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How to Go in the Woods

January 11, 2012

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how to use the bathroom in the woods

Some things in life are indisputable and unchangeable. “The call of nature” is one of them. We all have to “go” at some point. None of us are immune. From the most respected member of high society to the “Average Joe” working two jobs to make ends meet, we all have one thing in common: […]

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Is Anything More Important Than Fire?

December 14, 2011

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Fire has many, many uses for the survivor

When it comes to prepping and survival, there are many important skills that the prepper can and should learn. Administering first aid, foraging for wild edibles, navigating difficult terrain, and preserving food, immediately come to mind. In my opinion, fire making may be the single most important skill that a prepper or survivor can possess. […]

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You Cannot Hurry Survival

November 28, 2011

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Hurrying is part of today's life

If there is one word that can be used to describe many people’s life experiences in today’s American society, it’s hurried. We get up in the morning and rush to get ready for work. We travel congested hi-ways to our jobs where we are met with an unrealistic workload and an over-promised timeline. We stay […]

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Choosing a Winter Sleeping Bag: Down vs Synthetic

November 14, 2011

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The right sleeping bag can help you stay warm in the winter

A cold wind blows in from the northwest bringing with it a chance for rain. Unpacking your gear, you wonder if camping this weekend is really worth the effort. It’s going to get cold; it’s predicted to be the coldest night this season. But you can’t always choose when you’ll need to effect survival so […]

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Dressing For Cold Weather

October 28, 2011

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Dressing for warmth in a survival situation

As fall begins to give way to winter, the temperatures outside begin to dip down making it the perfect time of year for a nice bonfire with your friends. Roasting marshmallows, cooking hotdogs on sticks over the open flames, and sipping warm apple cider reminds me of scenes from Norman Rockwell paintings. At home when things […]

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Three Things Required For Survival In Any Situation

October 6, 2011

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The tools to survive any situation

If you were to suddenly find yourself in a survival situation, what would you need to make it through? You may be tempted to immediately answer with “a good knife, a way to make a fire, and some cordage” or something like that. And that’s a very reasonable and considered response. Others may want to ask […]

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You Cannot Rely On Hunting After TEOTWAWKI

September 29, 2011

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You cannot rely on hunting and gathering during TEOTWAWKI

“I got a 12-point buck this past weekend. It was a beast; field dressed at 190 pounds! Man, you should have seen this thing stomping through the hardwoods looking for acorns.” If you know an avid hunter, you’ve undoubtedly heard similar stories and you’ve probably seen your share of pictures proving your friend’s hunting prowess. […]

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Do We Have What It Takes to Survive TEOTWAWKI?

September 22, 2011

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surviving post teotwawki

“If things really fall apart as you say, and I don’t think they will, I’ll just live off the land. You know hunt and gather. Who knows, it’ll probably even be fun. You know, getting back to the way things once were. It’ll certainly be better than my 9 to 5 job.” It’s in Our […]

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Practicing Your Survival Skills

September 6, 2011

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practicing your survival skills

As anyone who has learned to ride a bicycle will tell you, there’s more to learning a new skill than just mentally understanding how something is supposed to work. I can mentally learn how to ride a bicycle and that will help to some extent, but until I actually get on the bike and learn […]

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Eating A Snake

September 1, 2011

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My youngest daughter reached into the nesting box to collect the day’s eggs as she had done many times before. It’s a routine that she enjoys, helping Mommy collect the eggs. Yet this time was different. She abruptly withdrew her hand with a startled shriek. “I don’t want to touch the snake!” Fortunately Laura was with […]

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