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.

Cooking At Your Bug Out Location

Wherever you go in the world, even Mars, I can bet that 99% of the time the best cooks are men. The same theory should apply when cooking at your bug out location, right? Obviously, that’s not the point of today’s article. I mean it’s not a contest of who’s …

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How To Sharpen Your Survival Knife

updated Apr 21st 2017 by Eric W. Eichenberger A dull knife is about as useful as a fork in a survival situation. It is extremely important to keep your knife sharp and as close to peak condition as possible. To constantly have your blade in cutting shape, you must carry and …

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How To Properly Bury Your Cache

Caching is the art of hiding your preps and equipment secure storage spaces so that you can dig them up when you need them later. The best caches are easily recovered by the owner, but virtually impossible for anyone else to find. The cache should be chosen for its subtlety …

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How to Sharpen a Chainsaw

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Many preppers are happy when they buy a chainsaw thinking it will be of tremendous help in various SHTF situations. But very few remember to plan for sharpening their chainsaw. Using a blunt chainsaw is a waste of time and energy, not to mention a safety hazard. Just like any …

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74 Bandana Uses That Will Blow Your Mind

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One of the things I like about prepping is that you get to use and play with survival items that have more than one use. There are in fact, many items with multiple uses, such as bleach, duct tape, tarps, Paracord, and even tin cans. One of these items is …

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23 Wacky Survival Items

When you think about it, pretty much any item in your household can be used for survival and prepping purposes. Even some the things you throw away every week can be re-purposed. Some of these items are simply nuts which is why I want to make a list and see which ones are completely …

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Basic Survival Skills That Will Keep You Alive

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Whether you’ve been a prepper for some time, or if you’re just starting out, you probably know that having the right set of skills is one of the most best ways to improve your chances of survival in short term emergencies, as well as large-scale catastrophes. Whether you’re a rural …

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87 Fantastic Paracord Uses (Can You Think of More?)

Paracord, also known as parachute cord, is a lightweight cord that’s indispensable to survival, camping, and hiking. If you don’t know all the amazing paracord uses, it makes little sense to stockpile it.  I’m not going to bore you with its history, suffice it to say it was first used in …

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Outdoor Cooking for Survival and Camping

So you stockpiled enough food to last you at least a year. Now what? In an SHTF situation, there are going to be water and energy shortages that will prevent you from cooking it. Things like rice and beans and pasta, the pillars of a long-term survival stockpile, cannot be …

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