Category Archive: Basic Survival Skills

Essential First Aid Emergency Skills Most Preppers Forget

Essential First Aid Emergency Skills Most Preppers Forget​You can easily have an accident and injury any day. It is just a normal part of everyday life, and quite often seems out of our control. However, what we can control, is the methods we use to deal with the various types of medical emergencies as and …

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VSSL Survival Supplies – Outdoor Utility Tools Product Review

VSSL Survival TubeEmergency Equipment ReviewIn this article I review and test the VSSL Survival Equipment Tube. A modern day equivalent to the old fashioned survival tin.Although the survival tin is a good solid method for compact outdoors and survival equipment, it was about time someone came up with a solid alternative that works. Quick Navigation …

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How To Shoot And Fire A Hunting Catapult Properly

How To Shoot And FireA Hunting Catapult Properly​For some people, hunting with a catapult has been a lifelong process. But for quite a few people, actually knowing how to shoot and fire a hunting catapult properly, as well as accurately shoot the catapult is not quite as easy as it seems.!  Quick Navigation How To …

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How To Remove And Prevent Tick Bites in Humans

How To Remove And Prevent Tick Bites in Humans  Just about anyone who goes out into the wild – whether you’re a hiker, camping or a prepper doing some bug out practice, will have a very good chance of making friends with a tick.! The first signs of these nasty little buggers will be an …

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Compact And Lightweight EDC Hammock

EDC Hammock – The Perfect Getaway hammockWho’s been hanging aboutA Guest Post By: Des, from Des Cattys (YoutTube)​Let’s set the scenario where the so-called shite has hit the fan, it could be in the form of an EMP attack- (unbeknown to you). You are returning home from a long journey as one of your clients …

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Emergency Vehicle Escape Equipment For Prepping And Survival

Are You Prepared ?Emergency Vehicle Escape Equipment For Prepping And SurvivalPrepping is not just about being ready for doomsday and SHTF situations.  It cover all aspects of preparedness for all sorts of situations we might encounter.In this article I look at the very real possibility of being involved in a car accident and finding yourself …

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Practice Your Bugout Bushcraft And Prepping Skills At All Times

Practice Your Bugout Bushcraft And Prepping Skills At All TimesIn this short article I have a video of a recent trip away deep into the woods for a bugout scenario.We begin to make ourselves a bit more comfortable and get used to sleeping under the stars.​ I have plenty more videos on the UK Preppers …

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Essential Prepping Skills How To Find North Using A Watch

Essential Prepping SkillsHow To Find North Using A Watch This is an essential skill that all preppers should know – do you? Walking around in a great big circle is one of the easiest things to do when your lost.!Without a compass it’s amazingly easy to find yourself back at the place your started and incredibly demoralising …

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Bugout Foraging Prepping – Living Off The Land For Survival

Bugout Foraging PreppingLiving Off The Land For SurvivalFor any prepper who is planning to Bugout in a SHTF situation, the big question is ‘How Long For’?Just how long do you plan to hide yourself away from the dangers of a disaster?One week, a month, or more. Indefinitely is the stupid answer, if you ask me.The …

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Essential Knots For Bushcraft Survival And Prepping

Essential KnotsFor Bushcraft Survival And PreppingFirstly some of the terms used before you begin to tie knots: The LoopCinching Up​ The BightThe Toggle The Working End​The Standing End In a hurry: Skip straight to full video tutorial review here: Below are some of my favourite knots that I tend to use the most.  These knots can …

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How To Baton Wood With A Knife And Without A Knife

Basic Bushcraft SkillsHow To Baton Wood With A Knife One of the most consistant task you will do when out wild camping, or in a survival situation, is process wood to make a fire.  Processing wood is simply working the wood into manageable pieces.Once you have processed your wood down to small enough pieces, then …

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Backwoods Blacksmithing How To Make A Forge

How To Make A Forge For Backwoods BlacksmithingGuest article, kindly sent in by: Gary Johnston – Jack Raven Bushcraft & Ross Berry – Kaos BlacksmithsIf you’ve ever wanted to be able to make some of your own bushcraft kit, such as knives and traditional fire steels, but thought that building a forge was out of your budget …

