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Survival Fishing | Primitive Survival Fishing 101 [VIDEO]

Survival Fishing | Primitive Survival Fishing 101 [VIDEO]

Survival fishing calls for primitive means and unconventional fishing techniques. Find out more about this below! Survival Fishing: A Means to an End   1. Fishing Nets Using nets, either passively or actively, is one
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Hurricane Michael: Post Hurricane Survival Checklist

Hurricane Michael: Post Hurricane Survival Checklist

Jonathan Campbell    Hello, my name is Jonathon and I just lived through Hurricane Michael. I live in Navarre Florida, which was spared the brunt of the damage as it is about 90 miles west
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Catch and Cook & Clean a Rattlesnake [Video]

Catch and Cook & Clean a Rattlesnake [Video]

The goal of The Wilderness Living Challenge Season 3 survival series is to GAIN or MAINTAIN body mass living only on 100% WILD FOODS! In this episode we catch and cook the venomous diamond back
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Six Knots You Need To Know [Video]

Six Knots You Need To Know [Video]

Today on repairs101 I want to share with you 6 knots that I really believe that everyone should know how to tie. Now some people are under the mistaken idea that if you can't tie
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Make a Survival Zip Pull from Paracord [Video]

Make a Survival Zip Pull from Paracord [Video]

I show you how to make a survival zip tie using 550 paracord. There are many uses for paracord, and one of the most useful things to do with left over pieces of paracord is
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Stages Of Tinder For Successful Fire Making [Video]

Stages Of Tinder For Successful Fire Making [Video]

In my last video I showed the differences between batoned wood and twigs. I used limited tinder in that video to show the concept of flame working time. I didn't really get into the science
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Pump-Drill Primitive Fire [Video]

Pump-Drill Primitive Fire [Video]

In this video I demonstrate a different and better design of the pump-drill for fire making or drilling. This makes primitive fire making easy! Of course this is not something you would make in the
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20 Wilderness Survival Tips! [Video]

20 Wilderness Survival Tips! [Video]

Here's a few handy wilderness survival tricks that might just save the day!
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Survivalist Tips For Backpacking In The Rain

Survivalist Tips For Backpacking In The Rain

Tips for Backpack Camping in the Rain 10. DON'T Go, If You are Afraid of being uncomfortable 9. Practice Survival Skills in Good Weather 8. Get a Good Backpack Find a pack that fits your:
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Medical packs for hunters - Are You Equipped to Deal With a Bullet or Knife? [VIDEO]

Medical packs for hunters – Are You Equipped to Deal With a Bullet or Knife? [VIDEO]

Are you equipped to deal with a bullet or knife would in the field? Many hunters do not prepare for the worst case scenario even though we are often miles from a village or town
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Building Shelters Using Natural Resources [VIDEO]

Building Shelters Using Natural Resources [VIDEO]

There is no blueprint for shelter building. Terrain and circumstance will dictate the final structure. If I look back over the years and remember every single one that I’ve slept in, each one was different,
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Lost At Sea Survival Guide | 7 Tips And Tricks For Ocean Navigation

Lost At Sea Survival Guide | 7 Tips And Tricks For Ocean Navigation

Are you fascinated by lost at sea movies? Don't you think it's fascinating how the characters come up with strategic ways to survive using only what they've got? While you might think it can only
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How to Build a DIY Outdoor Toilet

How to Build a DIY Outdoor Toilet [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

When nature calls, a DIY outdoor toilet can really save your tush. Check out our tutorial on how to make your own DIY outdoor toilet and be sure to check out the full video at
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NATURAL FIRE TINDER

Finding the Best Natural Fire Tinder in Survival Situations

When you're cold and lost in the wilderness, being able to make fire may determine if you live or die, which means you need to find the best natural fire tinder. Do you have matches?
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DIY: How to Make a Paracord Hammock /  Chair

DIY: How to Make a Paracord Hammock / Chair

A DIY paracord hammock chair makes a great project for preppers. You can set up this DIY paracord chair just about anywhere in the woods as long as there are two trees close together. With
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7 Tips for Surviving a Mob of Looters

