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Did you ever notice how easy it is to knock off a chunk of tree bark in the late spring time? That phenomenon is due to the sap running in the tree and the bark temporarily loosening as the tree gets ready to put down another growth ring. This is the perfect time to peel bark for containers.
Bark containers have been used for thousands of years and are found worldwide. From the birch bark canoes and maple syrup buckets of the Native Americans in the North East, to Aboriginal bark cooking pots in Australia, the containers have been as diverse as the people who have made them.
Bark containers also give you a strong and versatile container to use for survival purposes in the wilderness, especially if your normal gear has been lost or stolen. Here’s how to make one type of bark container. [ Read Full Post ]
Many people walk around with their heads stuck where the sun never shines, missing critical signs that can impact their well-being. The most basic urban survival skill is making sure you’re not one of those people. Situational awareness is key to getting out of tricky scenarios—or, better yet, avoiding them entirely. [ Read Full Post ]
When it comes to survival, there’s always plenty of expensive gear available to separate us from our hard-earned money. But occasionally we can take advantage of a real bargain, and sometimes the most valuable thing in an emergency is also one of the cheapest things on the store shelf.
Here are some of my favorite $2-or-less preparedness items. [ Read Full Post ]
The location you choose to build a campsite is very important, regardless of your reason for being there. Whether you are camping out for fun, or you are stuck in the middle of nowhere, you want to pick a safe campsite that offers natural advantages against the weather and has ample resources nearby.
I always encourage everyone to look up, look around and look down when surveying a potential site. We look above us for things that could fall down and cause harm. We look around for hazards and protection from the elements. We look down for pests, drainage issues and other problems. The following simple guidelines can help you determine a good place to build a camp. But remember that there is no “perfect” campsite, so don’t spend precious hours wandering around. Pick a fairly decent spot and start building. [ Read Full Post ]
Wild animals sure can be a problem when they get into your food on a camping trip. Even though you cleaned up your food scraps and trash, the aroma of some human-grade delicacies can be more temptation than most beasts can resist. So how do you keep them from getting into your food? You can do it with a combination of bear bagging and a metal container.
Why both? Because a squirrel can run down a bear bag line and chew right through your food bag. It’s happened to me, and probably to more than a few of you. [ Read Full Post ]
Out of bread? No oven to cook in? The coals of your camp fire can bake up some tasty bread—if you have the secret ingredient to make your dough.
I’ve been whipping up ash cakes for years, and serving them to pleasantly surprised survival students for a while now. Although, it wasn’t always easy. [ Read Full Post ]
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