Category Archive: General Survival

What is Bushcraft Camping

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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Bushcraft Skills

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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What is Bushcraft

What is Bushcraft   Anyone who wishes to venture out into the wilderness and survive for a long time must have a good knowledge of bushcraft skills – but What is Bushcraft and what does it mean? As we become more and more dependent on our modern lifestyle we are drifting further away from nature …

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Water Contamination

How to avoid water contamination in the wilderness.    The need for safe drinkable water is an essential part of life – Out in the wilderness it is even more essential to have access to drinking water, however, water contamination is a major problem when trying to obtain safe drinking water. If you are in the wilderness …

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Land Navigation using a compass

Wilderness Land Navigation  Hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts routinely get lost even though they have a compass and map in their packs. They get lost because they think they know the trail because they have been over it before, but just a few yards off the trail is unknown territory. Once lost people assume …

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Covert Camping- how to Avoid Detection in the Wild

Covert Camping Avoiding Detection in the Wilderness  Virtually every military in the world teaches covert camping in some form. Covert camping is a very necessary part of wilderness training and to make things easy the forces have a name for it: SERE Survival – Evasion – Resistance – Escape The philosophy of those that have …

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How to Set Up Camp in the Wild

How to Select the Best Camp and How to Set up the best Camp for Wilderness Survival  Location, location, location – yes even in a wilderness setting you have to know your real estate and knowing how to set up camp in the wilderness can mean the difference between surviving and not. Your first priority …

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Essential Equipment for Long Term Wilderness Survival

Essential Equipment for Long Term Wilderness Survival  It is impractical to believe you can carry all the survival equipment that you would need, on your back, for an extended period in the wilderness. This means then that you must have the tools, materials and equipment to build and gather what you need from your environment …

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Top Five Tips for Venturing Out Into the Wild and Enjoying It

Top Five Tips for Venturing Out Into the Wilderness and Enjoying It  1.) Getting yourself prepared to become lost or stranded is one of the most important things you can do. Too many people naturally assume that their plans will work out – so a planned four-hour day hike is just that until it turns …

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Overcoming the Dangers of the Wild

Overcoming the Dangers of the American Wilderness    Starting when humans first roamed the land the wilderness has provided for humanity and still does today. Anyone with  could conceivably “live of the land” for the rest of their life. Providing they could find a secluded enough area. Those that attempt to change the way nature operates …

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