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How To Make Char Cloth For Prepping Bushcraft And Survival

Basic Survival Skills:How To Make Char Cloth For Prepping Bushcraft And Survival A camp fire is one of the most basic necessities for survival, and there are many ways to make one.  The hardest part has always been how to actually get the fire started in the first place.Using dry tinder that will catch a …

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How To Make A Feather Stick For Fire Lighting

Bushcraft SkillsHow To Make A Feather Stick For Fire Lighting In Wet Conditions Ever tried lighting a camp fire in wet rainy conditions?  Difficult isn’t it.  In fact, sometimes just starting a camp fire to boil up some water for a brew or cook your dinner can be a problem.In this article I want to …

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How To Make A Camp Fire With One Log

Bushcraft Skills:How To Make A Camp Fire With One Log​ Being out in the wild can be summed up in one word – a camp fire.  Having a glowing camp fire is natures TV.  It’s a source of great psychological comfort and reassurance. And epitomises the great outdoors. There are, of course, hundreds of different …

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All Prepping And Bushcraft Skills Will Perish

All Prepping And Bushcraft Skills Will PerishHow much prepping gear do you have?  Is your stored food and water limitless? Do you have prepping and bushcraft skills for all situations?The answer to the above question is:​You have only a fraction of what you think you need.Your food and water will run out a lot quicker …

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Basic Do’s and Don’ts of Survival Prepping

The Basic Do’s And Don’ts Of Survival PreppingSURVIVAL – DO’s & DON’Ts“How would you survive a disaster, or worse still a disaster of apocalyptic proportions?”Very few people survive anything without knowledge and preparation before the disaster ever happens.This is the key to survival: “prepare for the worse, hope for the best”. DO’s: 1. The biggest …

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Survive A Three Day Electrical Blackout

Are You Prepared?How To Survive A Three Day Electric Blackout Doesn’t sound much does it…Just three days without electricity. Can’t be that difficult to get by.?Well you would think so wouldn’t you?​Let me tell you this – having no electricity for just three days will disrupt your lifestyle like you’d never believe!Yes. it really is …

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How To Tie Knots For Survival Essential Prepping Skill

How To Tie Knots For Survival Essential Prepping Skillit is well worth learning this skill – knowing how different knots can be used in different circumstances will make sure you remain safe and secure. Some knots can be adapted for many situations and are multi-functional, whilst other are very specific to a certain task – either …

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Bushcraft Skills V Prepping Equipment

Bushcraft Skills V Prepping Equipment Prepping and Bushcraft go hand in hand, they overlap in so many areas it hard to see how they can exist without each other. Going back to the very early ages, man had no prepping equipment at all, all the tools were either found or improvised from natural objects in …

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Top Survival Foods You Must Store When SHTF For Prepping And Survival

Top Survival Foods You Must Store When SHTF For Prepping And Survival My list of top survival foods you must stockpile and store before the SHTF.Also bear in mind the fact that your food stockpile is not all about waiting for the SHTF – no way. In fact a good food storage system will cover …

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Best Knots For Survival Fishing

All Preppers Need To Know Best Knots For Survival FishingProcuring your food by fishing is the most straightforward, easiest and least time consuming method of obtaining food in a survival situation.Everything about fishing can be simplified and made a very straightforward process. However, one of the most annoying parts of successfully catching fish is when one slips …

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Survival Cooking using no Bushcraft Equipment

Preppers Survival Cooking Using No Bushcraft EquipmentBushcraft & Survival Skill For Preppers In a survival situation that has suddenly happened or in an unforeseen circumstance, you will probably not have any Bushcraft or Survival Equipment with you so you will have to improvise, and use what you find around you and in your immediate environment.Survival …

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Survival Myths That Could Get You Killed

Top 5 Survival Myths That Could Get You Killed Here’s some survival myths that could get you killed, in fact they are not really myths at all, because some people have some strange ideas about prepping and survival. Even the experts differ on many techniques that should be used if you were ever faced with …

