Category Archive: Wilderness survival

Starting Heirloom Seeds Indoors

Becky shows you how to start heirloom seeds indoors using small paper cups, and some dirt from her homestead. She shows you how to start tomato, pepper, and zucchini seeds, but you can use what you learn to start any seeds you want.

How To Setup A Hopi Bird Snare

The beauty of a Hopi bird snare, just like in most other things, lies in their simplicity. Hopi snares are extremely effective when it comes to trapping small prey, mostly birds. The basic working mechanism of the Hopi bird snare is a slipknot meant to trap animal by snaring their feet. Given its effectiveness in …

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Apache Foot Trap (A Survival Trap)

The trap starts at 9:25. Attention: This should never be used for anything other than during a survival situation. Always trap responsibly. Clearly mark traps so humans will know they are there and to beware. You are responsible for your own actions…not me. Use common sense and do not harm your fellow humans or unintentional animals.

How to Make a Paracord Fishing Lure

A quick tip on making a paracord fishing lure. Keep a couple fish hooks in your survival pack and this could help save your life, or just a fun project with the kids. * Supplies Needed For Lure: – 550 Paracord (3″ per lure, any color) – 1 Fish Hook (size 6-8 preferable) – Scissors …

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DIY Tandoor Oven – Very Cheap

These kinds of ovens are used throughout the Middle East, India, Pakistan, and even parts of Central Asia and China. They can be large, permanent structures ensconced in a kitchen or outdoor area, or they can be smaller, portable ovens that can be carried from place to place. Based on Nick Collins’ flower-pot tandoor; this …

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DIY Truck Tent

An easy truck tent for the back of a Ford ranger, using pvc and a tarp…  

How To Make A Wood Gas Stove – Compact & Efficient!

How to make a wood gasifier stove. A highly efficient, compact, and portable wood burning stove that uses natural materials for it’s fuel source, eliminating the need to pack in extra fuel when hiking or backpacking. This tried and true design has many variations, and it’s capabilities can easily extend beyond a cheap and lightweight …

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The Sling Bow – How to Build Your Own

The sling bow is for use as a hunting weapon in a survival situation or minimalist camping loadout. It is small and light weight, but still has the ability to use regular arrows. While it is most realistic for smaller game, with practice (and patience to get close enough) it would be possible to take …

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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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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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