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Coconuts for Survival

Coconuts for Survival

The main advantages to survival in the tropics are warmer weather, higher availability of water, and higher availability of food.  But simply because water and food are available doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be able to access them.  Having the right equipment helps, but having the knowledge of what to look for and how to use it is even more important.  One of the best sources of both food and water in the tropics are coconuts, but getting to those life-giving resources isn’t easy if you don’t know how.   What to Look For Not all coconuts offer the […]

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How to Open a Can With a Spoon

How to Open a Can With a Spoon

Canned food is some of the most common survival food there is, but there is one crucial tool you need: a can opener. So what if you don’t have one, or yours breaks when you need it the most? This amazing trick could literally save your life one day: you can actually open a can with a spoon. Check it out! This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. If you enjoyed this, you might also like…. Last Resort Home Defense and More… Natural Healing Secrets You Need to Know… The Healthy Primal Diet Everyone Should Try… […]

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Preserving Meat in the Wilderness

Preserving Meat in the Wilderness

  If you kill anything much larger than a squirrel you won’t be eating it all at once.  If you manage to kill large game like deer, you could have meat enough for months.  But without a refrigerator, the meat will spoil if you don’t properly preserve it.  One of the oldest methods of preserving meat in the wilderness is jerking.  Here’s how to jerk your meat and get the most out of your kill. Be prepared prior to hunting. You don’t want to drag a deer carcass through the woods, butcher it, and then have to build a rack, […]

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Acorns for Survival Food

Acorns for Survival Food

Winter can be a tough time to survive in the wilderness.  Not only will you initially face the dangers of hypothermia, but forests will seem to be completely barren and devoid of any source of food. While many wild edibles are going to be off the menu in winter, one of the best sources of survival food will just be coming into season: acorns.  Depending on the variety of oak the acorn comes from it could be over 30% fatty oils, or 10% protein, and in some cases almost 90% carbohydrates.  In all In all cases, they will be full of […]

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Survival Food Available on the Go

Survival Food Available on the Go

Knowing how to fish and trap meat is a lifesaving skill in wilderness survival, but there are a variety of circumstances that would not allow for one to take the time necessary to hunt or trap.  Perhaps you are anticipating bad weather, you are injured, or you know that you are within several days journey of safety and your time and energy would be better spent covering ground.  Whatever the case may be, you don’t want to only have a survival plan that requires you to stop what you are doing and devote your day to getting your food, you […]

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Best Food for Survival Storage

Best Food for Survival Storage

When it comes to prepping, you want have the right food stored. You also want to know what foods will last the longest. After all, one of the biggest problems that people have with food or emergency storage is the shelf life. When they are faced with a disaster, they may have goods that are perishable and that are not going to do them much good for very long. Therefore, it is a good idea to have some goods on hand that will last for a long time. Let’s look at some of the best options when it comes to […]

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Eating Bugs for Survival

Eating Bugs for Survival

Most people might think of squirrels or birds when they think of small game in a survival situation.  But you might have to think a lot smaller than that in some cases.  If you have no weapon, and if your situation doesn’t allow for you to spend time manufacturing one or setting traps, then perhaps it’s time to add bugs to the menu.  But what bugs, and how should you go about catching them and eating them.  These are a few ideas to get you started.   Earthworms Earthworms are edible, maybe not appetizing, but edible non-the-less.  They are also […]

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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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Paiute Dead Fall

Paiute Dead Fall

Shelter and water come first in survival, but sooner or later you will need to eat.  Large game is not always an option, you could be unarmed when forced into your survival situation, you might not want others to hear a gun shot, you might be limited on your ammunition, or there might not be any large game in your area.  For all these reasons and more it is good to have a plan for survival that includes methods of procuring small game without a firearm.  Trapping is a great option.  The following are instructions on how to build and […]

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The Ultimate Survival Food & More

