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Weeds for the Survivalist

Weeds for the Survivalist Someone once described a weed as “A plant growing where it is unwanted”. I like this definition because others such as “useless plant” are pretty far from the truth. Early pioneers actually brought plants that we consider weeds today with them from the old country so that they could enjoy the benefits of having that plant around. With that in mind, here are some weeds that are useful, and not just to preppers. A Bit of Warning Please do not try to self diagnose and treat serious ailments without a doctor. I have heard and seen first hand some very bad effects of trying to do this. Dandelion The mother of all yard weeds, the dandelion...

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The Importance of Having a Knife in the Wild

If you could only carry one item into the woods on a survival adventure, what would it be? I have thought about this question long and hard, but the best answer without a doubt is a knife! Having a knife or sharp blade in the wild can be useful for many different things. Making a shelter, starting a fire and cutting up game to eat are just a few examples. When creating our 5-1 Survival Wristband and Ultimate Survival Wristband this was kept in mind. The result was a multi-functional survival tool that serves as both a sharp edge to serrate and a flint striker to start a fire with. Use the striker to strike the flint inside of the wristband...

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How to Make Pemmican - The Best Survival Food

Pemmican is one of the oldest food sources invented by native Americans hundreds of years ago. It is not only a great source of protein, but does not need to be refrigerated and can be kept for months. Meat can spoil easily and turn to maggots in the wild so making pemmican with your meat can be a great option to preserve it for months to come. So what exactly is Pemmican? Pemmican is a mixture of several ingredients including dried meat, fat, salt, nuts and berries. How Do I Make Pemmican?  It is important to prepare each ingredient before combining them. Strip all the fat off the meat you are using to make the pemmican. Cut the meat into strips...

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Starting your Survival Pantry

One of the best places to start your prepping is in your pantry. Experts will tell you to get yourself a 30 day supply of food you regularly eat in place and then start expanding your storage food from there. I tend to agree with this idea. I feel you should begin prepping with foods you already know you like and just add to that supply over time. So how do we go about it? Start Small If you are on a budget like most people you can’t afford to buy an extra 30 days of food all at once. Use the one for me and one for a friend approach. When you are shopping buy your normal groceries and...

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Survival Skills Are Important To Teach Children, Now More Than Ever!

One of the more neglected areas of prepping and survival is the teaching of skills to the next generation. Children are safer and more confident in the wilderness if you take some time to mentor them in the ways of the wild. Here are just a few of the things children should learn to be safer when they wander out on their own. Way Finding Learning to find your way when you don’t have a compass is not that difficult a skill to master. You will need to break the clichés that abound in survival fiction, like moss grows on the north side of the tree. It may in some areas but in my experience I have seen it on...

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