Category - Survival Skills

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...

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 choose a good campsite

choosing a good campsite

Regular camping is a great way to rewind and relax after weeks or even months of tight schedules and family responsibilities. At less fortunate times, you may have to camp in the wilderness following a disaster. In both cases, your chances of survival depend on the site where you camp.  You’ll...

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...

How to Make a Portable Swamp Cooler

portable swamp cooler

Have you stopped to wonder why your regular air conditioner seems not to work in your area? It is possible you live in the Pacific Northwest or Southwest USA. These geographical areas tend to be hot and dry with very low humidity. So, what can you do to cool and humidify air? The answer is in what...

Preparing Your Car for a Long Family Camping Trip

Preparing Your Car for camping

It’s always great to see people taking their kids out camping and getting the new generations interested in outdoor activities. A long family road trip is also the perfect opportunity to bind and learn a bit more about yourself. However, when you are on the road for a long time there’s always a...

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...