Survival First Aid: Skin Diseases and Ailments


Boils, fungal infections, and rashes rarely develop into a serious health problem. They cause discomfort and you should treat them as follows:

Survival First-Aid: Wounds


An interruption of the skin’s integrity characterizes wounds. These wounds could be open wounds, skin diseases, frostbite, trench foot, or burns.


Open wounds are serious in a survival situation, not only because of

Survival: Safe Drinking Water

Basic Wilderness Survival Skills : Wilderness Survival: Safe Drinking Water

Survival First Aid: Bites and Stings


Insects and related pests are hazards in a survival situation. They not only cause irritations, but they are often carriers of diseases that

Survival First Aid: Sprains


The accidental overstretching of a tendon or ligament causes sprains. The signs and symptoms are

Survival First Aid: Dislocations


Dislocations are the separations of bone joints causing the bones to go out of proper alignment. These misalignments can be

Survival First Aid: Fractures


There are basically two types of fractures: open and closed. With an open (or compound) fracture, the bone

Survival First-Aid Prevent and Treat Shock


Anticipate shock in all injured personnel. Treat all injured persons as follows

Firecraft Tinder Kindling and Fuel

Items for use as tinder (must be completely dry)

  • Birch Bark
  • Shredded inner bark from

Survival Medicine: Control Bleeding

Control Bleeding

In a survival situation, you must control serious bleeding immediately because replacement fluids normally are not

Survival First Aid Medicial Emergencies


Medical problems and emergencies you may be faced with include

Basic Survival Medicine

Foremost among the many problems that can compromise a survivor's ability to return to safety are medical problems resulting from parachute descent and landing, extreme climates, ground combat, evasion, and illnesses contracted in captivity. Many evaders and survivors

Survival Kit: List and Contents Explained


The environment is the key to the types of items you will need in your survival kit. How much equipment you put in your kit depends on

Survival Stressors in a Survival Situation


Any event can lead to stress and, as everyone has experienced, events don’t always come one at a time. Often, stressful events occur

Stress in a Survival Situation


Before we can understand our psychological reactions in a survival setting, it is helpful to first know

Psychology of Survival

It takes much more than the knowledge and skills to build shelters, get food, make fires, and

This is based entirely on the keyword SURVIVAL. The letters in this word can

In 1535, the french explorer Jacques Cartier and his men were in desperate condition after a particularly severe winter in Newfoundland. Already 25 lay dead and

Wilderness Survival - Heat Loss - Priorities

Bushcraft Survival Basher Shelter And Resin Fire

Bushcraft Survival Basher Shelter And Resin Fire 2 Part Playlist


The old saying about using moss on a tree to indicate north is not accurate because moss grows completely around some trees. Actually, growth is more


You can construct improvised compasses using a piece of ferrous metal that can be needle shaped or a flat double-edged razor blade and a piece of nonmetallic string or long hair from which to

Wilderness Survival Navigation The Southern Sky

The Southern Sky

Because there is no star bright enough to be easily recognized near the south celestial pole, a constellation known as the Southern Cross is used as

Your location in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere determines which constellation you use to determine your north or south direction.

The Northern Sky

The main constellations to learn are

Wilderness Survival Navigation Using a Watch

The Watch Method

You can also determine direction using a common or analog watch—one that has hands. The direction will be accurate if you are using true local time, without any changes for

In a survival situation, you will be extremely fortunate if you happen to have a map and compass. If you do have these two pieces of equipment, you will most likely be able to move toward help. If you are not proficient in

Making Primitive Jerky For Wilderness Survival

How to primitively dry meat to make jerky for use in long term wilderness survival.

Basic Wilderness Survival Kit And Contents

Shown are the various items essential to last ditch outdoor survival. Description and uses of items

Survival Skills: Meat Preserving - Jerky

Modern store bought jerky is not real jerky. It is too thin, too small, too soft, and is often preserved with chemicals. Real homemade jerky is thicker, longer, and very stout! It is tough! To eat real jerky, you "worry" off a chunk with your teeth -- if you can -- or cut off a "flake" with a pocket knife, then soak the "flake" in your cheek for awhile until

Survival Skills: Meat Preserving - Pemmican

Preserving meat requires energy to be expended. Very simple concept. It is the method of using that energy that is of interest to us. The use of electrical energy via freezing is the most common form of meat preservation today -- and the most fragile, as we can expect the

Desert Survival

Desert Survival

I must stress having plenty of spares and enough water for everyone in case of a breakdown in the back country. With today's modern transportation, it's quite a simple thing to get stranded 45 miles from nowhere and no water. Make sure you've got a few

Solar Water Still

A solar still is a low tech. way of distilling water, powered by the heat of the sun (more precisely, the heat & humidity of the soil, and relative cool of the plastic). Two basic types of solar stills are box, and pit. In a solar still, impure water is

Seven Survival Shelters That Could Save your life!

