Clean & Fillet Fish

How to Clean and Fillet a Fish

Clean & Fillet Fish

If you have never cleaned a fish before than this in an excellent video that shows you how to clean, scale and fillet a few different kind of fish. The fish cleaned in the video are Bluegill, Bass and Catfish. The video is a little graphic if you If are squeamish you might not want to watch it.

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Native American fish trap

How to make a Native American fish trap

Here is a good video I found on how to make a Native American fish trap. The funnel opening has to have a large enough opening for the fish or turtle to swim into, leave the funnel opening facing into the deeper water. This is probably illegal in most states so make sure you only use this in an emergency situation only.

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How to Find Fatwood a Natural Fire Starter


“Fatwood” is nickname for pine wood that has a high resin content. The resin contains terpene, which is what turpentine is derived from and is very flammable. Once you have harvested some fatwood it is very easy to start a fire, so knowing how to find it and where to look for it could make getting a fire going a lot quicker, especially in bad conditions. So take a look at the video to learn how to find this natural fire starter.

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Escaping Zip Ties

How to Escape from Zip Ties

A while back I posted a video on how to pick handcuffs and a LEO (law enforcement officer) questioned why I would post something like this. Well here in CT there was a home invasion where the criminals restrained the family and started the house on fire, only the husband barely escaped. With that being said I think it is good to know how to escape handcuffs and zip ties because the police aren’t the only ones using them.

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Picking Handcuffs

The Basics of Picking Handcuffs


The police aren’t the only ones that uses handcuffs, yes criminals use them too. Knowing how to get out of handcuffs and zip ties could save your life one day. Below is an excellent video by ITS Tactical  that shows you how to pick handcuffs with a bobby pin.

So give the video a watch and if you happen to have a pair of handcuffs, then try it for yourself. This is for a SHTF scenario only, this site does not condone criminal activity.

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10 reasons for a 22LR Firearm



Here are 10 great reasons why you should consider a 22LR firearm. Check out both video’s below they are very informative.

#1 Great For Beginners
#2 Target or Plinking
#3 Ammo is Cheap
#4 Hunting (great for small game)
#5 Pest Control (snakes, rats)
#6 Training (see #3)
#7 22LR is Plentiful
#8 Conversion Kits For Defensive Gun
#9 Supressors are less expensive
#10 Self Defense


SHTF: 10 Reasons for a 22LR Firearm


22LR Lethality Test 

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Rainbow Trout Float Fishing

Float Fishing: A Highly Effective Method Of Fishing

I do a lot of fishing for trout and one thing that I have learned is that float fishing is a highly effective method of fishing. I actually caught the fish pictured above using this method. What makes this method so effective is the way that it presents the bait to the fish. I have had a lot of success using this method of fishing and I suggest any of you that fish for trout, salmon or steelhead give it a try.

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Worm Grunting

Worm Grunting For Bait

Have you ever wanted to use organic fertilizer for flowers and the other plants in your garden, but were unwilling or unable to afford it? Maybe you wanted to secure the biggest catch of the day without paying for bait or tediously digging for worms? Or have you ever found yourself in a survival situation, depleted of energy and in desperate need of sustenance? If so, then the following video can be helpful to you.

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Six uses for survival knife Infographic

Choose Your Survival Knife Wisely

Mаkіng thе dесіѕіоn оn whаt іѕ thе bеѕt ѕurvіvаl knіfе wіll bе а mаttеr оf оріnіоn fоr mоѕt. Cоlоr, grір, аnd ѕіzе mау аll bе tаkеn іntо ассоunt, аѕ wеll аѕ wеіght аnd durаbіlіtу. Onе mау wаnt tо mаkе ѕurе thаt thе knіfе сhоѕеn іѕ thе оnе thаt wіll bеѕt bе uѕеd tо реrfоrm thе tаѕk thаt thеу wеrе оrіgіnаllу dеѕіgnеd fоr whеn іn ѕurvіvаl mоdе.

Aѕ оnе ѕеаrсhеѕ fоr thе оnе thаt bеѕt ѕuіtѕ, thеrе аrе ѕеvеrаl орtіоnѕ аvаіlаblе. Thіѕ wіll ultіmаtеlу dереnd оn thе асtіvіtу уоu wіll bе uѕіng thе knіfе fоr. Thе tеrm ѕurvіvаl іѕ lіnkеd tо thіѕ tуре оf knіfе fоr а rеаѕоn, whісh іѕ tо аіd уоu whіlе оutdооrѕ, whеn іn а ѕіtuаtіоn thаt саllѕ fоr іt. It іѕ hіghlу rесоmmеndеd thаt уоu соnduсt еxtеnѕіvе rеѕеаrсh аnd соnѕult wіth еxреrtѕ bеfоrе mаkіng а fіnаl dесіѕіоn.

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Cold weather survival rules

Surviving Winter Weather

In cold climates, you cannot survive outdoors without shelter or fire. Water may not be a concern because of heavy snows and you can survive weeks without food. In frigid temperatures, your survival is measured in hours, without adequate shelter. Clothing can be considered shelter, as well as a tree or heavy foliage that breaks the wind. However, these are temporary measures and would not be considered adequate shelters to survive the night in cold temperatures.

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