Survival Skills and How To Guides

If you want to be literal, bushcraft is the skill needed to survive in the bush. These are tactics and survival techniques required when you are living in the wild. You need bushcraft when you go camping or hiking in a remote area without any inhabitation. These skills include fire

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Roasted chestnuts are a very healthy snack.It’s one of the reasons why people take chestnuts on their camping and hiking trips.They can be eaten raw or roasted depending on what you like.Learning to roast chestnuts on an open fire is a valuable skill, especially if you love the outdoors.You will

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There are a lot of conflicting arguments from experts regarding this question. But despite the difference in opinion, most of them seem to agree that fire has weight. According to one of them... ...fire weighs approximately 1.3 grams per litre. That is mainly because of the density of gas and

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Staying warm during your camping trip is crucial. To build a steady campfire, you need wood like oak and ash. These are the best types of wood that will burn for a long time. You can buy the wood before your trip or at the campsite. If you are permitted,

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Starting a fire with sticks is a big part of off-grid living.It's also a necessary survival skill for disasters and emergencies.Luckily sticks are found almost anywhere.When you are out camping, hiking, or fishing and lose your fire equipment, you can use sticks to start a fire.Critical survival skills like starting

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A fire blanket is a fire-resistant blanket used to extinguish unwanted fires. When you have a fire breakout that you need to put out, you throw the blanket on top. The blanket will suffocate the fire. You should always pack a fire blanket for a camping trip, especially if you

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Cooking can be a fun activity, especially if you are a family person. Your family will always require food at all times, especially the kids. There are different ways in which you can prepare a dish. When you choose the grill, you need to understand the dos and don’ts of

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Learning how to cook with wood is essential for fishing, camping and hunting trips. You will have a hard time outdoors if you can’t cook on an open wood fire. You also have to know so that you can pass down the skills to the children. Each time I take

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Campfire in a can is a portable fire pit mostly suitable for camping.I discovered this majestic invention while planning a family camp.I have always wanted to pass survival skills down to my children.So every chance I get, I take them camping, fishing and other outdoor adventures.The great outdoors has a

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Disasters and emergencies such as fires can happen anytime and the effects can be very devastating.For this reason, it gets me so paranoid to the point that I teach and equip my family with basic skills on how they should stay prepared at all times.As a way of staying prepared,

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To get an efficient and airtight stove, you will need a lining of firebrick. The firebrick will insulate the stove and ensure most of the heat is retained. The bricks will also prevent the metal from coming into direct contact with fire. That will minimize the degradation of the stove

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Are you having a problem with mosquitos in your yard? Are they finding their way into your house and causing sleepless nights? Well, you don’t need to worry about it anymore. You can quickly get rid of the mosquitos without needing to use any chemicals. One of the best ways

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Everyone who learns to use a bump key has their reasons.While some learn for selfish reasons like breaking into houses, others do so as a precautionary measure.Well, I have kids and I believe in advance preparation, so I had to learn how to use a bump key as one of

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Family time is a great way to spend time hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, among others. However, it is always good to be aware of the risks of red wasp stings when involving in outdoor activities. I am 45 years old, married with kids, being the head of the family, and

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Our homes are among the places that we hope are safe and can get rest anytime that you want. However, it can be frustrating if you cannot open your window for natural ventilation. Therefore, it is important to know how to open a window without having to break it. It

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Water is an essential part of human living. Water is even more crucial when you are out camping because it is not much you can achieve without water. Water has numerous uses when you are out. It might be to quench your thirst, maybe take a shower or even just

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Spending some time outdoors, such as camping offers one of the greatest experience. However, this comes with a greater level of preparation since many things, if not well planned, can go wrong in the camping expeditions. One such challenge is how to keep your food and drinks cold whilst camping.,

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Camping is a thrilling experience filled with adventures at every corner. However, this fun might be soiled by the pouring rain. Typically, when out camping, people carry wood to act as a source of fuel. In addition, they use wood when making food and to light fires to see in

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What could be better than the aroma, taste, and experience of cooking your favourite dish over the campfire? Campfire cooking is not only fun, but it also makes your camping trip unique and memorable.Interestingly, with the right kitchen tools, ingredients, and skills, anyone can prepare delicious food over a fire. Here are

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.In survival situations like during camping trips, starting a fire comes top on the priority list as

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Water resistant matches are a must-have item for people with a sense of adventure. It is essential

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.There are a number of draw knives, each modelled to suit its purpose. There are curved draw

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.A campfire, also known as a bonfire, is an essential centrepiece for a night at the beach

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The present-day society has come a long way from an ancient method of using steel and flint to light a fire.Luckily, no longer do people need to cautiously hoard coals for the fear that the fire will stop burning.Well, this is because there are matches that make it easy to

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With all of the chaos of recent years, an apocalypse has never seemed like a more real possibility.This article will give you all the knowledge you need to build a basic long term survival shelter to safely house you and your loved ones. So if you're wondering "how to build a

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Choosing the right bug out location is key to surviving a SHTF scenario.Whether it’s a natural disaster, societal collapse, or some other kind of long term survival crisis, you need to have a secure, well-supplied place to head to.Without shelter and safety, you will find surviving difficult. This guide will help

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Have you ever wondered how to use a SAM Splint? Of course you have, that's why you're reading this. Because as you probably know... SAM Splints can be literal life savers in emergencies but understanding the best way to use them and in what situations is not always clear. So

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It's a common question I'm asked...What are the must have everyday carry items I need?When deciding what you’d like to put at the top of your EDC list, consider the likelihood of you needing each item, though bearing in mind that the intention is to be ready for any potential

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Why would you even need to learn primitive cooking methods as a prepper? Because...Should an apocalypse ever occur, your beautiful stainless steel kitchen appliances are inevitably going to fail you at some point, no matter how prepared you are with backup generators and other alternative power sources.Learning to cook food

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Sure, some people might think you’re crazy right now, but when you and your family are safe in the event of Sh*t Hitting The Fan, they’ll be the ones begging to hide out the end of the world in your perfectly protected home. So how do you fortify your home

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Bugging out a vehicle can be vital in a state of emergency so learn from this beginners guide to bug out vehicles exactly what you need.. Remember, if you find yourself in the middle of a disaster zone and need to get out of there as soon as possible, a

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Before we cover how to build a tarp shelter in 3 simple steps just remember this fact... Anything has the potential to ruin your trip out into the woods or into nature and nothing more so that not having shelter should bad weather or an emergency strike. So it’s important

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Before I cover how to start a fire for beginners let me just remind you...Lighting a fire is one of the most basic survival skills that everyone should know. But very few people would be able to light one if pushed to, especially without a lighter or matches.Most people know

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What do you think of when prepper food recipe ideas come to mind?I bet you think the same as me...Many long-lasting foods suitable for preppers are fairly bland. Rice, beans, and other canned produce lasts for years but it gets boring fairly quickly. This article will give you an overview of

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If you've ever wondered how to build an underground bunker you're in the right place...I probably don't need to tell you that a bunker is typically a defensive military fortification, usually built underground, to protect people and their valuables from falling bombs or other threats. Or that bunkers became popular during

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Wanting to prepare for worst case scenarios makes sense. Disasters can happen at any time to anyone - they’re not prejudiced. No one should be foolhardy enough to believe that their perfect little bubble might not ever burst. Some people like to go all out in their prepping. Building an

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