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What do we require as humans to survive? We require nutritious food, clean water, and adequate shelter. These are basic human essentials that we have used since our forefathers began hunting and gathering. We need to gather such things to stay alive. In the hunter-gather course, you learn how to survive off the land when you begin to hunt and gather.   Why do we require them? Food and water are required for survival. We cannot survive without them. We need shelter to safeguard ourselves from different components. We will not survive

Bow drill day.  Will had warned us it would be a killer, and he wasn’t kidding.  My hands were already blistered and bruised from carving out a spindle and a hearth board (two things which I didn’t even know existed before that day) for nearly four hours.  Now, my rubbery left arm was supposed to press down on the spindle with more weight than I knew it was capable of while my right arm was supposed to spin the spindle in this perfect stiff-armed sawing motion with the

ATTENTION: ANY OF THE BRANDS CAN BE SUBSTITUTED FOR SOMETHING CHEAPER. It’s the layering system that matters, not the brand or how much you spend. Budget friendly items are totally acceptable. And wool and down can be replaced for synthetic products if you can’t afford them. /*! elementor - v3.5.1 - 20-12-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} There are a lot of things that can kill you in the outdoors, but the thing that gets most people is the cold. Nothing is more sneaky than becoming hypothermic. It sneaks up

Excellent ways to effectively manage your cordage are easily available. The effectively management of cordage is an ongoing problem for most people. Cordage can become tangled and knotted even with the best of intentions of not allowing to happen. The problem exists regardless if you have sewing string or climbing rope. I have experienced the frustration of attempting to keep my cordage neatly wound and secured only for it become a mess after several uses. However, in this article I will discuss some tips and tricks that will

Everyone seems to agree that a good survival knife is an essential item for the outdoorsman, bushcrafters, or preppers. There are many good resources to access to learn about survival knives. However, the key words of versatility and practicality should influence your thinking about knives. Additionally, do you view a knife as a weapon or tool or both? Furthermore, there are at least two major things to consider before you decide on what kind of knife to purchase or carry: the purpose of the knife and the characteristics

Modifying your Get-Home-Bag (GHB) is a great way to stay ready for a winter emergency. The Fall is upon us now. Yet, Winter is about to arrive. Moreover, the winter season means traveling in dangerous weather conditions. Thus, it is critical to prepare to handle winter emergencies while on the road. Therefore, one of the ways to be prepare to face a winter travel emergency is to keep an emergency survival kit in your vehicle. A convenient way to keep an emergency survival kit in your car is

Burnweed as Food   American Burnweed is an underrated and unappreciated wild edible. Although Burnweed has no history as a food source here in America, everywhere else in the world that it grows it is eaten. It’s a common food in all of Asia and most of Europe. It is a strong flavored plant, but the flavor is good in my opinion. It is somewhat comparable to mint and tarragon The younger leaves are milder than the older ones and can be eaten raw. The leaves,

Knife grinds? What are the advantages of different grinds? What are my favorite knife grinds for bushcraft? In this article we are going to breakdown everything you need to know about knife grinds and what you should choose for your bushcraft blade. So you've heard just about every single so called survival expert in the world tell you the most important tool to have in a survival situation is a knife. But they don't go into much depth about what grinds you need for the type of work

With all the growing interest in the survival industry there are dozens of different fire starters on the market. Everything from fancy ferro rods, fire pistons, blast matches, and even electronic igniters.   However; without a proper understanding of how to select and prepare natural tinders these fancy gadgets become nothing more than expensive sparklers.Don't get me wrong, survival gear is vital, and could very well save your life.  The problem is we develop a false sense of security when we purchase these items without putting in the adequate

Over the ages, nature has helped evolve the best solutions for survival in the very animals that live off the land. Every species must adapt to it's environment and find a way to stay warm in the coldest environments. So when you are looking for the warmest fibers on the planet, it makes sense to look at animals that survive in the coldest, nastiest environments on the planet. The one domestic animal that survives at the highest altitudes, experiences the biggest temperature changes, and endures constant moisture is

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