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Preppers Must Know How to Make These Bushcraft Items

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What is the point of bushcraft skills? Is it all about running a stick over a wood plane to make a fire? There has got to be more to it than that. Until you get out into the woods you can never really understand bush skills. 

We have gathered up three very interesting techniques for practicing and using those bush skills. 

The 15 Minute Mug

Wouldn’t it be handy to know how to make a mug out of just wood and paracord? One day, you might need to be able to do just that.

Imagine you’re in an SHTF or survival situation and you have next to nothing; no cooking or eating utensils or even anything to drink out of. You’ll have to improvise for sure, and learning a few survival tricks beforehand can literally be a lifesaver.


Making your first fire is exciting but what happens when you have to repeat that on a nightly basis? What if you have to make fire several times a day for weeks? 

Having a next fire mentality is such a big deal. You need to be prepared to make a fire in a hurry and have a fire at all costs! 

By taking a cotton-based cloth and cooking it in a closed container, over a fire, will create char cloth. This cloth will then be able to catch and hold even the smallest spark. Now you have the ability to start a fire. 

Deadfall Trigger

Trapping is a quiet means of providing food for yourself in a survival situation. You need to know how to catch food.

Even a squirrel can make a huge difference in your diet if you are just struggling to find calories. Carving a deadfall trigger is going to take some practice so this is a great skill to apply on your next dirt session.