As promised a while ago, I will continue to review some of the prepping gear I own. Today, the Gerber Bear Grylls survival hatchet is in the spotlight. It is one of the best compact survival hatchets available on the market and it is considered a lifesaving aid in building a shelter and a campfire.
Getting back to nature is one of the last remaining pleasures we as Americans can all agree on. The great outdoors, however, is not a place to be taken lightly. Every year campers tragically die in situations that could’ve been easily avoided. Thankfully this is rare. What’s more common is that every year countless campers endure nights of terrible sleep thanks to poor preparation.
Nowadays, a generator is more than a convenience, and these items are no longer used sporadically like in the past. In fact, they fly off the shelves of general stores every time the media channels broadcast the “BAD forecast for this week’s weather” message. While some people know how to use a generator, the vast majority has no idea what protocols to follow and which are the generator safety rules they should implement for their household.
For us, rural and urban dwellers, the thought of living in a world without electrical power is a pretty scary one. Few people know what to do when there is no electricity and for them, it’s like a trip back in time, when things were much simpler. However, for the rest of us, electricity is a wonderful invention and we would be lost without it. Even so, nearly every task done with electricity has a manual counterpart.
During this time of year, a lot of people are affected by hypothermia. Many of them have no idea what hypothermia really is or what its symptoms are. When people feel cold they power through as they think it’s normal and soon enough things get worse, especially if they drink the wrong beverages.
Traveling through the wilderness requires for you to learn how to use all your senses. The more you learn to merge your senses, the more you will be able to enjoy the environment, but also make it safer when navigating through. The following natural navigation methods should be known by anyone who plans on spending a great deal of time in nature.
Herbal medicine has been around for centuries and it helped mankind survive through harsh time. Although the modern folks are encouraged to buy top-brand medicine, this ancient healing knowledge is still widely practiced in many communities around the world. In fact, medicinal herbs will still be here, long after the collapse of modern society. We should all learn how to take advantage of these healing herbs.
The ability to build wilderness shelters is an important factor to your ability to live through a cold weather survival scenario. We should all respect Mother Natures since her angriest periods can defeat even the most experienced survivalists. If you learn how to build these five wilderness survival shelters using natural resources, you will have a fighting chance against Mother Nature’s fury.
Having a hammock in your bug out bag will help you get the needed rest to recover from a stressful situation. However, it is more than a sleeping accessory and as you will discover in this article, hammocks are versatile and can be used in various situations.
You might be good at shooting targets, but that’s not the same as shooting game. When the time comes and the game is in your sight, you will tend to fall apart, both physically and mentally. Most shooting instructors will tell you that the following five shooting mistakes are the most common for hunters.
A lot of preppers and bushcraft enthusiasts have a hard time finding a place suitable to camp and practice their survival skills. A small patch of woodland to call your own is an ideal solution for most of us. However, before buying woodland, there are a few things you should really consider.
Hunting resembles an incredible journey with lots of adventurous periods of time, especially when you hunt deer. You should always prepare everything before entering a shooting range, just like students review their lessons carefully before they take an examination.
I spend a lot of time on forums and social media discussing about bugging out with other preppers. It’s a topic that should be covered by everyone since one day you might be forced to leave everything behind in order to survive. Bugging out into the woods is a common plan for a lot of people, but there are a few things that shouldn’t be ignored if you plan to follow the same path.