Skills

How to Stop Bleeding in the Wild

How to Stop Bleeding in the Wild

One of my favorite activities is to walk the woods. I especially like to explore off the trail. I have some rock climbing experience, so I can be more daring than some people I know. But those rocks can be sharp and all it would take is one slip to …

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How to Catch Wild Rabbits

How to Catch Wild Rabbits

Hunting is one of man’s oldest pastimes. When you’re out in the wild, few things sate your hunger like game meat you hunted yourself. There’s also a measure of satisfaction from outwitting a wild animal. Plus, it’s a good skill to know if you’re ever in a survival situation. Rabbits …

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How to Sharpen an Axe

How to Sharpen an Axe

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” We often think of axes as a brutal tool, powering through the wood to smash the tree apart. Knives are the tool of finesse, delicately …

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63 Survival Uses for a Bandana

Survival Uses for a Bandana

There are three items in my survival kit which I use more than any other: The first is a good knife. You can almost always use a good knife. The second is a good flashlight, to bring light to the darkness. The third is a bandana. More than one. I …

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Learn Morse Code

Learn Morse Code

Communication over long distances can be difficult, even with modern technology. Smartphones lose signal and radio batteries die, right when disaster strikes. Then what do you do to contact rescuers? Fall back on older technology, and use a flashlight, signal mirror, or another source of light to send a message …

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