Category - Survival Skills

How to Build a Permanent Shelter in the Wilderness

Permanent shelter

Of the many items you need to survive in the wilderness, a shelter is perhaps the most important. Often we think of a short-term or temporary shelter. However, for lovers of camping, a long-term or permanent shelter could be a good move. This is the case if you have a regular camping site and you...

Fire Starting Methods: Pros and Cons

Fire Starting Methods: Pros and Cons

Fire is vital in all survival situations. It will keep you warm in cold weather, help you with cooking, purifying water, signaling and fending off wilderness residents. There are many methods to start a fire. Each way has its pros and cons. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of all...

How to Make Improvised Pitch Glue

Pitch Glue

Glue is an invaluable asset in any survival situation. It is used in repairing tents, clothing, and tarps. You can also use it to improvise certain tools such as fletching on an arrow. Furthermore, it is invaluable as a sealant for containers and canoes (water rafts). It also comes in handy if you...

4 Knots That May Save Your Life

4 paracord knots

When Shit Hits the Fan, you need all your skills and ingenuity to make use of whatever available item so that you can get the most out of it. A simple rope or cordage can prove a lifesaver in the direst and most life-threatening of survival situations. Having cordage or rope is one thing; using...

Survival Snares: How to Make a Basic Survival Snares & Traps

Survival Snares

Survival requires that you develop a variety of skills some of which may sound strange to the civilized world. One such talent is the ability to find food in the wilderness. Food provides us with the energy to perform both physically and mentally. Without it, we could go a couple of days or even...

What to Do in the First 48 Hours after a Natural Disaster

natural disaster

Most people don’t believe that anything bad can happen to them until it eventually does and they find themselves woefully unprepared. Natural disasters can strike at any time and do an incredible amount of damage, destroying homes, cutting off communities, and taking lives. This is why you need...

The Nitty-Gritties of Breeding Guinea Pigs for Survival

breeding guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are among the most interesting animals in the world. In the US, many people keep them as pets. Elsewhere (particularly in South America), guinea pigs are actually delicacies.  The other problem of these animals is their susceptibility. They can die for no reason at all. They are more...

Build a 72 hour survival Kit with These Top 9 Items

72 hour survival kit

  Emergencies happen almost unexpectedly; which is why having a 72 hour emergency survival kit is crucial. Emergencies and catastrophes can come as  a shock and might also capture you unprepared. There have been lots of individuals reported to have actually died throughout catastrophes due to...