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 … [Read more...] about Identifying and Harvesting Wild Berries for the Homestead
Bushcraft and Camping
Here you will find information on bushcraft, outdoor survival, and camping topics. If it happens in the woods then it will be found here.
By Brian D. The world we live in today is unstable. We face the possibility of terrorist attacks, natural disasters, viral outbreaks, power outages, water shortages, the list goes on and on. Hurricane Katrina showed proved that the government cannot protect everyone in the aftermath of a large-scale disaster. This was a wake-up call for … [Read more...] about Bug Out Vehicle Tips And Gear Checklist
by Kirk S Everyone agrees that you should have an emergency supply of water. Most experts advise that you should have a minimum water supply for 72 hours and the CDC recommends that you have 1 gallon of water for each person in your family for each day. If you have a family of 4 you will need 12 gallons of water for those 72 hours. This is … [Read more...] about What Are The Best Water Filters For Hiking, Camping, And Emergency Preparedness?
by Alex P Veteran bushcrafters innately understand the Rule of Threes. The Rule of Threes is as follows: humans will die after 3 minutes with no air, 3 days without water, or 3 weeks of going without food. At least, those are the most commonly known rules. One that is equally essential and that gets glossed over is the fact that people can … [Read more...] about Do It Yourself Long-Term Bushcraft Survival Shelter Ideas
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 effective counter. In the … [Read more...] about How to Make a Tripwire Trail or Camp Alarm
by Morgan I’ve been an archer for around 14 years. I learned to shoot with a recurve when I was in college and I immediately fell in love. After that class ended, I ran to the nearest bow shop and picked up a compound bow. It was a Browning and it was beautiful. I shot a lot, but I never took it seriously and my accuracy was always way off, but … [Read more...] about Bow Hunting and Archery Tips For Beginners
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 … [Read more...] about 8 Things You Need To Know About Bushcraft
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 important decision you ever make. … [Read more...] about The Survivorman Zones of Assessment: The Key To Your Survival When The Situation Seems Hopeless
by Tony Nester Living off the land is a skill that can pay off in large dividends if you are stranded in the wilds long-term; want to add more variety into your daily diet at home and reduce food bills, or be prepared in the event of a grid-down situation where the grocery shelves empty. Having taught extended bushcraft courses during the … [Read more...] about Must Know Bushcraft Survival Skills for Living Off the Land