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It’s our credo, but what does it mean? It means planning your days around the pull of exploration. It means filling your soul with a sense of wanderlust every time you step on the trail.
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Ten Ways of Preparing Medicinal Herbs One of the most important things about herbal medicine is how it’s prepared. There are many different methods of preparing medicinal herbs, such as teas, poultices, syrups, and salves.
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The Benefits of Raising Meat Rabbits Raising meat rabbits is one of the most space efficient means of growing livestock for meat. Whether you live on a full blown many acre homestead, or on a
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Secure Solar Power without Batteries
SMA’s Secure Power Supply does something that no other grid-tied solar inverter without added storage can: provide power during a grid outage. Solar professionals have been talking about this amazing feature since its inception with
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  Survival Medicine Overview Here's the ugly truth: In a post apocalyptic scenario, just as many people will die from a lack of proper medication than those who are starving and dying of thirst. This
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Raising Fish
Raising Fish for Survival Food Raising fish for survival food has gained popularity in recent years as more people seek to provide a healthy food source for their families. Due to the overwhelming evidence of chemicals
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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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There are tons of articles on survival antibiotics, specifically, fish antibiotics for humans. Most are are filled with outdated information and are little more than pitch pages for crappy books. We decided to put this
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Redundancy in Bug out Bag Gear This may seem obvious but redundancy in bug out bag gear doesn’t always mean having two of something. It’s closer to the old saying, “There’s more than one way to
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Snake Bite Treatment
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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Alaska has more guns per citizen than any two states combined, except Texas, and is 46th out of 50 states in gun related deaths and violence. As horrible as these home-grown terrorist tragedies are, they
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water storage
Water Storage: How To Store the Most Important Emergency Item. The average human can survive without food for a month or more depending on the circumstances, but cannot survive without water for more than three
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Survival Trapping 101
Videos Courtesy of Georgia Trapper In a survival situation, survival trapping using specific traps can capture animals that provide us precious calories from meat and fat. Think of them as little hunters that you put
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#10 cans or mylar bags
#10 cans or Mylar Bags If you have been shopping for long term food storage recently you've probably wondered about the difference between food producers that use #10 cans or Mylar Bags. So I thought
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As a gunsmith and competitive shooter, I know a lot about firearms but I have never been in a firefight. Not knowing about Gunshot Wound Treatment in the event I am in one and someone I care
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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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The Mother of All Bug Out Bag Lists If you are a regular reader then you know that we used to own and build the "Ultimate Bug Out Bags" line of professional bug out bags.
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Bushcraft Cooking Methods - Bushcraft Basics. Today it's time for some Bushcraft tutorials involving Elevated Ground Stoves. I have receive a lot of requests for this video so here you go.
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Joshua Enyart is a former Army Ranger and Green Beret who teaches Emergency and Tactical Survival, Bushcraft, and Preparedness. He is the owner and lead Instructor for Flint & Steel Critical Skills Group, LLC, is
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December 4, 2018 BEIJING (Reuters) – The aviation leasing arm of China Development Bank said it will finance eight Airbus <AIR.PA> A330 purchases for airlines affiliated to debt-laden HNA Group and that the jets will
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 Ultimate Bug Out Bag – Survivalist Blog Tutorial

Building or buying the “Ultimate Bug Out Bag” is relative to each person’s situation. This is because these bags are designed to save your life and help you escape from danger or keep youUltimate Bug Out Bags alive while you head towards safety. The scope of this tutorial will be dedicated to the thought that is needed when planning and your bug out bag.

A “Bug Out Bag” or BOB is a pack you can carry that contains various items you will need to survive for a short or extended period of time. It should be designed to grab and take with you if you have to leave your residence in the event of an crisis.

The ultimate bug out bag should be personalized to your geographical location and the probability of natural disasters in that region, so there is no magic formula for building one. However, this short tutorial will give you a good foundation to build on and some ideas to get you on the right track.

Keep in mind, once you build or buy your BOB,  you should take it out on routine trial runs to help you optimize it and rotate the contents so nothing goes bad. It’s also a great excuse to go camping.

