Build a Cabin From Used Wooden Pallets!

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Build a cabin from used wooden pallets! We just thought this was cool as hell. Two guys, a father and son, spending time out in nature by building the coolest thing any son could want: a secret clubhouse. Ok. It might not be a club house, and it sure isn’t so secret now that it’s on YouTube.  It’s still pretty…

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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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Learn the Figure-4 Deadfall From a TRUE Expert (video)

When you say the term “survival expert” there are a few names who immediately come to mind (if those names are cast members from the hit TV show “Naked & Afraid”, you need to get out more). One name that most other experts and long-time enthusiasts mention right off the bat is Ron Hood. You would be hard pressed to…

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