Protect Yourself Online: Are your habits making you a target?

Grey man, hacking, SPEAR survival

Protect Yourself Online. We live in an online world, and with social media and online shopping. Chances are a great deal of your information, preferences, etc are already out there for the world to see, which includes hackers, government, etc. If you think about it, pretty much everything about you is stored on a server somewhere online. From your social…

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The Basic Principles Of Survival

Much has been said about what survival is or isn’t, but it seems there are some basic principles of survival. We would argue that skill sets and principlss are different sides of the same coin. SKILL SETS help survive specific  scenarios. While PRINCIPALS are ideas or philosophies that can be applied to almost all  scenarios. Let’s start in a way…

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Hiker Who Got Lost, Dies of Starvation – A Cautionary Tale

Hiker who got lost

Geraldine Largay was a Appalachian Trail hiker who got lost, and died of starvation. Misguided decisions combined with bad luck and lack of skills lead to her death. It begins like any other backpacking story: two friends decide to hike the AT, having a great adventure. But that wasn’t how it ended. On July 22, 2013, Geralidine’s hiking partner suddenly…

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How to: The Art of Being the Grey Man

Grey Man

  This article is dedicated to the art of being the Grey Man, or someone who simply blends in. On the surface he or she appears to be totally unassuming and non-threatening. He’s the guy you never noticed standing next to in line at the ball park, or the woman you don’t remember was at the wine mixer (yes, that…

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How to Process Rabbit Like a Pro

  One of the things you will need to know for wilderness survival is how to gut, skin, and process rabbit for consumption. The video below shows an alternate method to traditional skinning. The method in the video below reduces the possibility of fly contamination, as the rabbit is not cut open, which exposes the meat. It is however a…

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How To Escape a Submerged Vehicle (with drills)

One of the most terrifying things you may ever experience is having to escape a submerged vehicle.  If you ever find yourself in this situation it’s a bad time to realize you don’t have a clue about how to accomplish this. This is where some knowledge, and training comes in handy. Both breed confidence, and that will make you calmer…

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Entering The Iron Age: Primitive Technology

As a military trained survival instructor, and someone who’s developed skills by going out and just doing the stuff, I have immense respect for this guy.  He takes survival and the ethos of it to a whole different level.  In fact, you can’t even call what he does “survival”.  You just call it living.  Living in primitive ways. Now, you…

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Water Distillation Made Easy (video)

Water is life. I will keep saying it, and you should let it soak in and commit it to memory. That said, when you are in a survival or even homesteading scenario, you have two issues regarding water: finding it, and making it drinkable. Knowing the basics of water distillation is a critically essential skill. This is hard enough in…

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Understanding Groundwater & Water Tables

Water is life. Without it, we die. Thus, understanding where our water comes from, how to find it, collect it, and decide if it’s safe for consumption is vital to survival. While I’m not a geologist, I’ve done my personal best to figure out how a water table works, where water is sourced, how it behaves and how contaminants somewhere…

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