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How To Stealth Camp | Rucksack Setup and Equipment You Need

How To Stealth Camp In The UkThe art of good Stealth Camping is really quite simple, although there are those that want to make it into some sort of science! Essentially Stealth Camping is the art of non detention. It’s all about going into somewhere (insertion) staying for a pre-determined time (observation), and then leaving …

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Basic Survival Skills – Signalling and Communication

Basic Survival SkillsSurvival Signalling And Communication  In a disaster situation where you actually WANT to be rescued, your signalling and communication skills need to be much higher up on your list of survival priorities.In fact these skills rank around number 4, even before food, as a means of being rescued needs to be set up …

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Basic Survival Skills – Grow Your Own Survival Food

Basic Prepping & Survival SkillsGrow Your Own FoodThere are many reasons to grow your own food other than for pure survival and living of the grid. Cost is the main reason people will farm a portion of their gardens to produce fresh fruit and vegetable for free. Just about anyone can have a crop of …

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How To Prepare For A Terrorist Attack

How To Prepare For A Terrorist Attack This article has taken me quite a while to write, with a lot of research and hopefully will benefit all you preppers, both old and new, out there in the UK. In essence, no one can really prepare for any form of terrorism. But what you can do is …

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Top 5 Herbal Plants For Survival

Top 5 Herbal Plants For SurvivalGuest Article by: Gary Johnston Every prepper should have a knowledge of foraging in a SHTF situation – here are the Top 5 Herbal Plants For Survival that are both common and abundant that you can use to help if traditional medicine is hard to come by.There are many plants in the …

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Simple Bushcraft Fire Lighting Kit

What Makes A Good, Simple, Bushcraft Fire Lighting Kit Keeping your Bug Out Bag Kit simple and effective is very important. It makes room for more equipment to be carried. So the importance of an effective, Simple Bushcraft Fire Lighting Kit is something not to be underestimated. As preppers you will always have more than one way …

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Flint and Steel Fire Starting

Traditional Methods Of Flint And Steel Fire Starting In this article I shall be showing how to make fire using a flint and steel, and also reviewing the authentic fire starting kit (shown above) For those aficionados among us – creating fire using a Flint and Steel is the oldest and considered the purest known …

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Best Survival Knots For Preppers

What Are The Best Survival Knots For Preppers American Paracord Assorted Pack10 Colours x 10 Feet£9.95 inc VAT & delivery Do you know how to tie ‘proper’ rope knots? A lot of people don’t, and yet knots are a very necessary part of your survival strategy, as they play an important role in so many …

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Useful Survival Methods

Useful Survival Methods Why is it that some people are able to survive a life threatening situation and other become a complete mess and ultimately die?What is it that differentiates the ‘men’ from the ‘boys’ and gives you that fighting chance of surviving.This article is a very basic outline of useful survival methods that anyone can …

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Preparing For Winter And Bad Weather

Preparing For Winter And Bad WeatherAre You Ready For A Cold Winter?If the recent winter weather predictions pan out, we are in for a VERY COLD winter. The Met office is warning that the recent bad weather is a big indicator of what’s to come and could very easily be the start of one of …

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How To Use A Compass For Land Navigation

How To Use A Compass For Land Navigation You would be amazed at the number of hikers and bushcrafters who get lost, even though they have gone prepared with a compass in their pack! Most of the time they get lost simply because they think they know where they are going. Maybe they have been …

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Three Simple Yet Effective Rain Water Harvesting Methods

​ Three Simple Yet Effective Rain Water Harvesting Methods Let’s face it, life is not perfect and in fact, at times it can be pretty harsh and cruel, and unfortunately, that means that disaster can potentially strike at any time. These disasters in question could come in a variety of different forms, including: Natural disasters, …

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How to Find Water and Filter and Purify or Distill Using the Sun

How to Find Water and Filter and Purify or Distill Using the Sun Knowing how to purify water will save your life. You may think that because you are miles from civilisation that any water source would be safe to drink but this is not the case.After obtaining shelter, water is your next priority and …

