Category Archive: Survival Tips

Making a Chippewa Kitchen

It’s the ultimate camp kitchen pioneering project, providing a huge element of convenience to a wide range of camp cooking operations. The Chippewa Kitchen can provide a raised surface for food preparation, a nifty place to hang tools and utensils, a framework from which a pot can be safely suspended over a cooking fire, and primarily, a …

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Priorities of Survival, Rules of 3

There are several rules basic to survival. They’re known as “survival rules of three“. You can survive 3 minutes without oxygen, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food, 3 months without hope. I go into some detail on each in this video. Everyone has a different ability to cope with …

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Making an ARC Welder

Did you know you can make an AC arc welder using parts from your microwave? I used 2 transformers from 2 different microwaves, and about 50′ of 8 AWG stranded copper cable from a local hardware store. You could probably save some money by scavenging for free wire, but I decided to look at the “end of …

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Pick a Lock in SECONDS with a Bump Key

Picking locks is easy once you’ve made a bump key. Plus: learn to prevent break-ins. A lock, in its simplest form, is just a series of pins, each of which has two parts that are illustrated in red and blue to the left. To pick a lock, you simply need to insert a pick and push …

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Homemade Camp Shower

Having a shower when you are in the out doors is a must.  Here is a great DIY that anyone can do.  Just follow the step by step instructions in this video.

Incorporating Military Camouflage Into Our Appearance

Effective concealment is one of the fundamental principles of survival in hostile or unsafe areas.  The military has virtually perfected the art of camouflage over the years, and we can benefit from incorporating their guidelines into our own preparedness efforts.  Let’s look at some general things to think about when the need arises to blend in with the surrounding …

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A Simple Homemade Paint Recipe that Everyone Should Know

Not a lot of thought is given to paint during a survival situation, but it may become necessary in order to protect the wood of structures at your bug-out location.  The good news is that you can take advantage of an age-old paint recipe that can last up to 10 years.  It’s completely non-toxic and only requires …

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The Secret to Making Bleach a Safe First-Aid Antiseptic

Bleach by itself can be toxic if ingested and harmful to the skin.  However, you can process ordinary household bleach into a safe and effective antiseptic solution that can kill germs, clean wounds and minimize the destruction of surrounding tissues and cells.  Take a look at this excellent DIY video recipe that has been used successfully ever since …

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The Top 3 Tips for Improvised Floatation Devices

Swimming for survival takes an enormous amount of energy, and even the best swimmers can run into trouble in a very short period of time.  It is very important to think about how you can create makeshift or improvised flotation devices that can be used at a moment’s notice.  Let’s take a look at a few examples that can …

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Make a Sweet Flashlight Holder to Light Your Tent

Getting lighting options to work well inside of a tent is not always easy, and even the best accessories often produce limited results.  One option to consider if you don’t have a flashlight with a string attachment is to build your own.  Let’s take a look at how you can fashion a sturdy and effective flashlight holder in …

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