If you grew up on a property that was overrun by snakes like my brother and I did, then it was only a matter of time before running into a big snake that could pose serious issues. While we were relatively lucky, venomous snakes were rare in our area and we only saw one rattlesnake over 15+ years, having good tools to handle big bull snakes that looked grumpy all the time - … [Read more...] about How to Make Homemade Snake Tongs
Maybe the original inspiration was a childhood dare, or maybe it was the popular children's book How to Eat Fried Worms. Whatever the reason, I can't be the only one who has wondered about eating earthworms in a survival situation. Do they actually have a bunch of calories? Protein? Is that really safe or...well maybe "or" and trailing off is the best way to end a question … [Read more...] about Can You Survive Eating Earthworms?
While most people who are lost for a short amount of time in the wild should just stop and wait for rescue, that's not always a viable solution to your current situation. Having to take control and rescue yourself by moving until you find civilization can be intimidating and challenging. Add in the fact that science has shown that people tend to wander in circles when lost … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Going in Circles When Lost in the Wild
Everyone likes to imagine themselves surviving the zombie apocalypse, or any other apocalypse for that matter, like a boss. Finding a great hideout to call Home Base, building it up to the ultimate compound, and maybe even recreating society along the way. Don't forget the sappy and overused trope name like "Hope," "New Hope," or "Utopia." But let's face it, you're probably … [Read more...] about 50 Ways You’ll Die in the Wild
I'm embarrassed to admit that for much of my life, I had no idea red lights were anything other than Hollywood special effects for horror movies or submarine war movies. Then a friend who had served in the armed forces and minored in photography in college informed me I was an idiot. Okay, she was way nicer than that, but learning red lights, red lenses, and red flashlights … [Read more...] about What Is a Red Flashlight Used for?
Having spent four years in the great white north, and having lived decades in the Midwest before that, I feel especially qualified to talk about surviving the cold of a long Alaska winter. We're not talking about temperate off the coast winters (looking at you Anchorage) – but I lived in the Interior of Alaska. Hello endless -42 degree days & nights. That is about the … [Read more...] about The Best Winter Gear to Survive an Alaska Winter
Don't end up the victim in a horror movie. Okay, so maybe that's over the top, but how many horror movie victims could have been saved with a cell phone and a few bars? More than just a handful. Maybe we'll get a 10 minute short horror movie where it ends with a cell phone booster getting that 9-1-1 call out? Not going to hold our breath on that one. But hopefully our little … [Read more...] about Best Cell Phone Boosters Reviewed
When I was a really young kid my interest in rice was to absorb soy sauce and serve with Mom's stir fry. Obviously at a really young age I didn't realize how good a survival food rice was or that we ate it so much because it was so cheap on the food budget. However, the fact that I'd quickly grow to love the outdoors and survival meant it was only a matter of time until I … [Read more...] about Survival Food: Can Uncooked Rice Go Bad?
The Rule of 3 is a crucial, even foundational, bit of wilderness survival wisdom. There are many various pieces of wisdom out there when it comes to survival and not all of them are created equal. While modern society makes living easy, being able to survive in an emergency situation or wilderness survival situation is a chore. Even many educated & skilled individuals … [Read more...] about The Survival “Rule of 3” & Why You Need To Master It!
I've made no secret of my love for a good survival knife. Without question when you find yourself stuck in the forested or wild you'll feel much better having a saw than not. That being said, even the best survival saws tend to be larger pieces of equipment that don't exactly jump to the top of the list when you think "portable easy to pack essential survival gear." However, … [Read more...] about Best Survival Saws Reviewed
There are many different options out there when it comes to a good survival saw, and truth be told when I started a batch of articles reviewing the best survival saws out there, the pocket chain saw wasn't originally on the list. However after a few good videos, an order, and a field test, I'm a fan! As with any tools, there are pros and cons and if you're going to buy it mine … [Read more...] about The Best Pocket Chain Saws Reviewed
Being prepared is important. In fact, "Be Prepared" is the Boy Scout motto. This can mean many different things depending on the situation. Whether you're a survivalist or prepper or just someone who appreciates making sure you're prepared, one of the major areas you'll need to tackle is survival food. While there are plenty of lists with dozens of options, this is more of a … [Read more...] about 10 Underrated Survival Foods You’ll Want To Stock