Posts in category Survival Skills

How Gum And Survival Go Together

Chewing gum / bubble gum is a pop-culture element so rooted into modern society that it’s impossible for our generations (the gum-chewing, bubble-blowing generations) to envision it otherwise. As kids, we used to go for the sweet flavored types, the ones that came into a multitude of colors or flavors. As adults, if we lost […]

Use Your Clothing To Float

The first rule in a survival situation is to stay calm at all times. Especially,  if you are thrown overboard from a boat or caught in a flood. Panic can cause death in an instant. Take several minutes to tread water as you calm yourself down and assess the situation. How far away is land? […]

Bushcraft Foundation Skills

Bushcraft is the name we give a collection of skills that all involve thriving in the wilderness.  From knowing how to build a fire in various conditions to finding food by hunting and foraging, to carving and building necessary items from wood and other natural materials; bushcraft is all about acquiring the skills needed to […]

Cold In Your Sleeping Bag? Try This!

One of the challenges of outdoor recreation is staying warm. Even if the days are warm, nights can be downright frigid at higher altitudes. For those who plan to stay in a sleeping bag overnight, here are some ways to stay warm.   Keep Yourself Off the Ground – Direct contact with the ground can […]

How Are Your Swimming Skills?

One of the most neglected areas of survival preparation is that of water safety training. According to the American Red Cross, only half of adults in the United States can perform the essential skills they would need to survive in the event of a water emergency. These critical skills could ultimately save lives. Certain swimming […]

Keep Kids Busy On Rain or Snow Days..

These indoors activities for kids will keep them so pre-occupied with fun that they won’t even miss the snow-covered outdoors! Bottle Bowling via meet the Dubiens Make pop bottle bowling more fun and colorful by replacing the bottle content with colored water. Take turns with your kids knocking them down by rolling a ball and keep […]

Cold Weather Survival Tips

It is more difficult for you to satisfy your basic water, food and shelter needs in a cold environment than in a warm environment. Even if you have the basic requirements, you must also have adequate protective clothing and the will to survive. The will to survive is as important as the basic needs. There […]

Cure Your Cold Using What Nature Prov...

  1.  Garlic Tea  Garlic tea might not sound that tasty but I assure you it’s not that bad and it is definitely worth it. Garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity which is very helpful when trying to fight something off. Eating a whole clove of garlic would also help but […]

How Useful Are Your Pumpkin Seeds?

Over a century ago, American farmers noted that when their livestock munched on pumpkin seeds, they seemed to urinate more often. They weren’t the first to notice the seeds’ effects. The Iroquois had long used pumpkin seed as a diuretic, and the Cherokee gave it to children to control bed-wetting, since it seemed to help […]

Knives…if you have one and if y...

In a survival scenario, a knife is by far your most important tool.  A knife has four basic functions. It can puncture, slash or chop, cut, and scrape. A knife is also an invaluable tool used to construct other survival items. If you find yourself in a survival situation without a knife, you can make […]