- Today, you can find paracord everywhere. It’s lightweight, inexpensive, and expendable. It’s also a great item in a survival situation, which is why there should always be a few yards or more in your pack—you’ll be glad it’s there when you need it. Here are a few ways you can use one of the greatest braids ever created to your advantage.
- If you’re ever caught off guard in the wilderness, and the snow is deep, getting back to civilization may not be easy. Not only will you have to deal with the cold temperatures, you’ll have to find a way to travel through tough conditions. Thankfully, avoiding winter trouble is easier than you’d think. For example, in a pinch, you can build improvised snowshoes. In addition, here are a few quick-thinking steps you can take to survive a snowy winter emergency.
- Not all survival knives are the same, and you are likely better off sacrificing a knife that looks "cool" or tries to serve multiple functions a blade that's stronger, sharper, and built to withstand anything you put it through when your health or safety are on the line. Survivalist Tim MacWelch explains what you should look for, and avoid, when selecting a survival knife.
- The only thing worse than being cold and lost in the wilderness, is being cold and lost with no way to start a fire. Even on the warmest night of summer, the ability to build a fire is one of the most critical elements to overcoming a survival situation. Not only does it provide light and warmth, it's comforting and has the ability to boost morale when you might need it the most. That said, starting a fire is not always easy, especially when Mother Nature is working against you. To help you be prepared for the worst situations, here are a few simple fire-starting tools you'll want to always have nearby.