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How to use a Watch as a Compass

Northern Hemisphere<p>A surprisingly simple and easy way to use your watch as a compass only requires having enough sunlight to cast a shadow from a …

Airgun Hunt: the Hatsan Hercules 45 after Springbok!

How I Sight-In (Zero) an Air Rifle Scope

Want to shoot long-range? Adjustable scope mounts can help.

Airgun Review: Shooting the ultra-compact Evanix REX BA 35 caliber carbine

AIRGUN HUNTING: Intro to Hunting with the modern airgun

Shearwater unveils new Perdix technical dive computer

If you’re going to the <b>Dusseldorf Boat Show</b> later this month, be sure to check out <b>Shearwater Research’s</b> latest technical dive computer, the <b>Perdix</b>.<p>The …

Scuba Diving

How To Make Fantastic Feathersticks

Feathersticks are extremely useful under certain circumstances. Yet many people who enjoy bushcraft, survival skills and outdoor life are not …

Gift ideas - Five products for EDC (every day carry) fans - The Gadgeteer

Are you still trying to figure out what to get for that person on your gift list who seems to have everything? Here are five ideas that are sure to …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

Top 25 Survival Skills to Know & Why

David March 25, 2016 Basics, Wilderness Survival<p>I’m a firm believer in the following saying: “<i>It’s better to know something and not need to use it</i> …

New Jersey

44 Really Cool Uses of Paracord for Survival

Gaye Levy, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Activist Post</b><p>My love affair with paracord continues. Not only is it strong and useful for a myriad of tasks, it is colorful and …

35 Easy-to-Find Sources of Tinder

May 17, 2013 by Melanie Swick | 4 Comments<p>The ability to start a fire can mean the difference between life or death, but even in the best of …

Tentsile tree tents: floating treehouses mimic spider webs

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>“Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the …

Benefits of Wool Gear

By on4 February 2014 in Survival Gear, Survival Tips<p>Wool Stuff For Your Survival Kit<p>I’ve been prepping most of my life, and to this day I’m …

Motoped Survival Bike

<b>For the last few years, ever since I test rode one,</b> actually, I’ve been dreaming about owning a Zero Motorcycles dirt bike, to get into places where …

The Only 3 Knots a Hunter Needs to Know

The worth of a securely tied knot is undervalued in these modern times of zip ties and superglue. I know this is blasphemy, but duct tape can't …

Wilderness Survival Skills Training – How to Use a Compass

If you love the outdoors and love to spend time exploring the woods, then it is wise to learn some basic wilderness survival skills. No one expects …

Top 13 Uses for Pine Trees in Woodcraft and Self-Reliance

by Todd Walker<p>Feel the nip in the air? Summer fades and autumn arrives to transform the forest canopy into an artist’s palate. Hunters, campers, and …

How to Make an Emergency Shelter in 5 Minutes or Less

Survival Sherpa <br>Survival Sherpa<p>Your footing gives way and you body is immersed in 45º water. The clock is ticking. Within 15 minutes, you’ll begin to …

Self-sufficiency

Belt Knife by The Bowen Knife Company

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Accessories<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Knives<br>• Tools<p>The idea of having a small blade tucked away somewhere safe seems like a rather good …

HOW TO – Tie the 10 most useful knots

Here’s a guide on how to tie 10 useful knots including –<p>Overhand Knot<br>• Figure-eight Know<br>• Reef (Square) Knot<br>• Sheet (Becket) Bend<br>• Carrick Bend<br>• Bowline<br>• Clove Hitch<br>• Timber Hitch<br>• Taut-line Hitch<br>• Sheepshank<p>How to Tie the 10 Most Useful Knots – [via] Link.<p>MAKE reader Bill notes that you should really check out …

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Life Saving Rope Skills

By on23 January 2012 in Knots<p>The most important knots in the world<p>The bowline (rhymes with “colon”) is reputedly the most important knot in the …

How to tie an Adjustable Guyline Knot

Sometimes called a slippery adjustable loop, an adjustable guy-line knot is very useful to know, particularly for those interested in bushcraft. …

6 Wilderness Skills for Winter Survival

Winter can present a unique challenge to the outdoor enthusiast. With frigid temperatures and unpredictable weather disasters — from blizzards to …

Snowshoeing

How to Start a Fire After It's Rained

It was pretty damp this past Saturday. It rained a few times off and on, and when we finally decided to practice starting a fire in such wet …

Tinder

Review: iPhoneSuit Touch-Enabled Battery Case

I am always on the lookout for ways to extend my iPhone 6's battery life, including battery packs and battery cases, so I was glad when I had the opportunity to try <b>PhoneSuit Elite 6 Pro ($99.95)</b>. I put it to use immediately at an all-day outdoor festival, where I was demonstrating one of my apps …

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