Survival Skills

Reptiles as Survival Food

The following two-part article considers the procurement of reptiles, in this case snakes, for sustenance.  First is an excerpt from THE CAVE AND THE SEA, A NOVEL, by John A. Heatherly, followed by the most outstanding resource information we could find.  Enjoy the story and please do not miss the reference material at the end!”
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By |May 9th, 2012|Survival Skills|0 Comments

Handcuff Keys as Survival Gear

Handcuff Keys as survival gear?

The following excerpt from THE CAVE AND THE SEA, by John A. Heatherly, considers the use of Escape Tools as part of a survival kit.  Enjoy the story and please do not miss the reference material at the end!
Chapter 6 OBSIDIAN AND CEDAR SLASH
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By |May 2nd, 2012|Survival Skills|0 Comments

Friday Gear Report: 4/06/2012

Let’s face it, if the world collapses tomorrow you may want a drink. But aside from wanting to take the edge off, there are other good reasons to learn about alcohol production: medical and barter.

Unfortunately, as I understand it, alcohol in concentrations higher than typical bear and wine are still illegal to produce thanks to […]

Episode 58: Survival Information Junky

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan pose the question: Are you a survival information junkie?

As with many subjects in life, we can become consumed by the pursuit of knowledge. It can be so much so that we never actually take the time to learn about a skill through physical experience.

Physical experience allows us to take our knowledge […]

Episode 57: Survival Gear vs Survival Skills

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss survival gear vs survival skill and the place for both.

People often come into prep and get sticker shock. With the endless sea of survival gear, gadgets, and equipment, survival can seem as though a tremendous amount of money will need to be spent.

Preppers also have a tendency–much like anything else in […]

Episode 55: Planning Survival Strategies

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss planning a survival strategy and give a critique of Doomsday Preppers.

Doomsday Preppers hits television screens leaving your hosts insulted and entertained. However, there are lessons that can still be learned. After giving their thoughts on the show Aaron and Jonathan segue into developing your survival strategy, questions to ask yourself, […]

Episode 48: John Heatherly Interview

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview John Heatherly–author of The Survival Template.

Heatherly is a 17-year student of survival through formal survival training. His survival education started with Tom Brown Jr’s Trackerschool after which he went on to graduate from several military Survival Courses. Using his personal experiences gained from his survival training, Heatherly has gone on to […]

Ammo Can Restoration

When it comes to storing ammo, used ammo cans really are the best. They stack well, take loose or boxed ammo, and provide protection against sun, rain, and humidity.

There are a couple inherent problems with used ammo cans though. First, the paint is usually chipped or worn off. Second, they may not seal that well […]

By |December 1st, 2011|Survival Skills|0 Comments

Episode 43: Survival CHI – Reloaded

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss Survival CHI and its origins. The foundation of the entire show and blog, Survival CHI is what guides it all. It’s what keeps In The Rabbit Hole all about rational practical preparedness.

Eight months have passed since Survival CHI was first unveiled and explained. By popular demand it’s back with the […]

By |November 14th, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|6 Comments

How To Build a Rabbit Hutch

Nearly 8 months ago I embarked on an urban self sufficiency project. While the last few months have been rather quiet, the start was busy. Among the first tasks Jason McConniel and I tackled was building a suspended rabbit hutch complete with automatic watering system.

Using a modified version of the plans from Storey’s Guid to […]

By |November 3rd, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|0 Comments
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