Category: Bushcraft

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

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.

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. 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 …

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Build Your Secret Prepper Hideout The Easy Way

Build Your Secret Prepper Hideout The Easy Way - This is an article about building a prepper hideout.  While it may not present you with the parts and pieces to create an expansive underground living space, there are some great ideas here.

The bat cave is a dream that all preppers can aspire to. In fact, its pretty safe to say that Batman is the only prepper hero on the list. Normal guy, tons of foresight, ready for anything and has an underground bunker that would make any prepper weak in the knees. There is something to …

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Hike Like a Pro With These 6 Tips

Hike Like a Pro With These 6 Tips - This is a great little article about hiking like a pro. You are going to see that this article is much less about gear and more about the details of hiking and how to make a hike something that doesn't turn into a nightmarish struggle.

There are few activities that can be as productive for your prepping skills as hiking. Hiking gives you the chance to pregame your situation. It allows you to get out into the woods, throw the bugout bag on and see what you are truly capable of. You will quickly find out where you need to …

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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.

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 about is how much of …

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Master Class: Intro to Backpacking

Master Class: Intro to Backpacking - This is a short but powerful video on backpacking from the editor of Outside Magazine. You will find that this thing is an incredible look at the things that are possible and the gear that you need to have a successful backpacking trip.

You know, we can read a lot about the things we should do and the experiences we should have. There are plenty of websites blogging about the benefits of camping and getting outside. You know what? Kudos to them. They are part of the reason we are seeing tons of people infected with this outdoors …

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Big Birch Bark Sheets; Deer Carcass Inspection; The Importance Of Tree ID In Bushcraft

Big Birch Bark Sheets; Deer Carcass Inspection; The Importance Of Tree ID In Bushcraft - This podcast will touch on that as well as other ideas and the best part is that it all comes from someone who is in the woods all the time. There is no guess work here. Enjoy it!

There are three serious topics in this podcast. Some of the most important parts of bushcraft are right here in this one. I was very impressed when I came across this. Tree identification is quickly becoming one of the most important pieces of the preparedness puzzle. Dave Canterbury says that they are a 4 seasons …

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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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What’s the Best Survival Tool? 16 Preppers Reveal It All!

What’s the Best Survival Tool - One of the questions we get most often is, “What’s the best survival tool and why?” To get to the bottom of this, we asked 16 preppers/survivalists what they thought the best survival tool was.

One of the biggest questions I get a lot is, “What’s the best survival tool and why?” This is a fair question. After all, people want to buy something that will get them out of serious trouble when the time comes. Let’s think about that for a second. Is the best survival tool an axe? …

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14 Essential Tools That Can Fix and Clean Almost Anything

14 Essential Tools That Can Fix and Clean Almost Anything - If you bought one of everything on the list, generally speaking you would spend around $50 and that's with $20 being spent on the multi-tool! Consider all the different ways you could use dental floss or a can of compressed air for to clean and fix things around the house. Sure is a lot cheaper than the chemicals!

No matter what kind of life you live, there are things that need fixing and there are things that need to be cleaned. It’s just a fact of life. Another fact is there are multiple products designed to clean or repair and it can be very easy to spend far more than you need to. …

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How To Start a Fire With a Dead Lighter

How To Start a Fire With a Dead Lighter - Many of us own lighters, but they don’t last forever. Once their fuel runs out, they become useless….or do they? As it turns out, you can actually start a fire with a dead lighter. The best part? It doesn’t require any fancy knowledge or heavy tinkering to do. Once you master this little hack, you’ll become a much more versatile survivalist. Knowing this method will also prevent you from wasting lighters by throwing away once they run out of fuel.

To survive in the wild, you must be able to keep yourself warm, keep yourself fed, and keep yourself protected. Fire helps you accomplish all of these things. There are countless survival stories of people relying on fires to stay alive. Fires are something that man have been using since it was originally discovered. While …

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