Curling up with your pet to stay warm certainly does work, just ask the authorities of Elgin, SC, who have recently credited one family dog with keeping a missing 2-year-old boy safe and warm as he spent a night lost outside with temps in the 40s.
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How can you survive without a container to boil water or cook food?
Fashioning a heat tolerant, waterproof container can be a difficult task during seasons when the tree bark doesn’t peel, or in places where no bamboo grows.
So when you get pushed to that point, you can do what people have done for thousands of years, burn out a container from a piece of wood.
Controlled Burning Wood
Controlled burning is a process of shaping wood by slowly and repeatedly burning it with coals from your fire, and then scraping away the charcoal. Many different types of wooden articles and tools can be made with this method, including wood bowls, tool handles, and even canoes. [ Read Full Post ]
When most folks think of survival, the words clean and hygienic don’t usually come to mind. In fact, the art of surviving in the wild can be a filthy, nasty endeavor. But it doesn’t always have to be.
As you’ll see, there’s more to surviving than just wiping with leaves. (see my emergency toilet paper post here). Here are a few simple tips for staying clean while you stay alive. [ Read Full Post ]
If you find yourself in a wilderness emergency without food, and the wild game is scarce, you can rely on some of the wild edible plants that kept our forebears alive through tough times.
Here are five of the most common and most nutritious wild edible plants that you must know for the fall season. [ Read Full Post ]
You never know what you are going to find as you clean up after a storm, especially after a significant storm like Hurricane Sandy.
If your home, business, or other property became damaged, or was simply strewn with trash, limbs, and debris, you may have a big clean up job ahead of you.
How can you clean up a disaster’s aftermath safely? [ Read Full Post ]
With Hurricane Sandy, aka: Frankenstorm, barreling down on the entire Eastern seaboard, now is a good time to review some commonsense hurricane safety tips. We've compiled our best survival tips below, so you can stay safe and ride out the storm. [ Read Full Post ]
If you’re like me, you still cringe when you think of the “home dentistry” scene in Castaway, when Tom Hanks’ character knocks an abscessed tooth out of his own mouth by using an ice skate and a rock as a hammer and chisel. And he wasn’t successful on the first attemp. Dealing with tooth trouble in the middle of nowhere really is a nightmare scenario.
Dealing With Dental Trauma
Falls and other types of outdoor injuries can cause teeth to be cracked, splintered, or completely knocked out (technically referred to as avulsed). Unless teeth or blood create a choking hazard, dental injuries do not represent a life threatening emergency in the short term. However, in the long term tooth damage can come back to haunt you in the form of infection, which could be life threatening if antibiotics are not available. [ Read Full Post ]
Aluminum foil is one of those classic camping supplies that can morph into hundreds of useful things. I have made foil oil lamps and foil cooking pots, added flash to fishing lures, and performed many other camp tasks with this versatile product.
Some commercially available survival kits even include a square of foil to shape into a container for boiling water, among other tasks. It’s never a bad idea for us to fold up a few feet of this modern marvel and store the little square in our own survival kits. So how can we use aluminum foil for survival cooking? [ Read Full Post ]
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