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Always be prepared for the worst case scenario! Become an expert survivalist.

Learn how to build a fire in the woods or extinguish one in your home. Survive an earthquake or a flood, keep the wilderness at bay, make an emergency stove, kill insects, make weapons and tie a variety of knots. Sharpen your survival skills whether you are stranded on a desert island or the next contestant on Survivor.

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How To : Eat & extract water from a cactus

John Campbell demonstrates how to eat and extract water from a cactus. You can eat a cactus from the hedgehog plant family. First, cut off the top of the cactus and skin down the sides, cutting off the cactus spines. Cutting the cactus will not hurt it because it can heal itse ...more

How To : Make sparks without matches or a lighter

How to make sparks without matches or a lighter If you camp a lot there is a good trick for making sparks without matches or a lighter. The biggest key to making a fire is to be able to do it when stuff is damp and wet. Lighting a fire in damp circumstances can be hard. You ca ...more

How To : Make an emergency fire with bamboo friction

In this video, you'll learn about friction fire lighting using wild bamboo sticks. So, if you're ever stuck out in Thailand on a cold and damp night, cut down some bamboo and light your own campfire to stay warm! This video shows you this very common technique in Southeast Asi ...more

How To : Make a survival whistle from a tin can

This video shows how to make a whistle out of a piece of tin or aluminum from an ordinary can. It's easy to do! Why is it a survival whistle? Because you could probably find the materials to make it laying around on the ground, plus it beats yelling.

How To : Build a fire in the snow

What to do if you're lost & freezing in Antarctica? Build a fire to keep warm! Yes, fires can be built successfully in cold and wet conditions with the right tools & preparation. In this eight-part series of short videos, Fitclimb survival instructor Ali teaches how to build a ...more

How To : Complete an orienteering course as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

How To : Build a survival lean-to shelter

Building a lean-to shelter can be the difference between survival and not coming home. Learn to build an emergency shelter with this free wilderness survival video series. Part 1 of 10 - How to Build a survival lean-to shelter. Build a survival lean-to shelter - Part 2 of 10. ...more

How To : Tie hammock hanging knots

The knots demonstrated in this how-to video are a good way to hang a hammock, because it makes it so easy to adjust your hanging height. The whipping knot around the tree will not slip if tied correctly. Make sure to tie the second half hitch or the knot may slip and come loos ...more

How To : Tie a hasty webbing harness for search & rescue

Handy technique for search & rescue, learn how to tie a hasty webbing harness with this knot tying animation. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Hasty Webbing Harness Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every s ...more

How To : Purify water when in the wild

Whether you are venturing on a rugged camping trip, or simply want to brush on your outdoor survival skills, this video will come in handy. Learn how to purify water when out in the wild. Mike uses various methods to purify water and drinks the end result.

How To : Do the Mountaineer Method for rope coiling

Here is an effective way to coil a long rope and use as an emergency method of transporting an injured person. Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you'll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival, the TV show. Thi ...more

May 21st : End of the World or Zombie Apocalypse?

Could the world really be coming to an end tomorrow? Presuming you believe the biblical prediction from 89-year-old Harold Camping, May 21st, 2011 is undeniably Judgment Day. If you have confidence in that prophecy, you're probably not even reading this because you're too busy ...more

How To : Tie the Boy Scout Sheep Shank knot

Learn how to tie the Sheep Shank Knot. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Sheep Shank Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your Boy Scout requirements. Tie the Bo ...more

How To : Participate in a flag ceremony as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Tie an eye splice loop into the end of a rope

An eye splice is the best way to create a permanent loop on the end of a multi-strand rope. Whether you need an eye splice loop to hold a hammock up in your backyard or need one for your nautical voyages, this survival training video will teach you step by step how to tie one. ...more

How To : Tie a rising sun knot

In this beautifully crafted video by Tiat presents the keyhole weave method of tying the rising sun. Grab about a yard of smooth decorative twine and you are ready to follow along. You will end up tying both the double coin and the ring of coin knots to make create the rising ...more

How To : Tie the Double Loop Bowline knot

The Double Loop Bowline: learn knot tying. Here's another way to tie a bowline in a doubled rope. The Double Loop Bowline knot was generally used at sea for lowering an injured man from aloft, by putting one leg is put through each loop. Use this knot tying animation to learn ...more

How To : Use a knife in the wilderness

The knife is easily the most important tool in Bushcraft. Learn various cutting techniques as well as the parts of knife, the qualities that go into a good knife, and how to maintain and take care of your knife. This bushman video tutorial will show you everything you need to ...more

How To : Make a cheap billy can out of an empty paint can

A billycan can be used as either a water tight container, or as a pot for cooking food or boiling water. You can make a billy can for less than three dollars using an empty and clean paint can, a drill and a few small pieces of hardware.

How To : Tie a stitched switchback strap

In this handy knot-tying tutorial from JD of Tying It All Together, we learn how to tie a stitched switchback strap. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started tying round stitched switchback yourself, watch this video guide.

How To : Tie an Arab-style shemagh two different ways

A shemagh, or a keffiyeh, is a traditiona Arab headdress that's worn by Arab men. Made from a square scarf, it protects their heads and face from desert wind and sun. It's also multifunctional - warm at night and lightweight during the day. These scarves have even become adopt ...more

How To : Make Your Own Charcoal

Hello, all. In this article, I will be showing you how to make one of the most useful products known to man. I am talking, of course, about charcoal. You might be surprised at just how many uses this stuff has. You can use it to purify your drinking water, replace your aquari ...more

How To : Make a Fire by Rubbing Two Sticks Together!

Here's a survival technique for making a fire with the most basic of resources—assuming you can find two sticks to rub together! Video: . With a little creative license, let's imagine you're cast away on a deserted island with little hope of rescue. In a situation like this, b ...more

How To : Start a fire with a battery and a staple

This young fellow demonstrates how to start a fire using a battery and a staple. He suggest you begin with a staple or any thin wire, a AA battery and a knife. On the negative terminal of the battery, he cuts off a piece of the insulation by following the small ring on the bat ...more

How To : Make a Slammin' Fire Piston for Under a Buck

Did you know that there's a way to start a fire by squishing air? In this project, I'll show you how to build a tool that does exactly that—and I'll give you a sneak peak into the principals of how a diesel engine operates! Video: . In the early 1800s, before the invention of ...more

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