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21 Mar 2015

How To Make A Survival Slingshot

This innovative Survival Slingshot has a few features you may not have thought of. Compass, glass breaker, match holder, and more…

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21 Mar 2015

15 Survival Lessons from The Pioneers

HappyPreppers – Preppers can learn much from the pioneers. From the pioneer provision list, to their cooking equipment and recipes, preppers are wise to take note of techniques and tools used by the pioneers who “bugged out” West from 1840-1890 along the Oregon Trail. Pioneers were the emergency preparedness and

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20 Mar 2015

Video – Longboarder Hits Deer while Riding in the Ozarks

Wish I could offer a survival skill that would have helped this longboarder. Slow down, perhaps? Awareness of the environment? Fortunately both longboarder and deer appear to be able to recover. Our friends at Geico.com offer this piece on Deer Safety: Tips for Avoiding a Collision. Perhaps these statistics and tips

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20 Mar 2015

Faith as a Survival Skill – “Scars and Stripes” by Eugene McDaniel

Checklists are effective tools. The military, especially the aviation community, is known to have used them extensively. The points below, taken from “Scars and Stripes,” can be used as a practical survival checklist. “Scars and Stripes”, written by Navy Captain Eugene “Red” McDaniel, vividly describes the six-year period of captivity (1967-1973) during

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20 Mar 2015

Video – The Swiss Army Knife Camping Trailer

The Conqueror 440 – I want one! It even has a mini-bar!

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20 Mar 2015

MRE Shelf Life

 “I’ve eaten everything from one month old MREs to 11 year old MREs. While I haven’t been brave enough to try the 10 year old Omlette with Ham, I have tried the 11 year old corned beef hash and the 11 year old ham slice/potatoes au gratin. They were both

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19 Mar 2015

Video – DIY Cheap & Easy Survival Fire Starter

This old school DIY Fire Starter is a reliable old friend. I like the packing technique demonstrated in this video. Huge supply for under $5!

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19 Mar 2015

Medical Supplies, Part 4: Open/Bleeding Wounds

The injury that most non-professionals are most fearful of is the open/bleeding wound. With the right supplies, however, even heavy bleeding can be staunched successfully. A discussion of the procedure for stopping hemorrhage in a wound can be found in some of our other articles; this article will talk specifically

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19 Mar 2015

Edible Acorns: The Inside Story

Acorns are plentiful and, as a survival food, are surprisingly versatile with proper preparation. They can be roasted and eaten like peanuts, ground into a flour, and more! EattheWeeds put together this informative article that describes acorn history and numerous ways to prepare them. Enjoy.  Acorn: More than a Survival

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18 Mar 2015

Video – 5 Ways To Sharpen Your Knife

These gentlemen are a bit eccentric but entertaining. They present a few innovative ways to sharpen a knife if you are in a jam. The section on “stropping” a knife is especially useful. Enjoy!

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17 Mar 2015

Video – Lost Art: Bow Making

For bowyer, Ed Scott, primitive bow making is an art form. He constructs horn bows, sinew-backed bows, and more. Over time Ed has produced an impressive body of work. These videos teach much about the lost art of bow making. To learn more, visit http://www.edscott.us.

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17 Mar 2015

One Man’s Perspective: Why I am Not a Doomsday Prepper

This is an interesting perspective from Jon Stokes at AllOutdoor. There are many good points to consider, and ultimately, every person needs to determine for themselves the best approaches to these modern-day questions. Survival Nation considers these questions and you should, too! Why I am Not a Doomsday Prepper My

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17 Mar 2015

5 Things You Might Have Forgotten To Put In Your Emergency Kit

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) – If you are preparing an emergency kit for a natural disaster, you probably know to include nonperishable food and first-aid kits. But what else? Melinda Davis with the Red Cross said most of the things you should include in your kit are “common-sense stuff.” The sprawling display of

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