Making A Huge Two-Handed Chisel From Scraps

Making A Huge Two-Handed Chisel From Scraps – Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBQI0pQBoyc Sustainability takes many forms—from shunning single-use plastic to repurposing waste steel, destined for landfills. Whichever path you take, the most important thing is to make life and the environment a better place in the process. We can draw inspiration from …

Survival Lessons From The Great Depression

Survival Lessons from The Great Depression – Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SH3PUBkWYQ In challenging times such as the recent ones, it can be valuable to look back at a similar period of economic struggle (for example, the Great Depression of the 1930’s) — and draw some important survival lessons to prepare us for …

Fatwood For Beginners

Fatwood For Beginners – Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmQA-ChX4PQ Fatwood — aka. heart pine or pine knot — is widely known to be an excellent firelighter wood. It’s the resin-soaked wood that forms when sap from dead pine trees settles into the trunk and branches. Although fatwood can be found in most forests, …

8 Knots You Need To Know – How To Tie Knots That You Will Actually Use

Tying knots is one of those skills you take for granted until you’re in a “situation”. Whether for survivalism or simple everyday convenience, learning how to tie useful knots is a skill everyone should master. This is especially applicable for hunters, backpackers, rock climbers, or anyone who enjoys the liberating …

8 Cool Survival Hacks Using A Soda Can

BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons lic. under CC 3.0 Soda cans are found everywhere. What we didn’t know is that this piece of junk is a survivalist’s treasure in disguise. Here is a list of survival hacks using soda cans: 1. Lamp/Candle Hanger Materials: – Soda can – Blade/scissors – Sharpie …

10 Survival Skills And Hobbies That Can Save Your Life

image – pixabay.com (CC0) In many survival situations, skills and knowledge matter more than your survival equipment. Knowing the right set of skills can help you through the worst kind of scenarios. Here is a list of skills and hobbies that are valuable in their own right – and can …

4 Ways To Make Waterproof Matches

image © Marek – fotolia.com When you are in survival or camping situations, waterproof matches can be extremely beneficial. They may also be useful at home. If you are going on an intensive week long hike or living off the grid, it is better to have multiple means of starting …

How To Make A “Zero” Alcohol Stove

images © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7-4R9w6X4w This video, from the Intense Angler channel, demonstrates how to create a “zero” alcohol stove. The materials are very inexpensive – a couple of aluminum cans – and a few simple household tools are required. The stove is named the “zero” alcohol stove because it does not …

How To Make Your Shoes Waterproof

images © http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnFQy49mank It’s possible to obtain shoes with synthetic fabrics with built-in water-resistant properties and sprays that will waterproof any type of gear. However most “ordinary” shoes are not waterproof – and so this old school waterproofing techniques useful to know. In the video, Crazy Russian Hacker shows how …

Video: How To Survive On A Desert Island

Photo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKs-kTaKv2o When stranded on a desert island, it is important to have certain skills in order to survive. The video offers tips on how to do just that, from building a shelter to finding food. The most important thing in this type of situation is to have the …