Category: Bushcraft and Outdoors

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Must Know Bushcraft Survival Skills for Living Off the Land

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 past 26 years, I’ve found the area of procuring food in the wilderness...

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Edible Wild Plants: 25 Wild Plants You Can Eat to Survive in the Wild

by Christine W I once read a very interesting article from a survivor of the Bosnian Collapse in the late 90’s. This was a true end of the world as they knew it event, and it was fascinating and eye-opening to read. One of the things the man talked about in his extensive article was the most useful skills to posses. Medical knowledge was the highest on his list. Lacking real world medical training, people with...

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How To Start A Campfire With Wet Wood

Survival is all about being prepared for any scenario that comes your way. You should have protections against wildlife; you should have the necessary equipment for building a shelter; you should have extensive knowledge in hunting, trapping, and fishing and many more important elements to stay alive. But, if you are the especially motivated survivor, you will have prepared yourself for every possible climate, which not only includes acquiring appropriate clothing and footwear but learning...

How To Trap A Cat and Havahart Trap Review

By JD I don’t like cats. Okay, maybe that’s an understatement. I hate cats. Especially the “free range” variety that you so often find in suburban America. We lived in an area where they were becoming a real problem that animal control wasn’t able to keep up with. I’d wake up in the middle of the night to cats fighting in the street, find cat crap in my garden and see them just about everywhere...