The Ultimate Survival Food & More

Pemmican is a dehydrated survival superfood that is nutritionally complete and incredibly long-lasting. It is made with nothing else but lean meat, tallow, and berries. It was invented by the North American Plains Indians, as a way to store the meat through the winter. It quickly caught on with early Frontiersmen and even British explorers who prized the high nutritional value and portability of pemmican. It’s effortless to make, and you can do so using ingredients that are easy to find and equipment you already have in your kitchen. The recipe for pemmican is from the book ‘The Lost Ways’, […]

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Food Storage Mistakes

Food Storage Mistakes

Most people prepping and gearing up for survival know just how important it is to have a good supply of food on hand. However, even though they know they need a lot of food, they may not truly understand exactly how to go about doing it the right way. Let’s look at a few of the most common storage mistakes so you don’t make them. One of the first big mistakes is buying and storing food that your family doesn’t actually like. Even though we might be getting a good deal on food, and even though you realize that in […]

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DIY Survival Bars

DIY Survival Bars

Sometimes, a cellar full of food isn’t the most viable option for your individual or family survival food needs. You might not have a cellar, you might not have the funds to fill your non-existent cellar with canned and dehydrated food, and you also probably anticipate being any number of different places when disaster strikes. Whether you are an avid camper or hiker, live in an urban environment, would like some survival food to keep in your car or backpack or simply really like the idea of DIY survival bars for whatever reason, this simple, delicious recipe is a great, […]

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Best Food for the Bug Out Bag

Best Food for the Bug Out Bag

You want to have a bug out bag that is full of all the items you need for survival until you reach your bug out destination. Naturally, you need to have food in this bag. The food needs to be calorie dense and nutritious, and you don’t want it to be too heavy, as it will add to the overall weight of your bag. Let’s look at some of the best foods to have ready to go in your bug back. Raisins and peanuts, or trail mix, could be a good option for you. However, it’s a good idea to […]

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Keeping Pests Out of Your Survival Food

Keeping Pests Out of Your Survival Food

Once you have your food store, or as your food store grows (because what sensible prepper would stop storing food?) you have to learn to protect it from scavengers. And I don’t mean just Mad Max-type marauding bands of criminals, but from tiny little enemies as well.  Rodents and insects can ruin your food supply.  What they don’t steal they will foul with their urine and feces.  Keeping them out may be the difference between eating and going hungry. Storage is the first line of defense.  Canned food is not going to be a problem, but freeze dried food, dried food […]

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How to Prevent ‘Rabbit Starvation’

How to Prevent ‘Rabbit Starvation’

Rabbit starvation is a serious risk during survival situations. Read on to learn what it is and how to stock your survival stash so you don’t fall victim to it yourself. What is Rabbit Starvation?  “Rabbit starvation” is a term used to describe a form of malnutrition caused by eating a diet high in protein but low in fat.  Also known as “protein poisoning”, rabbit starvation mainly effected Native Americans living in forested areas during the winter who depended on rabbit meat (which has nearly ¼ the fat of beef) and explorers. While rabbit starvation is extremely rare in the modern […]

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How to Grow Sprouts

How to Grow Sprouts

Sprouts are awesome. They’re jam-packed with crucial nutrients, they are ultra-rich in vitamin C and as they are living, growing plants, they also have cancer-fighting phytochemicals. They’re also great to grow in the winter months when fresh, local produce is hard to find and your garden is dormant. Sprouting seeds can also be stored in your survival stash for quickly available fresh, nutritious greens after SHTF. Types of sprouts You can virtually sprout any seed or grain, but some are definitely easier and preferable to others. You will most likely recognize alfalfa sprouts as they are the most common and are delicious as […]

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Survival Pet Food

Survival Pet Food

When it comes to disaster, we want to be prepared for our whole family-pets included! Dogs and cats especially can be wonderful survival companions; dogs can alert you of intruders, and, depending on their breed, even protect you from them, while cats can protect your survival food supplies from rodents. Both dogs and cats provide irreplaceable companionship as well, not to mention a little extra warmth on a cold night! To keep our furry friends sustained in a disaster, it’s important that we prepare for them as much as we do ourselves. We have an article specifically about taking care […]

