There are millions of miles of public hunting land in our great country; however, some novice hunters and even seasoned pros are detoured away from hunting in public lands due to the misconceptions and stereotypes about hunting alongside strangers. Horror stories telling of shot-out truck windows and all-out brawls over who lays claim to a certain area of the woods prevents hunters of all levels from enjoying everything the public lands have to offer. If you’re a novice hunter, please… Read More »

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A fire can mean the difference between facing hypothermia or enjoying a warm night of sleep. It’s easy to start a fire with matches or a lighter, but since they won’t always be available, it’s wise to become skilled at other methods. Don’t become dependent on any one technique or tool though—spend time learning and practicing several methods in various environments for the greatest chance of survival. Here are eleven ways to start a fire. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ferrocerium Rod My favorite way… Read More »

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Being out in the wilderness without any sense of direction, lost without a compass, and no clue which way to go is an extremely frightening scenario. This situation can be remedied by having a basic knowledge of the outdoors, and by being observant, paying close attention to the land and surroundings. The Oldest Trick in the Book This method of finding direction is quite possibly the earliest, most familiar, and definitely the most well known. It has been used by… Read More »

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For tens of thousands of years man has relied on the illumination, warmth, and cooking capabilities provided by fire. Although it is no longer vital to daily human survival, a fire can save your life in a survival situation. Just as there are several ways to start a fire, there are several ways to build a fire. The proper technique can mean the difference between staying warm and enjoying a hot meal or suffering from hypothermia. Step 1: Preparing the Area… Read More »

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I’ve received all kinds of reactions when people first learn that I am a prepper. Everything from “cool, how do I get started?” to “so you think the world is going to end?” and everything in between. I think this is because there are a lot of myths about prepping. I blame the media as well as some in the prepping community for this. Some preppers are just bat shit crazy, and in a quest to churn out more mindless… Read More »

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Sometimes we can take lessons from the strangest places. Survivors and preppers can learn a lot from botulism. Yes, botulism. You’ve heard of it, I’m sure, that deadly little bacteria hiding in food, and while I’m certainly not advocating that any of us act like botulism, we can take just a moment to admire its … well, its effectiveness at doing what it needs to do. Botulism is incredibly effective Okay, what it is effective at doing is killing, but… Read More »

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