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Everything You May Need To Know About Tick Bites

Posted by Michael Sullivan on August 10, 2021   •   survival, survival training, ticks, tips

Everything You May Need To Know About Tick Bites

Over the past couple of years, tick-related diseases have been steadily increasing. Although exact reasons are not known, scientists theorize it’s because many species of ticks are migrating. An unfortunate example is the lone star tick expanding its territory from the southeastern United States to the northern and midwestern states....

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What To Do If You Touch Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on August 10, 2021   •   bushcraft, survival, survival training

What To Do If You Touch Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac

So you've come in contact with poison ivy? You can't think straight and go about your day normally because all you can think about is scratching the itch caused by the poison ivy. When you touch poison ivy, its effects can ruin your daily routine and way of life for...

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Basic Survival Knots You Need To Know

Posted by Michael Sullivan on July 21, 2021   •   knots, survival, survival training

Basic Survival Knots You Need To Know

Basic Survival Knots You Need To Know Knowing how to tie a knot with cordage properly is something many people don’t think twice about—but in actuality, this skill can be what saves your life in survival situations.  You can never predict what your time will be like when you’re out...

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How to Sharpen an Axe

Posted by Larry Catt on July 12, 2021   •   axe, bushcraft

How to Sharpen an Axe

How to Sharpen an Axe "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."  President Abraham Lincoln said it best: The most crucial part about wielding an axe is ensuring its blade is sharp enough. This means that proper TLC...

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How To Create A Simple DIY Campfire Cooking Suspension System

Posted by Larry Catt on May 12, 2021   •   bushcraft, bushcraft camp

How To Create A Simple DIY Campfire Cooking Suspension System

Pull out your phone, pull up a browser, and look for “restaurants near me.” That’s how simple it is these days to find food options. However, when you’re out in the wild, in a survival situation, or even if you’re camping, all you have to rely on are your skills...

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How to Split Wood Without an Axe

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on May 04, 2021   •   axe, bushcraft, bushcraft camp

How to Split Wood Without an Axe

Picture this: It’s a cool, sunny weekend out in the woods, and you’ve just come back to your camp after hiking and exploring the area for the day. The temperature’s beginning to drop and the sun’s going down, which means it’s time to start building your campfire. Unfortunately, any kindling...

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The Versatility of Dry Bags

Posted by Michael Sullivan on March 23, 2021   •   dry bags

The Versatility of Dry Bags

Any outdoor enthusiast knows that one of the most important things when going into the wilderness is to always be prepared.  Being prepared means having the right gear, which can help make a difference in matters of life or death in some situations. And yet, at the same time, it’s...

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Different Ways to Utilize Your Shemagh as a Pack

Posted by Larry Catt on March 22, 2021   •   Shemagh

Different Ways to Utilize Your Shemagh as a Pack

Have you ever used a shemagh?  A shemagh is a large piece of square cloth that resembles a scarf. Traditionally, shemaghs are worn as a headdress by people in Middle Eastern countries, like Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Malaysia, and Yemen. Designed for arid climates to protect the face from harsh sun...

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The One Knot To Rule Them All and How To Tie It

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on February 18, 2021   •   bushcraft camp, knots

The One Knot To Rule Them All and How To Tie It
Knowing your way around a rope can help make your trip outdoors a hundred times easier. The arbor knot is a simple knot that gets almost any job done, so you can use it to secure your food, shelter, gear, and to gather supplies. Learn how to tie it here!

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Why Choose Pathfinder Titanium Cookware

Posted by Michael Sullivan on February 18, 2021   •   Cookware, Titanium

Why Choose Pathfinder Titanium Cookware
The type of cookware that you bring for camping can make or break your experience. For example, if you like to hike, materials like cast iron will be far too heavy to carry. Others, like titanium, tend to have hot spots that can make it a challenge to cook evenly. That’s why you should always do your own research on the cookware materials that work for you best. 

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Self Reliance Outfitters: Dave Canterbury

Posted by Michael Sullivan on March 11, 2020  

Self Reliance Outfitters: Dave Canterbury
With almost 40 years of experience in the outdoors, Dave has put his knowledge to good use by writing guide books, instructing at schools, educational videos, and selling high-quality gear at his online store. 

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How to Start a Fire Using Flint and Steel

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on February 13, 2020  

How to Start a Fire Using Flint and Steel

A Foolproof Technique for Fire Starters You can start a fire easily with a variety of household objects like matches, cloth, cotton balls, or a small lighter. However, in the wilderness, it’s always good to have flint and steel by your side.  Here’s how to start a fire using flint...

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10 Tips To Backyard Bushcraft – Part 2

Posted by Arti Sh on January 31, 2020  

10 Tips To Backyard Bushcraft – Part 2

While ‘backyard bushcraft’ may seem like an oxymoron to some, history proves otherwise. For those great men who passed down the traditions of bushcraft, it was their own backyards that made it possible for them to learn these valuable skills. It was close to home where men like Daniel Boone...

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Why Mora Knives are Great for a DIY Bushcraft Camp

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on October 02, 2019   •   mora knives, survival knife

Why Mora Knives are Great for a DIY Bushcraft Camp

To many, the allure of bushcraft is that it can be incredibly fulfilling yet very affordable. At its very basic levels, you can merely head off into the woods with a knife. It's not to say that you want to do that for days at a time but if you...

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What is the Best Fire Starter for your Bushcraft Camp

Posted by Jamie Canterbury on September 30, 2019   •   bushcraft, bushcraft camp, Ferro Rod, fire starting, flint and steel

What is the Best Fire Starter for your Bushcraft Camp

Is the Ferro Rod the Best Firestarter for your Bushcraft Camp? A fire pit or fire ring at your bushcraft camp will likely be a place of gathering. It will be where meals are cooked and eaten, and it might be a place where stories are exchanged. To be effective...

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