13 Oct 2017

Using Acorns as a Survival Food

I’ve long known that you could eat acorns. I just didn’t know how. I knew that Native Americans relied on acorns as a food source and that they somehow had a way to turn them into flour for little cakes. I live in an area that has some oak trees,

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Amber Van Hecke Stranded in Desert
08 May 2017

True Tale of Desert Survival

We recently learned that a Texas woman got stranded in a remote part of Arizona after she ran out of gas during a solo trip to the Grand Canyon. We didn’t hear about this case until after the show about this woman’s rescue aired on 20/20 in March. But it

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Ron Hood Ultimate Survival Guide Video
05 Apr 2017

Review: Ron Hood’s Ultimate Survival Guide

I recently wrote a review of the first Ron Hood video I had ever watched. It was called “Advanced Survival Guide” and you can read that review here. I got three of his videos while I was at SHOT Show this past January and this is the second of the

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Ron Hood Advanced Survival Video
18 Mar 2017

Review: Ron Hood’s Advanced Survival Guide

I’ve known about Ron Hood and his survival videos for a while. But I have to tell the truth…I had never watched any of the videos! While I was at SHOT Show earlier this year in January I got to meet the people behind the production company, Stoney-Wolf Productions. I

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20 Essential Hunting Skills
19 Oct 2016

10 Essential Hunting Skills

Although food storage is an essential part of your disaster preparation strategy, it is important that you supplement your food by hunting and gardening. Learning to hunt will serve you well in your quest for survival. There are several methods of hunting and each has their own advantages and drawbacks.

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Book Review: Bushcraft Guide to Trapping, Gathering & Cooking in the Wild
11 Oct 2016

Book Review: Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering & Cooking in the Wild

We’re getting to know the Bushcraft series of books, because we already had “Bushcraft 101” by Dave Canterbury, then checked out “Advanced Bush Craft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival” by Dave Canterbury, published by Adams Media. Now we’ve gotten our hands on the new one,

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How to Survive a Tornado
09 Sep 2016

How to Survive a Tornado

While storms that spawn tornadoes are thought of as being primarily a spring thing, because the majority of tornadoes occur from April through June. But the reality is that tornadoes can happen at any time of year. In fact, an F-2 tornado just ripped through an industrial park in Windsor,

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Book Review: Advanced Bushcraft
30 Aug 2016

Book Review: Advanced Bush Craft

Advanced Bush Craft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave Canterbury, published by Adams Media. Maybe you grew up in a household of people who hunted and fished, owned a variety of weapons and prepped for disasters. Maybe you were in the military and learned how

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There is no safe place outdoors during lightning
01 Aug 2016

Practical Guide: 3 Ways to Stay Safe in a Lightning Storm While Camping

Using this practical guide to saying safe in a lightning storm while camping may save your life. Lightning can strike anywhere when a storm breaks out. Depending on where you’re located outdoors, a thunderstorm could be potentially dangerous. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that there is no safe

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Survival Fishing Tips
10 Jun 2016

Feed A Family With These 4 Survival Fishing Hacks

There are alternatives for catching fish other than sitting for hours with a fishing pole in hand. In a bug out situation, multi-tasking will be of the essence and your attention will be on other chores besides catching fish. With that said, check out some hacks for survival fishing. Set hooks

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