Outdoors

7 Ways of Finding Water in the Wilderness

There’s no doubt about it: one of the most important things when it comes to survival in ANY circumstances is water. The rule of threes says you can only survive without the liquid of life for up to 3 days, but in reality you’ll feel sick before that. Dehydration is not only unpleasant, but it will restrict your ability to…

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Outdoors

Teaching Wilderness Survival To Children

“Oh, the places you will go…” I felt just like I was walking through the pages of that Dr. Seuss classic when our prepper training focused on teaching a group of children from our survival tribe orienteering and general “in the woods” skills. It took us all a little bit of time to adjust to the bright light on a…

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Prepping

Basic Survival and Prepping Skills you Need to Know

As preppers and bushcrafters, we all know that guy. The one with every new gadget, clever tool and toy, but no real idea what he’s doing. Don’t be that guy. Having good equipment is important, but enough practice with the right skills will always make much more difference and eventually could even replace the equipment altogether. If you can make…

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Hunting and Fishing

Important Hunting Gear for Preppers

What do you carry when going big game hunting? Different people carry different tools; some carry compound bows while others carry rifles. Regardless, there are certain essential items that you simply cannot go without. With this in mind, let us look at some of these essential items that are must carry for any prepper or wild game forager. Quality optics…

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Guns

Overview of the Smith and Wesson 686

The name Smith & Wesson is synonymous with wheelguns the world over, with good cause. For over a century, S&W has been producing excellent revolvers for militaries, law enforcement agencies and well-heeled civilians. While military users are rare today, their revolvers continue to serve faithfully in the holsters of countless civilians, police officers and security guards. It is an old…

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Guns

Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle Full Review

One of the largest, most prolific and innovative American gun manufacturers is the firm of Sturm, Ruger and Co., more commonly known as just Ruger. From humble beginnings offering a vaguely Luger-esque .22 pistol to their massive lineup today covering everything from single-action revolvers to break action shotguns and AR-pattern rifles, Ruger has never been content to rest on their…

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General

14+ Survival Materials to Download Today

If you’ve been reading The Survivalist Blog for some time, you’re probably aware of the plethora of information that’s available here and in other places. In fact, there’s so much information that we: …feel overwhelmed …feel confused because the information isn’t presented in an organized manner, so there’s still some research involved …end up reading conflicting advice …and obviously make…

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Guns

Full Review of the Smith & Wesson M&P 40

If you are relatively new to the gun scene, specifically to pistols, you’d be forgiven for thinking there was always a wide selection of viable choices for reliable, accurate, feature-rich striker-fired handguns. This was not always the case. Through the late 1980’s all the way through the 1990’s, there was really only one de facto choice for hard running striker…

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DIY

3 Homemade Mosquito Traps That Are Dirt-Cheap

Summer is my favorite time of the year, but I (like all of you, I imagine) could do without all the dang mosquitoes that come along with it. Trying to pull weeds in your survival garden while getting the blood sucked out of your legs and arms by those vile insects, is absolutely no fun at all. You could dig…

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Homesteading

Food Preservation Done Right

You work tirelessly for weeks and months to create a bountiful harvest and cultivating livestock. You spend countless hours hunting in the woods and at your favorite fishing hole, to ensure the family will have enough food to get through the winter and to stockpile for emergencies. All of those efforts will be for nothing if the food grown, raised,…

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