How to modify a Bic lighter

How to modify a Bic lighter for bushcraft and survival use. I enjoy playing around with the flint and steel and various methods of friction fire, but the Bic lighter provides instant flame. (Most times, so also have back up fire lighting tools.)  While it can be susceptible to the cold and wet, it is a handy survival…

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Bushcraft & Survival Memes

Bushcraft & Survival Memes Sometimes in the bushcraft, survival and outdoors field, we take ourselves a bit too serious. Latest custom knives, survival kits, BOB (Bug Out Bag.) and a survive anywhere attitude. At times we need to lighten up and have a laugh at ourselves, ............ or others, so here is something a bit lighter, - bushcraft…

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How to use a watch as a compass

How to use a watch as a compass. The watch method for navigation is useful for finding the cardinal directions of, north, south, east and west.  While not being hundred percent accurate, it is handy for crude navigation for bushcraft and survival. In this article we will cover how to use a watch as a compass. There are…

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Survival Fishing Limb Lines

How To Set Up Survival Fishing Limb Lines. The limb line is a springy pole or limb with fishing line attached and a hook.  It can be a flexible green stick, or a young sapling, like a fishing rod. Or even a tree limb overhanging close to the water line can work for a limb line. For survival…

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Zebra Billy Pot Review

Zebra Billy Pot Review. I must admit, I have wanted a Zebra Billy tin for ages. However, my trusty Kookaburra Billy tin has been great and going strong, so I really didn’t have a good reason to get the Zebra pot. Still, I was keen on testing the billy, and the kids needed one for their camping kit,…

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Survival Fishing Trotlines

Survival Fishing Trotlines. A fishing trotline is a mainline with multiple smaller dropper lines attached to it. The dropper has a hook attached to it. Survival fishing trotlines are a good tool to use and a useful skill to implement. As the fish will generally hook them-selves and you can leave it unattended for long periods of time.…

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Winter Bushcraft Tips

Winter Bushcraft Tips. Winter can be unforgiving and harsh in some regions. Here are a few winter bushcraft and survival tips that can help keep you drier and warmer. 1. Avoid sweating. Don’t over-exert yourself. If you start sweating and then stop moving, you can get wet and cold easily, which can lead to hypothermia. Wear the correct…

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Phone Case Survival Kit Options.

How to Make a Phone Case Survival Kit. The mobile phone is a great emergency tool in a survival situation. It can help by calling rescuers, using an app with a map and GPS, a torch light, or using a compass app. But technology can break down. Such as no reception, a flat battery, etc. However, the phone…

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Best YouTube Survival Videos

Best YouTube Short Term Survival Videos. I recently wrote an article on my pick of best bushcraft and survival books. Which if you had these books, or more accurately, some knowledge gained from these books, combined with a correct mindset and a basic survival kit, would help your chances in a survival situation. (Both short term and long…

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Survival Book Review – 98.6 Degrees, Cody Lundin.

Book Review - 98.6 Degrees, The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive. By Cody Lundin. I have wanted to read 98.6 Degrees, The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive. By Cody Lundin, for a while now and finally got around to ordering it. I am glad I did as I enjoyed reading it. In a nutshell, it is…

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Best Bushcraft and Survival Books

Best Bushcraft and Survival Books. Here is my pick of the best bushcraft and survival skills books. But before we dive into the list, I want to go over my criteria for why the books are included on the list. The books have to cover some main categories. (There are one or two exceptions.) With at least a…

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Swiss Army Knife Walker Review

Knife Review - Swiss Army Knife Walker Model Pocket Knife. I was excited to field test and do a review on the Victorinox Walker Swiss Army Knife or a “SAK” for short. Besides doing the review, I wanted a small pocket knife for three main reasons. One was it was smaller enough to hang on my key ring…

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The Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Bushcraft Book Review - The Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants. Department of the Army Before we start the book review of, The Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants, I am not an expert on edible plants by any means. Always triple check your information and never eat anything that you can’t 100 percent identify. I have played…

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TBS Fatboy Firesteel Review

TBS Fatboy Ferro Rod - Review The TBS Fatboy Firesteel (Ferrocerium rod.) is solid ferro rod at ½ inch (12.5mm) in diameter and 4” (101 mm) long, including the handle. It comes from TBS Outdoor, the makers of TBS knives. Out of the bag, the first sparks. Okay, I admit I was pretty excited and couldn’t wait to…

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Warthog Knife Review

Ka-Bar Warthog, Fixed Blade Knife Review. The heavy duty Ka-Bar Warthog knife isn’t pretty, it is chunky and solid, very solid. I love using my tomahawk and kukri for chopping work. However, I wanted a tool a bit smaller lengthwise, but would still work reasonable enough on smaller to medium chopping tasks. Like delimbing branches, cutting down saplings…

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