Posts in category Survival Tips

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Going Camping? Check Out These Apps..

Here are the best camping apps to make your adventures go a little more smoothly… FOR THOSE WHO like a little more comfort or help with planning, there are a number of apps that can help you make your outdoor adventure a little easier. Whether you’re heading on a relaxing camping trip or a hard […]

What Do You Know About Moss?

I have always liked the look of moss growing between pavers in the garden area. Other than that to be honest I have never given much thought to moss at all! Until I discovered the various uses for it in a survival scenario.   The picture above is sphagnum moss.   It is a natural sponge of sorts […]

Evading Your Pursuers…

There are three main techniques to evade your captures… Increase Speed and Distance Attempt to move at a quicker pace in an effort to outdistance your pursuers. Employ Deception Techniques These methods are non-offensive in nature and designed to slow down or deny your pursuers information as to your route or intended destination. Employ Offensive […]

Survival and Soap

When you find yourself in a wilderness survival situation, cleanliness and hygiene are often not at the top of your list of priorities – but they should be. Maintaining proper hygiene in a survival situation is much more than just a mental or emotional boost. While you’re battling elements you can visually see – terrain, […]

Sewing In The Wild

Possessing the knowledge and ability to sew is an essential toolset if you are to survive in the wild for any extended period of time.  Clothing, shelter, shoes, and tools may need to be repaired and often those repairs require basic sewing technique.   Starting and Ending a Stitch To sew anything, begin by knotting […]