18 Jun 2017

Is Cold Adaptation a Survival Skill to be Practiced?

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) reports that acclimatization to cold occurs over a period of ten days. Dr. Jack Kruse, the famous (and sometimes controversial) neurosurgeon, observes that Sherpas, in the Himalayan Mountains, cold adapt in three to five days. A person who is cold adapted will obviously

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07 Jun 2017

[Video] The Lost Art of “Cut Shells”

Have you ever heard of “Cut Shells,” also known as, “Poor Man’s Slugs?” The Cut Shell technique was popular during the Depression, as it provided more hunting functionality with a shotgun (normal shot shells when hunting birds, Cut Shells for larger game.) A 12-gauge Cut Shell becomes a .70 Caliber

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05 Jun 2017

Air Rifles: Difference-makers for Survival

Have you considered the addition of an air rifle or break barrel air rifle to your collection of survival gear? Survivalnation recommends that you do so, and here is why: 1) the ammunition is inexpensive and plentiful; 2) most of these rifles are extremely quiet; 3) a quality air rifle

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05 Jun 2017

Survival Gear Review: Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman’s Grill

Like most of us, I prefer survival gear that will reliably perform for the long haul.  When the time came to purchase a new grill, I could not resist the allure of the seemingly indestructible Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman’s Grill.  At costs ranging from about $95 to $105 (from Ace Hardware

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04 Jun 2017

Beartracker’s Animal Tracks Den

Beartracker’s Animal Tracks Den, an online field guide to tracks and tracking, has been sharing practical, quality tracking information for sixteen years. The site presents a number of tracking how-to articles, along with drawings, pictures, and even videos of animal tracks and how to read them. Those interested in the

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04 Jun 2017

Which is Better for Navigation – Compass or GPS?

Do you prefer a compass or GPS? Both have pros and cons. Now that smart devices are prolific, I recommend the use of an electronic device in conjunction with the development of skill with a map and compass. This fantastic article from Debra Ronca will help to get you started. Ch­ri­stopher­­ Columbus. Marco Polo.

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04 Jun 2017

Emergency Drinking Water Disinfection Procedures – U.S. Army

Just the Facts… Emergency Drinking Water Disinfection Procedures U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine – Readiness thru Health 31-008-1004 The PDF can be downloaded here. It is recommended that it be printed and stored for later use. Home/Individual Emergency Disinfection Procedures • Boiling. Vigorous boiling for one

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04 Jun 2017

20+ Survival Uses of Baking Soda

H/t to Happy Preppers Learn the many uses Preppers have for baking soda Slug it, throw it, sprinkle it, put some on a toothbrush: baking soda has a multitude of uses, but we’ve narrowed the list down to the uses most appreciated by preppers. In the back corner of your

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29 Dec 2015

How to Set and Assemble a Humane Large Animal Trap

This is Part 1, showing how to set and assemble a Harbor Freight Large Humane Animal Trap SKU 90218 made by One Stop Gardens. there is Game Cam footage of the night’s activities at the end. Click on part 2 to see what was caught later that night. To see

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24 Dec 2015

NORAD Tracks Santa 2015

Follow along at NORADSanta.org!

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