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survival

  1. LostAvood

    Seeking Road Dawg Heading from NY to South/Southwest

    I am in a race against the the clock. I've been off the road for 4 almost 5 years. I was doing fine with a job and a good place then my ex roommate turned on me got me evicted. So my old road dawg let me stay at the long term squat he was staying at. Well the summary is the people whose name was...
  2. CoNiGMa

    Cordage

    Cordage is a good thing to have in a survival situation. Any type of wire, rope, string, twine, or line of any type will be useful, but stronger rope is better. It can be used for multiple purposes like lashing things together, building shelter, carrying and moving items, climbing, making a...
  3. CoNiGMa

    The Rule of Three

    In a survival situation, a person has 4 core things that he/she needs to survive. These are Shelter, Water, Fire, and Food. When in a survival situation, remember the Rule of 3: You can survive for 3 Minutes without air (oxygen) or in icy water. You can survive for 3 Hours without shelter in a...
  4. CoNiGMa

    Video 16+ Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches or a Lighter

    Fire is essential when in a survival situation. It is used to purify and boil water, cook food, as well as other things. There are numerous ways to start a fire when out in the wilderness or in a survival situation. In the absence of lighters and matches, here is a list of various options...
  5. CoNiGMa

    Video Shelter building with natural materials

    One of the main things you need to worry about when in a survival situation is shelter, especially in cold, damp climates. If you do not have a shelter such as a tent and cannot find a suitable place to use as a shelter from wild animals and the elements, you will need to make one. There are...
  6. CoNiGMa

    Cheap Food Storage Supply

    Something you need to consider if you are preparing for a SHTF scenario is food. Storing food may seem like a daunting and expensive task, but I found a list by “AZPrepper” which makes things easier for you. He basically came up with a list of $5 food items that you can purchase each week for a...
  7. CoNiGMa

    Photos Video Alternative Uses for Common Items

    One thing you need to train your mind to do for a survival situation is to improvise with the things you have available to you. Common, everyday items can be used in a survival situation to provide you with the basics needed to survive. Some examples of things you can use that most everyone may...
  8. CoNiGMa

    Photos Animal Tracking

    Animal Tracking: Because wild creatures usually stay in hiding after a snowstorm, look for tracks about 24 hours later. You can also find tracks in mud or wet sand along beaches, streams, and lakeshores almost any time. Tracks made by members of the dog family are among those most often...
  9. CoNiGMa

    Photos Axe Care

    A good tool to have with you in the wilderness when the SHTF is an axe. It is useful for cutting firewood and wood to make things like a shelter. You need to know how to keep your axe in good shape. Before using an axe, whether old or new, you should sharpen its blade. Clamp the head of the...
  10. CoNiGMa

    Distress Signals

    Distress Signals: If you're in distress in the wilderness during the day, signal with sounds (gun, whistle, tin pans) in a series of threes, each followed by a brief silence. Continue until someone responds. In areas where a sound's effect might be limited (a valley or heavily wooded area)...
  11. BadBoBo

    Follow up for what I carried in my Jacket

    A few people liked the thread about the ScotteVest. So I will list all the things I carried in it and why. Also keep in mind. I carried all of this stuff and managed to keep the big pocket pretty much empty. LockPicks- Carried in the upper right breast pocket. These things helped so much and...
  12. BadBoBo

    SMARTPHONE aka your best friend

    These things are great. You can see you friend across the world (Skype), Find a job or a gig for a few days with or even a place to sleep. You can check your email, look up your route, find a good camping spot or place to sleep with a birdseye view(google maps), Find free shit on LetGo or...
  13. Gregory

    Leaving for the Wilderness, living off of nature

    Hi , I have been a backpacker all of my life and wilderness survival guide. I am going back into the remote wilderness to live in nature, away from society and man made things. I am looking for a partner and had rather have a female that has the will and desire to go off grid and into the...
  14. Tatanka

    Breakdown Bow and Arrows

    anyone carried or thought on it? There is a few on amazon rated to 55 pound draw and breaks down to 16 inches. Feasible for a pack and not illegal as carrying a breakdown .22 or something. silent and easy to get away with. I used to shoot longbow all the time and miss the hell out of it. I enjoy...
  15. A

    Tips for Long Term Survival Traveling

    I'm looking for tips on being out there long term. I've got some camping skills but I want to know from the veterans some tips. Is there a piece of gear you rely on the most, how do you not go crazy not having a place to live etc. I'm gonna be out at there at least 2years this next time and...
  16. Cornelius Vango

    Extreme Climate Techniques and Tricks

    So, you've found yourself in the wilderness in an extreme climate. It's EXTREMELY hot, or cold, or rainy, or swampy, or dry... What are some ways that you keep yourself not only alive by meeting your basic needs, but also be comfortable as you can be (besides climbing into the nearest place with...