Why You Should Learn Self-Defense

Well, as the title suggests, we are going to be looking at what I consider to be good reasons that not only you, but also your children learn self-defense. Here at UK Survival Guides we believe that everyone has a right to defend themselves.  You should never go out of your way to find trouble but sooner or later it will come. It could be some idiot drunk, some jealous friend, or some complete stranger….

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How Do You Defend Yourself Verbally?

First off, let’s just take a quick look at what Wikipedia says about verbal self-defense: I think we have all said things at times that we wish we could take back. Maybe it was a joke that was taken the wrong way or even a sarcastic comment. We’ve also all been on the receiving end of it. But this is exactly what we need to be working on. Silence is Golden The best response to…

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Keeping Your Family Safe When Traveling

Wherever you lay your head at night, THAT is your home! It should also be the one place you can go back to and feel safe. You may think that hotel rooms are actually pretty safe but that isn’t quite true. We write a lot of content here based on situational awareness and it’s because it matters. We live in an age where we need to always be aware of what is going on around…

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How to Start a Fire in the Rain

Using Wood Ash for Survival

During a disaster it is a very real possibility that we are going to have to go back to our old way of doing things. We aren’t going to have gas or electricity so we need to know how to cook using other methods. YouTube won’t be working either! Everything that we take for granted now can all be of no use to us tomorrow and without certain skills, we just won’t survive. One of…

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Using Leaves for Survival

It’s always a good thing when we can use our surroundings to our own advantage but did you know that even something like fallen leaves have their survival uses? 1. Insulation/Padding This is the first one that should probably spring to mind when you think about using leaves for survival. They are absolutely amazing at keeping you warm during the night. You can also use a thick layer under your sleeping bag so that it…

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