Wilderness Survival Skills

Reptiles as Survival Food

May 9, 2012

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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Episode 58: Survival Information Junky

March 5, 2012
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 […]

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Review: Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski

November 23, 2011

After a one-year hiatus from studying bushcraft I decided it was time to dive back in. While digging through a few articles on the subject I came across the name Mors Kochanski. It was not a foreign name to me, but I had never read any of his works or watched any of his videos. […]

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Saved By The Seat Of Your Pants

August 18, 2011

Preferably, if you find yourself in a sinking boat or an emergency water landing situation, you will have a life preserver. But, what do you do if such luxuries are not available? Turn your clothes into a life jacket. People often make it by the seat of their pants, but I am going to tell […]

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Potassium permanganate: The Most Useful Survival Chemical

July 28, 2011

When people think about survival tools, chemicals are usually not one of the first things that come to mind. Potassium permanganate should though. Also known as KMnO4, Condy’s Crystals and permanganate of potash, Potassium permanganate is a jack of all survival trades.When it comes to survival, the more you know, the more you can do […]

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Survival Tampon

July 21, 2011

Survival is often about finding creative ways to solve life threatening problems using everyday items. Today’s creative survival tip focuses on alternative uses for the Tampon. Tampons and Bullet Holes For some time now it has been suggested that tampons should be carried in medical kits for the treatment of bullet wounds. This can be […]

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Part II: Do You Know How To Tie A Knot?

March 23, 2011
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Part II of do you know how to tie a knot. Five more useful knots.

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Part I: Do You Know How to Tie a Knot?

March 16, 2011
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It Could Save Your Life: Crucial Knots & Their Applications Knots are essential to survival in the outdoors and in emergency situations, and for sailing. Knowing which knots to tie and how to properly perform these actions can mean the difference between security and safety or death. Knowing how to tie a knot can help […]

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Fire Pit Construction

March 2, 2011
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The Essentials to Safer & Longer Lasting Fires Fires are essential for surviving in almost any environment. Fire is required to purify water, cook food, create warmth, signal for help, and protection from wildlife. Therefore it is essential to learn the various methods of constructing fires.

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Episode 5: The Renaissance Starts Now!

February 28, 2011
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Topic 1: The Renaissance Starts Now The Renaissance was an awakening from the dark ages, a time when people embraced enlightenment, and a time of cultural rebirth. Let’s start a modern renaissance of personal responsibility and exceptionalism. In this week’s show Aaron and Jonathan introduce the core concept of the ITRH Urban Survival Podcast and site. We discuss: […]

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