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How To Build A Live Animal Trap (aka Box Trap)

In Bushcraft and Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore7 Comments

No doubt many of you have read about various improvised and homemade traps in one of the many outdoor survival books and thought, Wow, what a great idea—I could do that. Indeed, many of the ideas and diagrams shown are ingenious, and a few of them actually work to trap game—with practice. After seeing all these trap designs in these …

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Can I Use an Emergency Space Blanket for Camping?

In Bushcraft and Outdoors by Jesse Mathewson3 Comments

Invented in 1964 for the space program, and used to keep Skylab from overheating these are an amazing invention. Consisting of thin sheets of plastic coated with vaporized aluminum, this was done to ensure extremely low weight with a high net benefit/ reflective nature. They are basically the same width as a human hair. Average weight between 0.5 and 5 …

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How to Build a Small Game Survival Snare For Rabbit

In Bushcraft and Outdoors by Contributor2 Comments

by SurvivorDan Before we begin with a discussion of the construction of the most basic primitive/minimal* tension trap; a quick look at the ethics of primitive trapping. Modern trap use is legal as long as you obey the local laws, licensing, seasons, limits, etc. Primitive trapping is illegal in most places and definitely in my neck of the woods…er…desert. Exigent circumstances may …

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Identifying and Harvesting Wild Berries for the Homestead

In Bushcraft and Outdoors, Small Acreage Homesteading by Contributor2 Comments

by Bobcat-Prepper “Warning – Positively identify any food in the wild as safe before collecting. Some berries that are dark purple (like pokeberry) or black (like nightshade) are TOXIC.” I have been hiking and running around an abandoned 16 acre field near my home for the last year for exercise, and this spring I started paying attention to some familiar spouts …

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How to Make a Tripwire Trail or Camp Alarm

In Bushcraft and Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore2 Comments

Many of you, have watched the old war movies where the approaching enemy trips an alarm made of tin cans, which in turn alerts the good-guys to their approach. The advancing troops trip the wire and the cans fly up into the air, making enough noise to alert the good guys to the approach, allowing them time to mount an …

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8 Things You Need To Know About Bushcraft

In Bushcraft and Outdoors by Contributor2 Comments

by Angela Williams Civilization and advancements in technology have reduced to the minimum manmade disasters. Even some natural disasters can be foreseen and adequately planned for. However, Mother Nature sometimes has its way and, leaves a catastrophic aftermath. In such a case, your level of preparedness is the single most important determinant of your survival. Such preparedness also comes in …

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The Survivorman Zones of Assessment: The Key To Your Survival When The Situation Seems Hopeless

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By Les Stroud aka Survivorman You can imagine almost any survival situation. Dumping a canoe in a set of rapids. Falling off the edge of a cliff. Or simply, you’re lost. So what next? What exactly do you do now? In reality, your next move could be the most important thing you ever do. It will be perhaps the most …