Category: Camping

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I do a lot of backpacking, it is something I really enjoy, do quite often, and feel that it is something at which I have become quite efficient.That’s why when I see peoples’ advice on what a bug-out bag should look like I often end up shaking my head. Nobody would last an hour out deep into the woods with the bags I constantly see flaunted. More often than not, they’re poorly made tacticool bags that were created by somebody who’s spent the majority of their life in a cubicl ...
Water, water everywhere… but not a drop to drink…In a crisis, whether you’re in the heart of the concrete jungle or deep in the backwoods, knowing how and where to find water no matter where you are is an absolute life saver.  So what do you do when turning the taps is not an option?Wilderness Survival Skills: 7 Sources of Water OutdoorsFailure to find water has massive and compounding effects on both your health and your mind. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just warmth that you ...
Over the river and through the woods, to the bug out location, we go…But be careful, that first step can be a real doozy. If you’re not careful and cross a river the wrong way it could really put you up a creek without a paddle.Follow these 7 tips to safely cross that stream and make it to the other side.Survival Skills: 7 Tips To Safely Cross Creeks, Streams, Rivers, and RapidsWhether you’re camping out or bugging out on foot. One of the most dangerous and unpredictable things you can encounter ...
Many people that find themselves in the woods with no edible resources other than mushrooms may be tempted to give them a try. It’s not easy to know exactly which species of mushroom is safe to eat, and which ones can kill you. Making a mistake can kill you, so you really have to know what you’re doing.On the other hand, you won’t be hurt if you burn the wrong type of mushroom, but knowing what to choose to start a fire will help you for sure.Take a moment and get a few tips on how to recognize ...
Deer is one of the most commonly hunted animals within the United States. For good reason too, they’re the smallest and least elusive of the large game animals and the tags usually aren’t going to break the bank.It’s not quite as simple as sitting in a stand waiting for them to walk under you though, many of those who oppose hunting have no idea just how much goes into properly filling the freezer with venison.So let’s talk a little about some of the lesser known practices that can help you bag ...
I was first introduced to paracord (550 cord) as an active duty, United States Marine. Our gear was always “dummy-corded” using 550 cord. When we were out in the field, our go to cordage was always 550 cord. I immediately appreciated its durability but its multi purpose applicationsare what really impressed me about paracord.Paracord was first used by the U.S. military in parachute suspension lines; hence the name paracord. It is enclosed in a nylon sheath with various, individual strands, ...
If you ever find yourself in a survival situation, it is important to try and use as little energy as possible. It may happen that you get stranded in an area near a water body that has fish. Well, you can eat the edible fruits or plants and also top up your meal with some fish.In survival fishing, there are many ways in which you can catch fish, be it by noodling, traps or improvisation. However, most of these activities require you to move around and consume energy. What if you have a lot ...
When you are in a life or death situation with just a few seconds to a minute remaining, some strategies will work better than others. Ultimately, you’ll be locked into your decision to stay and fight it out until you win or you die, or to try and escape.Playing dead is one of these strategies: a double edged sword that you should handle carefully. It can help you, or it can also cost your life instead of saving it. In the end, it all depends on the mindset and will of those you encoun ...
Have you noticed the skyrocketing rate of homelessness that keeps growing since Obamacare and other harmful systems drain jobs, money, and energy from the economy?Once the final blow comes that spells the beginning of large scale social collapse, the ability to find a shelter will be as scarce as food and water supplies.Many preppers think they will be able to get into the woods and build shelters, or find some other means to avoid living exclusively outdoors. It will be even worse: a  ...
A compass is an essential orienting tool that helps us understand the position we are in. However, during a trip to the mountains, for example, it can easily happen to find ourselves lost and without a compass at hand.In the technological world we live in, this wouldn’t even be a problem if we could rely on the use of our mobile’s GPS to get out of the situation. The only problem is that in the most remote areas mobile operators rarely provide coverage, therefore relying on technology ...
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