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  • Knowing which plants are safe to eat and which can help you build a fire or shelter could make any wilderness survival situation much more pleasant.

    Top Plants for Emergency Survival

    Top Plants for Emergency Survival

    by Bob Bahlmann2

  • Do you know what water is safe for consumption? Find out how to get clean drinking water in a survival setting, and how to purify water from wild sources.

    Survival Skills: Clean Drinking Water

    Survival Skills: Clean Drinking Water

    by Cynthia Hoover5

  • Hiking is a great sport, and it is all fun and games until someone get bitten by a rattlesnake. Know how to avoid them, what to do if you see one, and the course of action if you are bitten.

    What to Do If You Encounter a Rattlesnake

    What to Do If You Encounter a Rattlesnake

    by Tom Lohr0

  • The American Southwest requires some special precautions for day hikers, especially during those hot summer months, when temperatures can soar above 100 degrees.

    Desert Hiking Advice

    Desert Hiking Advice

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Survival knives are a favorite of backpackers, bushcrafters, trekkers, and regular old campers. The British army MoD (Ministry of Defense) survival knife is a robust, multi-use tool that has been military proven for decades, and trusted by the likes of the SAS (Special Air Service). This is my own take on this bomb-proof knife.

    Backpacking Gear Review: British Army Pattern MoD Survival Knife

    Backpacking Gear Review: British Army Pattern MoD Survival Knife

    by OutsideYourWorld11

  • What is a bug-out bag, and how do you create one? It's a bag you plan to utilize in case of an emergency, and it's packed with your survival needs. Get a list of what to pack in your bag, including the most important necessities.

    How to Create a Bug-Out Bag (72-Hour Bag): Packing List

    How to Create a Bug-Out Bag (72-Hour Bag): Packing List

    by Nicoli Clause34

  • Up to 10,000 lumen -- high-tech tools for security professionals and serious outdoorsmen. Own one of the best tactical flashlights available.

    The Best Tactical Flashlights

    The Best Tactical Flashlights

    by GreenMind Guides2

  • Learning what to do when a natural disaster or inclement weather strikes during your next camping trip can mean the difference between life and death. Learn what to do here!

    How To Survive Natural Disasters When Camping

    How To Survive Natural Disasters When Camping

    by Mandrake_19750

  • When you are out on a search, the last thing you want to think about is your pants falling down. In this review of the Klik Belts Two-Ply tactical belt, we'll test out a trouser securing device that won't let you down. From a search and rescue perspective, this may be the ultimate outdoor belt.

    Klik Belts 2-Ply Tactical Search and Rescue Belt Review

    Klik Belts 2-Ply Tactical Search and Rescue Belt Review

    by Dan Human0

  • Wolf attacks are rare in nature and are often caused by habituation to humans or rabies. Learn how to prevent confrontations with wolves and how to survive an attack if necessary.

    Tips on Surviving a Wolf Attack

    Tips on Surviving a Wolf Attack

    by Jessica Peri26

  • Often times people do not head the warnings of officials when it comes to hurricanes. This post will provide a little more insight into what it takes to weather the storm.

    Preparing For Hurricanes

    Preparing For Hurricanes

    by Alex0

  • Although you can survive for up to three days without water, having a supply of safe and drinkable water will go a long way toward maintaining your health and moral in any survival situation.

    Survival: Finding and Purifying Emergency Water

    Survival: Finding and Purifying Emergency Water

    by Bob Bahlmann0

  • Backpackers and hikers must change their water gathering and treatment tactics for winter adventures. This article explores the best ways to treat water and melt snow while in the backcountry.

    Winter Camping Water Purification Guide

    Winter Camping Water Purification Guide

    by Dan Human31

  • Use the three criteria below as a benchmark for choosing your survival knife. Beyond this, everything else comes down to personal preference.

    How to Choose the Right Survival Knife

    How to Choose the Right Survival Knife

    by I Survive0

  • If you're getting soaked in your backcountry rain jacket, it may be time to wash and rewaterproof it. Instructions for cleaning and conditioning the DWR on Gore-tex, Mountain Hardwear's DryQ Elite, Marmot's Precip and many more waterproof breathable garments.

    How to Wash and Waterproof a Rain Jacket

    How to Wash and Waterproof a Rain Jacket

    by Dan Human29

  • If you depend on a map and compass for wilderness navigation you should learn about declination. This article teaches you how to compensate for magnetic declination while traversing the wild.

    How to Use Magnetic Declination with a Compass

    How to Use Magnetic Declination with a Compass

    by Dan Human10

  • For those who appreciate fine cutlery and American innovation, the name Benchmade is synonymous with high-end knives and tools. This review focuses on seven of the numerous knives they offer.

    Review of My Benchmade Knives

    Review of My Benchmade Knives

    by Roddy J Dryer1

  • One of the biggest fears travelers have about an unknown place is what it will do to their health. It's a valid fear, since 20-50% of travellers contract diarrhea per year. The water you drink is key.

    Portable Water Filters for Travelers & Hikers

    Portable Water Filters for Travelers & Hikers

    by Susette Horspool6

  • What would you do if you were ever stranded on a deserted island? How could you survive? Here's a fun look at a list of ten useful items you might like to have along...

    Top Ten Things to Have on a Deserted Island

    Top Ten Things to Have on a Deserted Island

    by RedElf146

  • If you love nature and spending time outdoors this is the hobby for you. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the foraging I do and the hikes my children & I go on.

    Foraging for Fun

    Foraging for Fun

    by steve-bc-ca1

  • A wilderness survival kit needs to include tools for starting a fire, light, signaling for rescue, food, water, making shelter and more.

    How to Build a Wilderness Survival Kit

    How to Build a Wilderness Survival Kit

    by Jessica Peri17

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