Archive for ' Outdoor Survival'

Understand and Prevent 4 Kinds of Heat Loss Posted:December 17, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Understand and Prevent 4 Kinds of Heat Loss

Maintaining your core body temperature is critical in a survival situation. Hypothermia can set in even at relatively mild temperatures. A fact that is often lost on many people is that heat is energy and cold [...]

Wilderness Survival Series:  Practicing Survival Skills As A Family Posted:December 15, 2014 By:Tammy Trayer

Wilderness Survival Series: Practicing Survival Skills As A Family

We are surrounded by wilderness here on our Idaho homestead.  We spend as much of our free time as possible outside and adventuring. What do our adventures consist of? We live a very traditional life out here so [...]

Product Review – The GNS Knife by LT Wright Knives Posted:December 10, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Product Review – The GNS Knife by LT Wright Knives

I will admit I can be something of a blade snob. The way I look at it, any gear I buy for the purpose of keeping me alive had better be of the highest quality I [...]

What’s a WaPI? Posted:November 30, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

What’s a WaPI?

You might think that untreated water must be at a rolling boil – which occurs at 212°F (100°C) – for at least one minute in order to be safe to drink. Without any kind of temperature [...]

The Living Off the Land Fallacy Posted:November 20, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

The Living Off the Land Fallacy

A common plan tossed around by survivalists and preppers is this idea that in the event of martial law or some other crisis, they are going to head off to the hills, presumably for weeks or [...]

My Opinion: Cell Phones Have Made Us Soft and Have Affected Our Ability to Survive Posted:November 16, 2014 By:Robert Camp

My Opinion: Cell Phones Have Made Us Soft and Have Affected Our Ability to Survive

Technophilia: “a strong enthusiasm for technology, especially new technologies such as personal computers, the Internet, mobile phones.” Caution! The following story is true. Names have been changed or omitted to prevent embarrassment of the woefully [...]

Basic Steps to Maintain Your Core Temperature Posted:October 21, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Basic Steps to Maintain Your Core Temperature

In a true survival situation, such as if you’re lost in the woods, the first priority is to do everything you can to maintain your core body temperature. Hypothermia (core temperature too low) can kill a [...]

6 Simple Tips for Developing a Natural Spring Posted:October 13, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

6 Simple Tips for Developing a Natural Spring

One of my favorite childhood memories was venturing into the woods with my late grandfather to fill up gallon jugs with water from a spring he found and tapped himself. I never thought much about it [...]

Ticks: How to Safely Remove This Parasite From Your Skin Posted:August 19, 2014 By:Robert Camp

Ticks: How to Safely Remove This Parasite From Your Skin

Summer is here in all its glory and so are those blood-thirsty little arachnids, ticks! If you are hiking through an infested area, these tiny eight-legged creature will wait on brush, shrubs, bushes, grass or low [...]

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 [...]