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How Many Ways Can You Use Paracord?

How Many Ways Can You Use Paracord?

When it comes to survival, you will find that some tools are better than others, naturally. You will also find that some of the tools you choose can do more than just one thing. That is always one of the things that you should consider when you are choosing items that you know you will want with you when bugging out or when trying to survive anywhere. If an item can do several jobs, it means you can pack lighter. Take paracord as an example. This is one of the most helpful and handy survivor tools out there, and having […]

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Survival Uses for Salvaged Bones

Survival Uses for Salvaged Bones

If you are in a true wilderness situation, odds are, you’ll either be killing animals, or you have a good chance of finding an animal carcass lying around. Even if the animal is of no use to you as food, the bones are most likely still strong and useful, and how. There are many ways you can use bones for survival purposes, and most ancient cultures show us this. Bones have been used for centuries for a wide range of tools, weapons, and even jewelry. If you are stranded in the wilderness, you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout […]

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Basic Reloading of a Rifle Cartridge (Video)

Basic Reloading of a Rifle Cartridge (Video)

Last week we posted an introduction to reloading ammunition, and promised we’d follow up with more about how to actually do the reloading. As with many DIY instructions, we figured visual was probably better than describing it. This video again covers some of the basics of what you need to get started reloading as well, so if you enjoyed this post, you’ll like seeing the actual equipment at work in this video. As we mentioned last week, this is a really great set-up to consider investing in if you’re an avid shooter, and would also like to spend some money […]

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The Less Glamorous Side of Survival

The Less Glamorous Side of Survival

A lot of people think of a Mad Max-type survival when they imagine a world after mass destruction or nuclear holocaust. Cruising around a desolate world, every man or woman for themselves, in a tricked-out armored car, battling road warriors and fighting for survival. But the truth about survival is that most of the scenarios you need to prepare for aren’t so glamorous. It is in fact very important to be prepared to defend yourself against a fearful, violent populace in the midsts of, or after a disaster, especially if you live in an urban environment. Even if you live […]

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How to Get Started With Reloading Ammo

How to Get Started With Reloading Ammo

One of the biggest considerations when adding firearms and ammo to your survival stash is whether or not you can sustain your ability to rely on firearms. Reloading ammo is popular among many gun enthusiasts, not just preppers, because it can save you a whole lot of money, and of course, it makes you far more self-reliant and independent from gun manufacturers. What reloading is is refilling discarded bullet casings with gun powder so they can be used again. This is great for someone who shoots at a range frequently and can collect used casings. And again, it would be insanely valuable […]

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Carbon Steel Blades vs. Stainless Steel

Carbon Steel Blades vs. Stainless Steel

Knife blades are made from many different types of materials, including bone and even wrought iron. However, the most popular types of knives, and the most common, are made from steel. They will be stainless steel or high carbon steel blades. It can be confusing to know exactly which one you should choose, as there is no clear answer as to which one is better. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. More than just survivalists and hunters have their opinions on which is best. Chefs are just as particular about the blades they use. It is important to understand each […]

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Caring for Your Ax

Caring for Your Ax

Having an ax in the wilderness can be the difference between surviving or thriving.  But like all gear, it can’t take care of you if you don’t take care of it.  To keep your ax in optimal shape for a long life (of both your ax and you), follow these easy steps.   Handle These days there are plenty of survival axes and hatches on the market that have “indestructible” handles made from synthetic materials, and some of them come pretty close to living up to the hype of being unbreakable.  But for those that opt for a wooden handled […]

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Making Arrows in the Wilderness

Making Arrows in the Wilderness

  Recently I posted an article describing how to build a survival bow in the wilderness.  Since a bow wouldn’t be much good without an arrow to fire from it today we’ll talk about how to build arrows in the wilderness for survival.   Shaft Selection First, you will need to select straight, sturdy shafts for your arrows.  You do not want to use dead wood for this since it will break easily and you do not want lengths with knots or branches.  Look for young growth, about head height and as thick as your finger.  Cedar, maple, birch, and […]

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Considerations for a Survival Knife

Considerations for a Survival Knife

When looking for a survival knife the considerations are not going to be the same as for an EDC.  Your survival knife isn’t going to be on your body every day, only when you are taking a camping trip, hunting, or even just stored with your survival supplies or bug-out-bag.  Your survival knife should not be something you purchase impulsively, it is going to be the most important piece of gear you have in your survival plan.  Here are few things to keep in mind while you are shopping for a survival knife. Design When looking at a knife for […]

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Benefits of the LifeStraw

Benefits of the LifeStraw

Have you ever stopped to think about what it would be like to not have water? We’re not talking about not having the bottled water that you like. We are not talking about not having water for a couple hours coming out of the tap. We’re talking about being in a survival situation where you have had no water for a day or two, and you are truly parched and dehydrated. The only water you find is from a lake, pond, or stream, and you know that drinking it could cause some serious health problems – maybe even death. In […]

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