Wilderness 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

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 […]

Review: Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski

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. […]

By |November 23rd, 2011|Reviews, Survival Book Reviews|5 Comments

Saved By The Seat Of Your Pants

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 you […]

By |August 18th, 2011|Survival Skills|0 Comments

Potassium permanganate: The Most Useful Survival Chemical

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 with […]

By |July 28th, 2011|Medical, Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|25 Comments

Survival Tampon

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 both a […]

By |July 21st, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|2 Comments

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

Part II of do you know how to tie a knot. Five more useful knots. […]

By |March 23rd, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|0 Comments

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

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 you to create a rope ladder to climb down the side of a skyscraper. It can also enable you to create a stretcher or secure materials. Whether you need to create a makeshift shelter or to secure your rations and essentials in a tree to keep them safe from bears, knowing how to tie a knot will allow you to survive longer in tough situations. Below are just a few knots that can help you to survive in an urban environment or in the wilderness.

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By |March 16th, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|0 Comments

Fire Pit Construction

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. […]

By |March 2nd, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|0 Comments

Episode 5: The Renaissance Starts Now!

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:

Individual Responsibility
Community
Education
Health

Topic 2: The […]

By |February 28th, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|1 Comment
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