How do You Survive a Flash Flood?

In the earlier days of UK Survival Guides we wrote a guide for preparing for a flood. Today we want to take a look at flash floods and more importantly, how to survive a flash flood. The dangerous thing about flash floods over normal flooding is the speed at which the waters build. There can be little to no warning at all in some cases.  What is a Flash Flood? A flash flood is a…

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Top Wilderness Survival Tips

Today, we are so used to being able to do anything that we need to at the touch of a button. What happens when you’re lost, stranded, or injured? What happens when you need help with no modern technology at hand? Do you have the basic skills that are necessary to stay alive long enough to get to safety in the wilderness? One big problem with survival tips is that many people still believe a…

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How to Handle a Suspicious Package

The chances of a suspicious package being delivered to a home address are thankfully rare, but they do happen. Companies that receive huge amounts of mail are more at risk but either way, if there is concern that a suspected package has been received, sensible steps can be taken to minimise the risk and danger. For the purpose of this guide, the term “suspicious package” is any mail that may contain a bomb, or a…

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Is it Safe to Use Hotel Safes?

Following on from our earlier guide “13 tips for staying safe in a hotel“, we were asked the question “Is it safe to use hotel safes?” First off, storing your valuables in the in-room hotel safe is a much better choice than trying to hide your valuables somewhere in the room. However, it is not 100% secure. If you use the safe and somehow forget the code or lose the key, how do you retrieve…

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10 Edible Plants You Can Eat in the Wild

While having a good stockpile of food is essential, so is knowing how to forage for wild edibles. There are actually many edible plants which could just save your life in a survival situation. Here we are going to be looking at 10 edible plants you can eat in the wild. Along with the list below, we do recommend that you get your hands on a good foraging book that will show you which plants…

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