The Most Unsuspecting Rifle you NEED in your Survival Preps

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bigger doesn’t always mean better in survival and this rifle is a perfect demonstration of that concept.  No, I’m not talking about owning a 22 caliber rifle – although those are excellent as well.  What I’m talking about is something even simpler, cheaper and more effective! Read More

Build Your Own Bug Out Bag (Categories & Ideas)

Monday, February 16, 2015

If I could have one recommendation for anyone out there who is new to prepping, try to avoid buying a pre-loaded bug out bag.  Although you might think there is a threat of impending doom with how current events are playing out, you do indeed have some time to make a bag that is tailored to you.  There are many pre-loaded bags out there that are just plain junk, and it is unfortunate that people get sucked into those purchases.  There are other bags out there which are “OK”, but are highly marked up in price due to the convenience factor and are not custom tailored to yourself as an individual.

My best advice to you is build you own bug out bag which is customized to your survival needs, skill level and price. Read More

Pine – One of the Best Survival Trees

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pine trees cover “almost” every aspect of survival – shelter, food, fire, tools and more!  They are one of the easiest to identify and are plentiful!  All you need to do is learn what they have to offer.  Although there are an immense number of survival uses of these trees, I cover the most common and practical uses. Read More

Geocaching & Survival Foraging

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Geocaching is a recreational activity among GPS users that is basically a big game of find and seek.  I do not participate in geocaching hunts, but the principle of using map markers is something everyone should be doing right now! Read More

Wild Edibles 101

Monday, August 11, 2014

There’s a romantic vision of being able to be your own Bear Grylls or Les Stroud; heading out into the wilderness and surviving off the land.  You are hiking through the bush and finding all sorts of exotic wild edibles to make your next meal.  Thinking in this mindset, most individuals who start to engage with wild edibles start the pursuit by heading off into the woods with a field guide, and paging through as they come across all sorts of plants.  However, is this the right approach for a beginner?

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Trees for Survival

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Trees are an incredible resource for the outdoor survivalist.  Their uses are numerous, and include some of the following:

  • Water / Sap
  • Water indicators
  • Animal indicators / trapping
  • Food
  • Cordage or glue
  • Shelter
  • Fire
  • And more!

This article will not cover tree identification.  Rather, it focuses on some of the uses of trees.  Two very good tree identification books I use are BARK – A field guide to trees of the North East (great for identification without leaves) and Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region.  In any case, ensure positive identification before attempting to use any tree as a food source.

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