Wilderness Survival Skills

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You see all those high priced flint and steel fire starters and they take two hand and bit of skill to use. I have used a cheap flint and steel set up
Posted: August 31, 2014, 9:43 am
There is a strategy that is fairly simple to complete and is one of the best fires to build. The tepee fire. The tepee fire is named after Indian huts,
Posted: August 31, 2014, 9:40 am
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Posted: March 16, 2014, 8:19 pm
As I stated in an earlier article a survivor needs a battery of go to blades in his or her kit. I wrote about my favorite big blade and now I will write
Posted: January 26, 2014, 4:16 pm
Before I really knew what I was doing I was a big fan of the bowie knives and the bigger the better, but I have come to the conclusion that one needs a
Posted: January 19, 2014, 7:37 am
I've lived in the, west - southwest portion of Ontario Canada my entire life. This area is one of the most densely populated portions of the entire country.
Posted: December 8, 2013, 8:52 am
Some of these you may know, others you not. I do a ton of back country hiking each year here in Colorado. I live less than an hours drive from The Rocky
Posted: October 6, 2013, 6:21 pm
A good fire starting kit doesn't have to be big and bulky. Mine is in an Altoids tin like you may have seen made up on the internet. There are lot's of
Posted: October 6, 2013, 6:11 pm
As a backcountry traveler, learn how to predict weather and to take appropriate action for not getting into trouble and risk your safety.
Posted: May 8, 2013, 7:22 pm
Salal is one of my favorite plants in the wild. Not only can the berries be eaten, they can be gathered in large quantities and dried and then pressed
Posted: March 2, 2013, 8:57 am
Basic idea behind this or similar method is a simple law of physics: condensation will happen if humid air ( even at a low percentage of humidity) is cooled
Posted: March 2, 2013, 8:47 am
Kids love camping and the skills that you learn related to camping. Started at a young age they don't notice the cold or complain about it like an adult
Posted: January 27, 2013, 6:20 pm
I stumbled onto this one a few weeks ago, I feel like an idiot that something we have all used at some point in our lives creates a very unique and simple
Posted: January 27, 2013, 6:12 pm
If you're in an area even where it is VERY cold, but there is minimal wind and no snow and you have your fire going, you can strip down to just that clothing
Posted: December 20, 2012, 8:42 pm
Well, the easiest way to find water is to look for a large number of animals and vegetation. If animals or small vegetation is abundant, it should mean
Posted: December 20, 2012, 8:18 pm
We are all on here in search of knowledge and a general understanding of how we can better deal with situations and hopefully pass our own knowledge down
Posted: November 16, 2012, 7:35 pm
Like many other comments have told you, pee really is safe to drink. It is 95 percent water! Although we may think of apple juice and grape juice, in
Posted: September 17, 2012, 7:41 pm
Growing up in the ever soggy forests of Washington fire tender could be not difficult, but near impossible to find. So hers a little prep you can do from
Posted: August 26, 2012, 4:19 am
I see on so many sites these days were everyone speaks of lighting by the fire pit yet no mention of lighting your tents or any other area at night that
Posted: July 14, 2012, 8:02 pm
We all know how important the stuff is, we've had it drilled into our brains for years, but don't forget to be responsible with it when you do have it.
Posted: July 14, 2012, 7:58 pm
Hey gang, I got a ton of new Wilderness gear for Christmas and was going through some of the old stuff I had and sorting it all out. I see now that all
Posted: June 24, 2012, 6:26 am
I love the woods and occasionally get alittle Lost. It's important to be prepared for your basic needs for survival. Below are some examples of how to
Posted: June 24, 2012, 6:20 am
Survival cooking or how to prepare food in the wild without any cooking utensils is an essential skill for the wilderness survivor.
Posted: June 13, 2012, 3:21 pm
Learn more about survival fishing as fish are a valuable food source in any wilderness survival situation.
Posted: June 7, 2012, 5:44 pm
Share your fire starting tips with others . . .
Posted: May 17, 2012, 12:58 pm
A multi-tool folding pocket knife is a good complement to your strong fixed blade knife.
