10 Camping Essentials

What would you consider to be the top ten items to take with you while camping?

10 Camping Essentials

How To Setup A Camping Hammock

The folks at The Bushcraft Cave have put together this interesting infographic.  Learn how to set up a camping hammock and make life easier out in the wild.

Setting up a camping hammock...


6 Weird but Very Interesting Urban Survival Tips!

6 Weird but Very Interesting Urban Survival Tips!

We have heard of many interesting tips that you can utilize if you are in a post–apocalyptic world, but these just top the list.  They are not in any specific order because they are all just very unique (the last two however are something else…very unique).  Enjoy!

1.    Instead of carrying a typical bug-out-bag or survival backpack, carry your supplies in a guitar case.  Who would suspect that you have supplies in there?  If anything, people aka raiders will probably have pity on you and not try to steal your items.  Just hope they don’t ask you to play them a song.

2.    Even if you don’t smoke cigarettes, carry a pack with you in your survival kit. Why?  Because you can easily barter with them and you can use them to establish friendly relationships.  We recommend that you not smoke cigarettes because they actually decrease your level of energy and stamina but hey, to each their own.

3.    Did you know that you can use a regular crayon like a candle?  A crayon will burn for about half an hour! Just stand it up and light the tip as if it were a normal candle.   That baby will burn for a while and give you the light you need to write your last love letter to your sweetheart.  Okay, that was morbid, but hey…you gotta let em know how much you love them before the zombies get you.


4.    Stock up on acid reducers like pepto bismol or tums.  In post-apocalyptia, water and food will most likely be highly contaminated and so upset stomachs will be a common thing.  Make sure to carry at least one bottle and a couple of pills so that you can pick yourself up or trade them with folks that need to go #2 bad…really bad.

5.    Got condoms handy? They can be quite useful.  For one, they make great water storage containers.  Believe it or not but they can hold a lot of water.  They also make good fire starters.  A latex condom will burn efficiently.  In addition to that, we read somewhere that somebody once used a condom to make a slingshot.  Who knows.  Try it out and tell us about it!

 6.    Tampons can also save your life.  Yes….tampons.  There are several uses for a tampon.  One of the most obvious is the cotton that can be used as tinder to help you start a warm fire.  Also, if it comes with a plastic wrapper, that can be used as a fishing bobber if you leave an air bubble inside and tie it. We have also heard that you can use the plastic applicator with cotton stuffed inside as a filtering straw. Crazy.

So there it is.  These weird but very interesting urban survival tips and tricks can possibly save your life one day.  Hope you don’t ever have to try any of these things but nonetheless, good to know.  So don’t be frustrated if all you have on you are condoms and tampons…they apparently can be very useful in a sticky situation.

CIA Used Patterns In Shoelaces To Relay Secret Messages!

Do you know of any other secret forms of communication that have been used in the past?


Benefits of Honey

Did you know that honey can be used as an anti-inflammatory and that it strengthens the immune system? Well according to the following, it does that plus more!


Sign Language For Survival [Infographic]

Imagine that you are being held hostage. How do you plan an escape without being heard by your captors? Answer: Sign Language! The folks at survivalized.com put together this nifty infographic on sign language. You never know when you will be put in a survival situation were you have to communicate non-verbally! If you were being held hostage though, hope they don't tie your hands behind your back...then yeah, good luck!

Sign Language Infographic