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How to Sharpen a Knife at Camp

2018-01-18T01:12:20+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

Keeping a knife sharp is the best way to ensure that it can cut, slice or carve anytime you need it to. After all, this tool is one that a prepper or survivalist should always bring along, ready for use. You have to see to it that your trusty knife is in good working condition. Its sharp edge also makes the knife easier and safer to use. Building a shelter, hunting and preparing food won’t take too much effort and time. Ray Mears – How to Sharpen a Knife at Camp Watch popular survival instructor Ray Mears demonstrates how to sharpen a knife using bench stones. This is actually a survival skill that we all need to learn so watch carefully and practice at home, camp, your survival shelter or bug out location. Preview Product Rating Price Hoffman Richter HR-1 Pocket Knife Sharpener 62 Reviews $9.95 Want more survival tutorials? Check out related articles from our website: How to Choose a Survival Knife 5 Ways to Sharpen a Knife How to Survive a Knife Attack Last update on 2..

How to Make Fire On Top Of Deep Snow

2018-01-18T01:12:55+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

When you’re out in the woods and you get caught in a snowstorm, warmth will be very much needed. You might also want some warm food and hot coffee. The comforts of home may still be too far away so you will have to stop for a while and build a fire. You will need: a firestarter tinder/kindling/firewood (all of which can be found out there) knife cooking pot coffee sugar Starting a Fire in the Snow It’s important to remember that staying too long in the freezing cold can be very dangerous. In such a situation, we suggest that you get to a safe and warm place as soon as possible. Do not try to do this if you do not have the experience or the proper equipment and clothing. Here is the tutorial. Scroll down for our step-by-step instructions. 1. Flatten the ground a little bit. If you don’t, the platform will move one way or another because of the fluffy snow. Tap it down to get the air out and this will make the surface even and level as possible. Preview Product Rating Pri..

DIY Survival: Make a Crossbow from Scratch

2018-01-18T01:13:11+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

A crossbow offers many advantages for survival situations. While Discovery demonstrates how to make one by hand, it’s still basically the same weapon and benefits. The crossbow would be a better option than a longbow especially in a scenario where you may have lost your rifle or just didn’t bring one along. You Can Make Your Own Crossbow This weapon does not demand too much physical exertion like a longbow does. All you have to do is to draw the string and you’re ready to shoot. Shooting positions can be varied and your height will not be a hindrance. Another advantage is that you do not need to master the draw-aim-shoot technique. The crossbow is fairly easy to use so it’s a good idea to learn how to use it. STRINGER FOR CROSSBOWS Convenient to use this stringer can take care of the duty at home or before heading out on a hunt. Want more survival how-tos? Check out related articles from our website: Crossbow Shooting 101 Archery 101 Our Favorite Crossbow Reviews Related

20 Global Catastrophes to Prepare For NOW

2018-01-18T01:13:32+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

Yes, it is important to be prepared at all times of any type of disaster that may come our way. Global catastrophes are on the increase and here is a list of twenty that everyone should be ready for. It can mean the difference between life and death. Economic Collapse We should begin to depend on ourselves rather than on the system. Invest in a piece of land that can become your bug out place later if SHTF. You can grow your own food or raise your own animals in order to become self-sufficient. Preview Product Rating Price The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse 398 Reviews $22.93 Water Crisis The latest study by NASA reports that out of the 37 largest aquifers worldwide, 21 of these are being used up much quicker than they can be refilled. It’s not getting any better with droughts occurring in every continent. You will have to dig ponds, bury cisterns, collect 55-gallon drums for treated water, eliminate leaks, and determine the use of water by import..

Tips for Backpack Camping in the Rain

2018-01-18T01:13:49+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

Who doesn’t love the sound of rain on a metal roof? What about the sound of rain on a tent in the woods? Perhaps not so fun… but it doesn’t all have to be a wash. Learning the survival skills for backpack camping in all sorts of weather will make you stronger and better prepared. Check out KennethKramm’s video on backpack camping in the rain. These tips will help make the adventure more comfortable if not enjoyable. Share your backpack camping in the rain tips below. Tips for Backpack Camping in the Rain Preview Product Rating Price Hiking Rain Fly Tent Tarp Waterproof - Lightweight and Portable, Perfect as a Hammock Shelter or... 19 Reviews $39.97 Need more tips on survival? Check out related articles from our website: 25 Badass Camping Hacks For Your Next Trip Camping In The Rain 5 Camping Tips and Tricks Last update on 2018-01-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API Related

