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Video: Bushcraft Basics teaches wilderness skills to help urbanites survive

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Can bushcraft skills and techniques be adapted to urban settings? I think so, and that is what my new book is all about: “Bushcraft Basics: A Common Sense Wilderness Survival Handbook”.

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This improvised block rocket stove could be invaluable after a natural disaster strikes.

Build an emergency biomass block stove for $4

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Here’s how to make a high efficiency biomass stove out of concrete blocks. This design can be made from debris in the aftermath of a tornado or other disaster.

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Apartment Prepping: Stash your stockpile in small spaces

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Suppose you need to store emergency gear, but don’t have room in your apartment. Here are some tips for finding and using that space you didn’t know you had.

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The SPOT Gen3 locater beacon should be accompanied by navigation gear.

Start with these basics for your wilderness survival gear

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Let this be your mantra: “I will save me. My survival kit won’t save me. My equipment or gear can’t save me.”

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10 tips for staying cool during a power outage/heat wave emergency

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An emergency situation caused by a summer storm may be made worse by the hot weather! How will you stay cool during the heat wave/disaster? Here are some tips.

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How to improvise a tarp fastening when there are no grommets

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Suppose all you have to make a survival shelter from is a piece of visqueen or Tyvek. There are no grommets – how will you tie down a corner?

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Recipe: How to make frontloader washing machine laundry soap

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I’m not buying laundry soap again. This recipe is too easy and cheap, and it works too well to go back to buying commercial laundry soap products.

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Top 5 wilderness survival skills you need for urban survival

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How valuable are the wilderness survival skills in an urban disaster environment? Very. Here are five basic skills you need to know.

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Natural disasters can happen quickly - are you prepared? Five reasons normal people shy away from preppers.

Urban Survival | How to shut off the gas and water during an emergency

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During a natural disaster, you may be forced to evacuate your home, and told to shut off your gas, water and electricity. Let’s hope you know how to do it. If you don’t here are some instructions!

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Considering advertising on SurvivalCommonSense.com? Here is what you need to know!

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