7 Tips for Surviving a Mob of Looters

The riots in Ferguson, MO may have died down for now, but they leave a lasting memory that serves to once again proven how fragile society is and how many problems can be caused by violent
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How ticks spread Lyme disease

Lyme Disease: What you need to know

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans.
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How to Build a Survival Fish Trap --Weaving & Catching Fish

How to Build a Survival Fish Trap –Weaving & Catching Fish

Fish trap weaving and catching fish. This video starts with explanation of how to weave a fish basket (or any basket) and then I use a GoPro to show it catching fish. Great survival tool!!
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How to Survive in the Desert (Desert Survival Quiz)

How to Survive in the Desert (Desert Survival Quiz)

How to Survive in the Desert (Sonoran Desert) Part One   How to Survive in the Desert (Sonoran Desert) Part Two How to Survive in the Desert Quiz
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Snake Bite Treatment - How to Survive Being Bitten by a Venomous Snake

Snake Bite Treatment – How to Survive Being Bitten by a Venomous Snake

Most snakes in America are not venomous. In fact, you are much more likely to stumble upon a non venomous snake than one that is. However, should you be bitten by a venomous snake, common
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Alone Gear List: Which 10 Items Would You Choose? - Survival Lilly Shares Her's [VIDEO]

Alone Gear List: Which 10 Items Would You Choose? – Survival Lilly Shares Her’s [VIDEO]

Survival Lilly Shares the 10 Items She Would Choose on the Alone Gear List. Which Ones Would You Choose? (Alone Gear List Below) Alone is a  Survival Show that has jumped right to the very top of
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Paracord - Cordage - The Most Important Gear in Your Bug Out Bag

Paracord – Cordage – The Most Important Gear in Your Bug Out Bag

Today we're talking about the importance of cord and why you should always make sure to carry some in your pack. Day hike, overnight, multi-day; it's Important!
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Survival Knives 101

Survival Knives 101: The Many Uses of a Survival Knife

Instead of diving straight into the survival knife reviews, let’s start with something very basic – what a survival knife is for. Most everybody knows that survival knives are fairly large, arguably around 6 to
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Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

Clean a 1911 - Cleaning Is a Crucial Part of Gun Maintenance  This article will explain step-by-step the most basic of gunsmithing skills, cleaning. Of the hundreds of guns I look at each year, 65%
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DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot & Soup Can Stove

DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot & Soup Can Stove

Quick and Cheap DIY Prepping Project At  Survivalist 101, we are always on the lookout for unique and practical handmade gear that can be made from simple items or recycled materials. One of our readers,
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Survival can opener

How to Make a Survival Can Opener Using a Rock

Left Your Survival Can Opener Behind Yet Again? Whether you're a prepper or not, chances are that you have some canned goods stored in your pantry. And like most people, you probably open them with
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blackout preparedness

Blackout Preparedness: Short Term or Long Term, Don’t Forget the Basics

Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? I have recently been beefing up my blackout preparedness because over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather.
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Shooting chronograph bullet test

Using a Shooting Chronograph to Test Reloaded 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington)

Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Part 3 Part three of our series Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) covers testing the completed rounds with a shooting chronograph, building a ballistics table, and testing terminal
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How to make a swedish torch

How to Make a Swedish Torch – Video

How to Make a Swedish Torch Open fire cooking is an art that has been developed around the world for centuries and it is fascinating to see the different systems  mankind has come up with. I like
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Introducing the Open Fire Chef and His "Preppers Bean Challenge"

Introducing the Open Fire Chef and His “Preppers Bean Challenge”

Preppers - Is Your Food Storage Boring? It seems that every prepper, regardless of their reason for prepping, sooner or later focuses on food. I have seen many takes on food storage. One thing that
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Reloading press

Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part One

This article covers the basics of reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), including how to choose the right equipment, component explanations, and the prepping of brass for accepting a powder charge and slug. *Reloading
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Brass for reloading

Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part Two

This article is the second part of our Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (Remington .223) series and covers the aspects of powder charging, slug selection, bullet seating, and crimping. *Reloading ammunition is a skill and an
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skinning deer

