Category Archives: Skills You Need

  • You Caught A Fish – Now What?

    You Caught A Fish – Now What?

    If you’re a fishin’ fool like me you might take catching and cooking these aquatic creatures for granted. I grew up fishing and learned tips from my aunts and uncles as well as my parents and grandparents. Everybody had an opinion and their own way of doing things. For all you ...
  • Keeping Your Brain Young and Healthy

    Keeping Your Brain Young and Healthy

    I don’t think it will shock anyone if I tell you that physical activity is good for you. I’m stating the obvious, right? In spite of this universal knowledge, you may not be able to describe yourself as a physically active person. If this is the case, you’re not alone. About three in four ...
  • Treating A Serious Wound in a Survival Situation

    Treating A Serious Wound in a Survival Situation

    Before we even get started on this article, let me state the obvious: if you or anyone you are with suffers a serious wound, get to a doctor if at all possible. This article is wound advice for situations when medical personnel are not available. This might be while wilderness hiking, during a ...
  • Stay Calm To Survive An Animal Attack

    Stay Calm To Survive An Animal Attack

    Summer is coming and people are making their vacation plans. Many folks head into wilderness areas with their camping gear for some well-needed rest and relaxation. The prospect of a close encounter with a dangerous animal is one that is often overlooked by folks who just want some peace and ...
  • Protect Yourself from the Nightmare of Trench Foot

    Protect Yourself from the Nightmare of Trench Foot

    When it comes to future plans, most people who consider themselves preppers are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. You’ve got your home supplied for long-term survival and maybe you even have a “bug-out vehicle” which will take you away from your home if your area becomes a ...
  • Treating the Common Cold in a Survival Environment

    Treating the Common Cold in a Survival Environment

    The common cold may not be life-threatening, but the symptoms can make you miserable. Because there are more than 200 different viruses that can cause a common cold, the symptoms vary greatly. You might have a runny nose, sore throat, and cough, watery eyes, sneezing, or congestion. An average ...
  • Survive Anaphylaxis

    Survive Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a severe and harmful allergic reaction that can result in a life-threatening condition called anaphylactic shock. Onset is often swift and sudden, within minutes or even a few seconds after exposure to an allergen such as food, an insect bite, venom or medication. The body ...
  • Degrees of Burns and How to Soothe Them

    Degrees of Burns and How to Soothe Them

    When you rely on extreme heat to cook most of your meals, burns are bound to happen. Imagine having to rely on open fires in an emergency situation. How many people have you seen on the show Naked and Afraid get burned? It’s happens often, doesn’t it? So, it’s good to be prepared and understand ...
  • Beware of Social Media Lawsuits

    Beware of Social Media Lawsuits

    Many people who post on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have noticed that these communications platforms enforce service terms and rules. Failure to abide by “community standards” issued by these corporate giants will land the offender in “jail” with ...
  • Hydrogen Peroxide: It’s Not Just For Cuts and Scrapes

    Hydrogen Peroxide: It’s Not Just For Cuts and Scrapes

    Most of us are familiar with the use of hydrogen peroxide for cleaning out wounds. The bubbling action as well as disinfecting and drying properties can aid in the cleaning and healing of cuts and abrasions. But did you know that hydrogen peroxide has many other uses? This is certainly a handy ...