Category Archives: survival

Free Manuals to Downloads on Survival and Edible Plants

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Everybody likes to get something for free and today I have a bunch of free manuals for you to download.  I have not had a chance to review all of them so I can’t say that everything they suggest is …

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3 Ways to Find Food Using Your Survival Knife

This is an article sent to me by Leighton Taylor on the use of survival knifes.

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Should the world as we know it come to an end (think natural disaster, societal collapse, or the invasion of zombies) or you …

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Will You Eat a Rat to Survive?

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“Will you eat a rat?” is a legitimate question.  If your answer is no, you are not mentally prepared to survive.  Rats are a delicacy in parts of the world.  One of the first ideas the military teaches about surviving …

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Paracord and Why You Should Include it in your Preps.

One very useful item that I keep in my car, bug out bag and include in my every day carry is paracord (also known as parachute cord or 550 cord).  It is a lightweight nylon rope originally used in the …

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How to Measure Distances Across Rivers or Other Obstacles

Have you ever wanted to measure distances across rivers  or other obstacle without crossing them.  Having a known distance can help you if you are preparing to cross the obstacle, for instance you may need to be sure your rope …

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How much should your backpack weigh?

 

If you are dealing with the military, the question of how much should your backpack weigh, has been answered by years of experience.  But remember they are dealing primarily with young healthy males.  In the Army and Marines training …

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Improvised Shelters can Keep You Alive in Both Hot and Cold Weather

Building improvised shelters from the elements is not hard and can save your life.  If you get too hot or too cold, you can die.  Finding good improvised shelter can help you keep a normal body temperature.  Shelter will help …

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How Far can You Walk in a Day When Bugging Out?

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The question how far can you walk in one day recently came up in regards to bugging out.  This led to quite a discussion, and many different opinions.  For the last twenty-five or so years, I have done a lot …

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Survival Resources Found in Your Car or Truck

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If you are lost in the back country or looking for resources after TEOTWAWKI, an automobile can be a gold mine of survival items.  Every year I see stories of people who get lost and die after leaving their vehicles.  …

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Foods for Snow Camping and Survival

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The following is an article from Princeton University on snow camping and survival.  It covers the different calorie requirements you need when traveling or living under extreme conditions.   You can find some additional information on cold weather survival at the …

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