Category: Bushcraft

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

Getting Better at Bushcrafting

Getting Better at Bushcrafting - No matter how you fare on a simple bushcrafting trip, you will learn so much about your skill level.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Look back to your first days of prepping. In most cases, you probably made some mistakes and did some things you shouldn’t have. Maybe made …

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30 Survival Tips From Les Stroud

30 Survival Tips From Les Stroud

Les Stroud is my all time favorite survivalist, there is no one that even comes close. Take these 30 great tips from a real pro. I have looked up to Les Stroud for years, I do not like fake survival shows and people who think they know all the right stuff and show garbage just …

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Throwing Sticks for Wilderness Survival 101

Throwing Sticks for Wilderness Survival 101 - Knowing what wood, how to make and how to use throwing sticks could greatly improve your survival chances in an emergency situation.

Throwing sticks have been used for thousands of years and are still used today in some cultures. Wilderness survival skills are techniques a person may use in a dangerous situation  to save themselves or others. These techniques are meant to provide basic necessities for human life: water, food, thermoregulation, shelter, habitat, the ability to think …

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Survival Lessons Learned from Long Camping Trips

Survival Lessons Learned from Long Camping Trips - The average person knows the rule of thumb regarding water: a gallon of water per day, per person. What they don't tell you is that truly is the barest minimum required. If you want to take a shower, one gallon per day isn't enough - not by a long shot.

People all across the country enjoy the recreational activity of camping. Whether that’s “glamping” in an RV or backpack hiking and camping, there are some really great survival lessons that can be learned on longer camping trips. The definition for “longer” means more than one just one or two nights. It can be in the …

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8 Snares And Traps You Need To Know How To Make

8 Snares And Traps You Need To Know How To Make - See 8 easy traps and snares that I personally think we all should at least have a go at making and getting more familiar with.

Snares and traps are an essential skill to learn. They can save your life in an emergency situation and provide you and your family with the much needed protein and calories you will need to survive. Disclaimer: Traps are presented for information purposes only, they are dangerous, some lethally so. Using them is also illegal …

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You Need These 7 Skills to Survive SHTF

You Need These 7 Skills to Survive SHTF - There are so many skills needed to survive a SHTF situation that can make a person feel very overwhelmed. Those who manage to get through the basics have put themselves far ahead of the game.

There are so many skills needed to survive a SHTF situation that can make a person feel very overwhelmed. Those who manage to get through the basics have put themselves far ahead of the game. Skills such as fire making, shelter building, and food preservation are all fine and important but there are 7 skills …

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How to Mark Trails Like a Pro

How to Mark Trails Like a Pro - This article is about marking trails. It can be one of the best skills to know. The marking of trails would allow for easy paths back to a starting point. For many people, getting lost is a matter of stepping off train for a few hundred yards and not being able to get back.

Every year we see tons of people get lost in National Parks around the nation. Its a nasty fact but many people head out into this massive world, unprepared. They leave without maps, they leave without extra clothes or food. There are simple skills that can make all the difference in your in your life. …

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How to Build a Trap: 15 Best Survival Traps

How to Build a Trap: 15 Best Survival Traps - Knowing how to make and set traps is a need to know skill for any outdoor person, in fact scrap that, it is a skill I wish EVERYONE would learn.

Knowing how to make and set traps is a need to know skill for any outdoor person, in fact scrap that, it is a skill I wish EVERYONE would learn. It is very east to get lost, trapped and hurt miles from help. Knowing just a few of these skills to catch food could just …

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Sharing Bushcraft Techniques, Tips & Tricks During An Overnighter

Sharing Bushcraft Techniques, Tips & Tricks During An Overnighter - Pop the popcorn because you have over an hour of footage with Paul teaching tips and tricks during an overnighter. Sharing bushcraft techniques with one of the premier minds on the subject.

This article contains a gem and you have to know about it. Typically when it comes to Paul Kirtley we are posting incredible podcasts that offer up some of  the best bushcraft and survival knowledge on the net. It comes from a man who is in the woods more than most people. Every couple weeks …

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How To Make Beer From Stinging Nettles

How To Make Beer From Stinging Nettles - If you haven't guessed this weed from the photo already, it is actually the common "stinging nettle" You know, the old nemesis from childhood and the horrible weed that you just can't touch. Well not anymore, get your revenge and eat it

I am so happy I found a few awesome uses for this somewhat, forgotten wild edible. Stinging nettles have just earned a few awesome points in my book. If you haven’t guessed this weed from the photo already, it is actually the common “stinging nettle” You know, the old nemesis from childhood and the horrible …

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