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How to Use a Compass Like a Pro

How to Use a Compass Like a Pro

Here's the thing: If you consider yourself a true outdoorsman (or outdoorswoman), and you don't know how to use a compass, it's a little bit like being a football player who doesn’t know how to ...

10 Preps That are 100% Free

10 Preps That are 100% Free

I’m shocked by how much money people are willing to spend on survival gear (especially when there’re so many things they can do that don’t cost a dime). Tools, gear, guns, ammo, a ...

Apartment Prepping: How to Get Started

Apartment Prepping: How to Get Started

In a perfect world, we’d all have big houses with dozens of acres of land. That would make prepping much easier. But some people, particularly those who live in big cities, don’t have that ...

9 Best Family Guard Dogs & Why

9 Best Family Guard Dogs & Why

Throughout history, domesticated dogs have done a great job at protecting their owners against people and other animals. Today, dogs have a natural instinct to protect humans. But certain breeds ...

10 Best Hunting Apps of 2016

10 Best Hunting Apps of 2016

There are several ways to become more self-sustainable. You can A) Grow your own food, B) Raise animals, or C) Hunt wild game. In this article, we’ll be focusing on the hunting wild ...

Top 10 Handguns to Own & Why

Top 10 Handguns to Own & Why

(Note: See Authorship Note following article) Good or bad, guns are a part of life. In the United States, the 2nd amendment is what allows citizens to own guns. Obviously, there are rules you must ...

How to Pick a Lock

How to Pick a Lock

Urban Survival 101 – How to Pick a Lock ​In an urban survival situation, all bets are off. You must do everything possible to keep you and your family alive- even if it means breaking into a ...

Top 25 Survival Skills to Know & Why

Top 25 Survival Skills to Know & Why

I’m a firm believer in the following saying: “It’s better to know something and not need to use it, than need to use it and not know it”. Basically, it means that knowledge is the key to any ...

9 Medicinal Herbs For Fighting Pain

9 Medicinal Herbs For Fighting Pain

When living off the land, some people want to rely on as few over-the-counter medicines as possible. That’s where medicinal herbs and plants come into play. Let’s not forget the fact that OTC drugs ...

8 Gardening Supplies You Can Get for Free

8 Gardening Supplies You Can Get for Free

When living off the grid, one of the best ways to get food is to start a garden. Unfortunately, this can be expensive. Think about it- you need tomato cages, soil amendments, plants, seeds, and ...

Going off the Grid Mistakes

Going off the Grid Mistakes

10 Common Mistakes People Make When Going off the Grid Living off the grid is something that many people aspire to do. The idea of having no bills and being able to self-sustain your lifestyle is ...

How to Live off the Land

How to Live off the Land

So, you want to learn how to live off the land? Well, you’re not alone. Each year, thousands of people make the switch to self-sustainability. By that, I mean they rely completely on nature to ...

Aaron Mccollums Final Message

Aaron Mccollums Final Message

The original owner and publisher of this website, Aaron McCollum, stopped posting updates in July of 2011, but many of his readers wanted his work to be archived. While this site has new owners and ...

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