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Potable Water Is A Survival Essential

By David Simpson

Without water, life on this planet would not be possible. But the vast majority of the water on the planet is not potable; only 3 percent is drinkable. Most of that is in underground aquifers or trapped in snow and ice where it’s not readily accessible to humans. The rest is saltwater, which might as […]

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How to avoid shark attacks

By David Simpson

Rodney Fox had been diving for hours when he decided to swim farther offshore into deeper water. It was december 8, 1963, and fox was competing in the south australian spearfishing championships as the defending champion. After he speared a couple of fish some 40-to-50-feet Underwater, Fox saw a dusky morwong, a fish that would […]

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Caving and Spelunking tips : How to survive in a cave

By David Simpson

Code blue! You need to bug out. You head for the hills. You find a cave—can you stay in it? In the event of an emergency, it’s quite possible that a cave can offer a prepper a temporary place to stay and wait out the situation. To find out more about using caves as a […]

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How to purify water in the wild

By David Simpson

WATER, THE ELIXIR OF LIFE. It makes up about 60% of our body, and we can’t go for more than three days without it before we start having problems. Unfortunately, it is often an afterthought as we prepare ourselves to operate in a challenging situation. Fortunately, it isn’t that difficult to make sure you have […]

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How to make a bow drill fire

By David Simpson

Imagine being off the grid with no fire. If you can’t make a flame, you’re pretty much dead in the water. Many believe that building a friction fire is an unbearably difficult task, if not an impossible feat. Those who have tried to make fire this way usually tell me how they worked to the […]

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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 treat a wound and make it heal faster

By David Simpson

Accidents happen. No matter how prepared you are. Rock climbers tie in with ropes and hunters practice field safety with weapons, but later, relaxed and away from the apparent dangers, they can let their guard down and take a fall around camp or slip while using a knife. These kinds of injuries are the most […]

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How to make soap at home for beginners

By David Simpson

As ugly as homemade soap. We’ve all heard the phrase, but today’s home-made beauty products are anything but homely. In fact, making your own personal care products allows you to have better control over the ingredients that come in contact with your your skin every day… and allows you to be more self-sufficient when a […]

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Spring safety tips: How To Avoid Spring’s Hazards

By David Simpson

Mother nature shows no favorites. Although spring weather doesn’t necessarily bring to mind the types of perils that winter can present (such as avalanches and thin ice), dangers are always lurking that can jeopardize your health and safety. To ensure that your next expedition doesn’t get derailed, consider these quick tips that will keep you […]

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How to build a long term survival shelter

By David Simpson

Location, location, location. Any real estate expert will tell you that location is everything, and when building a shelter, the same rule applies. Shelter building is often key to your survival, but if done incorrectly, it can actually lead to your demise. Follow a few simple but essential tips and your structure will not only […]

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