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The Basics of Starting a Fire

The Basics of Starting a Fire

Mankind has used fire for centuries. It has kept us warm, cooked our food, lighted our way, powered our industry, moved our transportation and even helped to fight our battles. I think it’s fairly safe to say that without fire, mankind would still be living in caves, with nothing more technologically advanced than a bow and chipped stone arrowheads. Starting a fire is one of the most important survival skills to learn. It almost becomes humorous at times, with survival instructors coming up with more and more unusual ways of starting fires. Nevertheless, there is some value in knowing all...

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Survival… Sometimes, it’s the Only Game in Town

Survival… Sometimes, it’s the Only Game in Town

Our modern technological society pretty much insulates us from the basics of survival. We don’t have to think about how we are going to start a fire, where we are going to find food or whether the water flowing in the stream is safe to drink. Everything we need either comes to us automatically or is readily available for us to buy in any of a number of stores. That doesn’t mean those survival needs disappear, simply that we don’t have to think about them. We are freed up from the basic needs to be able to pursue what Maslow...

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Survival Skills – Practice Makes Perfect

Survival Skills – Practice Makes Perfect

There are many aspects to preparing yourself to survive any disaster. The disasters we potentially face, as well as the variety of ways in which we can face them, create a huge variety of survival skills that we need to know, in order to successfully overcome those problems. Yet many people concentrate on stockpiling necessary supplies, without taking the corresponding time to stockpile the skills to go with them. Without the skills, those supplies may not do you and good. Those who don’t want to study say, I have all the information in books. I don’t care how many survival...

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