How to Make a Millipede Survival Paracord Bracelet

2018-01-18T01:14:05+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

The paracord is easily a default item in every prepper’s survival kit or bug out bag. People have come up with so many ideas for it that it’s become the new standard multi-purpose cordage. You don’t have to carry a heavy rope for your survival needs. Paracord is very light yet so very strong. How to Make a Millipede Survival Paracord Bracelet One of the most popular products for paracord is the bracelet. It would seem like kid stuff but there are good reasons the paracord bracelet is a good project. For one, you have an extremely tough, convenience and useful place for it. Some people will not be able to grasp the fact that you have more than 10 feet of cordage placed fashionably around your wrist. YouTube’s painballhead03 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfUvXXWVcRYkD-cVehfcCaQ shows us how to make a millipede style bracelet. Related

What NOT To Do In Bear Country USA This Winter

2018-01-18T01:14:20+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

Bears are active all year round. Yes, you read that correctly….ALL YEAR ROUND! You may be saying to yourself “What about hibernation in the winter?” That is the number one misconception regarding bears. So, let’s discuss that first. The Biggest Misconception About Bears – Do They Truly Hibernate? True hibernation is when animals “sleep” through the winter. During this sleep, the animals will not wake up when they hear a loud noise or even if they are moved or touched. It is a common misconception that bears hibernate during the winter. While bears tend to slow down during the winter months, they are not true hibernators. Black and brown bears do go into a deep sleep during the winter months, known as torpor. During a bear’s dormant state, or torpor, their heart rate is extremely low but their body temperature is relatively high, and they won’t eat or release bodily waste. While in torpor, the animal can wake up quickly and easily. So you see, bear safety applies year round – even t..

Concealed Carry: Important Considerations When Choosing What, How, Where and Why???

2018-01-18T02:47:39+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

In my opinion, conceal carry is the best method to carry a personal protection handgun. To me and most folks, it has numerous advantageous over open carrying. Naturally, in a bad situation you wish to capitalize on all the advantages you can in order to survive and concealed carry gives you some advantage. In my role as a firearms sales person at a big box store, firearms instructor and educator, I constantly get approached by folks that are seeking firearms for personal carry. In most cases, the individuals are new to carrying a handgun; in some cases they have some experience with handguns, but not carrying. By Dan C. – a contributing author of Survival Cache & SHTFBlog And finally you have those with lots of carrying experience, but no exposure to training for bad events. In all cases the buyers are purchasing a personal protection handgun for the right reasons, but have a total lack of understanding about carrying in particular, the full dynamics of how to carry and the vital rol..

The Ultimate Guide To Using Knives For Self Defense

2018-01-18T01:14:44+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

What do you think about using knives for self defense? There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of not only being able to use a knife offensively but also to have the ability to defend against the blade. Even many of the traditional martial arts are implementing an edged weapon component to their curriculums. These days, all that you need to do is to turn on the news and you will see why the importance of using knives for self-defense has become a precedence. Criminals and terrorists are not only attacking the general public with edged weapons… They are even targeting law enforcement with machete’s as well as other blades. Knives for Self Defense: Here’s Why I was first exposed to various methods of knife training in the United States Marine Corps. We practiced with bayonets as well as our Ka-Bar fighting knives. These were two of the blades that were standard issue and always out with us in the field. We heard many war stories from our instructors about the value of bei..

Zombie Survival Kit: Yes, You Really Do Need One

2018-01-15T12:56:48+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

C’mon, we’ve all done it. You’re sitting around binge watching The Walking Dead, and you wonder: how would I survive a zombie outbreak? What do I need in a zombie survival kit? It’s a surprisingly interesting question to answer and makes for a genuinely useful thought experiment. So much so, that in recent years the study of zombies has become something of a science in itself – seriously. Zombie Research is a Real Thing Take this study from researchers at the University of Leicester, which concluded humanity would be totally wiped out by zombies in a little over three months. Meanwhile, back in 2015 biostatistics researchers from Kent State University published a piece in the British Medical Journal explicitly calling for “research and funding to prevent a zombie apocalypse.” Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a page dedicated to zombie preparedness. All this might seem a bit ridiculous, given that we’ve never actually seen a zombie outbreak (except, of co..

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