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.

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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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 Ingenious 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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3 Ways 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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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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8 Clever Uses for Trashcans

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Even though we often spend money buying items that will make great additions to our preps, there are many things around the house that can be used in tough times. One of these is the simple trashcan. You might be amazed at the uses to which you can put in …

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50 Uses for Silica Gel Packets

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If you recently bought new clothing, shoes, or even electronic devices, then you surely came across those white packets that say “Do Not Eat”? Like most people, you are tempted to toss them away with the rest of the wrappings, and by doing so you actually throw away one of …

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