Category: Bushcraft

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

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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Winter Survival: How to Build a Proper Snow Cave

Winter Survival: How to Build a Proper Snow Cave — Need to build an emergency shelter in the snow? Do you intend to camp out in the snow on a ski trek? Snow caves are easy and very effective if built correctly.

The cold is a nasty beast. It’s one of the ugliest situations you can find yourself in. Perhaps cold unrelenting rain is about as ugly as it gets. Particularly, without shelter!  In the unrelenting heat, you can certainly suffer. It’s …

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Ways Camping Can Help You Survive

There is something magic about camping. Camping is an opportunity for us to stop the freight train of society for a weekend. We can get away from the inundation of media, noise and worry, to some degree. Certainly its better than sitting on the couch staring into the phone.

There is something magic about camping. Camping is an opportunity for us to stop the freight train of society for a weekend.  We can get away from the inundation of media, noise and worry, to some degree. Certainly its better …

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How To: Survival Fishing

How To: Survival Fishing — You can make your own fishhooks, nets and traps and use several methods to obtain fish in a survival situation. Did you know you can make field-expedient fishhooks from pins, needles, wire, small nails, or any piece of metal.

If we are honest about survival needs, food is not on the top list. It doesn’t even make the top three! Those go to shelter, fire and water. Food comes next but we can go much longer without food.  So …

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How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF

How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF — SHTF isn’t just a modern phenomenon. Our ancestors survived many disasters. It’s best to learn their lessons. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are a great example.

SHTF isn’t just a modern phenomenon. Our ancestors survived many disasters. It’s best to learn their lessons. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are a great example. Many people are starting to believe that somewhere around 10,000 years ago a massive comet …

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3 Reasons New Homesteaders Fail

3 Reasons New Homesteaders Fail - Failure can come in all forms and isn't always a bad thing. If you think about it, all of the things we use that makes our lives "easier" came about through a lot of trial and error (aka failure). Homestead failure, on the other hand, can have some pretty devastating effects that affect not only the homestead itself, but your entire life and in all areas.

Homesteading has taken on an air of absolute fantasy lately. Nothing wrong with it but people need to understand that its a tough undertaking. Success isn’t guaranteed!  We are going to look at three things that affect homesteaders and really …

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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.

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 …

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Hiding Your Bugout Location

Hiding Your Bugout Location — Securing a bugout bag and location is a struggle in and of itself. Once you find that perfect place or that perfect property people have a tendency to make it look like home.

Securing a bugout bag and location is a struggle in and of itself. Once you find that perfect place or that perfect property people have a tendency to make it look like home. When you think about what you are …

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