Category: Bushcraft

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

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.

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. 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 …

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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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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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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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The Honey Badger Wheel – The Prepper Wheelbarrow on Steroids

The Honey Badger Wheel - The Prepper Wheelbarrow on Steroids - The Honey Badger Wheel is a new product with early backers that is being launched as a crowdfunder on Kickstarter. The Honey Badger Wheel can carry up to 200 pounds with ease not muscle.

When SHTF, how are you going to travel long distances on foot? Think you can hunker down, hide, and never leave a location? And do you think your perfect plan to get everything to your bugout location is going to work or that you’ll never need to leave? Think again. History repeats itself and one …

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Backyard Bushcraft Skills: No Wilderness Required

Backyard Bushcraft Skills: No Wilderness Required - When considering how to become more proficient at bushcraft/survival, you might not consider using your immediate surroundings. But, with a little imagination you might be surprised how one can hone his or her wilderness survival skills right from home.

Although this article was written for the summer months, the skills in it are still very useful for the winter months to get the extra practice, skills and knowledge you will need for next spring and summer, or heaven forbid, a real survival situation. When considering how to become more proficient at bushcraft/survival, you might …

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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage

10 Most Popular Foods to Forage — Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested.

Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested. Foraging is the process of going out into that “wild” to gather available foods. By “wild” it should be stressed that it …

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$3 DIY Bamboo Longbow

$3 DIY Bamboo Longbow — The long bow! One of the earliest weapons made by man. You can make your own from Bamboo for around 3 bucks! This is pretty powerful and will be plenty adequate to hunt small game and maybe even mid size animals.

The long bow! One of the earliest weapons made by man. You can make your own from Bamboo for around 3 bucks! This is pretty powerful and will be plenty adequate to hunt small game and maybe even mid size animals. I found a great tutorial that shows you how to make a bamboo longbow …

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7 Tips For Living in the Woods: Are You Ready?

7 Tips For Living in the Woods: Are You Ready? - To escape the stresses of everyday life, some people opt to escape to nature. Some people escape for only a few days, while others do it indefinitely. The thing about living in the woods is that you can’t just “go out and do it”.

To escape the stresses of everyday life, some people opt to escape to nature. Some people escape for only a few days, while others do it indefinitely. The thing about living in the woods is that you can’t just “go out and do it”. You’ll need to do a lot of planning beforehand. For example, …

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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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