There are a number of emergencies that can come up in your life where you may find yourself in a situation that requires you to leave town. This could be caused by a force of nature, social uprising, a bad day at work, black plague, terrorism, or even a zombie outbreak.

No matter what the cause, you need to be prepared for anything. The most important resource to be prepared, besides a level head and experience in dealing with the specific situation, would be a handy collection of tools and supplies i.e. a bug out bag..

Having a bug out bag on hand will greatly increase your chances of survival. You probably have most of these items around your home already, but in a situation where time is a issue you want to have these items in a central location so you’re not frantically running around your home at the last minute, lowering your chances of escape. This is where your BOB or “Bug Out Bag” comes in.

Even if your first plan of action is to barricade your home, you will need a back up plan–your home or stronghold can easily become compromised. Read Full Tutorial

Bug Out Bags 101
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 you just want to start a basic bag? Can you get away with just a handful of items? The answer is yes, but if you're only building a small bug out bag, you need to be choosy about what goes
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Bug Out Bags 101
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 bit more attention to detail. Using a bug out bag list will help you stay organized, allow you to check off items as they are packed, and highlight any items you may have missed or additional items you want to include
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Bug Out Bags 101
So, You Want to Build the Ultimate Bug Out Bag, Right? If you're like me, you're just looking for the list of ideas so you can start building the bug out bag, right? We've got that in spades. This tutorial will give you every piece of knowledge you need to build the very best BOB at the very best price because we ARE the bug out experts. What you may not know is, Survivalist 101
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Survivalist Blog Survival Quiz

 

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#1 What feature of the snake is NOT used to determine if the snake is venomous?

Tongue. Venomous snakes tend to have elliptical pupils, while non-venomous snakes have round pupils. This is not foolproof though, as the venomous coral snake has round pupils. Not to mention you don’t want to get that close to a snake to find out!

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#2 Insect larvae contains a lot of protein. Where are the best places to find these insect eggs?

Insect eggs can be found in moist areas under rocks and inside rotten tree logs or stumps.

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#3 In an emergency situation, drinking small amounts of salt water will keep you from dehydrating until fresh water can be found.

Drinking any amount of salt water will further dehydrate you and in larger quantities cause organ failure.

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#4 How long can a healthy human go without food as long as they have water?

A healthy person, properly hydrated, can last up to 8 weeks without food. This is not to say that they will be able to operate as they normally would with food. The starvation process will leave you without energy and unable to perform basic survival tasks.

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#5 Which crucial need you should first address if you are lost in the woods during a thunderstorm?

Shelter from the elements is your first priority. Hypothermia can set in within 20 minutes, shelter will keep you from losing more heat and allow you to raise your body temperature. Once your shelter has been established you can focus on water, then food.

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#6 What is a bug out bag used for?

Bug out bags are used to store survival gear and equipment that will help you evacuate your home and “bug out” to a predetermined, or open ended location.

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#7 An insect diet can actually save your life by providing you with which of these much-needed bodily sources of energy?

The majority of an insect’s body is pure protein. Insects actually hold more than three times the amount of protein (for their size) as beef.
carbohydrates

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#8 Which symptom determines if you are experiencing SEVERE dehydration?

Dry mouth and a rapid heartbeat is a sign for moderate dehydration. Vomiting and diarrhea is a strong indication for severe dehydration.

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#9 It’s a good idea to build your shelter near what?

Staying near a source of water is a good idea when building a shelter. You should avoid natural hazards like cliffs and dry river beds.

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#10 What’s the LEAST important survival tool for a novice in a jungle scenario?

The ability to shelter yourself from the elements, start a fire, clear brush, defend yourself, and provide clean drinking water are the most important tools. A compass is a very important tool, however if you are lost, the most recommended strategy is to shelter in place for those who will be looking for you.

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#11 In a survival scenario, you should avoid eating insects that ____.

Brightly colored, or strong smelling insects are a clear warning sign for you to avoid, many are poisonous.

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#12 If your feet stay wet for a prolonged period, you can develop:

Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It was also the number three injury, behind bullets and shrapnel, in both world wars, that disabled soldiers.

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