Category: Bushcraft

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

How To Make Spruce Needle Tea This Winter

Never forget that you are of this world. Yes, you are built of all the things you see around you. The woods are filled with all kinds of foods, medicines, and resources that can be used to aid you, not just in survival but in daily life. 

Never forget that you are of this world. Yes, you are built of all the things you see around you. The woods are filled with all kinds of foods, medicines, and resources that can be used to aid you, not …

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Boiling Water With Stones 101

Boiling Water With Stones 101 — What if you were in a survival situation, and the only container you had could not be placed over a fire? Either it will melt, or if heated with a flame, it would leach toxins into the water.

The emphasis on fire and boiling water is all about making safe water.  It’s not well known but people water had cryptosporidium and other waterborne pathogens were present in the waters of America even when Jamestown was settled. They were …

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The Essential Bushcraft Skills

The Definitive Bushcraft Skills List -- No matter how impressive the strides in technology become, you will always want a balance of bushcraft skills. All it would take is a single EMP strike to severely limit those technologies.

No matter how impressive the strides in technology become, you will always want a balance of bushcraft skills. All it would take is a single EMP strike to severely limit those technologies. The wooded world and the wild world make …

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National Preparedness Month 2019: Top 20 Survival & Prepping Books

Preparedness Month: Top 20 Survival / Prepping Books To Get

September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great opportunity to sure up your own base level of preparedness. This could be updating that emergency binder or just assuring you have batteries for those flashlights and lanterns. But you most …

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Understanding the Concept of Flint and Steel

How To Make And Start A Fire With Flint & Steel - Learn how to find and make the flint from flint, chert or quartz and how to strike the steel on the flint correctly, thus creating sparks to direct at your tinder and blow into a fire.

Starting a fire with flint-and-steel is harder than most methods available these days but in an SHTF situation, this may be the only option you have. Image Credit: nwtoutfitters.com Bushcrafters still prefer this method of starting a fire than the …

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Tracking And Counter Tracking 101

Tracking And Counter Tracking 101 - All you ever need to know about tracking and counter tracking right here. Save, print and bookmark.

Imagine losing your child in the woods. Would they be capable of finding their way back to you or back to camp? Depending on their age they may or may not. Now imagine you lose your child and there are …

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How To Use Bamboo For Survival

Bamboo forest

Bamboo is cheap, awesome and invasive. And… it could save your life in an emergency situation. I would consider planting some before it’s too late! And while you’re waiting for it to grow, let’s look at ways to use bamboo …

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Post Disaster Communications for Preppers

Post Disaster Communication for Newbies - During and after a disaster, information is at a premium. Never underestimate the importance of having multiple ways to communicate after a disaster or crisis. To rely solely on your cell phone is a surefire way to be left in the dark.

What on earth are you going to do if you have to reach someone you love and the power and cell signal is out? This is the backbone and the main concern of post-disaster communications.  There are more options than …

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Surviving in the Wilderness

Surviving in the Wilderness - A different take on an old idea. You know, its easy to disregard and article based on a often covered topic.

There are a lot of factors when it comes to surviving in the wilderness. You know, you can look at it a bunch of ways.  You have decided to spend a weekend in the woods with minimalist gear for training …

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Surviving A Fall Through The Ice

It's easy to underestimate the cold. We dont live in it. Even when it's bitter cold out, we rarely have to deal with it. We are talking about moving from one temperature controlled environment to another.

It’s easy to underestimate the cold. We dont live in it. Even when it’s bitter cold out, we rarely have to deal with it. We are talking about moving from one temperature controlled environment to another. When was the last …

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