Build a Bushcraft Ladder in under 15 minutes!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Why would a bushcraft ladder be a good idea?  Lots of reasons actually… Reach wild edibles like fruits, nuts, etc that are high in trees. Reach birds nests…

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Save >50% More Cordage Building Bushcraft Shelters

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I feel like one of those Capital One Credit Card Commercials – “Who wouldn’t want to save 50% more cordage?”  If you have ever built a semi-permanent to…

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“Better” Survival Knot Series @ Cincinnati

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Today I led a teaching session on “better” survival knots at our Meetup.com group – Cincinnati Survival/Preparedness group.  We had about 42 people RSVP, had a lot of fun,…

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The Definitive Land Navigation Training Material

Friday, January 9, 2015

There is no doubt that land navigation using compass and map is a necessary skill for a prepper.  However, training materials out there are either too simple or…

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Survival Shoelace Knot – Never comes undone!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The next knot in my “Better” Survival Knot Series is what I call the double slip square knot.  Once you try out this knot, you’ll never tie your…

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“Better” Survival Knot Series – Midshipman’s Hitch

Friday, January 2, 2015

If you’ve ever set up a tent, rain fly, or tarp, you’ve probably used a taut line hitch (or similar plastic device) that keeps the line taut but…

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“Better” Survival Knot Series – Constrictor Knot

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Everyone has their own opinion on what the best survival knots are.  Well, here is the first of a series on my favorite knots where I’ll prove to you why they are better.

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Bank line – The Cheaper Paracord Alternative

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Paracord is a prepper’s best friend – we’ve made everything from lanyards, belts, bracelets, and rifle slings out of it to ensure we are never without rope.  However,…

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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…

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Stay Modular my friends…

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Whether you have a BOB (Bug Out Bag), INCH Bag (I’m Never Coming Home), or any other type of preparedness bag, consider modularity as part of your design…

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Shelter Precautions – Insects

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Whether you believe in global warming or global cooling, we must acknowledge that there is a trend of weather change occurring.  With these weather changes come ecological changes…

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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…

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