Month: September 2016

SHTF Emergency Water Purification Systems

The Best Emergency Water Purification Systems Boiling water and adding chlorine (household bleach, such as Regular Clorox) to water are the two most common emergency water purification systems. Boiling Water For altitudes of less than 5,000 above sea level, vigorously boiling water, for at least a minute kills disease-causing bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. For 5,000 feet below sea level, boil for around five to seven minutes. Please note, these times are minimum times. As a general rule the longer you can boil the better. The boiled water will likely taste rather flat. You can fix this by aerating...

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How To Build Poncho Lean To Tents

Building Your Poncho Lean To Tents Before you start to  build your shelter you need to ask yourself the following questions: Do I have the right type of equipment for me to build a manmade shelter?  Obviously,  a poncho shelter can’t be made when you don’t have a poncho.  If you don’t, is there enough natural resources around that can be used to built natural wood shelters? Do you have the survival tools and equipment to make it? I.E. Do I have bushcraft axes or is my survival knife on me. How quickly do I need to build my...

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Top Bush Craft Courses-Part II

Cody Lundin’s Aboriginal Living Skills School, LLC (“ALSS”) Please note: the ALSS bush craft courses list explicitly states whether or not Lundin or one of his associates will teach the class. So, if you want Lundin’s instruction, be sure to pay attention to the course list. Lundin claims to have over 27 years as a professional survival instructor. Lundin’s  website features that he has been interviewed by major news outlets like CNN and Good Morning America. Day Courses/Skills Courses Lundin has “Skills Courses” which there isn’t a formal overnight stay and an immersion “Adventure Courses.” Lundin also conducts prepper/self-reliance...

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Top Bush Craft Courses-Part I

Bush Craft Courses Guide Choosing the best bush craft courses for your particular situation can be quite challenging.  All outdoor survival classes aren’t created equal, and the school may not be a good fit for you. So, you need to do research to make sure the course that you enroll in will suit your needs. For example, does the class focus on primitive skills (surviving with little or no store bought wilderness survival gear) or does it teach you how to use standard bush craft tools? Personally, I think it best first to focus on using common store-bought bushcraft survival equipment before attempting to master primitive survival skills. Don’t get me wrong, learning primitive survival skills is important and fun. However, nine times out ten, you’ll be able to carry survival equipment when you are hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. So, the outdoor survival training needs to balance primitive skills with learning how to use fundamental bushcraft survival gear. Below is part one of a list of the top ten US  wilderness survival schools and a description of their bush craft courses. The list is not a ranking. Survival Training School of California This is one of the better know survival schools. This school conducts outdoor survival training  for the US Marines, Navy and of US Department of Defense.  This school does not focus on a particular “Guru” instructor. In fact,...

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Three Essential Fire Starting Tools

In wilderness survival building a fire can be, under certain circumstances, the first thing you should do. Please note, this article isn’t going to examine how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together or other bushcraft ways of fire starting. This article will instead focus on four simple, portable fire starting tools that can easily be carried in your pocket or backpack. These tools are the waterproof matches, flint fire starter, and a solar parabolic fire starter. Waterproof Matches These matches are covered in wax. As a result, they are resistant to water. Some store bought matches,...

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