Category Archive: Wilderness survival

Common Poisonous Berries in North America

Blueberries, mulberries, boysenberries and raspberries are all colorful, delicious and grow on bushes in the wild.  It’s tempting to grab a handful of berries as you are walking along a path in the woods, but many of us are scared of eating something that is poisonous.  Let’s take a look at a few berries that should be …

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Making the Most of Your Firewood

Firewood needs to be prepared properly in order to produce heat and energy efficiently. Different types of wood also produce different characteristics that can impact the quality of your fire. Let’s take a look at some factors that influence how well firewood will ignite and burn so that you can make the most of this resource …

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Make Cordage from Natural Materials

In this episode, we show you how to take natural materials, such as bark, and make your own cordage. This might be a primitive skill, but everyone needs cordage and if you are out you have no choice! A great skill to have and hope you can give it a try!

Civil War Hardtack – AKA “Survival Biscuit”

How to make Civil War type “Hardtack.” Many a Civil War soldier depended on “hardtack” to keep him in the fight. Hardtack was a thick and hard “cracker-type” of biscuit make with flour, water and salt. It was known to be so hard and tough that only by soaking it in water, coffee or frying …

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SHTF Aluminum Foil 20 + Uses

Its good to be creative if the SHTF,  If you are in a situation when you need one of these items you can use aluminum foil as a stand in.

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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How to Build a Fire Bed

Did you know that you can have your fire and sleep on it as well? Most people are content to sleep as close to a fire as possible in order to stay warm at night. However, we all know that this doesn’t always work as effectively as we would like. Parts of our bodies get really hot …

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How to Make Fire Starters out of Straws

One of the biggest problems with using pre-made fire starting material is that it can be messy and difficult to store or transport. However, there is a nice technique that you can use to create portable and self-contained fire starters with some straws and other common materials. Look at the steps below and see how this option …

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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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