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Simple Tips for Using the Bow Drill

I’m not going to lie, this isn’t the movies. Using a bow drill is not easy. When people first get into learning survival the first thing they want to do is learn to build a fire. The problem is that we are trying to be patient with inpatient people. They want to know the old ways of doing things but aren’t prepared to sit down and learn it. A bow drill does take some time…

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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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7 Survival Hacks That Could Save Your Life

I confess, I don’t think any of these hacks will actually ever be used to save a life, but they might get somebody out of a sticky situation. In the following video you’re going to learn: How to Make a Lantern Out Of a Soda Can How to Make a DIY Water Filter How to Make Your Own Fire Starters How to Make Mosquito Repellent How to Make a DIY Solar Microwave How to Navigate…

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How to Aim and Shoot a Slingshot

Slingshots have been around for centuries and many of us that are adults now, probably grew up playing with one of these as a kid. The hardest part about using a slingshot is to get your aim accurate. When we think of hunters we often think of using rifles and shotguns to take the animals down but a slingshot can be just as effective. Slingshots are cheap They’re easy to make Free ammo everywhere They…

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