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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Book Review: Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury
05 Jun 2017

Book Review: Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I would handle a traumatic situation. I interviewed Tom Kaleta of Blue Force Gear last week about the company’s Micro Trauma Kit NOW! and why he thinks it’s so important to have these tools on hand to deal with the three most

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Hiker girl in the mountains
18 Jan 2017

10 Best Tips for Backwoods Hygiene

After a few days in the woods, you’re going to start smelling like a bear. Maybe you don’t care, but the bears might! Here are our 10 best tips for backwoods hygiene. 1. Avoid bacteria and bugs. Most of the ways that you are going to get sick in the

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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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Camping dry stuff sack inflates the Comfort Plus sleeping mat
05 Oct 2016

This Sleeping Mat and Dry Sack Pump Bring Comfort and Warmth to the Outdoors

Leave it to the gear masterminds at Sea To Summit to take sleeping pads to the next level. Their Comfort Plus Insulated Mat combines serious technology and durable design to deliver a great night’s sleep, no matter where you find yourself. Unboxing Right out of the box, the sleeping mat

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Essential Items for Wilderness Survival
05 Jul 2016

Go Beyond the Survival Essentials

Having some basic survival essential items with you when you’re outdoors is a must and the key to outdoor success. The items you have with you should provide for your basic needs while out and about, both while things are going according to plan and when things get hairy. But

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Tips on choosing a survival knife
30 Jun 2016

Choosing the Best Wilderness Survival Knife

A wilderness survival knife is an essential tool to keep in your bug out bag. It will help you perform a number of important tasks such as preparing food and cutting branches and rope. And it can be used as a weapon to protect you in case you’re attacked by

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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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camping at night
22 May 2016

How to Quickly Choose a Secure and Comfortable Campsite

You can’t walk another step, you feel a thunderstorm brewing, and it’s time to refill your energy stores. You need to find a safe and comfortable spot to make camp for the night. Here’s how to choose. Where to Start Looking for a Spot Hollows and valleys are generally the

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alaska survival
16 May 2016

Survival on Screen: Ultimate Survival Alaska Season 1

Survival on Screen is where Shadow Fox takes a look at survival and field craft practices in movies and TV. Some are great, others not so much. We break down what’s happening on screen and what viewers should or shouldn’t take away from the production. National Geographic’s first season of

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