Finding True North

How to Find True North

Finding yourself lost and in the middle of nowhere is never a good feeling but realising that you forgot your compass is even worse. Thankfully, you still have a few options when it comes to finding true north and getting back to safety. There are actually three “norths”; true north, magnetic north, and grid north. Today we are going to look at how you can find “true north”. Use Your Watch Providing that your watch…

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Making Cord from Nettles

How to Make Cord from Nettles

Whilst paracord is an easy addition to our kits for when it comes to setting up shelter, the same can be achieved from natural materials such as the stinging nettle. Stinging Nettles are easily to identify and most importantly they are abundant just about everywhere, especially wild or neglected places. The stems of the stinging nettle are usually quite thin, but strong. Making Cord from Nettles The best time to make nettle cordage is in…

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Making Tea from Wild Plants

How to Make Tea from Wild Plants

There are a number of great tasting teas (that don’t come in little bags), that you can make yourself from plants that you may come across. During this guide, we are going to be looking at making tea with the following 6 plants: Birch Red Clover Ground Ivy Dandelions Nettles Pine Needles and Spruce Tip Before heading out to forage for supplies to make your next brew, I recommend that you invest in a good…

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Suprising Uses of a Bandana

Surprising Uses of a Bandana

You will usually see many survival kit lists claiming that you should include a bandana, but why? During this post we are going to be looking at some of the reasons a bandana should be in everybody’s kit. Signal for Help A brightly coloured bandana can be used as a signal flag if you are ever in need of rescue. Attach it to the end of a long stick and wave it around in big…

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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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