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9 03, 2011

Water Collection, Purification, & Storage in an Urban Environment

By |2016-10-15T00:16:01-05:00March 9th, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|0 Comments

In the event of a catastrophe, whether natural or man-made, water is perhaps one of the most crucial elements lacking in an urban setting. Earthquakes can disrupt water mains, or water treatment plants can be shut down or destroyed, leaving us with only the water we have in bottles and storage. Careful planning and forethought [...]

2 03, 2011

Fire Pit Construction

By |2016-10-15T00:16:05-05:00March 2nd, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|0 Comments

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. […]

23 02, 2011

Homemade Stretchers

By |2016-10-15T00:16:05-05:00February 23rd, 2011|Survival Skills|0 Comments

There are times when you need a stretcher, such as when you need to carry a body (dead or alive) or move a heavy payload. Instead of throwing your back out by carrying the person or items with your bare hands, use a stretcher. A homemade stretcher can be fashioned out of very common items. [...]

16 02, 2011

Makeshift Covers for Tents, Canopies, & Caves

By |2011-02-23T11:20:28-06:00February 16th, 2011|Survival Skills|0 Comments

Some situations in life leave you exposed to the elements and away from pre-built man made shelters. In such situations, knowing how to build a quick shelter can mean the difference between surviving the night or not. There are 3 basic methods that can be erected for your safety and shelter in a matter of [...]

9 02, 2011

Makeshift Sleeping Bags

By |2016-10-15T00:16:06-05:00February 9th, 2011|Survival Skills|0 Comments

Surviving life in today's modern setting can be a real challenge with insurmountable bills, taxes, politics, and sometimes, an annoying neighbor. But, what about real life "“ have you ever been stuck outside in a snow storm? Lost in the wilderness without a cell phone? Or stranded on a sinking boat? In situations like these, [...]