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Survival Myths that Could Get You Killed

I was going to write a post today about some survival myths that are around that if followed, could actually make the situation worse. As I was doing some research I actually came across a great video that will not only tell you the survival myths but also what you should do instead. I will share the video instead of making a post as it seems a little pointless otherwise so you can check it…

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How to Survive a Bear Attack

I was watching today again in which the true story of 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass is told. Hugh Glass was so badly mauled by a grizzly bear near the Missouri River that his mercenary colleagues left him for dead in a shallow grave, from which he duly escaped to seek vengeance. One of the best scenes for me in the movie is actually the bear attack. It is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking…

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How to Know if Ice is Safe to Walk On

You MUST understand that it is NEVER safe to walk on ice, it IS ice afterall. There are however, steps that you can take that will greatly reduce your chances of falling through the ice. There are a number of factors which contribute toward ice thickness and hardness and these need to be taken into consideration. As an example, new ice is stronger than old ice and you should also look at the color. Ice that…

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20 Bugs You Can Eat in the Wild

Believe it or not, insects are actually the most abundant protein source on the planet, with many of them boasting dense concentrations of nutrients like omega 3s. Entomophagy – describes the practice of eating insects by humans.  It is estimated that 2 billion people eat insects as part of their traditional diet worldwide, according to a report by the United Nations. According to the same report, over 1,900 different species of insects have been used for food. This…

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Ice Fishing Tips for Beginners

If you are reading this post then chances are that you have thought about ice fishing but are yet to give it a go. Well you have come to the right place as we are going to cover the basics of ice fishing to get you started. An incredibly easy way of explaining what ice fishing is, is that it is akin to bridge or pier fishing, except that you have to cut a hole through…

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