Category Archive: Survival Tips

How To Fill Your Canteen from a Tree

This video will demonstrate how you can fill your canteen from a tree for drinking clean water in the wilderness.  

Adjusting to High Altitude Survival

  We all know that air gets thinner as altitude increases, and it’s important to allow the body to adapt to higher elevations. Annoying physiological changes to the development of serious medical conditions are possible, and people will react to living at high altitudes differently. Let’s take a look at some of the signs of altitude …

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The Tremendous Value of Face Masks

Face masks are an important first line of defense against the inhalation of contaminants and the minimizing the spread of disease. The good news is that you don’t need a high-end respirator to protect against the vast majority of hazards that you will encounter. However, it’s important to know that different masks offer varying degrees …

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Remember to Work on These Important Fall Garden Tasks

One of the reasons that people have difficulty with getting their gardens up and running in the spring is because they forgot to take some important steps to prepare it during the fall.  Properly tending to gardens following a harvest can help it to rest, absorb nutrients and make the soil easier to work with …

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How to Make a Safe and Gentle Soap from Goat Milk and Honey

You have plenty of options to choose from if you want to make your own soap, and most of them are healthier alternatives to what you can find in stores.  Many recipes involve using things like coconut milk, shea butter and a variety of essential oils to produce a gentle and effective soap that can …

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How To Signal For Help

Anyone who likes to get away from the city and go out into the wilderness is taking their lives into their own hands, each and every time they do so. While it may seem that you are going for a short hike in the woods, you never know what could happen during that hike. For …

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Choosing Appropriate Footwear for Wilderness Travel

It is incredibly important to choose footwear that will fit the conditions that you expect to encounter. Some shoes and boots are ideal for walking along trails while others are designed to be used in rougher terrain. Let’s take a quick look at some characteristics of popular footwear options in order to help you to maximize …

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How to Make Chimney-Jet Alcohol Stove

  Chimney stoves work by creating an updraft through the stove that feeds the flame with oxygen and by having the flame start inside the stove which causes it to really heat up and vaporize more fuel.  The simplest versions are singled walled while others are doubled walled.  The heat output can be adjusted by …

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Primitive Fishing Tool – The Gorge Hook

The Gorge Hook is a highly effective and simple to make primitive fishing tool… In this episode I demonstrate how to make, bait, and use the gorge hook in an actual fishing situation. This tool is among the simplest of the primitive fishing hooks. It is in essence a straight bodied device tapering down to points on each …

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Making Charcoal

  A quick demonstration of a simple and fool proof way of making high quality charcoal. This method can be scaled up or down to fit your needs. It’s so simple that you’ll even have time to roast a few marshmallows while you’re cooking your charcoal.  

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