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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Why Make Your Own Alcohol for Post-SHTF

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It’s very important to prepare for both short term and long term emergencies. Especially when preparing for the long term, you’ll want to make sure that you have enough items set aside for both medical and bartering/trading purposes. Both of these things will become extremely important in day-to-day life post-SHTF. …

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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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80 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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Literally Every Way to Start a Fire

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Update: this article has been updated with even more ways to start a fire. Since one of our biggest fears is having to leave our homes and bug out into the woods in search of our BOLs or even just wander around until the dust settles, we need to know how to start a fire. …

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