Category Archive: Survival

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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Best Survival And Bushcraft Reference Book For Preppers | The SAS Handbook

Best Survival And BushcraftReference Book For Preppers​The SAS Survival Guide by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman is one of those books that requires very little introduction. In fact just about everyone I know who is involved with prepping, survival or bushcraft will know the name.In this review I will cover why I think that every prepper should …

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Legal UK Weapons for Preppers | Self Defence and Survival

Legal UK Weapons for PreppersSelf Defence and Survival​As a Prepper you must know the rules and laws regarding legal weapons in the UK right now, as they stand now, and before any SHTF situation or WROL.Defending what is rightly yours and ensuring all your efforts to prepare for a Doomsday scenario ARE worth it – …

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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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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 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 Survive A Worst Case SHTF Situation

How To Survive A Worst Case SHTF Situation Being able to survive is all about knowledge, preparation and training. If you can survive the for first 30 days of a SHTF disaster, you give yourself a 90% higher chance of surviving that disaster. However, knowing just how to survive a worst case SHTF situation takes a …

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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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How To Go Wild Camping In The UK

How To Go Wild Camping In The UKTake nothing but pictures, Leave nothing but footprints, Kill nothing but time. Aaahhh, the great outdoors. You can’t beat it. Old or young, camping is both mentally and physically uplifting for all members of the family. Pitching your family tent on a deluxe camp site with hot showers …

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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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Citizen Survivors Handbook | Book Review

The Citizen Survivor’s Handbook Available from:The Amazon Book Store Kindle Edition & Paperback CITIZEN SURVIVOR’S HANDBOOK”Post Apocalyptic Humour At Its Best”BOOK REVIEWThe Citizen Survivor’s Handbook’ is a work of fiction. However, it is heavily influenced by the propaganda published in Britain during the 1940s.During this time, particularly after the British evacuation of Dunkirk, there was …

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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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Bushcraft and Survival Shows 2015

Bushcraft and Survival Shows 2015This is an OLD article from last year – I will be updating this as soon as I have any information – There’s plenty to look forward to during 2015 – including this new event I can’t wait to get back to the bushcraft shows this year. If you have never …

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Top 10 Survival Films and DVD’s

Top 10 Survival Films & DVD’s     Survival DVD’s are a great way to get yourself all fired up for a weekend of prepping and bushcraft. They get you in that frame of mind to do things and either catch up on old skills or just go out and be that little bit more …

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Survival and Bushcraft Schools and Courses around the UK

  Survival & Bushcraft Schools and Courses in the UK Prepping is all about survival – although there is a lot of information on the internet, there’s nothing that beats actually ‘doing it’ for real. Learning your bushcraft and survival skills from a good survival school is something well worth considering  – there are lots …

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History of Prepping and Emergency Survival

A short  History of British Prepping Since the beginning of time man has tried to predict and prepare for the disasters that can effect both himself, his family and friends. Natural disasters, floods, famine and through world wars, the citizens of various countries have  battled to overcome the doomsday scenarios that were bestowed on them.  It’s these type of events that …

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Legal Pepper Spray for the UK

Pepper Spray For Use In The UK For Non Lethal Survival Defence Carrying an offensive weapon in the UK is taken very seriously by our police and judges – so much so that most “weapons” are considered as illegal to carry.UK laws regarding self defence are quite strict for any member of the public as …

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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 – 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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How to build a Survival Shelter

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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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Preppers and Survival Words and Phrases

  Dictionary of Survival Words and Phrases If you’re new to prepping then there’s a few words and terms you need to know fast in order to understand the Preppers Dictionary. These words are almost universal in the world of preppers, so, when you’re surfing the net looking for more prepping information you’ll be OK. …

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Survival Food

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 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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