How to Know if a Mushroom is Poisonous

I am sure that you already know that you should never eat anything you find in the wilderness unless you can positively identify it as being edible. Identification however, is not always easy, especially with mushrooms. Although I am going to try and do my best to explain what you need to be looking for, it is highly recommended that you buy a foraging guide for mushrooms in your area. A good local guide will…

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Awesome DIY Smoke Bomb

When lost in the wilderness and in need of rescue, you need a way of alerting others to your location. I have come across many videos and articles showing different methods of making your own smoke bombs in the past but nothing that looks quite as effective as the one shown below by The Modern Rogue. Check it out, try it out! All you need is some sugar and potassium nitrate.

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Dave Canterbury and the Super Shelter

Today’s videos come from none other than Dave Canterbury who has put together this 2 part video on how to make a super shelter to help keep you warm in colder environments. The benefit of this set up is that you only need a 5×7 space blanket and a 9×12 plastic tarp. Make a long fire and you won’t be feeling much of that cold. This really is a simple yet highly effective shelter to…

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Edible Plants: Cattails

62 Wild Plants That You Can Eat

Knowing how to forage for edibles in the great outdoors could quite literally be the difference between life and death. While we do have the Universal Edibility Test to test the plants we find, I just don’t think that in a survival situation you really have the time to be waiting. While searching the Internet earlier I came across a website MatterofTrust.org that has lots of information that I believe our readers will appreciate. This…

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How to Use a Watch as a Compass

We live in a world in which we can pull our phone out of our pocket and pull up GPS or Google Maps to find out where we are and where we’re going. This is great and easy enough to do most of the time but the problem with this technology is that it relies on power to work and in the wilderness, there are no plug sockets to keep it powered up. Today we…

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