Category: Camping

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One of the things that has made us a successful species is our ability to wield fire. Getting a fire started and variations to make them efficiently and specific to purpose have huge benefits in survival settings and off-grid, no- or low-power scenarios. Some of the information out there gets used and passed along without a lot of consideration to the conditions, though. I think sometimes we’re just looking for a DIY or a “craft”, especially if we’re on a tight budget, and don’t really test o ...
(Natural News) Aside from being an enjoyable outdoor activity, camping is also one way to practice your survival skills for when SHTF. And if you want to build a clean-burning campfire, you can try the Dakota fire hole technique. (h/t to WildernessCollege.com)The Dakota fire hole is an old technique used to build “efficient, clean-burning, and easily concealable fires.” While no one can say for sure who came up with the method, the basic concept for the Dakota fire hole is the same in di ...
(Natural News) With all the threats in today’s world, there may come a time when you have to consider your best survival plans. What if you were forced to leave your home behind, do you have a place you can retreat to? Are you prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones against threats of violence, abuse, false accusation, or civil unrest?Are you prepared for a time when your familiar home could become an unsafe place? Here are 18 tips for preparing your family or your team ...
Let’s begin today’s article with the sad story of Christopher McCandless, the quintessential hipster whose decomposed body was found by moose hunters 25 years ago on September 6, 1992 in the close vicinity of Denali National Park.This guy who became famous after a movie was made based on his diary has died of starvation inside a rusty bus that was used as an improvised shelter (prior to him) by dog mushers, trappers, and various other outdoors enthusiasts.A note was found which reads:“I NEE ...
Do you know how to build a fire pit? Fire pits are incredibly fun to build. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using them as a bonfire on the beach, as a means to cook food, or as a light source when night falls — bonfires are always great!Camping can be a lot of fun, and roughing it will give you a chance to bond with nature and appreciate the wilderness. However, before you go out into the wilderness, one of the basic skills you should have is knowing how to build a fire pit. This fire will be h ...
Growing up, I was surrounded by civilization on all fronts, so much so in fact that even nature at times seemed artificial. A poet would lament about feeling enclosed by the skyscrapers and endless rows of homes that always seemed to be expanding. I couldn’t deny the growing feeling that I needed to get out—needed to expend my energy where there were no mountains of brick, iron, and steel everywhere I went.I saw more vineyards, skyscrapers, and money flowing around than most people saw in their ...
I’m a big fan of meals prepared over an open fire. The smell of food sizzling over scorching wood is more than enough to get my mouth watering. The actual taste of the food brings a certain feeling of nostalgia that is difficult to place. After all, the campfire was our ancestors first kitchen; Which may have something to do with it. In addition to that nostalgia, comes a smokey taste and texture that is difficult to replicate, anywhere, but in the field as a campfire chef.I have had some o ...
Have you ever heard of a tuna oil lamp? A tuna oil lamp is a light source that uses the oil from a typical tuna can.Tuna Oil Lamp: Surviving The Night With A Can Of TunaSurvival/emergency situations always push us to be ever more resourceful. When darkness catches you in the middle of nowhere and you don’t have a flashlight, you can turn to the food you brought along. You’re definitely in luck when you have a can of tuna. The vegetable oil is flammable so it can be used as fuel for your can ...
Whether you are planning to go camping, do some yard work, or live outdoors, you’ll need appropriate clothing. From extreme temperatures to injuries, health risks, and even dangers posed by other people, these specific fabrics and garment will keep you safe.Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to buy new clothes or even ones that are pre-made, and stockpile them for a crisis situation.Focus on these 10 questions about material and fit, and you can easily find good quality clothing th ...
When it comes to our emergency preparedness, practice makes perfect. We cannot just throw a bunch of high-speed gear into a backpack and consider ourselves prepped for the trek to basecamp or our BOL. Not only do we need to be familiar with our gear but we also need to master the skills to implement this gear in a crisis. The best way that I know of to develop and maintain these skills is to get out in the field, setup various hypothetical situations and get to work!10 Tips To Help You ...
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