Lost or Injured in the Woods? 5 Ways to Send a Distress Signal

distress signal with a mirror

You’ve seen distress signals in movies like Castaway or Life of Pi. The characters will quickly light a fire or frantically wave their hands as a plane passes overhead.  Depending on the level of drama, maybe the character gets rescued or not. What Hollywood doesn’t depict is just how difficult it can be to make … Read more

Inspirational Quotes About Survival [with images]

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Stuck in a rut? Lacking motivation? Wondering why you started out on this prepping journey? We’ve collected together some of the best quotes for survival and prepping, find your inspiration here. (All images free to use with attribution and link back to this site.) James Cascio Resilience is all about being able to overcome the … Read more

How to Open a Can without a Can Opener (7 Methods)

how to open can without can opener

Canned foods have been around since the early 1800s.  However, it wasn’t until 1858 that the first can opener was patented and can openers didn’t become commonplace until the 1920s.  So, it makes you wonder how people opened canned foods without a can opener before then. It turns out that the first canned foods where … Read more

List of the Best Survival Schools in the USA

list of the best survival schools

One of the best investments I ever spent was enrolling in a 3-day survival school course with my family.  Not only did we get to learn a lot of new skills while enjoying breathtaking nature, but we also met a lot of like-minded people.  Some of them went on to become good friends! If you … Read more

11 Bushcraft Skills Hardcore Wilderness Lovers Will Want to Master Now

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There is nothing like going into the wilderness with nothing but a few basic supplies and your own wits. I know that I’m not alone in this thought. There’s recently been a huge surge in people learning bushcraft skills.

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