Serrated Vs Straight Edge Knives

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I have heard many arguments in regard to the serrated vs straight edge knife dilemma. The truth is that there are pros and cons of both types of knife edges, and the choice of which type is better largely depends on the function you expect it to serve and the situation you will be using […]

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Step by Step on How to Make Tenkara Fishing Rod

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With the tenkara being the latest trend in fly fishing, I have found many anglers longing to get to know every single detail about it. I am lucky to have learnt about it earlier and perfected my skill, thanks to my father. Before I proceed, I will let you know what a tenkara is. Tenkara […]

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The Best Battery Strategy For Your Bug Out Bag

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When it comes to survival, the key is having the right mix of gear and skill available to solve a wide array of potential problems that might come up. As most of us already know, a bug out bag (BOB) is a particular set of gear that is intended to keep you alive for up […]

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6 Tips for Choosing the Best Binoculars for Outdoor Activities

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Simple as they may look, binoculars are very useful for any outdoor adventure. They are especially a must-have for hunters and bird-watchers who need to be able to see clearer and farther in the wild. Picking the perfect binoculars is not as easy as finding the shirt that fits, though. Several things have to be […]

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Survival Fishing: How to Catch a Fish with Your Hand

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What will happen when you are near a water body and would like to catch some fish without having packed any gear? Well, there are many ways to catch fish without having any gear with you.  This article will chow how to catch a fish with your hand If you have no gear and are […]

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Are Revolvers Good Survival Guns

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The old adage that says: the best gun is the one you’ve got, applies to not only everyday carry, but also to survival in general. Of course, it’s always better to have a gun chambered in a readily available caliber, should the S ever HTF. But again, whatever you’ve got and have ammunition for is […]

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8 Items for Your Boat’s Emergency Kit

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Summer is right around the corner and many are in the midst of planning deep sea fishing trips or casual fishing excursions with their buddies. There’s likely conversation about the snacks or beverages that need to be packed, but have you considered updating your boat’s emergency kit? You never know when an emergency situation can […]

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5 Tips For Hunting with an Air Rifle

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People have been hunting since the beginning of time, and the advent of guns has only made things faster and easier. One of the best inventions in recent memory is that of the air rifle, which distinguishes itself from a regular firearm. If you have the right gun, you may be ready and eager to […]

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How to Shoot a Slingshot without Losing Accuracy?

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One of the best ways to improve hunting skills is to use a slingshot. But how to shoot a slingshot is something that not many of us know. But that’s okay because the learning process is pretty basic and easy. And most importantly, it’s essential that you learn how to use the tool properly if […]

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Fishing For Survival: Top 5 Tips Revealed

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Ever found yourself in a survival scenario within the wilderness with little or no fishing gear at your disposal? Such a situation might be not only stressful but also dire. You’re bound to be hungry and frustrated. Luckily, one way of fending for yourself or your crew is by hitting the local waterway and hauling […]

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Taking Care of Your Fishing Reels

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Do you want to be able to maintain and repair your own fishing reels? Most anglers do, but the problem is that it’s not that simple. The best fishing reels these days are just as complicated as the most sophisticated automatic watches, and they come with tiny parts that work in mysterious ways. But you […]

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5 Hunting Safety Tips for Beginners

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Hunting can be the most adventurous yet greatly dangerous outdoor sport. Therefore, making it as safe as possible for yourself as a hunter and the others in the locality is essential. This sport requires a set of weapons that, if not used with expertise and safety, can cause serious injury or even death. Therefore, it […]

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5 Things You Need in Any Great Hunting Rifle

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When you’re out in the woods at your stand or stalking your prey in an open prairie, you want the hunting rifle that will bag your buck. You’ve got to be able to trust your tool. It’s like your own limb. You wouldn’t leave home without it. So, since you’re choosing a trusted companion, you’ve […]

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Tips for Choosing the Right Scope for Your Survival Rifle

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It’s hard to describe the joyful feeling when you finally have the opportunity to enjoy yourself and pursue your shooting/hunting hobby. However, you need a proper scope that fits your needs and a scope that fits your gun; in other words, you need a top quality rifle scope that performs 100% without breaking your bank. […]

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Survival Deer Hunting Techniques

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The deer hunting season is always so brief yet so intense that it calls for any deer hunter to be thoroughly prepared for it so as to take advantage of each situation that will present itself. The aim is to become a deer hunter that has all the tricks and skills that are necessary to […]

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What Is a Crossbow And How Are Crossbows a Great Hunting Weapon

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Every hunter out there who hunts regularly must have heard of or is familiar with Crossbows.  Crossbows date back to medieval times, about two thousand years and still thrive well in today’s market, among hunters, artifact, relic and weapon collectors alike. A crossbow is a type of bow that consists of horizontal bow-like assembly mounted […]

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Choosing The Best Rifle Scope For Survival

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When you’re in a sudden SHTF situation, a lot of things will probably go through your mind. Have you prepared enough? Do you have enough food? Does your family have enough protection? Do you have a plan? Will you survive? One of the most important things to consider if ever caught in a survival situation […]

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Nine Tips To Becoming A Better Bow Hunter

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Bow hunting is a difficult form of hunting and many turn to it because of that. They want to push themselves, learn their limits, and be successful. There are many things that can go wrong in every scenario, but hopefully these 9 tips to becoming a better bow hunter will help prevent some common mistakes […]

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10 Reasons Children Should Learn Archery

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Many studies have shown that students who are involved in extracurricular activities are far less likely to develop dangerous habits like smoking and drug abuse. Despite the heavy evidence supporting these facts, only 2.6 million of students from the ages 12-17 are actively enrolled in such activities. If you are looking for a good after-school […]

