single thing. When something seems to be at the end of its life, there might be a new life waiting for it, one that will make it just as useful as it was. That concept applies to your old …

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