Category Archive: Survival Tips

Identifying and Reducing Risks of Cross Contamination

Cross contamination is one of the most serious threats to public health and safety out there.  It only takes one mistake to contract a wide-array of illnesses or become exposed to harmful substances.  The good news is that it only takes some basic steps to reduce risks to exposure, and these precautions can mean the …

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Simple Ant Control Solutions

There are two simple tricks that you can use to control an ant problem. Both are equally lethal, don’t contain harmful chemicals and simply involve mixing common household items together. Even if you don’t have an ant problem now, this may change once you are in a survival situation. Learn these tricks today so that …

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How to Gut and Prepare Snakes for Dinner

Snake meat is loaded with nutrients that we all need in our daily diets, and preparing and cooking a snake is not that difficult.  You can even eat ones that are poisonous as long as they are properly cleaned beforehand.  Let’s take a look at the basic steps so that you can turn to this …

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Long-Term Food Packaging: Mylar Bags vs Cans

Mylar bags were initially used by NASA for a number of purposes, including food storage for astronauts. They are essentially a special form of polyester that is incredibly airtight and water resistant. They are light-weight, incredibly strong and create a nearly impenetrable barrier that protects contents from oxidation and other chemical processes that cause spoilage or …

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Survival Lessons You Can Learn From the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts learn very important survival techniques when they are young, and they help to establish a foundation for self-reliance that can last a lifetime. Scouts also experience character-building exercises that help to develop leadership qualities. We can also benefit from applying some of the lessons they learn in our own lives especially when …

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Wet Boots? Dry Them Quick!

   Boots are only as waterproof as they are tall, no mater what super duper fabric or membranes you have in them. If you live in a place with water (sorry SoCal), then there is a chance your feet will eventually get wet. Excess moister in a boot can cause foot rot, blisters, and can …

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What You Need to Know About Sugar Withdrawal

America’s addiction to sugar has reached epidemic proportions years ago, but we still don’t quite appreciate the extent of the problem. Some estimates reveal that the average American consumes almost 200 pounds of refined sugar per year, but that doesn’t include all the sugar derivatives that are found in many of our favorite drinks and …

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3 Interesting Uses for Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers should be a mainstay in every home, vehicle or cabin in the woods for obvious reasons.  However, fire extinguishers can also serve other purposes that may end up saving your live.  Here are a few examples of ways that you can use them to your advantage during an emergency. Survival Smoke Screen If …

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Stop Bleeding by Pinching These Universal Pressure Points

Every human body has a series of pressure points that can be pinched in order to stop severe bleeding following an injury. Pressure points are essentially places where veins or arteries can be pinched like a hose in order to slow the rate of blood flow so that wound sites have a chance to clot. …

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How to Make Tallow Candles

Beef tallow has been used for centuries as a cooking grease as well as fuel for lanterns. Making tallow candles will give you a nice and long-burning source of light that works well in outdoor situations. While anyone can use beeswax, candle wax or even shortening to make a candle, knowing how to convert the fat of …

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