After 8 months of hard use, the ESEE 3 has proven to be the best all-around “non-survival” knife in my kit.
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Add to all the uses for bamboo the fact that it’s edible.
A lifestyle and nutrition approach to increasing testosterone production in men
Clarify turbid water with a simple bushcraft water filter prior to SODIS treatment
Harness the power of the sun to disinfect water
Know the risks of an EMP to your small electronics and how to protect them
An emergency radio should be light, rugged, and have multiple power sources.
What to do if a tornado is coming.
Formal safety training is an essential requirement for every gun owner; the NRA’s 3 rules of gun safety.
Master a few simple techniques to make light, strong tent pegs out of bamboo.
You can make a knife out of bamboo sharp enough to cut up a small animal.
Learn the basics of making bamboo tools with an easy first project — making chopsticks.
Urban dwellers face a greater likelihood of evacuation in the event of an emergency, and their bugout bag must be tailored to those special needs.
Forgot your compass? Get your bearings with a stick, the sun, and a few minutes of your time.
Even people “in the system” need to be ready for hell or high water.
The Athabasca 24 is the ideal Everyday Carry pack for the urban prepper who wants a non-tactical look.
I’m giving away a Boreal Shirt, a Sport Berkey bottle, an S3 protective case, a Klymit camping pad, a Granite Gear compression sack, and a Loksak waterproof zipper bag.
Avoid the 7 most common mistakes of beginning preppers.
A detailed look at one of the best tents on Earth.
Here’s an everyday carry solution for people who don’t want to carry a backpack or fanny pack.
While filming a segment of Survival Tips in a bamboo patch I got into a chigger nest. Take a look at all those chiggers on my pants! There were dozens of them, but I took care of it with some common rubbing alcohol. You can also use turpentine or petroleum products, but don’t dance with […]
Learn why hunters, preppers, and other outdoorsmen increasingly use one of the most ancient fabrics of all.
Who needs drugs when you can blow your mind with a knot?
Create a makeshift block-and-tackle without pulleys.
The Pipe Hitch and the Pile Hitch are extremely versatile, easy knots for survival and everyday use.
Learn three basic principles to hide your valuables more effectively.
Learn a simple backyard process to make activated carbon for water filtration and poison treatment.
Learn the difference between a Get Home Bag and a Bugout Bag, and tailor them to an urban environment.
Learn the importance of charcoal in medical emergencies and for everyday use, and how to make it.
This cheap, DIY trek food is easy to make with or without cookware, nutritious, tasty, and keeps well.
Light, stretchy tactical pants like the 511 Stryke pants are not as comfortable as a kilt, but pretty close.
Prep your vehicle for emergencies with these 7 basic items
Most metro-dwellers can’t be extreme preppers; they need a practical, common-sense way to prep for emergencies without disrupting real life.
Survival Tips is a new weekly series featuring practical advice on emergency prep without disrupting the typical urban or suburban lifestyle. It premieres in December 2013 on WND TV.
Rich, delicious sausage balls help combat diet fatigue, and they travel well. Enhance your self reliance skills with this easy recipe.
How to prepare to survive a blizzard or winter storm at your home or in your vehicle.
A systematic approach to traveling safely with your family.
A government study identifies anti-federalists as a “threat” to America. The founders would be stunned.
Sheriff’s stance is part of a growing trend of nullification by state legislators and local officials.
Using a compass for navigation is an essential survival skill.