Category: Essential Survival Skills

Oct 25 2014

What are the Top Five Basic Skills for Survvial

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Top 5 Basic Survival Skills You must learn Basic Survival Skills before going out in the wilderness. Surviving without life’s normal luxuries will test most most people – even a week without power would grind many people to a complete halt. If that were to happen to you how would you survive?   Would you …

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Aug 08 2014

What is Bushcraft Camping

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What Exactly is Bushcraft Camping? It’s kind of a strange term – as both bushcraft and the skills associated with it, and camping, are really quite different – but in terms of wilderness survival they actually gel together surprisingly well… You could almost call it survival camping or primitive camping – either term will do …

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Aug 08 2014

Bushcraft Skills

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Never underestimate the importance of good, solid Bushcraft Skills to keep you alive when out in the wilderness. Whenever you decide to venture out into the wild you go through a series a common sense preparation – the last thing you would do is to just up and go, without making any plans. But sometimes …

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Feb 14 2014

Gutting and Prepare Fish

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Basic Survival Skills – Gutting and Prepare Fish Before you can eat any fish, you must remove parts that will make you ill first – Gutting and Preparing your fish is the number one step There are several different ways of processing your fish for the grill, some hunters like to remove the head while …

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Feb 14 2014

Basic Survival Skills – Butcher and Prepare an Animal in the Wild

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How to Butcher and Prepare an Animal in the Wild using Survival Skills By now your basic survival skills will be improving to the point where you know you can obtain food in the wild. However, you must know the safe procedures to butcher and prepare the food once you have managed to trap, snare …

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Feb 13 2014

Basic Survival – How to Purify Water for Drinking

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Basic Survival – How to Purify Water for Drinking The basic survival skill of knowing how to safely purify water for drinking can literally save your life. You can be fooled into thinking that because your out in the wild, miles away from civilization, that the water from streams and rivers would be safe to drink but this is …

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Feb 13 2014

How to make a Snare Trap – Baiting the Trap

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How to make a Snare Trap – Baiting the Trap  Even though you know how to make a snare trap to catch animals for your food, the next important thing is to lure the animal into your snare. Correctly Baiting the Trap can mean the difference between you getting lunch and the animal walking off with …

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Feb 12 2014

How to make a snare to trap animals – The Spring Snare

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How to make a snare to trap animals. The Spring Snare   A spring snare is one of the more ideal methods of trapping an animal – simply because, once the animal is snared it is then secured out of the reach of any other predators prowling around the trails. Firstly, the spring snare has to be …

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Feb 12 2014

How to make a snare to trap animals – A Simple Snare

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How to make a snare to trap animals – The Simple Snare  The Simple Snare is exactly what you would expect it to be – the most basic construction of a trap, using minimum equipment and materials. Knowing how to make a snare to trap animals is relatively easy – In fact a simple snare can …

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Feb 12 2014

How to make Snares and Traps

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How to make Snares & Traps    There are many methods of catching your wild food in the wilderness, but knowing how to make Snares and Traps, is one of the most essential survival skills you will need to learn before venturing out into the wild. While it is more than possible for you to …

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Feb 06 2014

Basic Survival – Starting a Fire in the Wild

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 Basic Survival – Starting a Fire in the Wild There are many different methods of Starting a Fire in the wild – all are possible if you have enough time and the materials, nut you must have the basic survival knowledge and learn these skills before going out in the wilderness. However, if you do ever …

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Jan 02 2014

How to build a Survival Shelter

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How to Build a Survival or Emergency Shelter and Set Up Camp  A good survival or emergency shelter is the absolute number one priority for survival in the wilderness – whether you are out in the wilderness for fun or been forced there by natural disasters. If you find yourself lost or you’re stranded or …

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