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How To Build A Live Animal Trap (An Easy Illustrated Guide)

In Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

No doubt many of you have read about various improvised and homemade traps in one of the many outdoor survival books and thought, Wow, what a great idea—I could do that. Indeed, many of the ideas and diagrams shown are ingenious, and a few of them actually work to trap game—with practice. After seeing all these trap designs in these …

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The Best Camouflage Pattern for Hunting By Season

In Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

by Brandon Cox When shopping for camouflage, it’s hard to resist the bargain area where camos are sold for less than retail. Usually, the camos featured in the clearance section are out of season. However, some hunters will jump at the chance to save on camouflage and wear it in the woods – regardless of the season. Some hunters will even …

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Can I Use an Emergency Space Blanket for Camping?

In Outdoors by Jesse Mathewson

Invented in 1964 for the space program, and used to keep Skylab from overheating these are an amazing invention. Consisting of thin sheets of plastic coated with vaporized aluminum, this was done to ensure extremely low weight with a high net benefit/ reflective nature. They are basically the same width as a human hair. Average weight between 0.5 and 5 …

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How to Build a Small Game Survival Snare For Rabbit

In Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

by SurvivorDan Before we begin with a discussion of the construction of the most basic primitive/minimal* tension trap; a quick look at the ethics of primitive trapping. Modern trap use is legal as long as you obey the local laws, licensing, seasons, limits, etc. Primitive trapping is illegal in most places and definitely in my neck of the woods…er…desert. Exigent circumstances may …

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Identifying and Harvesting Wild Berries for the Homestead

In Homesteading, Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

by Bobcat-Prepper “Warning – Positively identify any food in the wild as safe before collecting. Some berries that are dark purple (like pokeberry) or black (like nightshade) are TOXIC.” I have been hiking and running around an abandoned 16 acre field near my home for the last year for exercise, and this spring I started paying attention to some familiar spouts …

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Best Water Filters For Camping & Prepping

In Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

by Kirk S  Everyone agrees that you should have an emergency supply of water. Most experts advise that you should have a minimum water supply for 72 hours and the CDC recommends that you have 1 gallon of water for each person in your family for each day. If you have a family of 4 you will need 12 gallons …

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Do It Yourself Long-Term Bushcraft Survival Shelter Ideas

In Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

by Alex P Veteran bushcrafters innately understand the Rule of Threes. The Rule of Threes is as follows: humans will die after 3 minutes with no air, 3 days without water, or 3 weeks of going without food. At least, those are the most commonly known rules. One that is equally essential and that gets glossed over is the fact …

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How to Make a Tripwire Trail or Camp Alarm

In Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

Many of you, have watched the old war movies where the approaching enemy trips an alarm made of tin cans, which in turn alerts the good-guys to their approach. The advancing troops trip the wire and the cans fly up into the air, making enough noise to alert the good guys to the approach, allowing them time to mount an …

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8 Things You Need To Know About Bushcraft

In Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

by Angela Williams Civilization and advancements in technology have reduced to the minimum manmade disasters. Even some natural disasters can be foreseen and adequately planned for. However, Mother Nature sometimes has its way and, leaves a catastrophic aftermath. In such a case, your level of preparedness is the single most important determinant of your survival. Such preparedness also comes in …

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Must Know Bushcraft Survival Skills for Living Off the Land

In Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

by Tony Nester Living off the land is a skill that can pay off in large dividends if you are stranded in the wilds long-term; want to add more variety into your daily diet at home and reduce food bills, or be prepared in the event of a grid-down situation where the grocery shelves empty. Having taught extended bushcraft courses …

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Edible Wild Plants: 25 Wild Plants You Can Eat to Survive in the Wild

In Outdoors by M.D. Creekmore

by Christine W I once read a very interesting article from a survivor of the Bosnian Collapse in the late 90’s. This was a true end of the world as they knew it event, and it was fascinating and eye-opening to read. One of the things the man talked about in his extensive article was the most useful skills to posses. …