Category: Bushcraft

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

How To Build A Campfire With Wet Wood (Bushcraft Skills)

How To Build A Campfire With Wet Wood (Bushcraft Skills) Starting fire should never be underestimated. It is one of the most important things that you need to understand about survival. For most of us we deal with fire in the four walls of our home and never have to deal with the elements. We …

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Why Bamboo Could Save Your Life

Why Bamboo Could Save Your Life! — Bamboo is cheap, awesome and invasive .... yet it could save your life in an emergency situation. I would consider planting some before it's to late!

Why Bamboo Could Save Your Life! Bamboo is cheap, awesome and invasive …. yet it could save your life in an emergency situation. I would consider planting some before it’s to late! Bamboo is one of the greatest finds in a survival situation and has been used by people for thousands of years to do …

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How To Make Spruce Needle Tea This Winter

Pine needle tea has a high concentration of vitamin C and is very easy to make. Spruce Pine is very easy to find (even if you can’t find Spruce, you may find Pine, which grows in warmer conditions). Click the picture below for a printable quick pic: DIRECTIONS Pick the green needles until you have a …

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How To Identify Animals by their Tracks (with Pictures!)

How To Identify Animals by their Tracks — Whether you’re a hiker, nature enthusiast, or just want to know who’s been eating your tomatoes, there’s a helpful animal tracking guide for you. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a collection of animal track photos to help you figure out who your furry neighbors are.

How To Identify Animals by their Tracks (with Pictures!) Whether you’re a hiker, nature enthusiast, or just want to know who’s been eating your tomatoes, there’s a helpful animal tracking guide for you.  The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a collection of animal track photos to help you figure out who your furry neighbors are. Recognizing …

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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.

Boiling Water With Stones 101 When I mention to someone that you can boil water with hot stones, they always ask me two questions… Why would you do that? How do you do it? Why would you ever boil water using stones?  Why don’t you use the fire to heat it.  Well, in a perfect …

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15 Best Selling Bushcraft Books: Most Popular Wilderness Survival Guides

15 Best Selling Bushcraft Books: Most Popular Wilderness Survival Guides - This is a terrifying reality that you should consider the next time you pass that bushcraft book at the book store. Knowledge is power and in a collapse the more you have the better off you will be. Collect that knowledge and keep your stash growing.

15 Best Selling Bushcraft Books: Most Popular Wilderness Survival Guides The library of the survivor is such an important thing to have. It seems counterintuitive this day in age. The age of technology seems to encompass all. The truth is we are relying too much on electronic information. At this point in our lives we …

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The Definitive Bushcraft Skills List

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.

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. The wooded world and the wild world make up much of this planet. The idea that you can …

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Master Deterrents and Keep Yourself Safe and Aware

Master Deterrents and Keep Yourself Safe and Aware — You may be carrying concealed. I would say it is a must in the world we live in. Just because you carry concealed does not mean you carry without consequence.

Master Deterrents and Keep Yourself Safe and Aware You may be carrying concealed. I would say it is a must in the world we live in. Just because you carry concealed does not mean you carry without consequence. It’s a very stark reality for those not paying attention. You can be punished for saving your …

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Two Is One And One Is None: The Art of Redundancy

Two Is One And One Is None: The Art of Redundancy - Things break, get lost, or get taken and sometimes they aren’t easily fixed or replaced in the field. That’s why you need to have a backup for anything critical.

Two Is One And One Is None: The Art of Redundancy If you’ve studied survival on any level for camping, hiking, or just military service, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Two is one and one is none.” It’s an important rule that you should follow, but do you know what it really means? Things break, …

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How To Make And Start A Fire With Flint & 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.

How To Make And Start A Fire With Flint & Steel Starting a fire with flint-and-steel is harder than most methods available these days but in a SHTF situation this may be the only option you have. Bushcrafters still prefer this method of starting fire than the modern day ferro rods you can pick up today. …

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