If one day, you will have to bug out into the woods, staying away from other human beings will become a major and complicated on-going task. Remaining undetected requires for you to also know a few camouflaging field equipment techniques. It’s more than just making sure you’re not leaving tracks and trash behind.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the second-leading cause of poisoning death after drugs. Carbon monoxide is a covert killer and it causes between 200 and 1000 deaths per year in the US. Here is what you should know to avoid poisoning from this colorless, tasteless, odorless, non-irritating gas.
Can you store your magazines loaded? It’s a question often debated among preppers, but the answer never really seems to be “yes” or “no”. Some say it’s perfectly fine, nothing will happen to your magazines. Others say your magazines’ springs might lose some tension or fail completely.
Fuel will become a valuable resource post-SHTF and knowing how to store it properly, but also how to make your own will give you an advantage when fuel shortages will spread. Today we will learn how to make charcoal at home and why you should do it.
Enjoying a quiet fishing session in the wilderness and admiring the colorful surroundings is the best relaxation technique I can think of. Cooking the fish you caught is also a pleasant experience, but there are a few things one needs to know before feasting. To be on the safe side, you should be able to remove pollution and contamination in the fish you catch. Otherwise, your outdoor adventure can take a turn for the worse.
Bowfishing is becoming more and more popular amongst preppers and survivalists. Bowfishing combines hunting and fishing, and it’s a skill that can provide good eating if mastered properly. You don’t need expensive gear or complicated fishing gear to become skilled at bowfishing. You need training and a lot of patience for a successful hit.
Not all containers are made of metal or plastic. Clothing is not necessarily leather, or cloth, and not every dwelling requires lumber or cement. Many survival necessities, from houses to garments and from fishnets to baskets, can be made from natural fibers—roots, bark, grasses, vines, and stems.
Summer is a fun time of year. Lots of activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and camping, Lots of stuff to do with your loved ones. People just seem to be more active with the warmer weather. All of this activity is fine, but it should be realized that with all of the fun stuff to do, there are certain summer emergencies that can present themselves.
An important part of using any piece of quipment effectively is knowing its capabilities and limitations. Fire-arms are no exception. We all know that handguns are close-in defense weapons. However, what exactly are their range limitations? Long-range hand gunning is a skill that takes practice to master, and there are a few shooting fundamentals you need to learn.
Almost all of the survivors who have made it through a collapsed economy ordeal in the inner city have mastered two basic skills. These two skills are foraging (to the maximum extent permitted by law and beyond) and inner city gardening.
The thistle has a bad reputation, almost everyone is familiar with it and its prickles, a number one characteristic. Livestock owners hate it because very few domesticated animals will feed upon the plant. Thistles are despised herbs, regarded as a noxious weed by farmers. However, the way I see it, the thistle is a wonderful plant with many useful treats for preppers and homesteaders.
If you enjoy exploring the great outdoors of it you happen to have a bug out plan that includes alpine journeys; there are a few things you should prepare for when traversing alpine terrain. This is a harsh, exhausting journey that requires proper planning and physical strength.
I learned to appreciate the value of a poncho in my younger years, and to this day, I consider it a versatile piece of equipment that shouldn’t miss from your backpack. Regardless, if you’re a prepper, a survivalist, or just a camping enthusiast, the poncho will become your best friend in times of need.