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Make a Fireplace for an Outdoor Shelter | Survival Skills

Make a Fireplace for an Outdoor Shelter | Survival Skills

In order to make my fireplace, what I’m going to do is scrape away a lot of the leaves that are right here. Again, very, very wet, but once I get a fire going, it’ll dry all this out, really dry, and potentially light it. So we don’t want that to happen. We’re going to …


Send SOS Signal w/ Reflective Surface | Survival Skills

Send SOS Signal w/ Reflective Surface | Survival Skills

If you have to signal someone and the aircraft or someone that’s distant on the horizon, one of the ways that you can use the sun to signal is by having a reflective surface. Right here, I have a mirror. You can also use something like a CD or DVD. That will give you enough …


How to Tell Direction w/ Stick Shadows | Survival Skills

How to Tell Direction w/ Stick Shadows | Survival Skills

A way to tell direction with using the sun and a stick is to place a stick in the ground. The sun is going to cast a shadow. When the shadow is cast you’re going to put a mark right here. There we go. We have a nice shadow line right here. And we’re going …


How to Make a Fire with a Tinder Bundle | Survival Skills

How to Make a Fire with a Tinder Bundle | Survival Skills

Now that we have our house, we’re going to make a fire to keep it warm. There are several woods that we could use and several things that we can use for tinder. We collected grass, so we have a lot of grass like this, which is great. And instead of river grass, this is …


Send Emergency Signal in the Wilderness | Survival Skills

Send Emergency Signal in the Wilderness | Survival Skills

The traditional signal for help is three of anything. So, if you were signalling by fire for an aircraft you’d have a triangle with three fires. Three fires would indicate that you needed help. If you needed to call someone by whistling a lot of backpacks have whistles on them now. So, you’d blow three …


How to Build Roof for Outdoor Shelter | Survival Skills

How to Build Roof for Outdoor Shelter | Survival Skills

Now that we’ve built a basic roof frame, what we’re going to do is sort of add shingles and insulation. What I found was a dead oak, an oak tree that fell over. Perfect for what we need, in that we don’t have to rake up everything to begin with because there’s a lot of …


How to Adjust a Fish Snare | Survival Skills

How to Adjust a Fish Snare | Survival Skills

All snares, or at least spring snares like this, are an exercise and an adjustment. So you adjust a little bit, and you see how well it works. Trim a little here, trim a little there, and hopefully you’ll hit the perfect combination of sensitivity and security. You can have a secure trigger that the …


How to Prevent Dehydration | Survival Skills

How to Prevent Dehydration | Survival Skills

Water is one of the big five most important things that you’re going to need to have if you’re out in a wilderness situation. Lack of water, dehydration, or hypernatremia as it’s being referred to now is very, very problematic and one of the things that you need to ensure so that you function properly …


How to Make Rope in the Wilderness | Survival Skills

How to Make Rope in the Wilderness | Survival Skills

A lot of the time people ask me about making their own cordage when they’re out in the wilderness. I can tell you about some traditional cordages which is probably not the first thing I would recommend, but work really well if you didn’t have anything else to go with. Sinew, which is tendon, you …


How to Forage for Mushrooms | Survival Skills

How to Forage for Mushrooms | Survival Skills

So there’s a lot of wild animals in this area. There’s a lot of mammal evidence. This tree right here in itself is a run for a raccoon. It’s got some raccoon droppings on it. It would be a great place to set up a trap. Just like the tree we saw earlier that had …

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