How To Signal for Help in the Snow

Despite all of the challenges associated with wintertime survival, this can be the best time of year to signal for help.  The lack of vegetation, good visibility on sunny days, and vast expanses of white snow on the ground create the right conditions to attract the attention of rescuers.  Let’s look at a few ways …

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How to Grill Meat Over Fire the Old Fashioned Way

Grilling meat over an open fire is a common challenge in wilderness survival situations because we don’t always have the right equipment on hand.  However, we really don’t need grills or barbecues to get the job done, and people have been cooking meat for centuries using little more than some wood.  Let’s take a look …

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Natural Remedies for Common Foot Ailments

  It will only be a matter of time before we encounter some kind of foot problem during a survival situation.  Blisters, ingrown toenails and corns are just a few examples of minor issues that can turn into big problems if left untreated.  Fortunately, nature has provided us with some tried-and-true remedies that can treat …

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3 Ways to Cook With a Pot and Stick

  Sometimes it’s not all that practical to place a pot directly on a fire or along its edge.  However, coming up with an alternative can be easier said than done, especially if you’re short of gear to make a suitable rig.  Fortunately, you can take advantage of the following tried-and-true techniques, and none of …

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Preparing for Hurricane Aftermath:  Lessons from Puerto Rico

There are a lot of mixed opinions with respect to how well government officials and agencies have handled the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  On one hand, the response has been impressive despite logistical problems associated with delivering basic goods and services to the majority of the population in the island.  Reported deaths and injuries are …

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Try This Delicious Raspberry Vinaigrette Canning Recipe

Vinaigrette dressings are very easy to make, they don’t require a lot of specialized ingredients, and they can be processed and stored for at least a year.  They are also one of those items that you’ll be happy to have on hand if you ever need to tap into your stockpile during a crisis.  Here’s …

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Surprising Benefits of Duck Eggs

Duck eggs are not nearly as popular as their hen-made counterparts, but that’s surprising considering how beneficial they are. While raising ducks isn’t as hands-free as caring for chickens, their eggs can make the extra work seem more worthwhile. Let’s take a look at some reasons why you may want to think about having a …

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Take the Black Light Germ Test Today

Germs are everywhere, and you will be surprised to see them thrive in some of the most unlikely places.  Keeping things clean and sanitary during a crisis is important in order to prevent the spread of illness and disease.  Take the black light germ test today and discover the extent of germ coverage in your …

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Getting Trapped in Quicksand: Myth vs Reality

  There is a lot of misinformation about quicksand out there, from how it traps people who accidentally fall in to how to get out.  The good news is that getting stuck in quicksand doesn’t have to lead to an unfortunate outcome.  Here’s what you need to know to avoid turning a problem that has …

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How to Turn a Beer Can into a Survival Resource

  Empty beer or aluminum cans have so many practical uses in the field that they should be one of the first things that we look for in a survival situation.  Let’s take a look at a few examples of how you can turn someone’s trash into treasure when resources are scarce.   Related video: …

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