Skinning Deer By Hand Using the Paracord and Knife Technique

Skinning Deer by Hand I’m sure that you’re all familiar with the old adage “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Well let me tell  you, there are COUNTLESS ways of skinning a
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How I Convinced My Wife to Become a Prepper

How I Convinced My Wife to Become a Prepper

Become a Prepper: My Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I didn't have to work too hard to become a prepper. I guess I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in
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blackout preparedness

Why & How to Become a Prepper: Living the Prepper Life

How to Become a Prepper After 9/11 my husband and I moved from Florida to rural Tennessee and began a "prepper" life on just five acres of land. We haven't always been successful at what
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Top Three Survival Guns

Choosing a Survival Gun – Survivalist 101’s Top Three Survival Guns

Survival Guns on a Budget  I was asked by the boss to write an article on which survival gun I’d have if I could only afford ONE. When I was given this assignment, the first
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Squirrel Pole: How to Build a Squirrel Pole Snare Trap in Three Easy Steps

Squirrel Pole: How to Build a Squirrel Pole Snare Trap in Three Easy Steps

How to Build a Squirrel Pole Snare Trap Imagine if you are in a S.H.T.F. situation.  Be it from a complete socioeconomic fall out or a natural disaster, the grid is down, there is no
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Pandemic: How to Survive a Pandemic - Risks, Preparation, and Prevention

Pandemic: How to Survive a Pandemic – Risks, Preparation, and Prevention

What EXACTLY is a Pandemic? What’s the difference between a nasty weekend flu that’s going around and a pandemic? Body count. That’s one way to look at a major catastrophe caused by a rapidly spreading disease.
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EMP Event - Be Prepared for an EMP Attack

EMP Event – Be Prepared for an EMP Attack

What is an EMP Event? In 1952, the classic science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still depicted a moment when all the cars stopped, lights went out, radios went silent and telephones no
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What is a Dirty Bomb: How Real is the Threat? - Facts and Threat Assessment

What is a Dirty Bomb: How Real is the Threat? – Facts and Threat Assessment

What is a Dirty Bomb? In simple terms, a “dirty bomb” is a conventional bomb (dynamite, C4) combined with radioactive components (powder, pellets) so that the explosion creates a cloud of radioactive material. That makes
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how to prepare for catastrophic events

How to Prepare for Disaster Survival: Observe, Orient, Decide and Act

How to Prepare for Disaster Survival There are many potential natural disasters and and ways how to prepare for disaster survival situations like: flood, fire, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hurricane, meteor strike, to name a few. In
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Survival Myths

Survival Myths That Can Put You in Danger of Dying – Survival Quiz

I was recently watching a show where the character was lost in the woods and looked for moss growing on a tree so that he could figure out his direction. I had always heard this
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Off Grid Energy Costs

Off Grid Energy Costs: Are the Cost and Benefits Worth It?

How Much Are the Off Grid Energy Costs? The answer is…well, there isn’t one. The amount you will pay to ditch public utilities for off grid energy is based on a ton of variables. Although
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Going Off-Grid – Three Questions to Ask Before You Take the Plunge

Going Off-Grid – Three Questions to Ask Before You Take the Plunge

Okay, so you’re convinced that you want to move away from public utilities and become more self-sufficient. Great! But before you start buying up solar panels, you should take some time to plan out exactly
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Off-Grid Living: Are You Sure You Want to Go Off-Grid?

Off-Grid Living: Are You Sure You Want to Go Off-Grid?

We often hear about people going “off-grid.”  What does that mean exactly?  In fact, what grid are we even talking about? The grid originally referred to the power grid.  During the late 19th century, power
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Survival Mindset

Survival Mindset – Navy SEALs Secrets & The Will to Survive

Often when we think about survival, we think about tools and techniques that can save our lives in the face of imminent danger. These are definitely important skills to keep in mind – but there
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A Quick-Start Guide to Your Hurricane Survival Kit

A Quick-Start Guide to Your Hurricane Survival Kit

Build a Hurricane Survival Kit If you live in the Atlantic states or along the Gulf Coast and haven't yet made preparations for hurricane season, now is the time to do so. Building a hurricane
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