Product Reviews

Ka-Bar fighting knife product review – America’s choice for military knives is the best all-around outdoor knife money can buy.

Wilderness Arena Score: 97/100 It’s arguably the most famous fixed-blade knife design in the world. Produced by Ka-Bar, who has knife-manufacturing experience dating back to 1898, and built in the USA (Olean, New York), the Ka-Bar Fighting Knife has been used by military since 1942. Ka-Bar’s fighting knife is an…
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Product Reviews

Flexcut Micro Tools product review – you won’t find a better wood carving knife on the market.

Wilderness Arena Score: 92/100 Flexcut knives and micro tools A good pocket knife will suffice for most whittling tasks but nothing beats a tool specifically designed for carving wood. A wood carving or whittling knife will have a substantial handle for easy gripping which lets you carve longer without getting…
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Water Procurement

How to stockpile water in an emergency – how to treat and store water for long-term use

The average family of four uses about 400 gallons of water per day but you can get by with much less. According to government guidelines, for emergencies, it is recommended you store at least one gallon of water per person. About ¾ of the water would be used for consumption…
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Hostile Areas

How to plan, develop, and lead a guerilla warfare combat mission

  Guerilla warfare involves leading a small group of soldiers, such as armed civilians, while using unorthodox military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, and hit-and-run attacks, to fight a larger, more organized (and typically state-sponsored) enemy. Operations typically include a variety of strong surprise attacks against transportation routes, individual groups,…
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Survival News

Here’s a list of companies that have cut ties with the NRA – in case you want to, you know, boycott them or something

Yeah, they may get a little bit wacky sometimes, but the NRA is without a doubt the greatest supporter, and influencer, of Americans' rights to own guns. With fear running rampant, many companies are using the mass-shooting epidemic as a marketing ploy and are turning against the NRA – and…
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Hostile Areas

How to survive a nuclear attack and shelter against radioactive fallout debris

What is nuclear fallout? Fallout refers to the process by which wind carries radioactive materials through the air. After a nuclear bomb or other nuclear explosive device is detonated, residual radioactive material is propelled into the upper atmosphere. The material then falls from the sky, showering earth with radioactive debris.…
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Shelters

How to build a door-covered or pole-covered trench shelter for protection against elements, natural disasters, and nuclear fallout

  Covered trench shelters utilize the massive density and inherent strength of packed soil to create a protective shelter suitable for protection against natural and wartime elements including biological and nuclear fallout. Trench shelters also provide excellent wind and blast protection. Typical trench shelter plans fall into two categories, differentiated…
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Water Procurement

How to make a basic clean earth filter (filtering water with gravel and dirt)

  The most basic of water filters is the clean earth filter. Although not ideal for producing crystal clear clean drinking water, it does have the added advantage of filtering out some components that other filters are unable to remove. For instance, a basic clean earth filter can filter out…
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Misc supplies

How to make and deploy thermite for explosives, in-the-field welding, signaling and more

  All about thermite What is thermite? Thermite is an easy-to-make compound that creates an explosive exothermic reaction, producing a brief burst of extremely high temperature – enough to weld metal, explode steam, and even burn through concrete. Thermite, typically made from aluminum and iron oxide (rust), differs from gunpowder…
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Survival News

Redneck Revolt movement aims to show that just because you’re a redneck, doesn’t mean you have to be stupid

  The Redneck Revolt movement began in June 2016 when several members of old-style militia groups from Kansas and Colorado decided you didn’t have to be racist - or stupid - to be a patriot of your country. The group ditches traditional far-right paranoid antics and makes strong use of…
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Urban Survival

Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla – classic guerrilla warfare HowTo guide (1969)

  The Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla is a classic book written by Brazilian guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella in 1969. It consists of advice on how to disrupt and overthrow an authoritarian regime, aiming at revolution. The text has been banned in many countries, but remains in print and on…
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Hostile Areas

How to conduct group mission movement (how to capture an enemy or avoid detection while moving)

  On any mission, it is important to plan and execute proper group movement in order to avoid dangerous or risky areas. This includes movement of individuals within the group as well as teams (or squads) which act as smaller subsets of the group. The same principles military experts use…
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Tools in the wild

How to make a bow drill in the wild (for starting fires and drilling holes)

A bow drill is most often used for starting a fire – it’s the most efficient fire starting method – but a bow drill can be used for drilling too. A bow drill consists of five basic components – spindle (or drill), board, socket (aka handhold or bearing block), string,…
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Edible Wild Plants

Flax plant – the many uses of the flax plant in the wild

  Flax plant identification The flax plant is an excellent source of food, natural fibers, and oils. Flax grows to about 4-feet tall and 2-feet wide. Leaves are wider in the middle and shaped like a lance tip and grow alternating on the stalk. Leaves are typically bluish, pale green,…
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Weather

How to escape a car that has been submerged under water

  About 400 people die each year from drowning inside their own submerged vehicles. Here’s how to escape a car submerged under water. Prepare for impact First, if time permits, prepare yourself for the impact. The total area of an automobile causes enough resistance to the surface of the water…
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Combat and Self Defense

How to break your fall in combat situations to minimize injury and quickly maintain fighting advantage.

  It is quite common to fall or be thrown during a combat situation. To minimize the chance of injury, and ensure you can bounce back to your feet quickly, you must use falling techniques to absorb the impact of the fall and allow use of your body’s momentum to…
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Tools in the wild

How to forge metal in the wild – building a forge (foundry) from clay

If modern civilization fails, one of the first pieces of equipment required to bring mankind back from the stone age will be the means to forge and form metal tools. To do this requires a forge or a foundry. A forge provides the means to heat metal so it can…
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Tools in the wild

How to make a clay container (bowel) in the wild

In a wilderness survival situation, clay can be used to construct bowels, cups, ovenware, and other utensils. It is especially useful when the need for a waterproof container arises. Clay can be found in most environments - near lakes, ponds, river ways, or anywhere the ground has been cleared to…
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Weapons in the Wild

Gunshots wounds and stopping power – myth vs. fact regarding bullet impacts will surprise you

Forget what you see on TV. The reality of gunshot wounds and terminal (death inducing) gunshot injuries is remarkably different from what is shown in the movies where the gunman appears to have an unlimited supply of bullets, gunshots knock the enemy off their feet, and gunshot victims make long,…
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Hostile Areas

How to create a EMP generating device and how to protect yourself from a EMP attack

  An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a fascinating phenomenon. Caused by a rapid acceleration of charged particles travelling at the speed of light, an EMP can easily disable electronics including household electrical equipment, automobiles, and even electric utility power grids. Inherent properties of electronic components make this possible.  Electronic…
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Survival News

How the British lost their guns – a historical lesson every freedom-loving American should be familiar with

British gun laws today – will America follow their example? Composed of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, the citizens of the United Kingdom live under extremely restrictive gun laws – and they have a low rate of violent homicide. This is often used as an argument for tighter gun…
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Survival News

Genius! Columbia introduces new stainless steel clothing labels that double as survival tools

Popular outdoor clothing manufacturer Columbia knocks it out of the park with new clothing information hang tags, cut from stainless steel, that double as survival tools. The steel tags are templated 4” tags with components that can be snapped out to form tools such as a sun dial, handsaw, water…
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Tools in the wild

How to build a simple foundry (forge) and mold metal objects

  Introduction In a survival situation, tools and weapons made from stone, bone, or wood will suffice but those same tools and weapons constructed from metal may prove overwhelmingly useful. However, metal construction requires use of a forge or foundry, a special furnace used to generate extreme heat – enough to…
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