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5 Tips to Help Start a Fire with Wet Wood 

In a camping or survival situation, needing to start a fire with wet wood can be a bit of a nightmare. However, in urgent situations where your surrounding environment is wet and potentially cool, it’s important to be able to get that life-saving warmth going.  Can You Start A Fire With Wet Wood?  The short …

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How to Start a Fire with a Magnifying Glass

Starting a fire with a magnifying glass is essential for survivalists or avid outdoorsmen. Why a magnifying glass? It works as an excellent substitute for starting fires in the absence of matches or a lighter. When you’ve exhausted your lighter fuel and matches and your fire steel is worn down, a magnifying glass could be the …

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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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The Complete Prepper Checklist

How can you be ready for when SHTF if you don’t have a prepper checklist? There are basic prepping supplies that everyone should have on hand for when times get tough.  Our preppers list is going to cover everything you need to stay safe, healthy, and secure while surviving a crisis situation. We’re covering everything …

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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 …

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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 …

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Your Ultimate Survival Backpack Buyers Guide

Have you heard the term bug-out bag before? If not, get ready for our crash course on buying and packing the best survival backpack. It’s easy to dismiss survival backpacks as excessive-preparedness for people who fear a zombie apocalypse. But with climate change, worldwide pandemics, and frequent extreme weather events, everyone should take disaster preparedness …

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18 Essential Items for Building the Ultimate Survival Kit List

Do you keep an ultimate survival kit list handy in case of an emergency? The truth is that a natural disaster can strike at any time—whether you’re enjoying a family camping trip or a hike with friends, or whether you’re going about your day-to-day business at home. The importance of having a fully loaded survival …

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The Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Survival Food

Stocking up your pantry with the right survival food is tricky enough, but for those of you with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, putting together a good selection of gluten-free survival food options may seem like quite a chore. Gluten-free has been trending for a while now. The number of people who are gluten intolerant is …

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Beginner’s Guide to Ferro Rods & How to Use Them

I can still remember sitting in front of my fireplace with a ball of torn paper strips, a magnesium rod, and a Ferro rod fire starter. I would shave a little of the magnesium bar onto the paper and then try my best to shower sparks onto the magnesium using the included striker. I was …

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