13 Survival Skills All 18 Year Olds Should Have: A Checklist for Parents

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It is no secret that kids today are becoming increasingly less self-reliant, more timid, and incredibly coddled.  The situation is so bad that trying to teach your kids self-reliance could put parents under investigation by Child Services – as is what happened to two parents who let their 6 and 10 year old kids go on a planned walk alone!

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Lost Survival Secrets of the Inca which Made Them the Greatest Empire in the World

When I first arrived in Peru, I was shocked by the huge, gray barren cliffs cutting the capital city of Lima into chunks.  Flying to the north a few days later, I was equally shocked by the dense jungle with its loud rivers and insects screaming into the dusk, and the snakes which boldly jump from tree branch to tree branch.

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3 Ways to Navigate in the Wilderness without a Compass

There have been dozens of movies and TV shows where the protagonists get themselves lost in the wilderness.  No worries!  We will just use this moss growing on trees to tell us which way to go!

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Should You Take a Wilderness Survival Course?

Reading survival manuals is a great way to get started, but no amount of reading is as good as the real thing.

The best way to learn survival skills is from real-life experience!

Because of this, wilderness survival courses have become pretty popular lately.

Here is what you need to know – including the pros and cons – if you are considering taking a wilderness survival course.

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14 Best Bushcraft Stores in USA and Canada

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Let’s be clear here: bushcraft is a set of skills for surviving in the wilderness.  Bushcraft is NOT about fancy survival gear.  You can’t buy skills in a bushcraft store!

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