Posted: May 13, 2012, 5:51 pm
Your wilderness survival knife is an invaluable asset in the wilderness so when choosing your knife remember these guidelines: . . .
Posted: May 13, 2012, 7:09 am
When driving in remote areas your car survival kit can make all the difference in an emergency situation.
Posted: May 11, 2012, 8:18 pm
Learn why wilderness survival preparation is essential to be safe and comfortable in the backcountry.
Posted: April 28, 2012, 2:32 pm
Learn how to prioritize the basic human needs for survival in the wilderness.
Posted: April 28, 2012, 1:35 pm
I really enjoyed to read The Natural Navigator by Tristan Golley. Books with this subject are rare, not many on the market I know about. What is natural
Posted: February 20, 2012, 8:04 pm
Remember when hiking/working or camping in cold weather, sometimes its not always best to fill up on a lot of food. Far too often ppl seek the comfort
Posted: February 20, 2012, 7:19 pm
I live here in the Rocky Mountains, two weeks ago we got hit with over 3 feet of snow in many places in the Denver area.I learned a long time ago to prepare
Posted: February 20, 2012, 7:17 pm
How to get there. How to stay alive, while you’re there. And how to get out safely!
Posted: February 8, 2012, 8:25 pm
Learn celestial navigation as it will help you find your way if you do get lost in the back country.
Posted: January 4, 2012, 6:40 pm
As an avid Wilderness Guy, I am always seeking out new things and better ways to make my back country hikes more enjoyable. I am always reading about new
Posted: December 29, 2011, 10:58 am
Nearly 20 years ago I moved to Colorado and fell in love with these beautiful mountains that are all around me. I was not skilled in the way of nature
Posted: December 29, 2011, 10:27 am
On all the sites giving advice about a winter survival kit, no one has mentioned something very basic and very important -- toilet paper! Toilet paper
Posted: December 15, 2011, 12:34 pm
It is advised here to assemble a small pocket survival kit in a small container. I know a lot of people will immediately consider a film container or some
Posted: December 8, 2011, 6:35 am
By applying some winter survival basics you will be safer when traveling in the wilderness during the winter season.
Posted: November 15, 2011, 7:50 am
Learn wilderness survival skills and ensure you can take care of yourself, and your loved ones on your next wilderness excursion.
Posted: November 12, 2011, 8:32 pm
Read a true wilderness survival story and understand why the will to survive is so crucial in an emergency situation.
Posted: November 8, 2011, 7:38 pm
Get as high in a tree or on a rock as you feel safe. Stop, Look, Listen, Looking is easy and so is Listening. Look for areas that may have a house or a
Posted: October 16, 2011, 7:15 pm
I do agree that both the Frost, (now Mora of Sweden) Morakniv, and Fallkniven are both solid knives. I myself Like the Classic Mora 2 or 2/0 for a general
Posted: October 2, 2011, 4:42 pm
SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) Gunner Pouches are, of course, ammunition carriers for the M249 Light Machine Gun and hold 200 rounds of linked ammo. They
Posted: September 3, 2011, 8:08 am
Whenever you can,take the time to carefully dig out a circle of top soil BEFORE you build your firepit and place the topsoil to one side. Try not to disturb
Posted: September 3, 2011, 7:28 am
The Grohmann Russell #3 is another wonderful knife from Grohmann Knives in Nova Scotia, Canada. The #3 was selected back in the 1970s as the jump knife
Posted: August 27, 2011, 5:24 am
I found the Buck Paklite Skinner at Wally World today and thought I take it for a spin. I am not a big fan of all metal, minimalist-designed knives, which
Posted: August 27, 2011, 4:57 am
One of the things that we tend to overlook in our personal survival kits is in the personal hygiene department. This post is one that maybe you will be
Posted: August 14, 2011, 2:44 pm
I’ve wanted to add a good machete to the EDC survival box. I wanted something compact, as most machetes are quite long. I have a military machete that
Posted: August 14, 2011, 2:34 pm




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