Wilderness Survival

Wilderness survival, also known as bushcraft, is a way of surviving that entails leaving your home and bugging out to the great outdoors.

 

Whether you’ll be in the woods, the desert or on a mountain, surviving in the wilderness is not an easy task, not even for those who are trained for it. Nevertheless, if bugging out is your only option, and if you don’t have a place to go to, set up an INCH (I’m never Coming Home) bag and read the articles below.

How to Use Snow in Survival Situations

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Getting lost in the wilderness can be stressful but there are generally more resources available to you in warm weather than in cold weather. If you find yourself lost in the wilderness or stranded on an isolated highway in cold weather, knowing how to use snow in survival situations may …

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The Basics of Small Game Hunting

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Small game hunting is a long-standing tradition in a lot of states in the US and other countries, and has been an integral part of societies for hundreds of years. Abundant and often more accessible to hunt than their larger counterparts, small game such as squirrel and rabbits are an …

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Primitive Traps for Small Game

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One of the most important tests of someone’s survival skills is whether they can consistently provide food for themselves in the wilderness. Although a knowledge of edible and medicinal plants, fruits and roots is important, in long term survival scenarios and particularly during winter, when plant foods are scarce, survival …

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23 Ways to Prevent Bug Bites in the Wild

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One of the best places to spend time is in the wild outdoors. But along with all the beauty that Mother Nature provides, humans must also contend with the insects that make the wild outdoors their home. Insects that sting, bite, or otherwise make their presence known to humans can …

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Primitive Survival Tools: The Full List

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Before modern steel, ferocerium rods, paracord and the other accoutrements of modern bushcraft and survival our hunter gatherer ancestors would have created all the tools they needed from the bounty of the natural world around them. As well as being an interesting outdoor skill in it’s own right  being able …

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Flint Knapping Step by Step

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Flint knapping rocks is the oldest, most primal way of making tools. The first people to rough out a hand axe are truly giants on whose shoulders we stand. There is something very satisfying in the knowledge that you could walk into the wilderness with nothing at all, pick up …

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How to Weave Primitive Baskets

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Containers are a vital survival commodity that will nowrt necessarily be easy to produce or procure if or when SHTF. They are vitally important for gathering, carrying and storing things, yet older more traditional containers such as wicker baskets are often thought of now a novelties or purely decorative items. …

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