Survival Skills

Skills you need when the SHTF!

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Upskill Yourself Learning Blacksmithing

Upskill Yourself Learning Blacksmithing

There are many tasks and projects to be undertaken on a homestead. One of the ways that you can save money, become more self reliant, and get projects done in your own time is to upskill yourself! Our post Upskill Yourself For Self Reliance On The Homestead covers several ways to achieve this. Upskill yourself ...

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Foraging For Edibles – Amaranth

Foraging For Edibles – Amaranth

Foraging for edibles is a useful skill to have, whether you are a survivalist, or just want to be able to use the nature around you! Amaranth is another plant one plant can forage for in the wild, along with other plants such as Purselane and Wood Sorrel. As always, when foraging for wild edibles, you need to ...

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Survival Navigation – Stick Shadow Method

Survival Navigation – Stick Shadow Method

The stick shadow method of navigation, sometimes called the shadow tip method, is another basic form of outdoor navigation. This method can be used in a survival situation or for getting general directions for travel. No specialised equipment is required to use the shadow stick navigation method. You need the sun ...

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How To Make Char Cloth

How To Make Char Cloth

Making char cloth is a useful survival skill to have as an alternative way to help getting your fire started. Char cloth is something that needs to be prepared and therefore requires some forward planning. In this article I will explain how to make char cloth and show you how easy it is. What is Char Cloth First of ...

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Survival Navigation – Watch Navigation Method

Survival Navigation – Watch Navigation Method

Survival navigation means learning multiple methods of navigation so you are not reliant on any one method to escape a sticky situation. The more “primitive” methods of navigation are obviously less accurate than a compass or GPS. They are however more reliable than electronic devices that are prone to failure in ...

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Guidelines For Foraging For Wild Edibles

Guidelines For Foraging For Wild Edibles

Foraging for wild edibles is a rewarding and empowering activity! It does however require some knowledge and, the application of some common sense. Being full of bravado and thinking you know it all could result in a trip to the emergency room! That being said, if you stick to a few simple guidelines and build your ...

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Survival Knot Series – Part 3 The Bowline

Survival Knot Series – Part 3 The Bowline

Welcome to part 3 of our Survival Knot series. We are going to cover the bowline and running bowline knots in this article. These knots are widely used and should be a part of your knot knowledge for camping and survival. Bowline Survival Knot The bowline is one of the most useful survival knots to learn. It forms a ...

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5 Basic Survival Skills You Can Practice In Your Backyard

5 Basic Survival Skills You Can Practice In Your Backyard

It is often said that survival skills are more important than survival gear! This is true to a certain extent, since if you have the gear but don't know how to use it, then the gear is useless! A survival skill, however, also takes practice! Survival Skill 1 – Shelter Building Pull out your tarps, ponchos and ...

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Survival Knot Series – Part 2

Survival Knot Series – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our Survival Knots series. In part 2, we cover the sheet bend knot and double sheet bend knot. I trust that you have practiced the knots discussed in part 1. If you missed the first part in the series or need a refresher, you can view it here. The knots covered in part 1 were “hitch” knots. If ...

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Survival Knot Series – Part 1

Survival Knot Series – Part 1

Welcome to part 1 of our Survival Knot series. The art of tying knots can be a daunting task, one of the reasons being the sheer amount of information out there and how to know which knots to learn. You will find it impossible to learn them all. The purpose of this series is to introduce you to some good camping ...

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