How to Remove Cactus Spines From Your Skin

I certainly wish that I had the armor of a cactus and if you’re planning on heading to the desert any time soon, you might want to look into how to remove the spines from your skin. I wanted to share an infographic with you all that I found over at REI.com that shows you the most popular methods of spine removal along with their success rate.

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How to Get Leeches Off Your Skin

If you’ve ever gotten a leech, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it’s certainly no fun at all. It is essential however, if you spend any time in the outdoors that you learn how to safely and effectively remove a leech from your skin. Don’t go anywhere, that’s why we’re here! Leech Quick Facts 1) They have suckers at both ends. I have to admit I never really knew this until recently but a…

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How to Find Water in the Wild

Water is an essential need for the body to survive. It doesn’t matter where in the world we are, we wouldn’t last much longer than three days without a drink so you can see why it becomes so important during a survival situation. Sure, I know, nobody likes going without food either but you can actually go several weeks without food. I know which of the two I consider to be priority. Nobody likes to…

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Eating Snake in a Survival Situation

Could you? Would you? I used to keep quite a few different snakes and different reptiles when I lived with my ex girlfriend of mine and I remember a friend asking me one day, “if you had to, would you eat one?” I looked at him gone out until I realised what he was talking about. Would I eat a snake if I had to? I don’t know why this has been swirling round my…

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What is the Best Knot for a Hammock?

People tend to find knots boring and so they don’t get discussed as often as they should. In our example today we’re putting up a hammock so if you fail in knot tying the whole thing comes crashing down. There are literally hundreds of different knots out there and each has their own uses but right here, we only want to look at those knots that are best for hammock camping. To avoid the chance…

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