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How To Make Your Own Pace Count Beads for Land Navigation

Pace_Count_Beads2Pace count beads or ranger beads are a manual counting tool used to keep track of distance travelled by counting your pace. Everytime you travel one hundred meters you move one of the bottom beads down. After your 9th bead is down you then move one of the top beads down and the bottom 9 beads up. read more

How To Grow A Garden Without Fertilizer [a real-life example]

I never cease to be amazed by the very many different gardening systems mankind has invented.
The garden of Emilia Hazelip is an interesting example. It’s sort of a back-to-the-land meets science meets Masanobu Fukuoka: read more
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Grow Your Own Antibiotics

Grow My Own Antibiotics? You’re Joking, Right?

If you are imagining someone in a lab coat bent over petri dishes, forget it. I’m talking about everyday plants that you can grow in your own backyard that have antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-parasitic compounds. Many of these are common plants you may already have in your garden. No matter where you live (as long as it’s not Antarctica or Death Valley) you can grow some medicinal plants that just might save your life in a survival situation. read more

How to Paint Your Rifle Digital Camouflage

So you want to paint your rifle camouflage. I painted mine 2 years ago and this is how I did it. The information in this post could also apply to equipment you may want to paint. Chances are high you’ll have paint left over anyway.

The idea to paint my rifle came from a local gun dealer. The rifle is a bolt-action Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker in .308 caliber. It’s all stainless steal with a black synthetic stock. I hump the woods with this thing, so I wanted stainless and synthetic. I’ve had bad luck hunting shitty weather with a blued rifle, and I’m always cautious about banging up the wood stock. read more

How To Bug Out From Mother Nature

Bug_Out_Plan_Survival_Knife_Bug_Out_BagAre you prepared for an emergency evacuation due to Mother Nature?  Between forest fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other natural and/or man-made disasters, none of us are completely immune to the threat of having to bug out from our homes. read more

How To Survive A Panic Attack

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-don-t-panic-image25611837“I’m losing control…..”

“I feel like I’m going crazy…..”

“I must be having a heart attack…..”

“I’m choking and I can’t catch my breath…..”

“It came upon me by surprise. I  heard my heart pounding so loudly that I thought it burst  out of my chest like in that movie ALIENS…”

“I began shaking like a junkie in withdrawal…”

If you’ve ever felt like this, you’re not alone.

The statements above are the some of the most common symptoms of a panic attack. read more

Improvised Vegetable Oil Lamp for Emergencies (VIDEO)

Picture-4-300x219Instead of throwing away your used frying oil, save it for an oil lamp, the old fashioned kind that doesn’t use kerosene or petroleum-based lamp oil. I improvised a simple lamp from materials I had around the house. It took about 15 minutes and cost nothing. read more

Superknot – The Easy Way to Tie the Zeppelin (Rosendahl) Bend

A uniquely simple way to tie the Zeppelin (Rosendahl) Bend

The Zeppelin Bend (Rosendahl Bend) might be the only knot you ever need again for joining two ropes. It is easy to tie, jam resistant, jerk resistant, and easy to untie even after being under heavy load. And don’t be fooled by the seemingly complex method for tying this knot — it’s actually very, very easy and quick.

There is a rather complex way to tie this knot, and people learn it because it’s easier to teach by this method, not because it’s easier to learn. In fact, the common way of doing this is a bit ridiculous, as it requires you to lay out the two ends of the ropes on the ground and contort them into shape. But when you’re tying two ropes together, you need to be able to hold both ends and whip them together right quick. This video will show you how.

 

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Treating a Snake Bite / How to prevent, recognize and treat snake bites

snake-eyeAlthough nearly 8,000 people are bit by venomous snakes each year, there are usually no more than eight deaths. However, this should not lead backpackers and hikers to believe it isn’t something to worry about. Snakes do not want to waste their poison on humans, but rather rodents and other small animals to feed on. If a bite victim is not treated quickly, the venom can be deathly. Even a bite from a so-called “harmless” snake can cause infection or allergic reaction. read more

Poisonous Spiders – How to Identify Them

POISONOUS SPIDERS: THE BLACK WIDOW

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When considering poisonous spiders and spider identification, the first one that comes to mind is the black widow. In North America, there are around five species of the Black widow spider. You can easily identify the black widow, especially the female, because of it’s round, bulbous belly. read more