Outdoors and Wilderness Survival

What’s the Difference Between Tinder and Kindling

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Tinder and kindling are two items that are essentials in most preppers fire building kit, and you hear both words used often. There are all kinds of tinder and kidling out there from commercial products to homemade products, to items foraged from the woods. However, what is the difference between tinder and kindling? Tinder is a thin, dry, and lightweight…

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Outdoors and Wilderness Survival

How to Wipe Your Butt Post-SHTF

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Good sanitary practices and procedures are a big part of what makes modern life in advanced societies so nice. Without sanitation, germs wreak their deadly havoc with frightening ease and the ensuing epidemics can decimate entire populations. You can imagine how quickly any smaller group of people living in close proximity to one another could be waylaid by an outbreak…

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Outdoors and Wilderness Survival

The Full List of Bushcraft Skills You Should Know

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The following list of skills is pretty exhaustive, but it will be of no use if you don’t approach things in the right way. A guide which is often used is Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’. This starts with the ‘physiological’, in order: air (probably a given in any environment), water, food, shelter, sleep, clothing. Then come ‘health’ and security, and…

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