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Tips on How to Make A Simple Self-Bow

Posted by Bold Commerce Collaborator on July 20, 2018  

Tips on How to Make A Simple Self-Bow
There is an absolute ton of good information that can be had by way of the Internet, books, and magazines if one really wants to make a “bow and arrow” of their own. To be perfectly honest with you I had little patience when I got the urge to cut down the nearest branch and string it up to make my first “self-made bow”. So, I took a little trip to the field behind the house and began my search for the closest donor tree or branch!

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How to Carry your Survival Knife Everyday

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on July 13, 2018   •   survival gear, survival knife

How to Carry your Survival Knife Everyday
survival knife has more uses in your everyday life than you might think. They are great for emergency situations as well as simple tasks. In this post we will cover the most popular and safest ways to make your survival knife a part of your every day carry.

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Finding the Right Survival Gear for You

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on July 10, 2018   •   Ferro Rod, survival gear, water container

Finding the Right Survival Gear for You
Survival gear is very specific to the individual carrying it. No two personally packed survival bags will include the same contents. Whether you are putting together your first set of survival gear or reassessing your skills to re-pack, here are three things to think about while gathering your gear.

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Ferrocerium Rod: the Best Survival Alloy

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on July 04, 2018  

Ferrocerium Rod: the Best Survival Alloy
The ferrocerium rod is one of the most reliable fire-starting tools on the market, next to waterproof matches and lighters. Ferrocerium rods are extremely popular among many survivalists for many reasons, and here's why.

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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?

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

The Five C’s of Survivability!
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

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

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Pioneering Tools

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on June 18, 2018   •   flint and steel

Pioneering Tools
This post is all about the pioneers and how they were able to survive the long journey west on a few tools; like guns, flint and steel, and knives.

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Fire, Food and Shelter using your Survival Knife

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on June 01, 2018  

Fire, Food and Shelter using your Survival Knife
A quality survival knife is of utmost importance in a true survival situation. Follow the story of a lost hiker whose survival knife keeps him alive for the night...

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Survival Gear: 4 Must Be Skilled with Tools

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on May 24, 2018   •   survival gear, survival knife, survival training

Survival Gear: 4 Must Be Skilled with Tools
To be a proficient survivalist, you must have knowledge on the tools to survive in the wild. We have put together a list of the must-be-skilled-with survival gear.

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Fire Starting Methods That Will Not Fail You

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on May 18, 2018   •   flint and steel, survival training, tips

Fire Starting Methods That Will Not Fail You
This article will be about getting a dependable fire fast and easy. These fire-starting methods are all about reacting to a survival scenario. We’ll cover everything from flint and steel to a magnifying glass to give you confidence in your pack.

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Goodness and Benefits of Tea

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on November 16, 2015   •   Herbal Tea, wild edibles

Goodness and Benefits of Tea

DRINKING A HOT CUP OF TEA on a cold day is very warm and soothing, brewing a jar of sun tea on a hot summer’s day and refrigerating for enjoyment later is refreshing and thirst quenching, but knowing how to create a tea that can medicinally heal yourself and your...

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Survival Gear, Being Prepared, etc… Let’s talk the basics.

Posted by Larry Catt on October 14, 2015   •   mora knives, survival gear, survival training

Survival Gear, Being Prepared, etc… Let’s talk the basics.

It can all be very confusing. With the influx of so many outlets for knowledge and know-how, it’s hard to keep it all straight. However, keeping it straight isn’t necessarily the point. It’s making sense of the various options we have, and taking advantage of them to fit our personal...

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Why the “One Tool Option”?

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on June 18, 2015  

Why the “One Tool Option”?

The One Tool Option could mean many things to many different mind sets, and I would like to share my point of view on the much debated topic. The OTO is a bit of hypothetical worst case scenario option for the person to choose a single blade for the outdoors....

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More than survival training

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on June 15, 2015  

More than survival training

I consider myself as “always searching” Personally it took many years of solo woodland treks to be able to find some of my long awaited answers. With the help of a few rather great mentors that I had the pleasure of learning from, I soon came to the realization that...

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