Surviving Out Of Your Vehicle in Hot Weather

Surviving out of your vehicle

Some people do live out of their vehicles for various reasons, but there is a difference when it comes to living out of one as part of daily survival, and surviving out of one for short periods due to an emergency. This article will talk about emergencies that come up while away from home or …

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Survival Shelter Location: Placement is Important

Survival Shelter Location

Shelter can mean the difference between life and death in a survival situation, and so the importance of a shelter cannot be stressed enough. However, your shelters’ location is just as important, and it is something that must be carefully considered. Your shelter will protect you from cold winds, the scorching rays of the sun, …

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Wildlife Encounters: Staying Safe with Bears

Bear Safety

Bear attacks do make the news and the reason is an attack by a bear is news. Why is it news, because they are rare? According to Back Packer Magazine, on average less than three people are killed each year by bears. There are bear and other wild animal attacks every year of course that …

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Things to Watch Out For When Buying Survival Foods

Survival Food

Understanding the Packaging Material When It Comes To the Shelf Life of Survival Foods What is the Water Vapor Transfer Rate (WVTR)? WVTR measures the transfer rate of moisture as it pertains to packaging materials, moisture that is transferred from the storage environment that then mixes in with the foods in the packaging. This is …

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Top 5 Reasons to Be a Prepper

Reasons to be a prepper

Some people are not motivated to do anything to prepare for a crisis until something happens, until something happens to them, and then of course, it is too late. They can sit all day and watch one crisis after another unfold around the world, but the disasters are a world away, and do not touch …

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Shelter and Fire: First Priority When Surviving in The Wilderness

Shelter Fire Survival

Fire is an important ritual in the wilds, an important lifesaving ritual that must be mastered for survival. First, however you need shelter, particularly when it’s raining and cold, because fire comes hard, if at all the first night under wet conditions. Fire is needed for warmth, signaling, boiling/purifying water, cooking foods, repelling insects and …

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How to Make a PVC Slingshot

PVC Slingshot

When I was a kid, I used to spend hours looking for that perfect Y shaped branch to make a homemade slingshot. A stick, two rubber bands and a patch of leather and I thought I had the perfect weapon. Little did I realize back then how under powered my little homemade slingshot actually was. …

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The Importance of Vitamin C in A Survival Situation

Rose Hips Vitamin C

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) usually called ascorbate is an essential vitamin needed by every one of us. A vitamin C deficiency can lead to scurvy, which if not treated leads to death. In the early stages of scurvy patients experience lethargy, spots on the skin and spongy gums. As the disease progresses patients experience open …

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Stealth Hunting: Practicing Noise Discipline

Stealth Hunting

If they can hear you they can find you. In some cases, you will have to minimize your noise signature so as not to comprise your location, or mission if you will. In a grid down scenario or in certain other situations, you may have to hunt to survive, and you may have to hunt …

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10 Survival Uses for Mylar Emergency Blankets

Mylar Emergency Blankets

First developed by NASA in 1964 Mylar emergency blankets or also known as space blankets or thermal blankets are made from a thin sheet of plastic usually PET film that is coated with a metallic reflecting agent. Typically the blankets are gold or silver in color. The material is designed to reflect up to 97 …

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