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How to predict the weather with clouds

By David Simpson

On a warm evening in 1802, upstairs from a laboratory at 2 Plough Court in London, 30-year-old Luke Howard, a chemist and amateur meteorologist, rose before the Askesian Society—a jovial group of scientists whose irreverence was only matched by their affinity to inhale laughing gas for amusement—and presented his essay called On the Modification of […]

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Wild Fruits and Nuts: A must have guide for backcountry traveller

By David Simpson

You can’t walk through a field, forest, swamp or even your own backyard without passing by (or stepping on) wild edible plants. Uninhabited areas, and even urban locations, contain nutritious wild food that’s free for the taking—if you know what to look for. The same plant foods that sustained our ancestors are still out there […]

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How to navigate with a map and compass

By David Simpson

You’re on the move. Perhaps you’re backpacking in a wilderness area, or maybe you’re bugging out to a secret location—but whatever the reason, you’ll need to make sure you stay on your route at all times. A few simple techniques can help you identify where you are, and ensure that you find your way to […]

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Methods of safe disposal of human waste

By David Simpson

Everyone wonders but seldom does anyone ask. When thrust into a survival situation, such as living without water following a major quake, what do you do with human waste? Surviving when you’re away from the comforts of home—or following a natural disaster—is usually not a problem during the first few days, but what happens if […]

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Best survival dried foods with long shelf life

By David Simpson

Food is essential to survival. In a disaster situation, the power may go out, leaving your refrigerator or freezer virtually useless. Grocery store shelves will be emptied, and restaurants won’t be serving meals. Food will, no doubt, be a hot commodity in a worst-case situation. Similarly, if you’re in the wilderness, you won’t have access […]

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Forty survival tools you can make from everyday items

By David Simpson

Stuff happens. Whether you simply forgot some necessary items for your hiking or camping trip, or mother nature has decided to turn your world upside down, you can survive and thrive with a little ingenuity and creativity from some of the most mundane items you can imagine. “Anything has potential to help in a pinch even […]