Archive for ' Outdoor Survival'

How to Baton Firewood Posted:July 28, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

How to Baton Firewood

Mother Nature often doesn’t like to play nice. While we’d hope that if we had to spend the night in the woods, it would be nothing but clear skies and perhaps just a bit cool, the [...]

Ponds as Emergency Water Sources Posted:July 23, 2014 By:Jim Acosta

Ponds as Emergency Water Sources

In many parts of the United States, ponds are as common as bees. Often the results of periodic flooding in river basins, ponds are an important part of local ecosystems. Many an adult can recall a [...]

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation Posted:July 22, 2014 By:Leon Pantenburg

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation

Let’s assume an urban disaster scenario, and you must leave quickly. How will you find your way? What maps do you need? We’re talking about the printed, paper in hand type. Don’t plan to rely on [...]

How to Always Be Prepared, No Matter Where You Are Posted:July 19, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

How to Always Be Prepared, No Matter Where You Are

When you get right down to it, prepping is all about planning ahead, right? We stock up on food, water, and other supplies so we have them at the ready, come what may. All that, though, [...]

Keep it Simple and Survive!™: 8 Keys to Survival, Part 2 Posted:July 16, 2014 By:Robert Camp

Keep it Simple and Survive!™: 8 Keys to Survival, Part 2

Even the best prepared outdoors person can find themselves in difficult straits sometimes, a true survival event. If you backpack, raft, climb, ski, snowboard, mountain bike, sail, fish, hunt, snowmobile or just love to go on [...]

7 Pieces of Essential Wilderness Survival Gear Posted:June 14, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

7 Pieces of Essential Wilderness Survival Gear

Time and again, we see news stories involving people who became lost in the woods during a routine hike or camping trip. It happens all the time and, unfortunately, sometimes these stories have a very tragic [...]

Keep it Simple and Survive!™: 8 Keys to Outdoor Survival, Part 1 Posted:June 12, 2014 By:Robert Camp

Keep it Simple and Survive!™: 8 Keys to Outdoor Survival, Part 1

The first axiom of survival is that the most successfully handled emergency is the one which is prevented. However, if you are in the outdoors long enough, or even if you are not the outdoor type, you [...]

How to Safely Cross a Stream on Your Family Hike Posted:May 14, 2014 By:Robert Camp

How to Safely Cross a Stream on Your Family Hike

One of the most dangerous obstacles you can encounter on a family hike is a stream or small river crossing, especially one that is unplanned. With hundreds of crossings under my feet, I have learned that [...]

Wild Violets: 10 ways to put them to use Posted:May 04, 2014 By:Kathleen Marshall

Wild Violets: 10 ways to put them to use

Though pretty, many people look at wild violets as a scourge that kills the lawn. They are further frustrated by the fact that wild violets are really hard to control. But I have good news. Instead [...]

Try it Today! Make your own waterproof, fire-starting Fire Straws Posted:April 21, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Try it Today! Make your own waterproof, fire-starting Fire Straws

Try it Today! is supposed to be a Sunday feature, but yesterday I had the worst allergy attack in my life and spend most of the day, Easter!, feeling miserable. So, here is this fun DIY [...]