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Sit for stability
Place yourself slightly behind the middle of the boat with your weight low and centered. [ 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 ]
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 ]
A 76-year-old diabetic Colorado man was found alive on Tuesday March 27, after he survived 10 days in the remote Nevada desert by using survival skills he remembered from his Boy Scout days. Regrettably, his friend who had accompanied him on the trip wandered away from the vehicle to look for help, and did not survive, according to the AP.
If this outcome sounds familiar, that’s likely because last week we brought you a story of two friends in a shipwreck situation in the Gulf of Mexico that cost one of them his life. The two stories bears a weird similarity, made stranger by the fact that they occurred within a week of one another. [ Read Full Post ]
A cheerless story comes to us today, of a fight to stay alive in the Gulf of Mexico for two Texas fishermen. For more than 30 hours, best friends Ken Henderson and Ed Coen treaded water after their boat sank at noon last Thursday, according to the Associated Press.
Coen, who was a slender man, began shivering almost immediately after the accident in the cold springtime ocean. Both men were wearing their life jackets, which they strapped together to avoid drifting apart. After failing to swim to a gas well nearby, they kept their morale up as best as they could, hoping for rescue. [ Read Full Post ]
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