Survival Bracelets & Survival Gear – Paracord

Survival Bracelets & Survival Gear – Paracord

Survival Bracelet Quick Facts: Paracords (parachute cord) survival bracelets were made popular by the military – used in the suspension lines of US paratroopers during WWII Made of lightweight nylon kernmantle rope The rope has an inner core protected by a woven exterior sheath The name Kernmantle is German for

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Sharpening Your Survival Knife in the Wild

Sharpening Your Survival Knife in the Wild

When you are in the wild and all you have is your survival knife you will be glad that it is around. Knives have many uses including helping you to make camp, cutting wood for fire, cutting food for eating, protection against wildlife, and as a tool for other miscellaneous

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Five Best Survival Signals

Five Best Survival Signals

Survivalism is not always about hiding out or avoiding your enemies. Often survivalism can be about being found when you are out on your own and need to be rescued. When you find yourself in this type of situation, you will need to utilize your resources to create signals that

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U.S. Army Considering Replacing Standard Rifles

U.S. Army Considering Replacing Standard Rifles

Due to quality and reliability issues with the standard M16 and M4 rifles, the army is looking into replacements that would go into the hands of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops around the world. It has been almost 50 years since the army replaced the rifle, but has recently

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Water Purification with Household Bleach

Water Purification with Household Bleach

Having clean water is a must for SHTF situations and when you need to stay hydrated or clean. Most guides recommend that consumers store at least one gallon of water per person per day for emergency preparedness. However if you have ever been in an emergency situation you know that

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Sending a Smoke Signal

Sending a Smoke Signal

Sending a Smoke Signal Smoke signals are thought to have first been used by Chinese soldiers along the Great Wall and are also one of the oldest forms of communicating in recorded history. The smoke plumes, created by a fire, help to communicate visual messages over long distances as they

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Finding Water for Survival in the Wild

Finding Water for Survival in the Wild

Finding Water for Survival in the Wild If you have found yourself in a situation where you are lost or stranded in the wild and need water, it pays to know where to look. Water is the most important resource you will need, as the body requires it before it

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Survivalist Essentials

Survivalist Essentials

Survivalist Essentials Consider yourself a true survivalist? You should have a good set of tools (literal and figurative) that you are familiar with in case the unforeseeable occurs. Many survivalist skills provide you with knowledge of how to survive by making the best out of your surroundings. Your ability to

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Building an Improvised Shelter

Building an Improvised Shelter

Building an Improvised Shelter When you are in a survivalist situation and need to build an improvised, aka bivouac, shelter, it helps to know what materials to look for and how you can use your resources to provide you with a place to avoid the elements or rest. Choosing Your

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