How to Build a debris hut

How to Build a Debris Hut in the Woods

The debris hut is an extremely versatile shelter that is suitable for many habitats and requires no tools to build, only the natural materials you find around you. Not only is learning to build a debris hut fun, but it is a very important skill. How a Debris Hut Works Built correctly, the debris hut works by insulating you from the elements using layers of natural material. The idea is to build the hut as…

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Using Steel Wool to Create Fire

How to Use Steel Wool to Create Fire

steel wool is actually mostly iron (Fe). In fact, steel is an iron alloy: iron with about 2% carbon mixed in. Using a little bit of steel wool and a battery can be a really effective way of starting a fire, even when it’s wet. Just hold one part of the steel wool to the positive end and another part to the negative end. If you have a 9-volt battery, you can rub the steel…

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Make your own butterfly bandage

How to Apply Butterfly Stitches

During this guide we are going to look at how to apply butterfly stitches and how you can make your own. Butterfly stitches are narrow adhesive strips that are used to close a small wound to better help it heal. You can use the strips if the wound is shallow, clean and uninfected, and you’re sure that nothing is embedded in it. Make sure that the skin around the wound is also clean and dry….

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Learn to tie knots

5 Essential Knots You Must Learn

There are many knots that I believe to be essential to learn for survival and each has its own use. Below you will find 5 essential knots you must learn. Once you have mastered these start expanding your knowledge with other knots. Why learn different knots? Simply put, the correct knot in a survival situation could literally save your life. Reef Knot (Square Knot) The Reef knot is a simple but useful knot to learn….

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Make your own ghillie suit

How to Make a Camouflage Ghillie Suit

Ghillie suits take camouflage to the next level. They help by altering the recognizable human shape into a blurry form that is hard to detect even with the best set of eyes. They can be purchased online or can be made at home fairly easily. If you are looking for a new project to start on, follow the details below to make your own camouflage ghillie suit. Gather Materials To make your ghillie suit you…

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