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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California Wildfires Latest

At least 11 people have now died in what has become one of the most destructive wildfires ripping through north and south California. More than 250,000 people have had to evacuate their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. Firefighters were powerless in stopping a wildfire destroying the northern town of Paradise, where nine people died and 35 are missing. Another fire swept into the affluent southern beach resort of Malibu on Friday…

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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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Defeating Stress After a Disaster

How to Defeat Stress After a Disaster

It is no surprise that those affected by disasters experience stress. This is largely due to the fact that most disasters cannot be anticipated. It isn’t just those that are directly affected that may experience stress but also those with prolonged exposure to the horrifying images of the aftermath shown by the media. These can leave you feeling hopeless and helpless. Traumatic stress is a normal reaction whether you are a survivor, a witness, or…

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Bartering After Disaster - When Money Isn't an Option

Bartering After Disaster – When Money Isn’t an Option

Bartering is the process of obtaining goods or services by direct exchange without the use of currency. This can come in very handy following a disaster in which somebody needs supplies and you need services or vice versa. Both parties benefit from bartering so nobody goes without. If you have all your preps in place for you and your family, it is time to start looking at gathering items now that you could barter with…

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