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Paracord Carabineer Spool

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This Paracord Carabineer Spool project that is very useful for outdoors-men of all types. It is just an way of carrying cordage in a way that is easily accessible. If you can get a section of PVC pipe around a carabiner (more on this latter) and zigzag spool 550 or tethering cord around it, you can […]

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Best Bugout Flashlight

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I was updating my bug out bag this weekend. I like to do this in winter every year since there are times we can be iced in. I had the toughest time picking which flashlight I wanted to put into my bug out bag this year though! There are so many great flashlights to pick […]

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Camping: Fishing Button

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I first saw this Fishing Button on a Doomsday Prepper video from Scott Hunt, but I have also seen it in many other places online. After making some modifications of my own, I decided to make a couple to stick in my bug out bags. It is smaller and lighter than the other PVC fishing pole […]

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No Need to Be Afraid of the Dark with the Right Night Vision Scope

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Hunting in low or no-light is possible – and it’s easier to catch more – with the right night vision scope. This buyer’s guide will share everything you need. Are you tired of missing your Read More …

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7 Must Have Items for Wilderness Survival

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If you are going out into the wilderness, you should make sure you are going well prepared with the right items for survival. Sure, no one wants or expects to get into a life threatening situation, but in the wilderness, anything can happen at any given time. In this article, we have complied 7 must have items for wilderness survival; let’s get started! A Survival Knife The number one must have item is a survival knife. It has many uses in everyday activities, and in case you happen to find yourself in a dire situation, your chances of surviving are

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Batoning Wood

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See larger image Additional Images: KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corps Fighting Knife, Straight The Ka Bar’ was designed to serve our troops during WW II and is still doing its job, with honors, more than 70 Years later. New From: $67.12 USD In Stock Batoning wood is a common bushcraft/survival technique in which a strong knife can be used to split wood. I am showing it here because it is a good technique and useful and is necessary to know to get to my next post – which is basic spoon carving. Its pretty simple you only need a

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Cement Mixer Brass Tumbler

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I got into reloading for cost savings, but I stay involved to ensure that I can still shoot in ammo shortages – it’s not necessarily enjoyable to me as a hobby, so I try to keep my reloading as cheap and efficient as I can. Cleaning an polishing brass is one area that takes a large amount of time, yet lends itself to experimentation. I find that I can get walnut media in bulk, cheaply at harbor freight – it is used in abrasive blasters. I cleans really good, even if it does not polish as well as corncob media.

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Toilet Paper Holder

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If you want a more watertight Toilet Paper Holder holder than the one we showed you a few months ago h, I have a more complex version. This version uses a 2-liter soda bottle, some string, tape and a ziplock bag. Cut the bottle in half, ensuring that the end with the spout is deep enough to hold your roll. Split the bottom of a heavy duty freezer bag and place the split end over and around the cut end of your bottle. Duct tape the bag to the bottle. – This should make an opening on either end – the

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Knots: Reef Knot (AKA Square Knot)

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The Reef Knot is probably the best known knot. It is easy to tie and is useful for low strain ties. However, most people know the reek knot as the square knot. The knot is popular among sailors, climbers, and gift wrappers for its convenience and ease of tying. One of the simplest knots available, the square knot nevertheless proves plenty strong for most casual applications. What I like best about it is, that if you grab one rope ends that are not under strain, and pull it back toward the knot, a properly tied square knot will untie itself.

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Snow Igloo

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Since this was the first time in a LONG time that I had a job that did not find it essential to be in during disasters my family decided to have fun in the snow. The easiest way to do that and still secretly teach WT some skills was to build an igloo. It did not take much to build besides a shovel, a 5 gallon bucket, and a lot of snow.  Basically all we did was shovel snow into a bucket and lightly tamp it down just like making a sandcastle. We then upended the bucket and let the

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Natural Chain Saw Bar Oil

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            See larger image Ultra Lube 10420 Bar and Chain Biobased Oil- Quart UltraLube chain saw bar biobased lubricants are manufactured from renewable vegetable-base stocks which have a naturally higher viscosity index. This means that bio-based oil is likely to “thin down” at high temperatures providing reduced overall operating temperatures […]

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Portable DIY Fishing Gear

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Before I show you this DIY fishing gear I want to rant about prepper plans that are not as smart as many think. I think that for the VAST majority of preppers, having a “mountain man plan” of bugging out to the wilderness and living off the land is a dangerous fallacy. There simply isn’t […]

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Prepbusters: Potassium Permanginate fire starter

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            See larger image Potassium Permanganate (98+%) 2 pounds Potassium Permanganate CAS No: 7722-64-7 Density: 2.703 g/mL Mol. Mass: 158.03 g/mol Form: Dark purple crystaline salt This product ships LQ ground, shipping times may vary due to the nature of the product. New From: $15.70 USD In Stock

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Duct Tape Tip for Backpackers

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A common trick among backpackers is to wrap some duct tape around their water bottle or lighter so that they always have a couple feet readily available for quick repairs.  This is an easy duct tape tip that ensures you always have some tape on hand. I find that having some duct tape with me […]

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Char Cloth

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I like mixing traditional survival skills and technology with the science and technology of modern times. While there are many modern ways to light fire, being able to use flint and steel or other older tech has its uses. Char cloth is a traditional tender that you can make yourself – it’s basically just cloth […]

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Urban Search and Rescue Door Markings

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I do not like everything the US Federal Government does (but what’s new there)… However, they do get some things right on occasion. In my opinion, the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)  program is one of them. I have written about CERT before.  but Basically CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that could […]

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Survival with Water Condensed from Leaves

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As a child I used to read about solar stills made by digging a hole in the desert and covering it with clear plastic, I was an adult by the time I actually visited a desert environment, but I was very disappointed with the results. However, by placing a plastic bag over the leaves of […]

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