Wilderness

How to Walk in the Snow and Ice Safely in the Winter

You would be surprised at how many people fall and injure themselves every winter from walking on the snow and ice. The best way to avoid such accidents is to exercise some caution and have the proper equipment for those...

How to Find Water in the Wild

Getting lost or stranded in the wild is something that could happen to just about anyone. And if you are that unlucky person, finding water in the backcountry is going to be a matter of life or death. Finding...

Using a Traditional Sling as a Weapon for Survival

One of the basic philosophies governing survival is redundancy. Two is one and one is none. I’m not just talking about having redundant survival gear such as having both a survival knife and axe to help procure materials for a shelter and...

Wilderness & Survival Quotes To Get You Outdoors and Inspired

Here are some quotes that have inspired me to try and live up to a life worth living. Traveling Quotes "O, Wanderess, WanderessWhen did you feel yourmost euphoric kiss?Was I the sourceof your greatest bliss?"- Roman Payne “Not all who wander are lost.”  -...

How to Find True North? 13 Ways to Find North if You are Lost in the Woods

Have you ever starting walking without ever realizing where you were going until you realize you have no idea where you are, and likely walking around in circles? We are so used to knowing where we are using GPS,...

Disc O Bed Review: A Portable Bunk Cot For When You Are on the Move

It’s hard to find a temporary sleeping solution if you are camping or moving houses without having to curl up on the cold hard ground. If you are looking for an alternative to those restless nights of tossing and...

How To Start a Fire Quickly: The ABCs of Fire Starting For Survival

Have you ever been stranded or in an emergency and needed to start a fire in a hurry? If you have, then you may already know it can be quite challenging to get a fire started quickly. Weather conditions, lack of...

7 Important Elements & Basics of Survival

Today’s modern world provides many comforts and conveniences. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but most people have become complacent in their sense of safety. They rely more heavily on modern technology and appliances and are less equipped with...

Best Bushcraft Jackets

One of the most important layers of clothing to consider when you are going out into the bush is the outermost layer.  While it can be argued that each layer is as important as the other, the outermost is...

How to Survive in the Wild in an Emergency Survival Situation

The past few decades have seen good technological advancements in regards to survival in the wild.  Things like GPS and other more specialized tools and gear have brought greater support and safety to those venturing into the bush.  The...

Leave No Trace: An Ethical Approach to Sustainable Outdoor Activities

Humanity’s relationship with nature is an ever-changing phenomenon. From our hunter-gatherer ancestors to our early civilizations, to our hyper-technological societies of today — how we interact with nature has always been a key factor to our success. Yet throughout...

How to Build a Primitive Long Term Survival Shelter

If you are looking to stay in the bush for an extended period of time you are going to need a good shelter to protect you from the elements. Even short-term stays in the wild usually require some sort of...

Best Bushcraft Gear and Tools

Bushcraft is really about getting back to simplicity. Getting back to more primitive actions for survival such as how to build a shelter, how to make fire, how to find water, or how to build a shelter. It is...

Best Bushcraft Clothing To Keep You Going in the Wilderness

‘What should I wear?’  Fortunately for some this question now comes in a very different context than the usual urban one.  While some may still want to be stylish and would like to impress the trees and birds, the...

Best Bushcraft Backpacks For Your Outdoor Adventures

When out in the wild, there are always unpredictable moments where you are forced to adapt. There are two things that help you get through challenging circumstances and that is skill and gear. The issue you’ll commonly see in...

Best Bushcraft Knives Under $100

A bushcraft knife is probably the single most important tool you could bring with you out into the bush. It can be used for carving a stick or slicing meat for your dinner, a quality bushcraft knife will serve...

Best Bushcraft Boots: A Wilderness Guide To Keeping Your Feet Comfortable

Any serious bushcraft(er) whether new or experienced will tell you the importance of taking care of your feet. When you’re out in the wild your feet carry you everywhere, your general performance and ability to adapt relies on having...

The 5 C’s of Survival

The great outdoors is a place of discovery and wonder for many of us and there exist myriad of activities that we can take part in, from hiking and trekking to canoeing, climbing and bushcrafting, just to name a...

First Steps To Build An Off the Grid House for Beginners

Thirty or forty years ago living off grid usually meant a pretty basic and rudimentary type of life.  A fireplace to heat things up in the winter and candles or oil lamps to light things up at night.  Perhaps...

How to Go Off The Power Grid?

Whether we like it or not, in the developed world, the vast majority of power for the vast majority of people comes from a centralised grid. We pay the bill, we flick the switch and the power comes out....

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