Randy Gerke outdoor Survival Guide

How to Treat Fractures in the Outdoors

Preparation and prevention are the first line of defense against illness and injury, but accidents can occur regardless of your best efforts. You cannot always avoid injuries and illnesses, but you can learn how to recognize and treat them. Evaluating injuries can be overwhelming if you do not know where to begin. An organized approach divides the task into a scene survey, a primary survey, and a secondary survey. When you have corrected all life-threatening…

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Beginner Tips for Building Your Emergency Food Supply

The wealth of information available surrounding emergency food storage can get overwhelming for somebody just starting out. There are guides telling you what you should buy, how much of it you should buy, where to buy it, how to store it, how to cook it, and believe it or not, even how to eat it. Now I’m not saying these guides are bad by any means, a lot of the information is good information. But…

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How to Respond if Your Brakes Fail

How to Respond if Your Brakes Fail

If you’re a driver, there are certain scenarios that you must prepare for so that if they happen to you, you can deal with them calmly and effectively, minimizing the chance of the situation becoming worse. One of those scenarios is brake failure. The first step is to understand what kind of brakes your vehicle actually has, anti-lock brakes or regular brakes. This can be figured out by simply starting your car. If a logo…

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How to Use a Survival Whistle

How to Build Your Own Pocket Sized Survival Kit

Nothing beats the feeling of actually building your survival kits yourself from scratch. It is a satisfaction that just doesn’t come from buying pre-made kits. Plus, building your own can save a lot of money! Another problem with pre-made survival kits is that what might work for one person, won’t necessarily work for the next. Everyone has different needs. Get the kit right, and it could save your life. Get it wrong, and, well, it…

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How to Make a Primitive Atlatl for Hunting

If you are on the lookout for your next survival project, why not make your own primitive atlatl that can be used for survival hunting. The atlatl is a throwing spear that has a hook on one end and a handle on the other. By essentially lengthening the arm, it provides additional leverage to propel a dart much farther and faster than a one-handed throw. A well-made atlatl can throw a dart over 100 yards…

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