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Cold Weather Camping 101 (+Everything You Need To Know)

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on December 27, 2021   •   cold weather, survival

For those who truly enjoy the outdoors, camping isn't just a warm-weather hobby. With proper preparation, it can be easy, and even thrilling, to camp safely in winter weather.  But with cold weather camping comes significant risks, such as running out of resources, like food, fire sources, and water, or...

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What Are The Survival Uses for Wool Blankets

Posted by Michael Sullivan on December 03, 2021   •   survival, wool, wool blanket

As a survivalist, you know that you have to be prepared for just about anything. Being properly equipped is key to surviving the unexpected, and it’s often the most basic of items that turn out to be the most useful.  Wool blankets are essential pieces of equipment you can put...

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Benefits of Wool Blankets

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on December 02, 2021   •   survival, wool blanket

Textile manufacturers often use harsh chemicals to treat fabrics. These toxic chemicals include formaldehyde, softeners, and synthetic chemicals. Companies use these chemicals to make their fabrics antimicrobial, stain resistant, sweat resistant, flame retardant, and anti-wrinkling. But, this can expose you to carcinogens. On the other hand, when you buy and...

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Different Ways You Can Use a Toggle Around Camp

Posted by Larry Catt on October 18, 2021   •   bushcraft camp, Cookware, cordage, survival

When it comes to roughing it, the old saying goes: “Never judge a book by its cover.” And this couldn’t ring more true. The same motto applies to self-made tools out in the field. In other words, don't underestimate how useful some paracord and a wooden stick can be for...

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Everything You May Need To Know About Tick Bites

Posted by Michael Sullivan on August 10, 2021   •   survival, survival training, ticks, tips

Over the past couple of years, tick-related diseases have been steadily increasing. Although exact reasons are not known, scientists theorize it’s because many species of ticks are migrating. An unfortunate example is the lone star tick expanding its territory from the southeastern United States to the northern and midwestern states....

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What To Do If You Touch Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on August 10, 2021   •   bushcraft, survival, survival training

So you've come in contact with poison ivy? You can't think straight and go about your day normally because all you can think about is scratching the itch caused by the poison ivy. When you touch poison ivy, its effects can ruin your daily routine and way of life for...

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Basic Survival Knots You Need To Know

Posted by Michael Sullivan on July 21, 2021   •   knots, survival, survival training

Basic Survival Knots You Need To Know Knowing how to tie a knot with cordage properly is something many people don’t think twice about—but in actuality, this skill can be what saves your life in survival situations.  You can never predict what your time will be like when you’re out...

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To Boil or Not to Boil?

Posted by Dave Canterbury on July 02, 2018   •   boiling water, self reliance, survival, survival training, tips, water filtering, water purification

To Boil or Not to Boil? Waterborne disease is a risk for travelers who visit countries that have poor hygiene and inadequate sanitation, and for those in the wilderness relying on surface water in any country, including the United States.

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The Five C’s of Survivability!

Posted by Dave Canterbury on June 26, 2018   •   5C's of Survivability, self reliance, survival, survival knife

People carry a variety of different items in their packs depending on the situation, environment, and planned activities. This is called adapting to the situation, which is what self-reliance and survival are all about. This thought process leads us to the 5 C’s of Survivability!

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Survival or Self Reliance?

Posted by Dave Canterbury on June 21, 2018   •   primitive fire, primitive navigation, primitive shelter, Primitive trapping, self reliance, survival, survival training, wild edibles

Within the realm of definition, the following definition I believe describes both “Survival” and “Self-Reliance”. 

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