How to Make Pemmican – 50 Plus Year Survival Super Food Recipe

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For Native Americans, developing the process of how to make pemmican was all about survival.

They created some of the most useful survival skills ever devised. Fortunately, much of their survival knowledge is still known today.

One such survival resource, invented by the Cree Native American Tribe, is what we call Pemmican. The word Pemmican stems from the Cree word for “fat” or “grease.”

Pemmican is one of the best survival foods you can make. It’s considered by many preparedness experts to be a survival super-food.

Why? Because it lasts for years, even decades, without spoiling. Pemmican is jam packed with proteins and good-fats to provide long-lasting energy. It’s easy to make. It’s made out of almost any meat. And on top of all that, it tastes pretty damn good, too.

Pemmican is a perfect survival snack to stash in your bug out bags, survival kits and survival food storage. Any serious survival food cache without an ample supply of pemmican is lacking. [Read more…]

Bushcraft Gear – 7 Of The Best Bushcraft Tools For Survival

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Bushcraft Gear For The Serious Survivalist

The ability to invent, create and use tools are one of the major ways humans differ from animals. Bushcraft gear is the group of tools we first invented as a species. The gear we first crafted from sticks, stones, and bones found in nature. In order to make knives, arrows, spears, fire, shelters, etc.

The best bushcraft gear is the tools that give the ability to make a large array of other tools. For example, having a bushcraft knife opens up a world of possibilities to build hundreds of other useful tools and items.

Before humans became advanced engineers and scientists, we played by the rules of nature. If you go back far enough in history, survival was an everyday endeavor; it was the only lifestyle we knew.

There was no comfortable couch waiting for us at home, or steamy hot shower either. There were no grocery stores and no prepackaged food to meet our hunger pains.

And worse yet, no indoor plumbing so when “nature called”, we were already there because the wild was our home.

Living in those circumstances required a very particular set of tools and skills. What we today call bushcraft. [Read more…]

34 Best Survival Hacks You Should Learn Right Now

survival hacksSurvival hacks are solutions that break the rules. The best survivalists don’t just blindly follow rulebooks, so we hack when necessary. Sure, there are hundreds of survival guides we learn from but you’re at a huge disadvantage when you rely too heavily on any one resource.

Real survival is a creative endeavor that requires fast thinking and an open mind. Sometimes you have to improvise, adapt, and make it up as you go along. You have to make split-second decisions. You have to work with what you have got.

You have to think like McGyver by survival hacking your way to safety. [Read more…]

How To Make Your Own Arrows – Tips, Techniques and Tricks

how to make your own arrowsThe art of how to make your own arrows is a survival skill worthy of our attention. Why? Because it’s major form of self-reliance. And as survivalists we love self-reliance.

Imagine pairing the power of learning – How To Make Your Own Arrows – with the skill of – How To Make A Longbow – and you’ll never be an unarmed and helpless sap again. No matter how bad our world becomes.

You’ll have the powerful ability, to take natural resources and mold them into a highly useful survival tool. And not only a useful tool but a deadly one.

Regardless of whether your motivation to make your own arrows is focused on self-reliance, as a fun hobby, or to just impress your friends, the following instructions will show you step by step how to do it right. [Read more…]

Eating Pine – How To Eat A Pine Tree To Survive

eating pine treesImagine it’s been days since you last saw a road.

A full week since your last human contact.

You’re stranded. Lost. Alone.

Without amenities, and worst of all, without food.

Only vast seemingly endless wilderness surrounds you. Birds, bees, animals, emptiness, and pine trees as far as you can see.

Your stomach rumbles, a growling reminder that your last meal was a very long time ago. And that meal was the last of your meager rations. There are no more potato chips, no more snickers bars, and no more trail mix.

Imagine that you don’t have any food acquisition survival gear. No fishing pole, no Yo Yo reels, nor any reliable means of trapping, snaring or killing wild game. In such a dire situation, what options remain?

Lucky for you, almost everything around you is edible because what so many people are unaware of is that the pine tree is an edible plant. [Read more…]

How To Build The Ultimate Winter Car Survival Kit From Scratch

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If you’ve yet to build a winter car survival kit, now’s the time.

With fall currently in full swing, those of us who live, work, and play in the mountains are seeing the first signs that winter is near.

Soon, the mountain peaks will be capped white with snow and roadway conditions will change for the worst at the drop of a hat. Icy roads and deep snow are extremely dangerous for travel and a leading cause of stranded vehicles. [Read more…]

Underground Food Storage: Root Cellars and Food Caches

Underground Food StorageUnderground food storage is not a new trick. In fact, it’s one of the oldest survival tricks in the book.

But is utilizing the earth for food refrigeration still necessary? In America, who needs to store their food underground when we have highly modernized food storage devices?

Shouldn’t our $3,000+ stainless refrigerators and enormous chest freezers take care of all our food preservation needs? So who cares about this ancient food storage technology?

I do, and you should too. [Read more…]

Why Mylar Bags Are Your Food Storage’s Secret Weapon

Mylar BagsMylar bags are the gold standard for DIY food storage. They turn the chore of “food storage” into a simple, easy, and dare I say fun, way to extend your food storage shelf life.

We’re talking about extending your food from years to decades. OK, maybe I’m weird, but that’s exciting to me!

So what makes Mylar bags so good? And why should you use them instead of just zip locks or food saver bags for your emergency food stock?

By the time you finish reading this article, we will answer those questions and more.

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