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The Four Core Elements You Need for Wilderness Survival

I have always been taught that there are four core elements required for wilderness survival.  If you can master these four subjects, you stand a good chance of surviving under almost any conditions.  So what are the core elements needed … Continue reading






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Bugs and Grubs a Good Survival Food

Yesterday we wrote about making tea from fresh pine needles and various other ways in which pines can be consumed.  A friend of mine wrote a comment and contacted me last night about ways to survive from eating the bugs … Continue reading






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The “Grab & Go” squirrel cache concept

My friend Ed sent me this information on a type of cache that I was not familiar with.  I have been aware of various methods of burying caches and even hiding caches under water.  But I had never thought about trees as … Continue reading






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Making Fire Under Adverse Conditions can be Critical to Survival.

I occasionally watch some of the survival shows on television.  Most of them are more drama than survival, but occasionally I will get an idea.  I recently watched the new show Alone.  This is one in which 10 men were … Continue reading






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Fire Starting is an Art that You Need to Master.

Over the last few years, I have tried and tested many different methods of fire starting.  Some methods work significantly better than others.  In this article I will give my opinion on which methods I found to be the best … Continue reading






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A Review of the Condor Primitive Bush Knife

I recently received a new knife and today I took it out for a test run.  The knife is the Condor Primitive Bush Knife that is a copy of the one Matt Graham uses on Duel Survivor.  It is an … Continue reading






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Finding Direction by the North Star

The idea of finding directions by the use of the stars scares many people.  They feel it is too complicated.  The truth is it is not complicated.  You can learn to find the North Star (also known as Polaris or … Continue reading






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Alternate Uses of MRE Components

While MRE’s are normally used for food, that are several components that do have other uses than their intended ones. MRE toilet paper can be used to start a fire. Tabasco Sauce – A friend, who spent several tours overseas … Continue reading






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A.B.C.s  of  Survival and Evasion

This article is based on information sent to me by my friend Ed who has some experience in the area of survival. A – Accept your situation.  Denial of the fix you are now in is pointless. B – Have something … Continue reading






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Improvised camouflage for Everyday Use

I was talking to a police office the other day about chasing people who run in the dark.  He said that police now had a new advantage.  No not, what you are thinking some new high tech gadget.  But something … Continue reading






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