Benefits and Drawbacks to Hammock Camping   

Benefits and Drawbacks to Hammock Camping  

  Hammocks aren’t just for relaxing on the beach or in the backyard.  Hammocks can be a useful piece of gear for camping or survival.  But they aren’t without their shortcomings, here is a short list of some of the benefits and drawbacks of hammocks for camping and survival.   Benefits You don’t need to have level ground to get a good night’s sleep. Hammocks are a great way camping on steep slopes. You don’t have any poles to break or bend like tent. When a hammock is packed away it is virtually indestructible unless your pack that it is […]

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Upside-Down Fire

Upside-Down Fire

As I’ve said before, if all you know about fire is the tee-pee camp fire, then you don’t know enough about fire to survive in anything be the most ideal scenario.  The more versatile your fire building skills are, the better chance of survival you have in a variety of scenarios.  The amount of, and the type of fuel available to you in the wilderness will not always be the same.  Likewise, the purpose of your fire, and the weather conditions that you are going to be using it in will change.  For times when you will need a slow […]

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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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Outdoor Navigation Basics

Outdoor Navigation Basics

Learning to navigate in the wild, without the aid of signs, landmarks, and roadways, is a challenge that many survivalists have to overcome before they feel comfortable heading out to practice their survival skills. It’s important to understand how to use some basic tools when it comes to outdoor navigation. Even if you have a GPS that never fails, you should always be prepared with a low-tech backup, just in case. A map and a compass are probably the two most basic tools for outdoor navigation that survivalists can rely on. While using these tools isn’t as simple as television […]

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Survival Wilderness Cooking

Survival Wilderness Cooking

I wanted to highlight a couple of videos I stumbled upon today. This one demonstrates the use of a large flat rock as a cooking surface. In this video I wanted to highlight how he managed to use the log as a stand for his cooking surface and a heat source. I have seen pre made cooking logs in some grocery stores near popular camping / hiking spots. But you can also create them yourself with some careful knife work and a fire starter. If you liked that, you might also enjoy: Click Here To Get The Best Survival Medical […]

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