There are a number of scenarios where you could find yourself having to fight for your survival. One wrong turn or a simple slip on a rock could end in disaster if you aren’t prepared before heading on an outdoor adventure. Shelter and water are at the top of these ten essential items for survival list.
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The first 24 hours of an emergency may be the most critical. If you are stuck without shelter or warmth, you can die of exposure. The first 24 are all about survival. Whether you are lost in the woods, evacuating due to hurricane, floods or a tornado, stuck in severe winter weather or just without power for 24 hours do you have the survival kit to see you and your family through? For the first 24 hours after a disaster, you will need a way to start a fire, find water and construct a shelter. For the ultimate guide in surviving the first 24 hours, check out the Essential Preppers Guide to the First 24.
Building a fire could mean the difference between life and death in a survival situation. Knowing how to start one is one thing. Having the material on hand to get the fire starting process going is another. Read this post for the right steps.
Camping is supposed to be simple, right? Getting back to nature, turning off the electronics and cooking over an open fire. Do you find yourself packing in more stuff than you should for a weekend in the woods? These 10 camping tips, hacks and shortcuts will help you save time, space and money. Read on for some great ideas, including a foolproof plan to prevent rain from ruining your weekend to a creative new spin on S’mores.
Ever since receiving a Coleman two-burner camping stove a little over 10 years ago, I have almost exclusively bought the brand’s camping gear for all my outdoor needs. Not only because of the durability and reliability of its products, but because they are inexpensive, but high quality and readily available. Recently I reviewed some new Coleman camping products as well as tested my old equipment. Were they tried and true? Read on to find out.
Originally purchased for a floating trip down the Guadalupe River in Central Texas, my Pelican 1015 Micro Case is by far one of the most valuable pieces of camping equipment I own. A watertight case protects your essential survival gear from the elements and accidental falls in the water.
Knowing how to start a fire is essential outdoor and survival skill. If you carry flint and steel with you at all times, then you are already prepared. However, there is nothing wrong with having back up. Did you know you could make fire starters from plenty of things you can find lying around the house? Here are five free and frugal fire starters you probably didn’t know you already had!
Knowing how to start a fire can possibly save your life. It is one of the most essential survivor skills one should know if they are serious about learning how to survive in an emergency or disaster. Here are five really good reasons for knowing how to start a fire.
Making a fire on the fly is tough already without snow and ice on the ground. I hope you never have to fend for yourself over night in a winter storm, but in case you must—knowing how to start a fire in wet and adverse conditions can save your life. First, get the basic fire building skills down. Since building a fire in wet weather is a bit more challenging, here are 10 tips to get a fire going in the snow.