The more ways you know to start a fire, the better off you will be should the need arise. One of the common items many of us will have is a sandwich bag because of its many uses. A sandwich bag can keep things air and water tight, keep things fresh, easily store small items, are super light weight, and evidently can also be used to start a fire! The following video shows you exactly how to do it. A couple of the great tips in this video is what he does with the tree bark and … [Read more...] about Starting a Survival Fire With a Sandwich Bag?
Prepare to have your mouth watering for some hamburgers and steaks - that is if you are not a vegetarian. If you have ever tried to pick up a rock that was in or near a fire, then you know that it can get hot enough to cook on. The following video shows a group of guys in the woods cooking up a storm. Everything from English muffins and baked potatoes to hamburgers and steak. Just goes to show how far you can go with limited cooking equipment and utensils. I have tried cooking things … [Read more...] about Primitive Cooking – Hamburgers And Steak Cooked On A Rock
There is all kinds of information in nature if you know how to read it. However, with advances in technology and the steady migration of people into urban environments, many have become completely removed from nature.Being able to read nature's signs has become a lost art in modern times. The ability to decipher what nature is telling us could become critical in a disaster. Ask A Prepper posted an article about some of the significant signs that are available to us if we just … [Read more...] about Animals Predicting The Weather And Other Nature Signs
There is a lot of reminiscing about the good old' days. For some, that may be looking back to the simpler life of the 1950's and 60's. Others, at least partially based on the portrayal of the Old West in Hollywood movies, will romanticize what it would have been like back in the Pioneer days.Life was certainly much harder back then without all of our modern conveniences. On the other hand, people were much more self-sufficient, especially those that left the relative safety of … [Read more...] about Serious Preppers Are Bound To Know These 3 Pioneer Recipes
More than 100 years ago Samuel Morse invented the telegraph and Morse code was developed as a method of transmitting text information. With advances in communication and technology, Morse code has slowly faded. But it is not hard to imagine that in a TEOTWAWKI scenario the knowledge of and ability to use Morse code could come in handy.Not only can Morse code be transmitted, but the signals can also be transmitted via flashes of light. In fact, I re-watched the movie "Hunt For … [Read more...] about Even You Could Learn Morse Code In One Of These Three Ways
I remember coming home to my parents one time after being gone for quite a while. My hair was much longer than the last time they saw me and I was also dressed much differently. I knocked on the front door, and my Mom answered. I said something like "Hi Mom, thought I would come by for a visit.", and she let out a little shriek and slammed the door in my face! Took a little bit of talking through the door for her to realize it was really me. Ha-ha. I was … [Read more...] about Sometimes Survival Is A Matter Of A Clever Disguise
Ever have trouble getting a fire started because of windy conditions? The video below shows a quick and easy way to get around that issue.Another time to consider a Dakota fire pit is if you are dealing with a stealth camping situation, and for any number of reasons you would like the flames and even smoke from your campsite to be invisible to everyone but yourself.As highlighted half-way through the video, there are things you can do, and material you can use, that can greatly reduce the … [Read more...] about Building a Fire For Stealth or High-Wind Conditions
Okay, another citrus fruit, another way to start a fire. Ha-ha! I had seen how to start a fire with an orange before, and I thought this might be a similar strategy with just the fruit swapped out. Wrong!The method he demonstrates for starting a fire with a lemon does require some additional items that you may not have with you in the woods or in a SHTF scenario, but it is really cool nonetheless. It is some basic science stuff, but I really appreciate the demonstration … [Read more...] about How To Start a Fire With a Lemon Of All Things!
In our never-ending quest for survival skills in general and how to start fires in particular, I have come across a video that shows us how to start a fire with an orange. I kid you not. An orange!I was not sure what he was going to demonstrate, as I had seen other videos that showed how to start a fire with a lemon, but this was completely different. As with many of these methods, I often anticipate a long, slow process of trial and error. A lot a back-breaking, blister … [Read more...] about I Laughed When Someone Told Me They Could Start a Fire With an Orange
I have been fascinated with fire myself from an early age, and am proud to say that I am responsible for quite a few "rip-roarin' fires" in my day. According to Wikipedia: "Evidence of widespread control of fire by anatomically modern humans dates to approximately 125,000 years ago." Given that humans have had that amount of time to work with it along with the importance of fire to survival, it is no wonder that many methods have been perfected to start a fire with whatever happens … [Read more...] about Could You Start a Fire Using Rocks If You Really Needed To?