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How to Stop Bleeding Quickly using Black Pepper

How to Stop Bleeding Quickly using Black Pepper Simple, Easy and Inexpensive – Survival 1st Aid Making sure you are carrying all the essentials for survival is not easy. In fact, it’s pretty much impossible. So we do the best we can under given circumstances.Ensuring there’s enough food and water are a big concern, unfortunately …

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How to Preserve Food for Survival – making Meat Jerky

How to Preserve Food for Survival – making Meat Jerky There will always be times during a year when food is in abundance. But, the most important thing, as preppers, is to know how to preserve that food for survival when times are hard. Learning the basic survival skill of preserving food goes back to …

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What Are The Basic Survival Skills

What are the basic survival skills  When SHTF and the choice of hunkering down or bugging out has to be made. If that choice is to bug out then it becomes a real survival situation, every prepper should know them, but what are the Basic Survival Skills for staying alive. Without these skills your chances …

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Emergency Preparedness – Parasites and Bacteria

Emergency Preparedness – Parasites and Bacteria    Keeping your body clean is the first line of defence and one of the better ways of keeping parasites and bacteria out of wounds. Bacteria on the hands can enter the body through your eyes, nose and mouth. Parasites can enter the body through the feet and open wounds, so …

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Emergency Preparedness – Insect Bites

Emergency Preparedness – Insect Bites   Always ensure you are fully aware of any allergies to insect bites or bee stings – if not, you should consult a medical professional for testing straight away. Because, finding out you are allergic to bees, for example, once you are stranded and in a survival situation can be fatal. …

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Emergency Preparedness – Hypothermia

Emergency Preparedness hyperthermia ice man

Emergency Preparedness – Hypothermia   Prevention must be part of your emergency preparedness, however, in some cases you may not be able to prepare properly so it is important that you know how to protect yourself using what is available in your environment. Preventing injuries, and being proactive in protecting yourself against things like hypothermia, …

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Emergency Preparedness – Heatstroke

Emergency Preparedness – Heatstroke   Prevention must be part of your emergency preparedness, however, in some cases you may not be able to prepare properly so it is important that you know how to protect yourself using what is available in your environment. Preventing injuries, and being proactive in protecting yourself against things like hypothermia, …

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Wilderness Survival Skills

How to Butcher and Prepare Fish and Game using Survival Skills Now that you have been working on your wilderness survival skills you are to the point where you feel you can obtain food in the wild. However, what do you do with that food once you have managed to trap, snare or have caught …

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Survival Skills for Hunting and catching your Food

How use Survival Skills to Set Snares and Traps Along With Fishing and Hunting Having enough survival skills to obtain food in the wild is very important to any prepper – While you can survive for weeks without food, it is not recommended you try. You can always obtain food if you have the skills …

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Be an expert Fire Starter Using Foraged Materials Found In Your Environment

How to be an expert Fire Starter Using Foraged Materials Found In Your Environment There are literally hundreds of ways to start a fire if you have the time and resources. However, once you find yourself miles from home needing a fire your fire starter material must be readily available and your methods uncomplicated. Hikers, …

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How to build a Survival Shelter

survival shelter under tree

Build a Survival Shelter and Set Up Camp  A survival shelter is a priority once you find yourself lost or stranded or you simply realise you cannot make it back home before dark. The rule of three for survival state you will need a shelter within three hours. However, if in a cold climate, you …

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Essential Prepping Supplies

Prepping Supplies  As human beings we are both lazy and not lazy, willing or not willing and when it comes to survival of the end of the world, we are either prepared or not prepared. Simple as that really. But for those who want to give themselves at least half a cchanceof survival it’s essential to stockpile your …

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Survival Food

shelves with food on

 Food storage – Long Life – Freeze Dried  Modern technology and drying methods have made long life foods readily available to us preppers and survivalists. Along with your normal food storage, that will give you up to 5 years shelf life – the long life foods can extend that to, easily, 25 years plus. In …

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