Category - Survival Skills

The Nitty-Gritties of Breeding Guinea Pigs for Survival

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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

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  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...

9 Basic Survival Skills Everyone Should Know How to Do

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It happens more often than we expect. A nice backpacking or camping adventure could turn suddenly into a desperate survival situation. Without a number of basic survival skills, coming on the other side victorious could be a dream. These survival skills are not limited to preppers. Even ordinary...

9 Techniques for Catching Fish in a Survival Situation

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Humans are adventurous. However, some of our adventurous expeditions quickly turn to ugly survival situations that test our will to survive. If there was a way to foretell such catastrophic outcomes would come against us, we would do well to prevent them in time. That is not always possible. So...

7 Military Skills to Learn for Survival

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Military Skills to Learn for Survival The men and women in the military are perhaps the best teachers when it comes to survival. They spend most of their time in some of the most trying environments. How can we learn these skills yet we are not in the military? The simple answer is to borrow a leaf...

7 Unique Ways to Find Water in the Wild

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Surviving even for a couple of days without water in the wilderness could be impossibility. Dehydration can kill you in just hours where temperatures are high. Thus finding water is one of the most basic and vital skills you must hone as a survivor. The popular belief is that you need warmth more...

What is Bushcraft?

Bushcraft

Bushcraft is a term that you may have heard but not understood. Around the world, people use different terms to refer to natural places: wilderness, wild, outback, bush, backcountry, and so on.  All these words refer to places that have not been significantly impacted by humans; they are dominated...

7 Smart Ways to Use a Survival Knife in the Outdoors

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A survivalist has to step outdoors to explore the natural environment. Mother Nature rules out there. Therefore, you will need several items to tame it and achieve your goals. One of the many items that you cannot do without is a survival knife. A good quality survival knife is so versatile. It can...

Surviving a Terrorist Attack

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The safety topics of today are far different than they were a generation ago. What’s going on in the world is a lot darker and has a more terrifying reach than ever before. Unlike something that you could know was coming, such as one country’s military attacking another, you never know...

Fishing Hacks and Tips a Good Angler Should Know

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Fishing is not only a good hobby or recreation but also an important survival skill to have on your sleeves. Fishing is not a skill that you can easily learn, in fact, it will take years before you can become an expert angler. You need to practice a lot and experience different situations so, if...

Paracord Knots: The Four Most Common and How to Do Them

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Paracord Knots: The Step-by-Step Guide Paracord, also known as the parachute cord, is a nylon rope that was originally used in parachutes during the WWII but, because of its smooth texture and elasticity, survivalists have considered this as their general purpose cord. Moreover, knowing how to tie...

10 Things You Need For Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Survival

Humans, unlike wild animals, have no natural adaptations to survive in the wilderness. However, campers, hikers, hunters, and backpackers often venture into the wild to satisfy their thrills. Without the right supplies, surviving in the wilderness can be a wishful thought. To make the most out of...

HOW TO SPLIT HARDWOOD FIREWOOD

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The physical properties of hardwood are different from those of softwood. Therefore, you need to be well conversant with the properties and use the correct technique to split hardwood. Unlike softwood, hardwood is tough with some species featuring interlocking grains and others naturally designed...

Paracord: A Survival Necessity

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Paracord: A Survival Necessity One of the most useful supplies to have in any survival situation is paracord. Cordage (small-diameter rope, or a stronger twine) can be used in a million different ways. For example, cordage can be used to:  Tie up a shelter Secure items to a backpack or...