Tag: Basics

5 Rules For Safely Selecting Wild Plants To Eat

Wild plants are a great, free source of nutrition and energy while camping, hiking, or “surviving” in the wilderness. But eat the wrong plant and you could be sick as a d...

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Winter Clothing Guide: How to Dress Warm – For Cold Weather

Well, I don’t know about you, but I hate freezing my butt off when it’s cold outside! Now add a worst-case scenario, and you could DIE out there, so it’s important to know how ...

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7 Life-Saving Garbage Bag Survival Hacks – Part 1

Trash bags. We use them everyday to hold and collect our garbage.  But did you know this simple piece of disposable technology could save your life in a survival or bug out situatio...

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Gratitude – The Attitude That’ll Keep You Alive

Survival is a head game. When it’s you against the elements and you have nothing familiar in your new world, all of a sudden, that’s when your head can be your greatest ally or y...

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How to Easily Start the Ultimate Blaze with FireSteel

Using firesteel in a survival or emergency situation can be tough. Here’s how to get a quick blaze every time when you properly use a ferrocerium fire steel rod and a knife to star...

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Ticks on the Loose! 7 Ways to Prevent Tick Bites

Having lived in the woods (in a tick infested area) for up to 40 days – and not getting any tick bites… Here are 7 things YOU Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of getting a tick...

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Soapmaking Pt.2: Castile Soap:Rx for the Dry Skin Blues

Gnarly, Dude… The drying ravages of winter and summer and cause our skin to look and feel very much downright gnarly!  Because some family members really liked the olive oil c...

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Why is Paracord So Important & How Can it Save Your Life?

I recently got a question from one of our subscribers asking why they should use paracord instead of more affordable plain nylon cord. This is a great question because on the surface...

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Discover Knife Stropping – THE Key to a Razor Sharp Blade

Razor sharp blades by hand… Your Great Grandaddy did it… so can you. And I’m gonna to show you how! So pull up your favorite chair and gather in close as I show you how...

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13 Super Cool Camping Tips for Newbie Adventurers

“Tis the season for sleeping under the stars and eating trail mix and roasted marshmallows…In response to a subscriber query, we’d like to post this article to help...

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What’s in the Bag? David’s Every Day Carry – #1

Today we’ll kick off a new series called, “David’s Every Day Carry”. Since I’m always getting new gear in to test and review, I thought you’d enjoy checking out some of t...

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Lard for Life! Rendering Pig Fat for a Nutritional Feast

Lard For Life! I know wayyyyyyyy back in the “good ol’ days” there was an ad that said, “Lard for Life.”  My husband and I saw it in an old magazine in an antique store so...

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