Morse Code (Infographic)

Morse Code (Infographic)

Morse code was developed in the 1830’s to transmit language over the then new telegraph.  The basic premise of Morse code is similar to binary code, using on and off.  The main difference is that Morse code has a “long on”, represented as a dash, and a “short on”, represented by a dot, with blank space between letters and words. Communication technology has come a long way since then, yet we all know that SOS means.  It is the internationally recognized signal for distress.  While learning the whole alphabet in Morse code could come in handy, knowing SOS is by […]

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Tracking Without Tracks

Tracking Without Tracks

Being able to properly identify animal tracks and determine their approximate age is a great skill to have for wilderness survival.  It can help you to hunt or trap game, find water, and avoid potentially dangerous animals.  But what about the times when tracks aren’t present?  Well, even when the ground or weather makes tracks hard to find, or impossible, there is something that all animals do that will help you get a positive identification on the species, the approximate size of the animal, and tell you how long ago that animal was in the area.  Scat, or poop.  It […]

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The Ultimate Hurricane Supply Kit (Infographic)

The Ultimate Hurricane Supply Kit (Infographic)

Residents of Florida are used to hurricanes, but it’s always big news when a major one is headed towards any part of the US. And for good reason, one advantage hurricanes have over other natural disasters is that there’s plenty of time to prepare. This doesn’t make them any less dangerous, of course, but the right preparedness can save your life. As we can see happening in the Caribbean currently, Hurricanes are definitely no joke. If you live somewhere prone to hurricanes, you want to be prepared at all times not just to weather the storm, but to be prepared for […]

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Three Survival Fire Starters You Can Make With Trash

Three Survival Fire Starters You Can Make With Trash

You can never have enough fire starters, ammo, or bottled water.  This list contains just a few of the fire starters that can be made from items you probably have lying around the home, or potentially improvised even after disaster strikes from resources you could scavenge. Tuna can and cardboard Nearly everyone throws away cardboard and tin cans.  Short, fat tin cans work the best.  Cut the cardboard you have into a strip, or several strips that are about the height of the tin can you have, roll the cardboard into a tight roll and stick it in the tin […]

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Identifying Animal Tracks (Infographic)

When you are out in the woods or wilderness, you definitely won’t be alone. One of the most essential skills you can have is figuring out who you are sharing the area with. For the sake of tracking game, finding water, or keeping yourself safe from predators, identifying animal tracks can be life-saving. If you have children who you are trying to prepare for a self-reliant life and equip with crucial survival skills, this is a particularly fun activity, as little ones tend to love animals. When hiking or camping, it’s always exciting to find animal tracks from the critters […]

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10 Survival Antibiotics (Infographic)

10 Survival Antibiotics (Infographic)

When disaster hits, disease and infection can often quickly become the primary cause of death. Having food, water, and shelter are crucial-but there are medical considerations as well. Like them or not, antibiotics can be the difference between life and death. This infographic, based on an article from Urban Survival Site contains 10 antibiotics you may want to consider obtaining for your prep stash-just in case. If you like this, you might also like: Make Your Own Survival Food, The Traditional Way Learn How-To take your garden or farm to the next level… Click Here To Get The Best Survival […]

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Brilliant Bug-Out-Bag Packing

Brilliant Bug-Out-Bag Packing

I wanted to highlight these bug out bag packing techniques from gray wolf survival. They do a good job of coving things that would otherwise be looked over. Let us know what you think in the comments below. 1 Don’t pack more than what you’ll need. When you’ve made your list of what you need, go through it and start getting rid of things. A bob bag should hold essentials, not your whole life. You won’t be able to carry 80 pounds of gear very far, and even if you do, you won’t be very fast. Make your list, then […]

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Starting A Fire In Terrible Conditions

Starting A Fire In Terrible Conditions

It’s an ironic twist of life that the situations where you most need a fire for heat and light are often the situations in which it’s hardest to start one. When the weather is wet, windy, cold, icy, or just downright miserable, fire doesn’t like to cooperate. But in these situations, staying warm and getting some hot food or liquid in your body is often a matter of survival. Here are a few tips for getting your fire going in bad weather. The driest part of available kindling with be at the heart of logs, not the smaller dead twigs […]

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Your Body’s Needs

Your Body’s Needs

When you begin creating a Bug Out Bag or an emergency pantry stocked with food and water, one of the first things that you will probably be asking is: just how much food and water does one person truly need in a survival situation? While it’s temping to just estimate based on what you consume in your daily life now, realize that comfortable portion sizes to make you feel satiated are not even close to a reflection of what you absolutely have to have in order to stay alive. There’s an old adage that says a person can survive three […]

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