3 Useful Tricks to use in Wilderness Survival Situations

  One of the more common misperceptions associated with wilderness survival situations involves not having enough resources.  In most cases, this isn’t the case.  The problem is that we don’t always know how to make good use of what happens to be available.  This is why stressing improvisation and ingenuity is so important, and the …

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Uses for Wax in Survival Situations

Candle wax can be an invaluable resource to have on hand during a survival situation.  It’s cheap, easy to work with, and can be transported or stored with ease.  Here are a few examples of how you can put wax to work for you in the field so that you can conserve resources and save …

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Rifle Scopes:  Don’t Underestimate Their Importance

  There is an unfortunate tendency in the prepping community to shy away from rifle scopes.  Since people tend to think in terms of minimalism, scopes may seem like a luxury.  Others feel they don’t need one because they’re proficient enough as it is, while some simply view scopes as a crutch or way of …

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Pinole:  An Amazing Energy Food You’ve Probably Never Heard About

  Pinole is considered by many to be one of the original survival energy foods, and it was common among many ancient Latin American and Native American civilizations.  It is very easy to make, and it only takes a small amount to leave people feeling full while producing sustained amounts of energy.  While there are …

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Tricks for Peeling Garlic the Easy Way

We’re always on the lookout for tips, tricks and ideas that can make life easier for us as we travel along the road to self-sufficiency, and we encourage everyone to do the same.  Whether it’s an easy way to start a fire, control pests, keep things clean or find ways to save time preparing food, …

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Could Legionnaires Disease be the Next Pandemic?

Did you know that legionnaires disease affects about 100,000 people per year, and it can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated properly?  It’s unclear how many people develop this nasty bacterial infection annually around the world, but some estimates are as high as 5 million.  A recent outbreak at a major theme park has …

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How to Open a Coconut With no Tools

Imagine that you’re stranded on an island where your only immediate source of food and water is from coconuts.  You don’t have any tools, and you haven’t stumbled on appropriate rocks that can be used to pry open the husks and shells.  What do you do?  Well, there’s an alternative that will work almost every …

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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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