Weapons in the Wild

How to make Napalm (recipe for simple homemade napalm)

Napalm is the generic name for the mixture of a flammable petroleum substance, typically diesel gasoline, with a thickening or gelling agent to give the fiery substance “sticky” properties. Napalm-like fiery substances have been used since early Greek times for war purposes (they called it "sticky fire"). Napalm as we…
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Using a magnetic compass and triangulation to calculate the distance of a faraway object

In the wilderness, it is sometimes useful to be able to calculate the distance to a faraway object. Using a compass and basic trigonometry (don’t worry, we’ll show you how), you can easily estimate the distance to a faraway object.  This is possible using principles of geometry and triangulation –…
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Food Preparation

Easy recipe for healthy, high calorie Survival Food Bars

Here's a treat for survivalists, backpackers, hikers, or anyone else looking for a dense, high-calorie food source that is non-perishable, easy to transport, and healthy. These “survival bars” can be cut into 2 inch by 2 inch squares and provide approximately 600 calories, 10 grams of fat, 25 grams of…
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Survival News

California Senate passes SB 53 gun control laws – includes $50 fee and background check to purchase ammo

This week (June 1, 2013), the State of California continued to prove, boast almost, that they are out of touch with the rest of the nation as the California Senate continued to tighten gun control laws, which are already some of the toughest in the nation.  Under the new SB…
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Survival News

U.N. General Secretary warns that the world is set to run out of drinkable water

General Secretary Ban Ki-moon issued a stern warning yesterday when he announced that the world is set to run out of drinkable water unless greater efforts are achieved to improve our conservation of the life-sustaining liquid. According to Ban: “We live in an increasingly water insecure world where demand often…
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Farming

Build a cheap min-greenhouse out of old shelving units

A greenhouse is great for starting off young seedlings or growing plants year-round. By utilizing transparent barriers around the greenhouse framework, solar radiation is allowed to enter the greenhouse (heating it up) while retaining heat and moisture needed for optimal plant growth. Here's how to build a simple, and cheap,…
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Animal Food

Eat bugs for survival? The U.N. says it’s a good idea in new promotion for Entomophagy

The has begun promoting edible insects as a low-fat, high protein food for people, pets, and livestock. According to the , they come with appetizing side benefits: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating jobs in developing countries, and feeding millions of hungry people around the world. And yes, bugs can be…
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Farming

Is human waste OK to use for compost or fertilizer?

Any farmer will tell you that when it comes to efficiently growing food, compost is "black gold".  But some fear that fertilizer or compost made from human waste could be at risk of containing heavy metals, pathogens, or pharmaceuticals causing many environmentalists to consider it unsafe for enhancing plant growth.…
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