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paracord netting

(Video) A Simple (and Pretty Cool) Tutorial on Paracord Netting

(Video) A Simple (and Pretty Cool) Tutorial on Paracord Netting

Paracord has a ton of uses – both as it was intended and by improvised means to make other tools for survival. You can use it to make fishing lures and line, sewing thread, a hammock, shoelaces, ultra-strong fasteners, small game snare and much more. In fact, what you can do with paracord is literally

hiking boots

How to Correctly Lace Hiking Boots

Many of us will and have bought great high-end hiking boots, foot-wear we can be proud of. However, if we do not know how to lace those boots up correctly we are doing ourselves a disservice. There really is a way to lace-up that makes all the difference in the world! Come on, you’ve felt


Cool Ways to Use a Mylar Blanket for Survival

The Mylar blanket is probably one of man’s greatest accomplishments. It is one of those survivor items, something any outdoorsman should have in his or her backpack, that really packs a punch. Honestly, you do not realize just how important it is until you have to do without it. What is there NOT to love

laundry lint

(Video) 13 Camping Hacks That Could Save a Life

Almost everyone loves a good “hack.” I am not talking about the type that lets other people steal your identity or the type that allegedly helps or hinders politicians in major, national elections! I am talking about hacks that make life easier. Life is difficult enough without doing things one way when there is an

canned lye

How to Make Lye From Wood Ashes

Warning: Lye is caustic and can hurt you if you are not careful. Always make sure you wear long pants, boots, a long sleeved shirt, gloves and eye protection when working with or handling Lye. Also, be prepared to dispose of whatever you wear if it becomes contaminated. Making your own Lye from wood ashes