Survival Skills

Arm yourself with life saving surivival skills to protect you and your family in the event of an unforeseeable disaster. We have an excellent range of content on on website to help you during a crisis or for a caming trip in the great outdoors!

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Ultimate Guide To Pheasant Hunting

Ultimate Guide To Pheasant Hunting

The 18 top Pheasant shooting tips you need to know   Shooting game birds is one of the most enjoyable forms of hunting in my opinion, and shooting Pheasants is one of the most fun game birds to shoot. Pheasant shooting is a great introduction into hunting for...

How To Tie a Clove Hitch Knot

How To Tie a Clove Hitch Knot

10 easy steps to tying a double hitch knot   This is a widely used knot, from bushcraft, to climbing, to sailing. It is so simple that it can be done with one hand, which is one of its main advantages and is what makes it a classic outdoor knot that you need to...

How To Field Dress a Deer

How To Field Dress a Deer

The 10 steps you must take to properly field dress your deer   Congratulations you have killed your first deer, and now you have a lot of delicious lean meat for you to tuck into. However, your job is not done so don’t crack open a beer just yet.   Reporting...

Ultimate Guide to Long Range Hunting

Ultimate Guide to Long Range Hunting

Everything you need to know to take out game at 1000 yards   It is no more or no less ethical to hunt and kill and animal with a bow and arrow at 30 yards or killing an animal with a precision rifle at 1000 yards. Hunting is about skill levels, experience, and...

How to Sharpen an Axe

How to Sharpen an Axe

You should look after all your tools, but you should definitely look after your axe. A dull axe isn’t just an annoyance, it can be damn right dangerous. If a dull blade does not lodge for a clean cut, but instead glances off the piece of wood you are aiming at then...

The Ultimate Guide to Turkey Hunting

The Ultimate Guide to Turkey Hunting

A step by step guide to Turkey hunting   Hunting is an often-misunderstood sport or lifestyle. It is a great way to learn a skill, spend time in nature, spend time with friends, get a feel of how our ancestors lived, but you will only get true satisfaction if you...

Ultimate Guide To Living Off Grid

Ultimate Guide To Living Off Grid

How to live off grid and be self sufficient   A lot of what people think living off the grid is, is just some degree of self-sufficiency. For the purpose of this article, I will class living off the grid as meaning that you live somewhere where you are not hooked...

How To Make Pine Needle Tea

How To Make Pine Needle Tea

Pine needle tea is really delicious and it is pretty easy to make, so let’s get right into it!   How to make Pine Needle tea   Ingredients A means to boil water Water Pine needles   Step one   Gather some pine needles from a green white pine aka...

How To Preserve Meat

How To Preserve Meat

5 Ways to store meat without a refrigerator   Meat is a nutrient dense and bioavailable source of calories, and the protein that meat contains is essential to human health. However, meat isn’t just about the essential amino acids as it also contains essential...

Toilet Paper Alternatives

Toilet Paper Alternatives

The 14 best toilet paper replacements in an emergency   Toilet papers will always be around, right? Well don’t be so sure. In 2020 we saw how the unprepared rushed out and stripped shelves bare. Yet if they just bought normally, there would have been no supply...

Best Uses For Bacon Grease

Best Uses For Bacon Grease

10 ways a homesteader can use bacon fat   Animal fat is an important source of calories, but it is not just a calorie fat bomb. Fat is also highly nutritious; it is where a lot of the vitamins and minerals are stored. Did you know that a lot of the essential...

Guide to Dehydrating Bananas

Guide to Dehydrating Bananas

The 4 best ways to dehydrate bananas   Dehydrating food is a great way to store food for long periods of time. So, it is a great option for survivalists and preppers to store a range of food long term. However, there are shorter term reasons why you might want to...

How To Open a Locked Door Without a Key

How To Open a Locked Door Without a Key

Simple ways to open a locked door without a key   Lockable doors are very important for security and help keep you and your family safe. Not only do I have lockable outside doors, which obviously most people have but all the upstairs inside doors are lockable...

How To Clip Chicken Wings

How To Clip Chicken Wings

Chicken wing clipping – 10 steps for beginners   Owning chickens is awesome and there a lot of reasons everyone should keep chickens, but they are especially useful to homesteaders and people interested in some level of self-sufficiency. For example:   Eggs...

How To Live in Your Car

How To Live in Your Car

A step-by-step guide to living in your car safely   Who in their right minds would want to live in their car, surely it is just one step away from living rough? Well, no not really. There are many valid and useful reasons for living in your car, and it doesn’t...

