Lean-to shelter

How to Build a Lean-To Shelter

The lean-to shelter is one of the most popular emergency shelters for survival. It is simple to build using minimal supplies and can be put together in a matter of minutes as opposed to the debris hut which takes much longer to build. Although the lean-to may be a simple shelter, it is still a good choice for protection against the elements. If you have a tarp or an emergency blanket in your kit, this will…

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Using Your Clothes as a Floatation Device

If you find yourself in deep water without a floatation device, it is time to improvise. Without a means of staying afloat, you will be wasting precious energy while waiting for help to arrive. This method will save that energy, giving you a much higher chance of survival. The technique itself is not new. It is taught to the U.S. Marines and is not just a valuable survival skill, but also fun to learn. You…

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How to Remain Calm During Crisis

How to Remain Calm During Crisis

For most people, during a crisis, they will panic, simple! The problem? That panic can worsen the situation and lead you into a complete meltdown which can not only be damaging to your health, but also your ability to perform to your true potential. Some of the biggest survival stories from around the world could have ended so much differently had the person involved failed to remain calm under pressure. A crisis doesn’t need to…

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The Ultimate Guide to Your Bug Out Bag Essentials

Bug out bags go by many names but when it comes down to it, they all mean the same thing. Your bug out bag should be at hand, ready to go, and contain everything you need to survive for a minimum of 72 hours. In order for your bug out bag to actually work when you need it, there are certain items that must be included (essentials). If you have done any searching online to…

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True Stories: Christopher McCandless

Christopher Johnson McCandless, byname Alexander Supertramp, (born February 12, 1968 – found dead September 6, 1992. Christopher Mccandless was an American adventurer who died at the age of 24 from starvation and possibly poisoning, while camping alone on a remote trail in Alaska. When it comes to McCandless, there are the facts, based on his own journal entries and family members’ accounts, but then there is also the speculation surrounding the truth, as often is…

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