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How To Make A Compass In The Woods

No one thinks that a simple hike will end up in a survival situation. When reading news accounts of people who have become separated from a group, or who disappeared during a hike, you often hear friends and family talking about what an experienced outdoors person they were. The truth is, nature doesn’t care.  An …

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How a Compass Works

No matter where you stand on Earth, you can hold a compass in your hand and it will point toward the North Pole. A compass is an extremely simple device. A magnetic compass consists of a small, lightweight magnet balanced on a nearly frictionless pivot point. the magnet is generally called a needle. One end …

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Compass

A compass is a magnetized needle that, when allowed to move freely, points in one direction, and that is Magnetic North. This needle gives you a reference point for measuring all other directions. All compasses do essentially the same thing, but more expensive models offer more features that make them easier to use. One convenient feature …

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The 21 Best Survival Books That Should Be In Your Collection

The need for survival books. Our survival instinct kicks in when we face an emergency or disaster, whether in an urban setting or the wilderness. However, our modern lifestyles barely equip us with the skills to take the steps to ensure our survival. The good news is that survival skills are not usually that hard …

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Urban Bug Out Bags: What They Are, Why You Need One, and How to Pack One

An urban bug out bag may not be something you’ve ever heard of or considered owning. But if you live in an urban setting, you should know that bugging out isn’t something you do only in rural areas. A city can be the worst place to be in when a disaster strikes. You not only …

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The Best Premade Bug Out Bags So You Can Get Out Quickly

You’re having dinner with your entire family. It’s been a while since you had a meal together. If not for John, who was caught up in the traffic snarl-up at the last minute, you’d have been one complete happy family. You’re all still happy anyway. Suddenly, the dishes on the table begin shaking. Before you …

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Schrade Shovel Saw Combo Review

A quality shovel and saw are two of the most important tools for long-term survival, no matter the situation. Although you can certainly buy a shovel and saw separately, the Schrade Shovel Saw Combo combines these two essential survival tools into a single package. Not only is this two-in-one shovel/saw surprisingly versatile, but it’s remarkably …

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21 Survival Movies You Need To Watch

There is something about survival movies that just pulls at your emotions. Even if it is based on a true story and you know the outcome, you find yourself at the edge of your seat, completely immersed in the experience.  During the really gripping survival movies, you may even find yourself yelling advice to the …

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Ultimate Survival Knives Guide

You’re asking yourself–do I really need survival knives? When would I use one? No one expects to end up in a survival situation. But being prepared can change an emergency from life-threatening to an inconvenience or adventure.  Imagine you’re on a day hike with your family. Someone twists their ankle or gets sick, and your …

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The A-Frame Shelter: Everything You Need to Know

Learning survival skills–like the A-frame shelter–isn’t like mastering a language, becoming proficient in carpentry, or dabbling in pottery. It’s devoting yourself to developing expertise you hope never to need. And chances are, you won’t. Most people don’t get lost in the wilderness. Most of the time, nothing goes wrong on a camping trip or a …

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