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How to Use a Barometer

How to Use a Barometer

These days, most of us get our weather forecasts from other people. Whether it’s from the television, computer, or smartphone, this information comes from another source. Therein lies a weakness. When you most need to know the weather, you may not be able to connect to the weather forecast provider. …

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How to Use an Altimeter Watch

How to Use an Altimeter Watch

These days, it seems like everyone has a smart phone, and knowing your location is as simple as pulling up Google Maps. But what if that’s not the case? What if you are in the woods and your phone runs out of battery, or worse, jumps off a cliff? What …

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Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 Knife Review

Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 Knife Review

  Looking for a New EDC Knife? For $125, you can buy an awful lot of cheap folding knives. Small or large, they may be sharp at first, but that will not last. The edge will dull, the lock may fail. Those junk knives better be pretty, because they will …

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How to Make and Set Snare Traps

I strongly believe that everyone should know how (and be able to) to feed themselves without modern conveniences. Sure, I like being able to hand over cash and receive a burger a few moments later (it might even be made with real meat!), but there’s something more authentic about being …

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How to Raise Rabbits for Meat

How to Raise Rabbits for Meat

When I was a teenager, I had a girlfriend who had a pet rabbit. That guy was the king of the household, and often got lost in the yard. Though she and I broke up, that rabbit practice has served me well. Why is that? Because I have gotten into …

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Best EDC Pocket Knives

Best EDC Pocket Knives of 2018

Choosing the Best Knife for Your EDC Many different knives have lived in my pockets. Many more will find their way there eventually. I have been carrying a knife every day since I left school. They did not like the idea of students carrying blades. Even then, I often had …

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How to Hunt with Just a Knife

Knife Hunting: How to Hunt with Just a Knife

Hunting with Just a Knife Imagine this. It is almost halfway through your week-long canoeing trip. Yesterday you were well fed, but an unexpected rock caused a capsize, and while you recovered most of your goods the food container burst open and everything inside was lost. Such an event has …

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Pemmican - What it is How to Make it and Recipes

Pemmican: What it is, How to Make it, and Recipes

Pemmican: The Ultimate Survival Food As someone who has a tendency to spend a fair amount of time away from civilization, I have learned how to sustain myself on food which does not require a fridge. After all, it is rather awkward to install even a mini-fridge and the electrical …

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ESEE 6 survival knife Review

ESEE 6 Survival Knife Review

ESEE 6P Fixed Blade Knife Features Nothing fancy here but the Micarta handle and thick 1095 carbon steel blade are pretty nice Ease of Use The ESEE 6 does what it should and doesn't complain about it. Unlike Cathy... Price It ain't cheap. But if you plan to play rough with …

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Hunting with a Sling Shot

Slingshot Hunting: An Essential Skill for Survivalists and Preppers You are stalking in the woods, stepping carefully to avoid breaking any twigs. It is getting dark and your stomach rumbles. But there, up ahead, a rabbit pauses. Its little brain calculates, did that scary thing see me? Should I run? …

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How to make a homemade hunting slingshot

How to Make a Homemade Slingshot for Hunting

How to Build a DIY Slingshot Slingshots have been a part of childhood for many years. They are often a boy’s first projectile weapon, used to terrorize tin cans and “accidentally” break windows. Do not let the nostalgia of childhood deceive you, a good slingshot in the right hands can …

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CZ 75 Pistol Review

CZ 75 Handgun Review

  The CZ 75 pistol is one of the most legendary handguns of the 20th century. It stands tall alongside some of the most well known and widespread handguns in the world, such as the 1911, Beretta 92, and Glock 17. It was one of the first “Wonder Nines” and …

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How to Make a Fishing Weir Trap

Fishing Weirs: How to Build a Primitive Fish Trap

It’s natural for folks like you that take survival prepping seriously to think you are somewhat ready in case you are faced with a sudden war or other catastrophe that causes social breakdown. Your survival backpack is packed and ready to go and you even have a good supply of …

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How to Build a DIY Rocket Stove for Camping

How to Build a DIY Rocket Stove

I have spent many nights in front of the campfire. Telling tales to my companions, cooking hotdogs and marshmallows over the fire, and enjoying watching other people try to dodge the smoke. It’s fun, but I have also had a fair few nights where either because of a lack of wood …

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