Posts in category Survival Tips

No Can opener, No Problem

It happens to the best of us. You have the food but forgot the eating utensils or plates. When it comes to canned food, failing to bring the can opener may seem like an end-of-the-world disaster – unless you know these simple methods for opening a metal can without using a can opener. The “simple” […]

Tinder For Fire Making

As any good survivalist knows, when caught in a survival situation, one of the first tasks at hand will be to build a fire. In addition to knowing how to construct a fire in the wilderness, you’re going to have to have the appropriate resources available which includes not only fuel, but the oh-so-important tinder […]

How To Use Tree Bark

Even after all the experiences I’ve had using bark for tinder and medicine, and making cool containers from this woody growth, tree bark still amazes me. Once you get past the rough and unfriendly outer appearance of most barks, there are so many survival tasks that can be accomplished with the useful material underneath. There […]

The Uses Of Birch Bark

It is important to keep in mind that removing the inner layer of bark from any live tree can do irreversible harm to that tree. Removing the inner layer prevents the flow of sap, which will eventually kill the tree if enough bark is removed. You should always look for downed birch trees from which […]

Great Uses of Activated Charcoal

The benefits of activated charcoal are astounding. From teeth whitening, to purifying water and air. Activated charcoal is a naturally occurring miracle… Effective Uses for Activated Charcoal Activated Charcoal is one of Earth’s many natural blessings. This one element has amazing cleansing, purifying, and healing properties. Read all about how Activated Carbon works here. Activated […]

How To Make A Smoke Pull-Ring Grenade

How to Make a Real Smoke Grenade – the one hour method One of the best methods to create a smoke grenade is basically a mixture of potassium nitrate and sugar. The former ingredient is also known as saltpeter and usually it’s not available for purchase. But you may use Spectracide Stump Remover which consists […]

Candle Crayolas

When I was a child, my church showed me how to do this and I never forgot it. To make a crayon candle, simply remove the paper from the crayons and place them in a container to melt such as a used metal coffee can, soup can, etc. Place the container in a pot of hot water […]

DIY TripWire Alarm – Very Lo...

Whether you want to secure the perimeter of your home, your bug out location or a camp site, this DIY tripwire alarm (if placed correctly) will surely disclose any stealthy intruder. When setting up home defenses you should always keep in mind a few military principles. For example OCOKA is a military procedure used for […]

Tasty Bugs

While the thought of sinking your teeth into a dry roasted caterpillar might sound slightly revolting, in a survival situation it could keep you alive. For some strange reason most of North America still harbors a deep prejudice towards bugs, especially when referring to them as something eatable. But, considering there are over two billion, […]

Backyard Bushcraft

When considering how to become more proficient at bushcraft, you might not consider using your immediate surroundings. But, with a little imagination you might be surprised how one can hone his or her wilderness survival skills right from home. While most would consider bushcraft a collection of wilderness survival techniques that must be utilized in […]