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The Top 10 Bushcraft Survival Gear

The Top 10 Bushcraft Survival Gear

Bushcraft combines essential survival skills with essential bushcraft tools that can help you survive any wilderness emergency when it's just you, your survival tools, and your wits to come out of this alive.
How to Survive in America's Mountains
When Governments Fall, Survivors Rise

How to Survive in America's Mountains

For the inexperienced, surviving in the mountains is a killer. Add snow and cold temperatures and you have a sure recipe for disaster. Like the American mountain man from past centuries, learn what it takes to live and survive in a snow-capped mountain range.
15 Top Wild Edibles That Can Save You in the Wild

15 Top Wild Edibles

What are the best wild edibles that you can find and identify easily in an emergency that may be growing nearby and all around you?
How to Survive in the Desert

Desert Survival - How to Survive in the Desert

Dangerous for the unprepared, easier for the equipped. Find food, water and shelter in the desert. Learn the secrets of Arab desert nomads and Desert Indians from the American Southwest. Route finding, map reading, water procurement, hidden springs, wells, and underground rivers. Hunting tips and wild edibles and insects.

Top 3 Ways People Die in the Wild (So You Don't Have To)

Top 3 Ways People Die in the Wilderness

It turns out that it's not only wilderness newbies on the list -- but also seasoned veterans who become complacent and do things that they should know better not to... If you want to live, don't make these common mistakes that take lives every year...
Survival Insects

15 Insects You Can Eat to Survive

Edible insects and eating insects for survival

Which insects can be eaten? In survival it turns out there are many species of edible insects including 3 "creatures" that are not insects but a food source still the same. It's too bad no one told the Donner Party ...

The Top Ten Edible Insects in North America

Challenge for every person is a survival situation -- starve or eat insects and survive? Insects are plentiful. Many are safe to eat. Many are nutritious. Here are a few bugs to know about and how to to catch and prepare them.
Survival Hunting

Survival Hunting: How to Hunt, Cook, and Eat Black Bears and Grizzlies

The Bear Hunter: How to Hunt, Cook, and Eat Black Bears and Grizzlies

Did you know that American pioneers considered bear meat to be a delicacy? Bear meat isn't on the menu in most places anymore but bears make a proven survival food for a wilderness emergency.
Survival Hunting: High Powered Slingshots and Primitive Skills

Madison Parker is a Navy SEAL instructor, survival school instructor, and designer of a handmade slingshot proven in the field -- and proven with his trainees. Survival is always having a "Plan-B." This slingshot can be your "Plan-B" for that day you run out of bullets or simply want to hunt in silence, without alerting anyone to your presence.
Survival: Hunting and Trapping Small Game

Small Game Hunting and Trapping

Small game animals are plentiful in most wilderness areas: Mammals, rodents, waterfowl and other game birds. Here are a few proven methods for hunting and trapping small game that can save your life and provide an on-going food source in a survival situation.
Snakes and Survival: Can Snakes Be Eaten in a Survival Emergency?

Snakes and Survival

As a survival food, snakes can be a tasty meal; but if you encounter a poisonous snake you better know how to recognize it and then protect yourself. Here are several things to know about snakes and survival if one day soon you have to live off the land.
Survival Hunting: Elk Hunting - Ultimate Big Game Hunting

Hunting big game like elk, moose, and deer is a proven way to survive in the wilderness long term. Today, the majority of people have no big game hunting skills, and so most people can't survive for very long in the wild. If you want to learn survival, learn the secrets to finding and hunting elk -- specifically when elk are hard to find.
Survival Hunting: The Top 10 Game Birds

Which birds can be eaten in the wild, or even your own backyard, forest or distant wetland? Wild turkey, grouse, and pheasant come to mind, but did you know there are several other game birds that are sought after by hunters and that can feed you in a survival emergency?
Survival Fishing

Survival Fishing: 10 Ways to Catch Fish in an Emergency

Fish live and thrive in most large bodies of water and many alpine lakes, ponds, and rivers. Knowing how to catch fish in an emergency can save lives. Some of these methods are illegal, however in an emergency when your life is on the line, survival comes first.

