Category - Survival Skills

5 Ways Being Fit & Strong Help Survival

Survival

Having a positive mental attitude is a beneficial tool in surviving the wilderness, but that’s not the only instrument you’ll need to stay alive and survive the harsh conditions of the wild. If you’re a survival and preparedness enthusiast, you’re already aware of the importance of physical...

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...

Is a Hatchet Better Than a Knife for Survival?

Hatchet

In any survival situation, having a belated tool is a must. Almost everyone in the survival community prefers a knife. However, there are a few people who prefer hatchet or small axe. In this article, I’m going to give my take on this issue. Let’s get down to it. Tree-felling and major...

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...

Top 7 Survival knives that will help you fight the wild

knife

Surviving in the wild is a challenge in itself. While you’re enjoying the dense forest, walking on unknown paths and amidst trees, you can encounter any kind of challenge. One cannot predict what kind of challenges are going to come ahead on a journey through the wilderness. But, one should...

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...

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...