Category: Camping

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The modern world is filled with information from a whole range of sources. With smartphones and other mobile devices, we can instantly tap into all the knowledge of the Internet from practically anywhere on Earth. At least, we can do that as long as all the infrastructure keeps running. When the lights go out so does all that information.But there’s plenty of information in nature if you know how to read it. It’s short on cat videos and celebrity gossip, though. The problem is that, as ...
Survival show hosts make surviving in the wilderness look like a walk in the park. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the bush contains a veritable buffet of food.Unfortunately, the mainstream perception of wilderness survival is fraught with misinformation.Myth 1: Living off the land is easy: basic necessities are everywhereSurvival shows have especially made this myth take off. The concept that whatever danger you find yourself in, there is a fairly straightforward way out (as long as you have ...
The Swiss army knife was first developed by the Swiss knife maker Karl Elsener back in 1884 and its intended purpose was to serve the nation’s military. Since then, the Swiss army knife has become a standard item for many militaries around the world and also for preppers, survivalists andoutdoor enthusiasts.The Swiss army knife has achieved an iconic status and nowadays we can safely argue that it’s a must-have item in any respectable survival kit.As a general rule of thumb, a Swiss army knife i ...
NEVER! If there is one “miracle” survival product it is paracord. It can handle so many jobs, it can be packed efficiently, it can be used, reused, re-purposed, reconfigured, and depended upon in almost any situation, it is the friend-zone of materials – always there, always ready, expects (and gets) nothing in return.No matter how many ways one lists to use paracord they will be as far short of all its uses as a politician is of getting something, anything done.If you see a bug-out bag wit ...
Do you know that saying, “cleanliness is next to godliness?” Well, it may be true, but how about staying clean in the wild? That’s a pretty interesting concept, especially for modern-day potential survivalists who never get their hands dirty in any real sense of the word.Today’s article is about funk removal or camp sanitation practices or whatever you want to call it.It’s all about health and less about the aesthetics of the wilderness. The name of the game is about keeping away viruses, b ...
A google of “how to start a fire with sticks” produced 26,800,000 results a few days ago. Don’t know that I believe the stats, 26,800,001 might have convinced me, but I do believe if you are at the point of rubbing two sticks together to start a fire in 2017 you are not very high on the food chain. In fact, I would suggest this activity is better suited as an alternative to when you can’t find a sitter so you can go to the gym as opposed to a position to put yourself in when the lack of heat may ...
With the weather getting warmer and the sun shining brighter many of us are spending a great deal of time outdoors. I am barefoot more often than not, especially when I’m outside. The other day while I was walking down a path in the woods I came very close to stepping on a water snake while it was peacefully sunbathing.I must admit I was startled and so was the poor snake. Good thing they typically take off when encountered by a human. It’s important to know the snakes in your area especial ...
Summer is the perfect opportunity to grab your fishing pole, pack up your tent, and head to the lake for a fun and relaxing weekend of camping. Lots of campers will stick to the stereotypical campfire fare when it comes to eating outside – however, your diet doesn’t have to consist of hot dogs and s’mores during your camping trip! Read on for 3 incredibly easy, surprisingly healthy, and remarkably creative camping recipes that are sure to spice up your summer camping trip!HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARSTh ...
In a SHTF situation where you can’t stay in your own home, and moving in with a friend or relative is not an option, what will you do? If bugging out to the wilderness suddenly becomes your only option, will you survive? Probably not for very long, if you believe the experts. Nevertheless, if your survival plan doesn’t include a bug out to the forest option, it should, but coming up with a good plan might be more difficult that you think.For starters, do you have a reliable bug out vehicle? If y ...
When you find yourself in a survival situation in the wilderness, food is one of your top priorities.  However, you have to find a way to collect animal protein without spending all your energy and time hunting or fishing.Trapping is the clear solution, but it is much more difficult than it sounds.  I used to run the marten lines with my uncle, and there were plenty of mornings when we would come home empty handed.  In this article, we will cover the best ways to become successful ...
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