How to Build a Fire on Snow

How to Build a Fire on Snow

We don’t like to think about having to face a survival situation during the winter months. The fact is, you will have to spend extra time to gain the knowledge needed to learn extra skills for use during this time. One of those skills? Building a fire in the snow. Now, with just a little snow around, it would be fairly easy to get a fire going but what do we do when faced with…

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The Zipstitch for Your Medical Kit

Today, while scouring the internet I came across what they call the Zipstitch, the only surgical-quality wound closure device available without a prescription, and I must say, I like the look of this one! We know how important it is to keep a well-stocked first aid kit and we also know the importance of trying to cut the extra weight and the Zipstitch could just be a game changer. What is the Zipstitch? The Zipstitch is…

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How to Get a Firearms Licence in the UK

Here in the UK, there are a lot of myths that surround getting a firearms licence. Some of the more common myths that you may hear include: During today’s guide we want to help walk you through getting your first firearms and/or shotgun licence. The forms for Shotgun and Firearms Licence applications are almost identical but there are slight differences. One of the biggest differences is that with firearms you must prove that you have…

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Essential Items for Your First Aid Kit

First aid and our medical kits are often overlooked when it comes to our survival gear. The fact is, during an emergency situation, your first aid kit will most probably get used much more than your knife or your other equipment so we need to get this in order now. Before starting to put your medical kit together, you need to think about any specific needs of you and your family members and be sure…

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Rivers Crossing Safety

Rivers Crossing Safety

Oftentimes rivers are fairly easy to cross without too much hassle but heavy and rains and melting snow can change all that and turn it into a dangerous crossing. Moving water is risky but by following some simple safety advice you can ensure that you stay upright and get to the other side without any issues. River Crossing Safety It only takes as little as 6 inches of fast flowing water to sweep you off…

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