Universal Edibility Test

Universal Edibility Test

Learning how to identify the edible and poisonous plants in your local area is always a good idea.  But what if you find yourself in an area you are not familiar with and in need of food to survive?  You can follow the steps in the “universal edibility test” to determine of the plant is edible or not.   Divide the Plant After gathering the plant that you want to test, divide the plant into its basic parts, roots, stem, leaves, and flowers.  This is done so that you can test each part separately.  Some plants have both edible portions […]

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3 Tips for Fire Starting in a Wet Environment

3 Tips for Fire Starting in a Wet Environment

If things always went your way you would never need to worry about how to survive in the wilderness.  But since things don’t always go your way, you need to have a plan, and a backup plan when that doesn’t work.  It’s not enough to know how to start a fire in ideal conditions, if you want to survive, you need to know how to start a fire in all conditions, including wet condition.  Here are 3 tips on how to do it.   Gather standing wood If it has just poured down rain, all the wood laying on the […]

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Cold Weather Survival Shelter

Cold Weather Survival Shelter

It can take 3 weeks to die of starvation, 3 days to die of dehydration, but in cold weather you can die in 3 hours from exposure.  Shelter is the number one priority in any cold weather survival scenario.  Not every situation will offer the same resources or have the same threats, but these are some potential shelters for cold weather survival that have saved lives in the past.   Bed and Blanket Most people think of covering themselves from the cold air to stay warm.  But in reality, more than 60 percent of your heat loss will be caused […]

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Three Ways to Stay Warm in the Wilderness Without Fire

Three Ways to Stay Warm in the Wilderness Without Fire

  In a wilderness survival situation, you can’t count on things going your way.  This time of year, cold will be a main concern if you find yourself stranded outdoors, since exposure too cold can kill within hours.  Fire is the obvious solution, but there are a number or reasons why you might not be able to have a fire when you need it.  Here are a few ways that you can stay warm even without a fire: Dry leaves Without external heat from a fire, the first priority should be to keep as much of the heat that your body […]

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Bow Hunting Tips for Deer

Bow Hunting Tips for Deer

If you plan to use a bow and arrow to hunt deer as a means of getting meat in a survival scenario, you need to know what you’re doing. Instead of waiting until the SHTF, you want to have a bow and a deer hunting license now. Get out there and learn how to hunt before you actually have to do so in a survival scenario. The following are some of the tips you need to take to heart if you are going to be a good bow hunter. First of all, you need to be patient. Hunting deer is […]

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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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Never Get A Poison Ivy Rash Again

Never Get A Poison Ivy Rash Again

Have you ever had a run in with poison ivy? If you have, you’d know how terrible that rash can be. This guy has a simple and effective way to ensure you never have to deal with that problem again. Click Here To Get The Best Survival Medical Course… Check Out These Mind Blowing Survival Skills… See what is happening in this country and what you can do to protect yourself…

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