Survival: Native American Methods for Catching Fish

Native American fishing methods and techniques

Fish traps, clam gardens, spear fishing, nets and traps for catching seabirds, crabbing -- tidal zones and coastlines offer up a bounty of food in a time of survival. Learn the secrets of early Native Americans.
Wilderness Dangers

12 Ways You Can Be Seriously Injured in the Wilderness

Wilderness Injuries, Injured in the Wilderness

What to Do to Prevent and Avoid Serious Injury in the Wild. Lightning Storms. Forest Fire. High Water. MORE. Mistakes to Avoid that Take Lives Every Year. Includes Survival Tactics of Native Americans. Animal Attack. Snakes. Mountain Lions. Taking Out a Predatory Grizzly Bear. Included: Inexpensive survival gear and specific uses in survival.
How to Survive an Avalanche

Learn how to recognize the necessary conditions for an avalanche, then how to survive an actual avalanche - or even avoid it altogether.
Shocking Wolf Attacks - Surviving a Wolf Attack

Wolf Attacks

Wolves are back after successful re-introduction efforts in multiple parts of the U.S. Booming numbers of Northern Gray Wolf packs are bringing increased clashes with humans and the occasional horror stories.
Finding Water

How to Find Water in the Wilderness

How to Find Water in the Wilderness

Fresh drinking water might be right under your feet -- in the mountains, forest, and desert -- and you may not even realize it. Learn how insects, wildlife, and reading the terrain can reveal multiple sources of water. Learn how a solar still, solar furnace, and Giant Fresnel Lens can all be tools for providing safe drinking water -- anywhere.

Survival Swimming Navy SEAL Combat Swim Stroke: Finding Food and Shelter, Losing Pursuers

survival Swimming Navy Seal Combat Swim Stroke

If swimming is a tool for the Navy SEALS, shouldn't you know why ... and How? Swimming can help you find food. Swimming can help you find shelter. Swimming can help you lose pursuers and evade enemy forces. Included: Survival "swim jackets" that help the elderly, children, and newbie swimmers swim easier and safer, even long distances.
How to Find True North Without a Compass
Lost in the wilderness or fleeing through hostile territory, knowing how to navigate without a compass is an essential survival skill.
How to Survive in the Wilderness When You're Lost
It's easy to lose your life when you get lost in the wilderness. Mountains, river delta, jungle, it all comes down to knowing the same basics if you want to survive...
Food Preservation

The Ultimate Survival Food? 4 Simple Ways to Dry and Smoke Meat

4 Simple Ways to Dry and Smoke Meat

Drying and smoking meat are primitive methods of food preservation used by pioneers, early explorers and primitive tribes. Here are four ways to dry and smoke meat for long term food storage. The good news -- it's easier than it looks.
Emergency Food Storage and Primitive Methods for Food Storage

In this article we're going to look at emergency food storage that you are advised to tackle today, as well as primitive methods for food storage (that you'll rely on after a widespread disaster) to keep you and your family alive.

Wilderness Supplies

Top 10 Survival Supplies

Don't leave home without any of these items. Survival in any situation -- whether you find yourself in the mountains, remote wilderness, desert, coastal region, or even an urban environment after a natural disaster has taken place -- comes down to what a person knows, as well as what kind of survival supplies are on hand.


Wild Food - Foraging for Food and Edible Plants

National forests, national parks, and remote areas of wilderness can provide several sources for wild foods. Foraging for wild food is a learned skill. Here's an introduction to foraging, as well as specific reommendations for identifying edible plants and knowing which ones to avoid.

Surviving in the Cold: Starting a Fire in Wet Conditions

Starting a Fire in Wet Conditions

Getting a fire started in the rain or up in the mountains after a recent snowfall can be next to impossible. Better have a plan if you want to survive in the cold next to a warm fire.
Surviving in the Cold: Starting a Fire in Wet Conditions

Flint and Primitive Fire Making

15 Steps to Starting a Fire Without a Match - Flint and Primitive Fire Making ..... Here's how to make your kindling more apt to burn, once your tinder bundle has started burning.

How to Survive in Extreme Conditions -- Siberia

The Way Back, A True Story

Survival tactics from "The Way Back", a real-life story of survival that took place in Siberia and what we can learn from it about surviving in extreme conditions. Learn the tactics of real-world survivors (including an American) who first survived a daring escape from a Soviet Gulag in deathly cold temperatures and then a 4,000 mile trek through mountains, forests, and barren wasteland to freedom.
Survival Food: Baiting Small Animals, Large Game, and Predators

Placing bait in order to draw wildlife is often illegal; in a survival situation the law can take a back-seat so that you can feed yourself and others when food is scarce and you may be miles from the nearest town. Native Americans and other tribal peoples around the world have successfully used baiting techniques and you can also.
Survival: How to Cross Rivers, Streams, and Rapids
Jesus walked on water. Unfortunately, that's not going to work for most of us. Here are techniques to consider for crossing a fast moving river or rapids in a survival situation.

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