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How To Make Self-Igniting Fire Starters

“I am always on the lookout for a new fire starter, and when I find a new idea, of course I have to try it out! Well I have found a new interesting concept and I thought I might share my attempt with it. It is a fire starter that has an ignition source, an […]

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How To Disinfect Water With Household Bleach

“As everyone knows, many municipal water systems use chlorine to disinfect water. Often, the use of chlorine is combined with other purification systems such as filtration and ultra violet treatments. All you have to do is sniff your water tap water – it’s no secret. Why chlorine? Simple – it works. It just so happens […]

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How To Build A Yukon Portage Pack

“Aside from constructing a tarp tent there’s another (and arguably more clever) way that a tarp and 30ft length of rope can turn out to be quite useful to the kayak camper; for constructing a Yukon-style portage pack! The Yukon pack, also known as a Hudson Bay Company Pack, makes use of basic camping materials […]

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How To Make A Survival Bracelet

“Tanner has a survival bracelet that he wears daily, but being an Eagle Scout once upon a time, he was keen to make his own. And when this boy does a DIY project, he goes all-out. Rather than just weaving himself a bracelet, he made himself a wooden base thing-a-ma-jig to hold said bracelet in […]

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How To Build A Small Game Survival Snare

“I practice and learn survival skills not because I need them on a daily basis, but rather for the one day when I must use them to stay alive. Survival is the intersection between knowledge and necessity. The outcome in a survival scenario can be dramatically influenced by practicing survival skills before you need them. […]

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Creating A Personal Seedbank

You have probably heard of seed saving, where you save a plant’s seeds or tubers at the end of a growing season to serve as the seed source for the following year. This is great because choosing the proper plants and practicing proper seed-saving methods gives you to a free, self-perpetuating garden year after year. […]

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How To Field Dress A Squirrel

Apparently they taste NUTS! “For most reading this article, food is readily available on nearly any street corner. Securing our next meal takes very little thought, effort, and time. The hunter-gatherer spirit inside each of us is slowly vanishing and so are the important self-reliant skills associated with hunting, gathering, and preparing our own food.  […]

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Create Hot Water From A Compost Wheelie Bin

“Daryl from Windsor in NSW came up with an innovative solution using two ordinary wheelie bins that are filled with compost and a wound central pipe arrangement to turn cold water hot very quickly. How does it work? “What I have made is a compost heater, inside a wheelie bin with 20 mm poly pipe […]

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Gravity Fed, Safe Drinking Water Filter

“Water, there is not enough I can say about how important water is. Most all of us take it for granted and it usually gets put on the back burner when we plan or begin building our self-reliant food storage preps, we should not. It is more important than stored food because without clean water […]

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How To Drill Your Own Water Well

“You can drill your own shallow water well using PVC and household water hoses. It is a cheap and effective way to dig your own shallow water well. Water well drilling isn’t just for the pros with huge commercial drilling rigs. Digging a water well yourself is both interesting and fun. Having your own water […]

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