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Comments Off on How to Make a Survival Shelter

If you’re ever stuck out in the wilderness overnight without a tent or other survival gear, you’re going to need to find a way to build a shelter to shield you from the elements.  Temperatures can get dangerously cold at night in most parts of the world, so this is one survival tip everyone should understand. Using Existing Shelter While it isn’t as fun or dramatic as building your own lean-to or other shelter, it is the smart choice when you’re stranded.  Finding any type of existing shelter will give you a big advantage over building your own.  Look for cars, cottages, abandoned cabins or anything else you can get into for the night.  You can also find caves, rock […]

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When most people go hunting, they are able to quickly field dress any animals they are able to kill, and either take them home or to a processor to be properly butchered.  For many people, especially those in survival situations, this is not an option.  Being able to properly cure your meat in the field will allow it to last for significantly longer without going bad, which could be life saving. In order to properly preserve meat, you need to act as quickly as possible after a successful hunt.  You need to have raw meat either frozen, smoked or dried so that it won’t go bad.  During the winter months, it is possible to allow the meat to freeze without […]

Introduction to Hunting Dangerous Animals

Posted: 17th December 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Animals, Hunting & Trapping, Wilderness Survival
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Hunting is an essential survival skill for anyone who wants to be prepared for the worst. In most cases, hunters go after minimally threatening animals like deer, antelope, or any type of small game.  Of course, all hunting can be dangerous, but for the most part a hunter is pretty safe when targeting these types of prey.  Whether for the thrill, or necessity, however, some people also hunt dangerous animals that can fight back.  In order to be prepared for this type of hunting, you’ll need to keep some things in mind. Types of Dangerous Animals There are many different animals you can hunt that can be extremely dangerous.  The following are some of the most commonly hunted dangerous animals […]

Comments Off on Survival Camping with the Kids

Survival camping is an activity which is growing in popularity for survivalists, preppers and others who just like to experience the great outdoors in a more natural way.  Rather than camping in an official camp ground, survival camping can occur in just about any open, public area.  Each person will have a different set of rules they must follow, but typically they only have a tent and some basic survival equipment with them.  Surviving off of what you can hunt or fish in the wild for as long as you decide to go camping. This is a great way to test and sharpen your survival skills, but it does come with some risks.  If you want to take kids out […]

5 of the Most Challenging Hiking Trails in America

Posted: 5th November 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Wilderness Survival
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Getting out into the great outdoors is something that everyone should do once in a while.  If you want to turn your outdoor experience into a challenging trip that will help you prepare for survival in almost any situation, choose one of the following hiking trails and see how far you can go.  Whether you’re going out on your own, or with a group, these trails are known for their difficulty, and even danger.  Far from a casual stroll through the woods, you’ll need to be prepared before taking on these hikes. If you’re up for the challenge, pack your backpack with some supplies, don’t forget your first aid kit, and start walking.  You’ll undoubtedly find these trails challenging, yet […]

True Camping

Posted: 28th October 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Wilderness Survival
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Millions of people every year give up some of the luxuries of home for a quiet vacation at a camp ground.  There is no doubt that it can be a lot of fun to sleep in a tent or camper, enjoy a camp fire, and making smores. If, however, you’re looking for something a little more rustic, and even challenging, you might want to try what I like to call, “True Camping.”  This will involve actually relying on your own survival skills, and will take place well away from a traditional camp ground. Traveling out into the woods and having to take care of yourself for everything can not only be an exciting experience, but also a great way to […]

Comments Off on Making Valuable Survival Shelters

Making Valuable Survival Shelters How about sleeping outside in a primitive survival shelter without any tent and a sleeping bag?! May be in the rain or in extreme cold? Are you out of your mind? Many of us may find the idea foolish and a bit frightening. However, with appropriate materials and the right frame of mind you can construct a primitive survival shelter within a couple of hours and lie. Though, with each season and environment, you will have to face different challenges, there are quite a few common principles for making effective survival shelters: Location The salient aspect of making shelters is selecting an ideal location. A good location provides straightforward access to plentiful construction materials such as […]

Comments Off on 10 Important Items for A Preppers Survival.

10 Important Items for Survival             By John Milandred A mini survival kit is a small survival kit which consists of the most essential outdoor survival tools and supplies which are the hardest to improvise or replace. A mini survival kit is intended to be carried along all the time and is usually designed to complement other survival tools carried along in a larger, separate bag. The items included in a mini survival kit are difficult if not impossible to manufacture or obtain in real world survival situations. A mini survival kit is intended to remain with you always, be appropriate to all environments, without being too large. Meeting your basic needs during a disaster or survival situation is the […]

Comments Off on 10 Must Have Safety Tools for Camping in the Wild

10 Must Have Safety Tools for Camping in the Wild Basic human survival techniques are all but forgotten in this day of convenience foods, electronics and automobiles. However, knowing a little bit about how to survive without all of our modern conveniences is a good idea in case of an emergency or if you find yourself lost in the woods while hiking. A family camping trip is a good way for families to learn these skills while spending some quality time together. Before you venture out into the woods, make sure that you’ve packed these ten must-have safety tools.   1. Water and more water. Bring more than you think you need and take any opportunity to refill your canteens […]

Tanning Hides

Posted: 24th November 2010 by admin in Hunting & Trapping, Leather Working, Wilderness Survival
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Tanning Hides  The Indians Tanned hides in several ways and by different substances according to the tribe. It is always well to keep in mind that Indian tribes were different and that many of them had their own style of doing things. Indian buckskin is NOT tanned at all. It is just worked soft. A fresh skin is immediately soaked in water for several days, usually from 3 to 6. Sometimes the hair is cut off, or at least as much as possible. A lye made of wood ashes is used for removing the hair from the pelts of elk & moose (not necessary on deer) In some cases the ashes are sprinkled on the hair, rubbed in, and then […]