Tag: Wilderness Survival

4 Reasons to Buy an Emergency Whistle

4 Reasons to Buy an Emergency Whistle

All of us know what a whistle is and how to use one. Heck, you may have even had one as a child. But an emergency whistle is no toy. It’s a tool that can save your life in the event of an emergency. Specifically, it can be used to signal for help in a survival situation (more on that later). In this article, we’re ...

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How to Make a Fish Trap Using a Water Bottle

How to Make a Fish Trap Using a Water Bottle

No matter where you are in the world, chances are good that you’ll find some trash. While this is unfortunate for the planet, it’s good news for you. Why? Because you can use trash for survival. Specifically, it’s possible to catch fish using a water bottle. Water bottle fish traps are designed for catching minnows, ...

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How to Use a Compass Like a Pro

How to Use a Compass Like a Pro

Being an outdoorsman who doesn’t know how to use a compass is like being a basketball player who doesn’t know how to dribble. It’s a fundamental skill you need to learn. While I have nothing against using GPS to get around (I use one myself), I still think that everyone should become good at compass navigation. Why? ...

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How to Build a Survival Raft

How to Build a Survival Raft

In some survival situations, you may need to build a raft. This will allow you to cross bodies of water and potentially reach civilization. A raft can also let you travel to where the fish are biting. But if you don’t learn how to build one the right way, you could make the situation worse by sinking and getting ...

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Starting a Fire With a Dead Lighter

Starting a Fire With a Dead Lighter

For survival fire starting, lighters are one of the best tools to have in your backpack. But like all things, they are prone to fail. Specifically, lighters eventually run out of fuel, in which time most people throw them away. But did you know that it’s possible to start a fire with a dead lighter. Yes, you read that ...

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9 Reasons Why People Get Lost in the Wild

9 Reasons Why People Get Lost in the Wild

There’s no scarier experience than being lost in the wild. Unfortunately, when we’re afraid, we aren’t able to think logically. That’s why people who are lost often make the situation worse by trekking further into the wilderness. As difficult as it sounds, you can’t panic. The people who panic in survival situations ...

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How to Skin an Animal

How to Skin an Animal

Once you get a kill in the wild, there’s still some prep work to do. Specifically, you need to skin the animal to access all its edible parts. This should be done quickly. Otherwise, the animal will begin to decay and its meat will no longer be safe to eat. In this article, we’re going to talk about how to skin an ...

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3 Bushcraft Skills That Can Save Your Life

3 Bushcraft Skills That Can Save Your Life

Bushcraft is defined as the “skill of living in the bush”. It’s based on the idea that Mother Nature has all the resources required for survival. These interrelated skills can help you survive and thrive while in the wild. Whether you’re in a survival situation, on a camping trip, or living off the grid, know that ...

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15 Practical Desert Survival Tips

15 Practical Desert Survival Tips

If you’ve ever been to the Arizona desert, you’ve witnessed beauty. But just because the desert is a beautiful place, doesn’t mean that it can’t be dangerous. Each year, hundreds of people are put in life-or-death situations in desert terrain. Unfortunately, some of them never make it home. Had these individuals been ...

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