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Transporting Fire. How to Forecast Weather. How+to+forecast+weather.jpg 749×1,600 pixels. Foraging. Self Sufficiency. Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization of medical instruments and supplies in survival situations. In survival situations, medical emergencies will arise.

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization of medical instruments and supplies in survival situations

One of the main concerns with any medical procedures is clean, sterilized equipment so as to not pass on infection and compound or completely compromise any medical procedures that must be done.. Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. Wilderness Supplies. Self Reliance Skills Set. BioHavoc Bivouac. SurvivOS. Emergent Survivalism. Live Long and Prosper. Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning.

Translations: – Norsk 汉语 - tiếng Việt – Español – Italiano - Français – Magyar - Português – română – Deutsch – Suomi – Svenska - Čeština – Русско -Íslenska – Nederlands – Audio Version The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water.

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. 10 Ways to Survive a Snowstorm. There's no truer statement than the old adage "you can't control the weather.

10 Ways to Survive a Snowstorm

" You can't­ even predict it with complete certainty. As advanced as our meteorological forecasting techniques are these days, weather systems are changeable forces of nature. They can come on quickly, switch direction without notice and build in intensity in a short period of time. Whether you're at home, on foot, in your car or at work, a winter snowstorm can catch you off guard. The Nation­al Snow and Ice Data Center defines a blizzard as a "violent winter storm, lasting at least 3 hours, which combines below freezing temperatures and very strong wind laden with blowing snow that reduces visibility to less than 1 km. " If a blizzard is bad enough, snow plows and salt trucks won't even brave the elements. Introduction Basic Cold Weather Manual FM 31-70. Fire. How to Make a Shelter in the Wilderness.

Chapter 4-3: Tipi Basics. Chapter 4-3: Tipi Basics It has been brought to my attention that within the past few years that the number of Chapters with a Tipi has gone from only a few to almost everyone.

Chapter 4-3: Tipi Basics

I originally had no intention of including this subject within this book but I heard of many problems related to tipis and their raising. I hope to clarify most your questions with this subject and will do my best to discuss as many related topics about this as possible. Primitive Skills - Shelter. Hunting Fishing trapping. Survival Skills. Primitive Technology, Traditional Skills and Hand-Made Tools. Big List How-To's. How To Get DIY Internet Access When The Government Shuts It Down. How to open a can without a can opener. 6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why

Now is a good time to go out and flag the following six trees before the leaves drop (except the pine).

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why –

Revisit them in the winter and learn how to ID them by the bark alone. Then again in the Spring with the buds and new leaves. White birch is easy to identify with its distinctive, white, papery bark. The sycamore tree also has white bark, but it does not sluff off in thin, paper-like furls like the white birch. The sycamore also has large hand-shaped leaves versus the white birch’s smaller, oval-shaped leaves with a pointed tip. White birch survival uses: Making Cordage from Natural Materials - DIY. Cordage — that is, thread, string or rope — is all but indispensable in a survival situation.

Making Cordage from Natural Materials - DIY

It can be used for (among other things) bowstrings, fishing lines, trap triggers, snares, and lashings. Most people would likely despair if forced to make string or make rope. However, suitable natural materials are plentiful in most places (our Sources of Cordage Materials list will help), and the techniques required for making cordage are actually quite simple to master.

Materials and Their Attributes Just about any strong, flexible fiber can be used to produce good cordage. The dried inner skin of the stalks of fibrous plants will also serve your purpose, as will fibrous leaves and even dried grasses. Animal sinew can be used to produce exceptionally strong rope or twine. Crafting. How To Open A Can Without A Can Opener (Amazing) [Michael_Pewtherer]_Wilderness_Survival_Handbook_(Bookos.org) U.S. Army Field Manual, No. 21-76, Survival. Air Force Survival Training Manual – Free Download. Given that there are so many survival manuals out there, it’s hard to know which ones are worth having in your survival library.

Air Force Survival Training Manual – Free Download

Well, if there’s one survival manual that I highly recommend it is the Air Force Survival Training manual. The Air Force Survival Training manual (specifically the AFR-64) is, in my opinion, the cream of the crop. Outdoor Survival Skills. Doom Survival Guide - SAS Survival Manual. The 12 Rules of Survival. The 12 Rules of Survival has been out of a couple of years now, but it never hurts to reread them.

The 12 Rules of Survival

Read the whole book “ Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why ” if you get an opportunity! Also, check out his new book “Lucy” at www.laurencegonzales.com ! 10 Skills Every Survivalist Should Learn. 8 Common Mistakes of Wilderness Survival. 1.

8 Common Mistakes of Wilderness Survival

No Shelter This is a two fold mistake that will cost you your life in a Wilderness Survival Situation. The first fold of this mistake is not having a proper shelter with you, the second fold is not having the knowledge to build a shelter from nature’s tools which are all around you. When talking about someone or a group of people who died in the Wilderness there is a common term that you will hear come up, exposure. Ocean debris leads the way for castaway fisherman. The fisherman who washed up on the Marshall Islands last weekend was very lucky to have stranded on a remote beach there.

Ocean debris leads the way for castaway fisherman

The currents in the Pacific Ocean would have inevitably taken him into the great garbage patch of the North Pacific, where he could then have been floating for centuries to come. The castaway - Jose Salvador Alvarenga, a fisherman from El Salvador - reportedly left Mexico in November 2012. He and his friend Ezequiel only planned for a short a fishing trip, but he ended up alone in his boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. His friend died about a month into the journey and Mr Alvarenga apparently survived on a diet of fish, birds and turtles, and by drinking turtle blood and rainwater. Learn the art of natural navigation. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet Magazine, natural navigation expert Tristan Gooley shows you how to ditch the compass and GPS and find your way using only the signposts that are all around us.

These tips are written from a northern hemisphere perspective - many directions can be reversed for the southern hemisphere - eg, when the sun is at its highest in the southern hemisphere sky it's due north. These tips are just for interest. Please navigate responsibly! Sun When the sun is at its highest in the sky, it is due south – in simple terms, the sun is south at lunchtime. Rocks. An Ax to Grind: A Practical Ax Manual - 99232823 - Forest Service Publications - Publications - Recreational Trails. Sharpening "Putting your nose to the grindstone" implies tedious, repetitious, and unending work. How To Skin & Gut An Animal.

This post was done by a Forum member Alaska Rose, who is a wealth of knowledge of wilderness and homesteading skills. Learn more from her and others on our FORUM This picture shows the most common way to cut the hide for skinning a game animal. The dotted lines around the legs and neck are the usual cuts for removing the head and lower legs. Step-by-Step Home Butchering for Sheep, Lambs and Goats with Images. This is an excerpt from a great homesteading book on home butchering of every description. It is called "The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making" by Philip Hasheider, published by Voyageur Press.We have a book review of this book, and it comes highly recommended for those of you homesteading and wanting information on home butchering.

Below is an excerpt from the book on slaughtering sheep, lamb and goats. Skills. Self reliance. Survival crafts. Tactical Intelligence. Survival Center, Survival Supplies, Survival Food, Survival Center.com. Resource - Survival. Shoot First, Explain Later. No Nonsense Self Defense - Reliable information for dangerous situations. Wilderness Awareness School - Nature and Outdoor Survival School.

Outdoor Wilderness Living School OWLS. Boulder Outdoor Survival School. NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art.