Survival Skills

Survival Skills

Survival Skills

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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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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Cleaning Is the Most 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% of them just
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DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot
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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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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Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? Over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather. The Weather Channel has even begun naming winter storms, for
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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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The Swedish Torch: Easy to Make, Effective, and Free 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
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Boiling water to purification
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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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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Reloading 5.56 NATO Remington
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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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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Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I guess that I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in a cash challenged household and successfully hunting for squirrels and rabbits was often
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Living the Prepper Life
Introduction 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 we've tried as we
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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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Building a squirrel pole in three easy steps
Feeding Your Family in SHTF Situation Imagine if you will S.H.T.F.  Be it from a complete socioeconomic fall out or a natural disaster, the grid is down, there is no power, no water, and whenever
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What 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 - A Real Threat or Trivial Doomsday Scenario?
What is an EMP? 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 longer
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Dirty Bomb Attack: 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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Converting Family to Prepping Mindset
Potential Catastrophes and Natural Disasters There are many potential natural disasters – flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hurricane, meteor strike, to name a few. In the last fifty years or so, we human beings have added
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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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How Much Does Off-Grid Energy Actually Cost? 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 it may
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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: The Next Big Thing for Survivalists?
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 Secrets of the Navy SEALs
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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How to Build a Hurricane Kit
Build a Hurricane 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. Every year hurricanes cause
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Bug Out Bag Essentials. Every article that you read about how to build a bug out bag is going to have a list of 50 or 60 items that you should include, but what if
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Hurricanes bring to mind destructive winds and heavy rains, but in fact, the wind is often the least of your worries! It's OK though because we've put together an excellent Survival Kit for Hurricanes that you
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Why Do You Need a Bug Out Bag Packing List? Putting together a bug out bag is not difficult, but putting together a comprehensive, well packed bug out bag requires more attention to detail. A
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Zombie Bug Out Bag Must-Haves Some people believe in the possibility of a Zombie apocalypse and others don't, but the capacity for a naturally derived or chemically engineered virus that causes widespread infection and zombie
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Hurricane Begins Soon - Do You Have a Hurricane Preparedness Plan? If you live in any of the Atlantic states, hurricanes are a very real threat to you from June 1 to November 30, the official window
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Putting together a bug out bag is really not that difficult if you have a bug out bag list to go by. However,  putting together a comprehensive, well packed bug out bag requires a little
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If this is your first foray into the land of bug out bags, many of the items that are on the must-include list may seem bizarre, and you probably have questions about what should be
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What is a bug out bag? In a nutshell, a bug-out bag is a way for you to be better prepared to leave your home, office or vehicle in a moment's notice, just in case
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Survival Food Storage Do’s and Dont’s
Stockpiling Food: Buy the Calories, Not the Servings! Hi all, this is Samson B.K. I wanted to give you a few tips on how to get your best deal when buying survival food packages. The
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Glenn Beck is famous for getting to the truth of things, here's one truth he may have overlooked... My company, Survivalist 101, sells food storage and other survivalist  gear. A little more than a month
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Why Should You Learn Wilderness Navigation Skills? Survival often dictates that we make do with the materials we have on hand. Although it would be nice to have an electronic GPS unit with an unlimited
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A sustainable food source is arguably one of the most important aspects of a successful survival plan. Building survival traps are an excellent way to diversify your current food procurement plans without spending a lot of
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The Importance of  Potable Water in a Survival Situation The importance of water to the human body should be obvious to most of us. Comprised of 75% water, we need to consume approximately 2 liters
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Why is Survival Shelter Important? As humans, shelter is one of the things that we absolutely need. In the desert, shelter protects us from the sun. In colder climates, shelter provides protection from the wind
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Fire building is integral to any survival situation. We need fire for warmth, cooking, food preservation, and water purification, among other uses. Survival dictates that we understand how to build a fire with whatever materials
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Our outdoor skills 101 guide was developed with the purpose of teaching various skills that are useful in camping, hiking, and survival situations. In addition, we provide helpful tips for using materials that are found
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In the aftermath of a major calamity there are certain things you must have to ensure the safety and survival of your family. In these pages you will find an abundance of information and advice
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How to Keep Your House Warm in a Disaster We've already discussed ways to start fires in order to stay warm, but if you'€™re in your home, you can'€™t exactly build an open fire. You'€™re
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Emergency Heat Sources to Keep You Warm in a Disaster One of the primary things that you'€™re going to need in a post-disaster situation is fire. You may not think much about it now but
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Top 7 Alternative Ways to Heat Food If you'™re stuck in a post-disaster situation without power to fire up the stove, you only really have 2 choices: use the alternative heating source that you'™ve acquired
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