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3 Primitive Cooking Methods to Master Today

3 Primitive Cooking Methods to Master Today

Some forms of technology will never be fully obsolete. These three primitive cooking methods are still great options for low-tech cooking. But what distinguishes these three methods of cooking is they can be done out in the wild, using nothing more than sticks, leaves, rocks and fire. Pit cooking Traditional in Hawaii and elsewhere in the South Pacific, pit cooking is ridiculously low-tech and makes for an incredible flavor. You probably recognize the Hawaiian  name for this method: “Kalua”, as in, kalua pork. A large pit, just big enough to fit the animal and accompanying vegetables-sweet potatoes or breadfruit in […]

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How to Make the Ultimate Survival Food

How to Make the Ultimate Survival Food

Pemmican is a dehydrated survival superfood that is nutritionally complete and incredibly long-lasting. It is made with nothing else but lean meat, tallow, and berries. It was invented by the North American Plains Indians, as a way to store the meat through the winter. It quickly caught on with early Frontiersmen and even British explorers who prized the high nutritional value and portability of pemmican. It’s effortless to make, and you can do so using ingredients that are easy to find and equipment you already have in your kitchen. The recipe for pemmican is from the book ‘The Lost Ways’, which is […]

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The 4 Best Survival Foods to Stockpile Now

If you’re preparing to survive in an emergency or disaster situation, you’re likely starting to think about what kinds of foods you should be stockpiling. After all, you need foods that will: • Fit in your pantry. • Not go bad after a few weeks or months. • Give you the nutrients you need to survive. So which foods should you stock up on and which ones should you pass up? Here are a few of the very best survival foods that you should start collecting now for a better chance of survival later. Canned Tuna and Salmon Canned fish […]

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Important Factors to Consider Before Dehydrating Survival Food

Important Factors to Consider Before Dehydrating Survival Food

Dehydrators are very common among survivalists, and for good reason: you can use them to make your own dehydrated food at a fraction of the cost of regular dehydrated food. But it can be a bit intimidating getting started and choosing which foods to dehydrate and how to use it in the most cost-effective way possible. What foods to dehydrate and which methods to use will vary from case to case, depending on your energy costs, dehydrator capacity and model, and food prices in your local area. Here is a brief discussion on some of the considerations when choosing what foods to […]

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How to Preserve Food Without Refrigeration

How to Preserve Food Without Refrigeration

Food storage is one of the primary concerns for any survivalist. The average American probably doesn’t realize how much their lives are dependent on refrigeration, which takes a lot of energy to maintain. But one of the key steps towards self-reliance and disaster preparedness is stocking up on food that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Here are some of the tried and true methods for preserving perishables without refrigeration. While methods like freezing, freeze-drying or canning can seriously deplete the nutritional content of food, these methods will preserve them and, in some cases, enhance the nutritional value. Let’s begin: Drying: […]

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Taking Care of Fido After a Disaster

Taking Care of Fido After a Disaster

When it comes to preparing for a disaster, a lot of people forget about man’s best friend. They focus so much on what they’ll do for themselves and their family in the case of a survival situation that they forget to make any preparations for their pets. Fortunately, it really doesn’t take much to prepare to take care of your family pets after a disaster. Stockpile Some Food Along with your own stockpile of canned and dry goods, go ahead and buy some extra dry and/or canned pet food. Go ahead and put some of this in the car and […]

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4 Reasons You Need a Dutch Oven

4 Reasons You Need a Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are a great addition to any survival pantry. Quite possibly the only cooking utensil you will need for SHTF, it is also fantastic for day-to-day use, from gourmet cooking to a simple camp food. Here are four great reasons to invest in one right away: Versatility: You can use a Dutch oven on a stove, in the oven, or over a camp fire. It can be used in your kitchen, on a camping trip or when SHTF. You can use it for everything from boiling water to baking bread to cooking a whole chicken. It is a great […]

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