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How to Kill a Chicken. ***Warning: This is a pretty graphic post about how to butcher a chicken, complete with pictures and lots of description.

How to Kill a Chicken

My intent is to help people who are preparing to butcher their first bird.*** On a recent Sunday morning, a local Eugene friend invited people over to learn how to properly kill and butcher chickens. She raises broilers every summer in her urban backyard, feeding them organic food and letting them free-range under the blue sky. Broilers have been breed over the years to be rather dumb and gain weight incredibly quickly. Boobytraps & How To Make Improvised Booby Traps – Illustrated Designs. In warfare, a booby trap is an anti-personnel weapon that has a psychological attraction for enemy soldiers.

Boobytraps & How To Make Improvised Booby Traps – Illustrated Designs

As the word "trap" implies, they usually have some form of bait designed to lure the victim towards it. In every case, triggering the booby trap device will kill or severely injure the victim. Boobytraps have been employed as an invaluable weapon of guerrilla warfare as well as conventional warfare. Individuals caught up in civil war have used boobytraps to protect personal property, food, and essentially themselves. Boobytraps are not confined to any one application, nor is their use confined to one purpose.

The following range of books describe many different improvised booby traps and detail their construction. A remarkable guide on the different kinds of Booby Traps available. Boobytraps – FM 5-31, contains procedures, techniques, and expedients for the instruction of the soldier in the assembly, use, detection, and removal of boobytraps in combat. Pole Shift Survival Information. Survival. Survivalist. Improvised Munitions Handbook. Home. Urban Survival Tools is a First Aid Kit and Survival Kit making company and online retailer.


We produce products you will need to survive any emergency or wilderness situation. Our main offerings include: Urban Survival Kits,Bug Out Bags and First Aid Supplies. Urban Survival Tools mission is to prepare you with First Aid Kits, Survival Kits, Survival Bags, and Food/water storage you would need to survive a disaster. Congratulations on thinking about emergency preparedness in the first place--this alone puts you in a smart minority. If you are looking for an Emergency Pack, or other Survival Gear, Urban Survival Tools wants to help out. HOMEMADE OUTDOOR GEAR. Now available FREE on an offline 4xDVD set to Third World/Developing Countries - 4000 Electronic Books online and offline with Practical Technical Development Information for the Third World. Agriculture, Health, Education, Small Industries etc etc.

Pack a Backpack for Camping. From Wired How-To Wiki A well-packed sack will save your back.

Pack a Backpack for Camping

Photo by The Glasshalffull via Flickr. How to Make a Bug Out Bag. Dandelions. By Anita Sanchez Whether you love them or hate them, dandelions are among the most familiar plants in the world.


They're one species that just about anyone can identify at a glance, as familiar to humans as the dog. Dandelions are, quite possibly, the most successful plants that exist, masters of survival worldwide. Nowadays, they're also the most unpopular plant in the neighborhood – but it wasn't always that way. Only in the twentieth century did humans decide that the dandelion was a weed. Tautline Hitch. © Copyright 2014 John E Sherry.

Tautline Hitch

All rights reserved. Survival Gear Review. Top 10 Survival Downloads You Should Have. Custom Tree House Plans, DIY Ideas & Building Designs. No, really: would you want to design, build and live in an real fantasy tree house all year round?

Custom Tree House Plans, DIY Ideas & Building Designs

More and more people have decided to do just that and where treehouses were once novelty architecture for kids they are now (almost) mainstream structures, as attested to by the pictures above via Bella Seven. Many modern tree house designs and home designers and custom builders take a site-specific approach and construct their tree buildings around not only views and rooms but also have to account for access and structural support in unique and novel ways.

Some of the results are little auxiliary spaces intended for guests or vacations while others are fully developed tree homes with everything need for daily living. While a lot of attention is paid to lofty plans by fashionable designers, there are many people who continue to use quite conventional home-building plans, techniques and materials to construct tree homes and cabins that look much like ordinary residences on the ground below. Cold Weather & Back Country Skiing Snowboarding Survival. BACKPACKING LIGHTWEIGHT - Backpacking & Hiking Resources. How To Be A World-Class Survivalist in 5 Simple Steps. Joy Paley Activist Post With the recent econopocalypse, it’s no wonder that people are becoming more interested in what it would take to survive after our current society has undergone a major shift.

How To Be A World-Class Survivalist in 5 Simple Steps

After all, if something we thought was intrinsically stable—our financial sector, and the guarantee of ever increasing wealth—is actually pretty flimsy, well, a lot of other things can be brought into question too. 10 Skills Every Survivalist Should Learn. Yurt Buildng. Here is a free copy of my book Build your own yurt, written in 1995, It has been used by a great many people who have built their own yurts.

Yurt Buildng

Our designs have progressed enormously since 1995. For a much more comprehensive guide see The Complete Yurt Handbook or see the rest of our website A complete guide to making a Mongolian Ger by P.R. King First edition 1995, Second edition 1997. Third edition, revised, updated, and expanded. 1997. Third Edition Fully revised and expanded for 1998 Internet Edition Jan 2000.

The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants that May Just Save Your Life. How to Forecast Weather. Ever wondered how to forecast the weather without actually using instruments? Check the Clouds: Clouds can tell us a lot about the weather. For example, they can tell us if it’s going to be warmer on a particular night by simply being there. That’s because they prevent heat radiation from escaping. They can also tell you whether there will be rain and whether there will be bad weather in general (when you see clouds moving in opposite directions of each other).