Survival Skills

  • Aug
    Eyeglasses and Survival

    You should pack a pair of glasses in your survival bag, even if you have perfect eyesight. Glasses provide more than vision assistance. In fact, they can be an invaluable survival tool. Use Glasses to signal for Help You can make the sunlight bounce of the lenses, creating a signal. The signal will come out as a flashes or a glare, and will help your group find you. If you get separated from your group, this can be very useful.

  • Add Smoke Bombs to Your Field Bag

    Smoke bombs can be a lifesaver when you are out in the field. They can help people find you or keep you hidden. Because of that, it is essential that you add a few to your bag. Help People Find You If you are with a group and you get lost, you can use a smoke bomb to show others were you are. Then, they can pick you up. Remain Hidden You can also use a smoke bomb to mask your movements. For instance, if you need to ...

  • Jun
    Falling in a Riot

    If you find yourself in a riot, it is important that you do your best to walk away. Continue to move so you can get out of the riot. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right, you might fall. After all, crowds move quickly and erratically, so it is easy to get tripped up. If you fall, it is essential that you take the proper action. Protect Your Organs If you lay flat after you fall, you might get trampled. That can hurt your interna...

  • Camping Spots

    When you are surviving in the wild, it is essential that you pick the right camping spot. The wrong spot can put you and your loved ones in danger. Survey the area when you arrive at the camping area. Search for the highest ground available and camp there. That will give you the best vantage point. That way, no one can sneak up on you. If you go with the low ground, someone can take the high ground and peak out at you. That will put you, your family, and ...

  • Avoid Wildfires When Camping

    If you have to live off the land in a survival situation, you need to avoid starting a wildfire. You can lose everything, including your life, in a wildfire. While you can't completely stop the chance of a wildfire starting, there are some things you can do to lower your risk. Use Properly Working Equipment Damaged power equipment can set off sparks that start fires. Inspect your equipment and replace damaged parts to avoid this problem....