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Eating Snow Myth

Eating Snow Myth

There is probably no category of knowledge with more myths stuffed in than survival skills.  Survival myths are all over, they get repeated word of mouth around the campfire, find their way online (I’ve even repeated this one), and even taught by experienced survival trainers.  How does this happen?  Someone says something that sounds good, even scientific, and it just gets repeated by those who believe it, nobody really wants to go against it because unlike other categories of knowledge, if you get this stuff wrong you could die.  So with the threat of death on the mind, few people […]

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Five Common Survival Myths That Could Kill You

Five Common Survival Myths That Could Kill You

Since the vast majority of people walking the streets today have not lived through life threatening survival scenarios such as a plane crash in the arctic or being stranded in the remote desert, the things most people think of when they think about survival are either things they are just repeating from other people who have never lived through a wilderness survival, or something they saw in a movie.  Some of these things might actually work, like making a compass out of a needle and a floating leaf, and some of them might just get you killed.  These are 5 […]

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3 Survival Myths and Reality

3 Survival Myths and Reality

1. All you need is a bug-out bag While having a bug-out bag is very important, it’s not the end-all be-all to survival. Even if you have it with you when disaster strikes, and are able to make it to some idyllic wilderness cove with fresh water and plentiful hunting, there’s still lots of hard work ahead of you and the supplies and equipment in your bag will only last so long. And let’s be real-you will most likely not smoothly transition from complete disaster and chaos to an idyllic wilderness cove with fresh water and plentiful hunting. A bug-out bag is […]

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