Skills

How to Use a Tactical Flashlight

How to Use a Tactical Flashlight

Flashlights are considered must-have items around these parts. I have half a dozen lights floating around my person, EDC bag, and “bugout” truck. So, light is never far away. Some of them are tactical flashlights, such as my Klarus XT11GT and Klarus XT12S (which are both excellent, by the way, …

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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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