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4 Ways to Fish Without Gear

4 Ways to Fish Without Gear

Necessity is the mother of invention, right? So if you ever find yourself in a survival situation, your basic needs will force you to get creative and improvise to survive. If you haven’t built up your knowledge of which wild plants in your area are safe and edible, your safest bet for food in the wilderness is fish. Here are a few simple tips to improvise basic fishing gear so you can survive until rescue!   Make a spear. We’ll show you a few supplementary ways to corral your fish, but the primary way you’ll actually catch them without a […]

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Fish Snare

Fish Snare

Fishing is a great way to get meat in a survival scenario.  But it can be difficult to do if you need to spend your time tending to your other needs like gathering wood, building shelter, or hauling water.  You could always just tie a line to a stick and leave it with bait in the water.  It’s likely that if there are fish in the water that you will get a bite, unfortunately, it’s also likely that before you come back to check on the line that the fish has gotten itself free and stolen your bait.  To prevent […]

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Pipe Fishing

Pipe Fishing

Fishing is a great way to get food for survival.  But one drawback to fishing for survival is that the most common method of angling requires specialized equipment.  A pole without line won’t catch any fish, and in a long term grid down scenario fishing gear will not be widely available.  Even if you do have fishing equipment you should have alternate methods to supplement angling to make your gear last longer and keep the fish guessing.  One great survival fishing method that can be done with salvageable material is pipe fishing.  Here’s how.   You will need to get […]

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Tips for Ice Fishing

Tips for Ice Fishing

Survival isn’t camping, and it doesn’t just happen when the weather’s nice. If you are in a real survival scenario where you are living from day to day and trying to get the food you need to survive, you need to know every possible method of adding to your stores, and that certainly includes ice fishing. Here are some tips you need to employ when you are fishing out on the ice. Know the Safety of the Ice Ideally, the ice will be a minimum of five inches thick when you are ice fishing. This is generally thick enough to […]

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DIY Net Making Instructions (Video)

DIY Net Making Instructions (Video)

Small game traps like dead falls are effective tools, but few bush craft tools are as effective or as versatile as nets.  Nets can be made from any cordage with the techniques demonstrated in this video, and even the cordage can be manufactured from wilderness materials if you needed to.  Nets can used to catch a range of game, from birds, squirrels, and even fish.  If you have enough netting you can even make yourself a nice comfortable wilderness bed by securing the net to a log frame.  Being able to manufacture your own net is a great skill to […]

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Static Fish Trap

Static Fish Trap

  Life is dependent upon water, so when you find a source of water in the wilderness, chances are it’s a good place to look for your food too.  There are numerous designs for fish traps, and in this article, we’ll be talking about a static funnel fish trap.    How it Works A static funnel fish trap works by channeling or funneling the fish from the open body of water, into your trap, and making it difficult for them to find the one way back out.  Fish aren’t that smart, it’s basically like building a fence maze in the […]

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Fishing for Newbies – Tips You Need

Fishing for Newbies – Tips You Need

If you haven’t gone fishing before, or if you haven’t been in a long time, you can’t expect to be able to fish and feed yourself and your family in a survival situation. You need to take the time right now to learn how to do it and how to be successful at it. This post is going to go over the basic things that you have to in order to learn how to fish. Know the Fish in Your Area Different fish take different tactics to catch, so it is important that you take the time to research the […]

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