Seven easily constructed Survival shelters which will save your life when needed.

Seven Primitive Survival Shelters That Could Save Your Life Quintze Hut Properly constructed, this poor man's igloo can be body-heated to above freezing on a 20-below day, higher if you light a candle. Step One Build up snow to a depth of at least 8 inches and pack it down to make a floor. Step Two Heap loose snow onto the floor. Piling the snow over a backpack or mound of branches will let you create a hollow, which hastens the excavation process, but it isn't necessary. Let the snow consolidate for an hour or more, until it is set up hard enough to form snowballs. Step Three Tunnel through....

Seven Survival Shelters That Could Save your life!

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Wilderness Survival First Aid


By George E. Dvorchak, Jr., M.D.

I began work on this presentation after receiving a call from Pennsylvania Hunter Education Instructor Ed Soyke who asked if I would be interested in presenting basic first aid information to

Survival Treadle Spring Snare

Constructing A Treadle Spring Snare...

  1. Use a treadle spring snare against small game on a trail.
  2. Dig a shallow hole in the trail.
  3. Then drive a forked stick (fork down) into the ground on each side of the hole on the same side of the trail.
  4. Select two fairly straight sticks that span the two forks. Position these two sticks so that their

Basic Bushcraft Survival First Aid Kit

Just an example of a first aid kit you could carry....

Follow these steps to use the Hand Drill Method

  1. Make sure you have a tinder bundle prepared for when you get an ember.
  2. Cut a V-shaped notch in the a board, then start a small depression with your knife tip.
  3. Set a piece

Wild Edibles - Nutrition & Medicine

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Presenter: Pete McKechnie, Hosted by: Kerrith McKechnie; Wild Edibles Workshop; Food; Nuttrition; Foraging; Gathering; Alternative Medicine; Herbal Medicine; Herbs

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  1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. of thieves; maintenance etc.)
  2. Water Filters/Purifiers
  3. Portable Toilets
  4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
  5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
  6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
  7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
  8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
  9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
  10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
  11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
  12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
  13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
  14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)
  15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
  16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
  17. Survival Guide Book.
  18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
  19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
  20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
  21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
  22. Vitamins
  23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
  24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
  25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
  26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
  27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
  28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
  29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
  30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
  31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
  32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
  33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
  34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
  35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
  36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
  37. First aid kits
  38. Batteries (all furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
  39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
  40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
  41. Flour, yeast & salt
  42. Matches. {"Strike Anywhere" preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
  43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
  44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
  45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
  46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
  47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
  48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels
  49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
  50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
  51. Fishing supplies/tools
  52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
  53. Duct Tape
  54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
  55. Candles
  56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
  57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
  58. Garden tools & supplies
  59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
  60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc
  61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
  62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
  63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
  64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
  65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
  66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
  67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
  68. D-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
  69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
  70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
  71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
  72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
  73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
  74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
  75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
  76. Reading glasses
  77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
  78. "Survival-in-a-Can"
  79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
  80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
  81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
  82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
  83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
  84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
  85. Lumber (all types)
  86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
  87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
  88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
  89. Lantern Hangers
  90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
  91. Teas
  92. Coffee
  93. Cigarettes
  94. Tobacco
  95. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
  96. Paraffin wax96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
  97. Chewing gum/candies
  98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
  99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
  100. Goats/chickens

From a Sarajevo War Survivor:

Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war - death of parents and friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks.

  1. Stockpiling helps. but you never no how long trouble will last, so locate near renewable food sources.
  2. Living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.
  3. After awhile, even gold can lose its luster. But there is no luxury in war quite like toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than gold's
  4. If you had to go without one utility, lose electricity - it's the easiest to do without (unless you're in a very nice climate with no need for heat.)
  5. Canned foods are awesome, especially if their contents are tasty without heating. One of the best things to stockpile is canned gravy - it makes a lot of the dry unappetizing things you find to eat in war somewhat edible. Only needs enough heat to "warm", not to cook. It's cheap too, especially if you buy it in bulk.
  6. Bring some books - escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more valuable as the war continues. Sure, it's great to have a lot of survival guides, but you'll figure most of that out on your own anyway - trust me, you'll have a lot of time on your hands.
  7. The feeling that you're human can fade pretty fast. I can't tell you how many people I knew who would have traded a much needed meal for just a little bit of toothpaste, rouge, soap or cologne. Not much point in fighting if you have to lose your humanity. These things are morale-builders like nothing else.
  8. Slow burning candles and matches, matches, matches

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"No one ever thinks anything will happen." The comment belongs to Scott Birkenfield, a climbing ranger in the Jenny Lake area of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. His voice sounds tired and scratchy as he recounts the events of the day. Last evening, a hiker slipped in a high talus field and fell 30 feet. His partner went for help. Sometime before midnight Birkenfield