How To Make a DIY Swamp Cooler

How To Make a DIY Swamp Cooler

A step-by-step guide to building your own cooling system   I love building things myself, and you find there is always different ways you can build cool variations on standard items. Yes, you could just go out and buy some boring type of air conditioning unit,...

How to Make a Deadfall Trap

How to Make a Deadfall Trap

A no-nonsense guide to trapping your own food   There are many reasons you may want to trap your own food. Firstly, it is a very important skill to have if you are in an emergency survival situation, where you need food to survive. You may want to have trapped...

The EDC Tactical Guide

The EDC Tactical Guide

13 Everyday Carry Tactical items you should have   I always have an EDC with me wherever I go, it is always better to be overprepared than underprepared in my opinion. Even if you just keep one in your car, it is better to have something you never use than have...

Guide to Blue Lake Bush Beans

Guide to Blue Lake Bush Beans

Everything a homesteader and prepper needs to know   Blue Lake Bush beans are a bush or dwarf variety of the Green Beans plant, it is a cultivar which means you can eat the beans by themselves or you can eat the beans and pods together. Which is the most common...

Homesteading For Beginners

Homesteading For Beginners

A step-by-step guide to self-sufficiency   The modern world is almost too easy, and you have everything you want at a click of a button or under one supermarket roof. Having bananas in the fruit aisle all year round isn’t normal and living like this means you...

Making a DIY Indoor Mosquito Trap

Making a DIY Indoor Mosquito Trap

How to make an indoor mosquito trap: A step by step guide   Mosquitos are an absolute nuisance, there is nothing worse than being tucked up in bed and hearing that familiar buzz. Whilst mosquitos are an important part of the ecosystem and are not being malicious,...

SHTF Plan – How to Survive a Crisis

SHTF Plan – How to Survive a Crisis

Preparing for hard times is always a sensible thing to do. However, life sometimes throws surprises that none of us could have possible foreseen or prepared for. In this, SHTF (when sh** hits the fan) plan scenario, it’s important to have a particular set of skills...

How To Make a Lanyard

How To Make a Lanyard

Usually, the easiest to use tools are the ones that have the most use in your survival kit. Today we want to explore the exciting word of lanyards, the smallest of but, oh so important, things that you can use in your survival kit. Survival lanyards are created to...

Ultimate Guide to Tripod Lashing

Ultimate Guide to Tripod Lashing

Whether you are just out for a night wild camping in the woods, or you are building a more permanent base. Then the ability to use a tripod structure in your construction plans, is vital.   What is tripod lashing   This is the method of tying together 3...

Opening a Can Without a Can Opener

Opening a Can Without a Can Opener

It is lunchtime in the forest, and you and your friends are craving those delicious canned beans you brought there to cook! Now you are facing a problem. You have your beans, but there is no can opener! In this guide, we’re going to show you how you can use the simple...

Parts of a Gun – Gun Anatomy

Parts of a Gun – Gun Anatomy

The first and foremost thing that you need to know about guns is their anatomy. They are lethal, yet complex devices that requires diligent care and attention. For these reasons we believe only knowledgeable owners deserve to have a weapon in their home. In this...

Guide to Emergency Candles

Guide to Emergency Candles

Today’s phenomenally advanced civilisation would have been incomprehensible to our ancient ancestors. However, it’s often the simplest of things that will ensure survival during the toughest of circumstances. In this article, we will talk about an old but very...

How to Make a Spear

How to Make a Spear

In ancient times, a spear was one of those weapons that helped the human race survive and become the ultimate hunters. We’re still evolving, and our tools will naturally evolve with us. However, we can use this ancient masterpiece, even nowadays, to hunt for food, to...

How to Start a Fire With a Battery

How to Start a Fire With a Battery

Fire, water, and food are essential things that you need for successful survival. You can find food and water in the wilderness, but controlled, natural fire is very rare. If you do encounter natural fire on your travels, you will almost certainly be running away from...

Guide To Paracord Knots

Guide To Paracord Knots

A strong and durable paracord is part of the staple diet of every true survivor and their backback! As indicated in the name, they were originally created for paratroopers during World World II. They demonstrated such amazing qualities that they are still valued by...

How to Start a Fire with Sticks

How to Start a Fire with Sticks

It’s amazing to imagine that ancient people survived in the woods and outdoor wilderness without the plethora of knowledge we have in today’s day and age! Yes, these were, indeed, very different times, but nowadays, people can also face difficulties that force them to...