How to Use Fatwood for Fire Starting

A quick search of the internet will pull up thousands of websites that will tell you how good fatwood is as a fire starter. Why is this guide any different? We want to give you the knowledge from what it is through to actually using it. What is Fatwood? Fatwood goes by many names such as pitch wood and lighter pine but no matter what the name, fatwood is an easy igniting substance that comes…

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How to Cook Bacon and Eggs in a Paper Bag

How to Cook Bacon and Eggs in a Paper Bag

If you’re always looking for new things that you can cook over the campfire when heading out, why not cook yourself some bacon and eggs in a paper bag for breakfast. This is such a simple idea and here is how you can do it for yourself. You will need the following items: Preparation Cut the strips of bacon in half, giving you 4 pieces. Line the bottom of the paper lunch bag with the…

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How to Make a Basic Snare from Paracord

How to Make a Basic Snare from Paracord

Paracord is one of those items that has an incredible amount of different uses and today we are going to be looking at using paracord to make a basic snare. Usually, if you take something apart, it becomes useless, paracord on the other hand, becomes even more useful. It would be impossible to put a number on the amount of uses that this item has as you are only limited to your imagination. The snare…

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Edible Plants: Cattails

Edible Plants: Cattails

With a little knowledge it becomes clear that there are plenty of plants that you come across in the wilderness that can help keep you alive in a survival situation. You must be careful as not all plants are edible and some can kill however, today we are going to be looking at the edible cattails (Typha species.) Cattails offer a wide range of benefits and have been eaten for thousands of years in Europe…

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How to Waterproof Your Matches

How to Waterproof Your Matches at Home

Including matches in your emergency kit is a good idea but if they should become wet, they become useless. Today we are going to look at how you can waterproof those matches so that you can always use them when you need them. We are going to look at four different methods that you can use easily at home. Turpentine Turpentine is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin from live trees, mainly pines….

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