Category Archive: Bushcraft

Learn about the old age old skill of bushcraft. Bushcraft blends so well with SHTF and emergency preparedness.

Hiding Your Bugout Location

Hiding Your Bugout Location Securing a bugout bag and location is a struggle in and of itself. Once you find that perfect place or that perfect property people have a tendency to make it look like home. When you think about what you are trying to achieve with a bugout location you may not want …

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8 Common Mistakes of Wilderness Survival

8 Common Mistakes of Wilderness Survival According to some of the top wilderness survival websites, there are eight common mistakes that can cost you big in the wild. The first is no shelter, which really turns into a double barreled mistake. If you do not have a proper shelter with you or lack the knowledge to build …

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Survival Tools for Chopping Wood

Survival Tools for Chopping Wood I know what you’re thinking: “Survival tools for chopping wood? All you need is an axe or hatchet!” For some, the idea that all you need to chop wood to burn is an axe or hatchet is true. There are people on the planet that could take an axe and build a …

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How To Use Leaves as Tin Foil

How To Use Leaves as Tin Foil Before there was tin foil, metal pots, or even pottery, there were leaves. Ancient humans used to eat meat and other foods raw just like the other animals. With the discovery of fire came the knowledge of cooked food lasting longer. Before that, they used to cook on rocks …

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Surviving A Fall Through The Ice

Surviving A Fall Through Ice If you were to fall through ice into freezing water that is over your head, do you know what to do? What if there is a current? Even if there’s people with you, they may not be able to assist you without falling in, too. Do you know how to …

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DIY Fishing Without Modern Gear

DIY Fishing Without Modern Gear People have been fishing for millennia and in that time, not much has changed as far as the process or even the equipment used. Sure, there are depth finders and motorized this or that to ‘make it easier’ but you ever notice how it’s still called fishing and not ‘catching?’ In …

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10 Wild Edibles Found Everywhere

10 Wild Edibles Found Everywhere When you walk across a field, do you ever wonder if any of it is edible? You may recognize several ‘weeds’ in there such as dandelion and clover but the rest is just ‘wild plants’ or other weeds to you. What most people don’t realize or ever stop to think …

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$3 DIY Bamboo Longbow

$3 DIY Bamboo Longbow The long bow! One of the earliest weapons made by man. You can make your own from Bamboo for around 3 bucks! This is pretty powerful and will be plenty adequate to hunt small game and maybe even mid size animals. I found a great tutorial that shows you how to …

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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage

10 Most Popular Foods to Forage Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested. Foraging is the process of going out into that “wild” to gather available foods. By “wild” …

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Making Cordage in the Wilderness

Making Cordage in the Wilderness The art of bushcraft teaches us that Mother Nature can provide everything we need to survive. You can forage for food, you can use medicinal plants to heal your body and you can build a sturdy shelter with the resources you can find around you. Being able to make a …

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