Category: Bushcraft

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

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 to 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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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?

Many people worry about food in a survival situation. If you are talking about food for the long term, you need to have serious food storage.  Not cans of green beans but buckets of food. We are moving into a …

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How to Determine Directions to North, South, East, and West With Out A Compass

How to Determine Directions to North, South, East, and West With Out A Compass — Whether on a casual walk in the woods, hunting, or backpacking, it's easy to get turned around. Now you'll know which way is up, or at least which way is back towards home.

Orienteering is a big deal. It’s something that we don’t get to practice very much. This is because we have created easier methods for telling direction. Streets get us to where we need to go and they have done away …

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United States Marine Corps – Winter Survival Course Handbook

When we decide to take a closer look at prepping and survival we dont have to start from scratch. So many preppers try to forge a new path or ignore the path that has been premade for them. Its a strange thing. 

When we decide to take a closer look at prepping and survival we don’t have to start from scratch. So many preppers try to forge a new path or ignore the path that has been premade for them. It’s a …

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Be a Better Prepper With Camping!

Be a Better Prepper With Camping! — If you think about it, camping for a prepper is kind of a no brainer as far as training goes. Sadly, few ever take the opportunity to actually go camping for various reasons. Maybe they think they know it all already, or they can't stand the idea of sleeping outside (or bugs!) unless forced to.

Camping is a very interesting word. There are few activities that vary so wildly with the same word. For example, camping can be a tent pitched outback or a hammock hung between two trees on the top of a mountain. …

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Animal Snaring For Survival

Animal Snaring For Survival — The hunting, trapping, and snaring of animals is something that goes back to truly ancient times. If not for these practices, the human race wouldn't exist! We would have died off millennia ago! From a survival point of view, having these skills can literally save your life and make the difference between 'surviving' and 'thriving.'

Trapping is a powerful survival skill.  In fact, it is arguably the best means for putting food on the table for a long term situation. While many people hope to lean on bows and guns, metal traps get the job …

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