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Use The Crescent Moon To Find Your Way At Night

If you’re lost in the bush at night, disoriented and without tools to help you figure out which way is which, the folks at Atlas Obscura have a simple suggestion: Look to the moon. If it’s a crescent moon, you’ll be able to figure out which way you’re facing pretty easily, and this short video explains how.

Learn How To Build Weight Bearing Structures With The Square Lashing Knot

Video: If you’ve ever wanted to build a structure or shelter with nothing but some branches and some rope, this video will show you how.

Four Of The Most Common Workshop Injuries And How To Handle Them

Nobody likes to think about workshop injuries, but it’s good to know how to handle them when they come about. Make Magazine put together a list of how to handle four of the most common injuries you’ll likely to see.

Five Tips That Might Save Your Life In A Knife Attack

Nobody wants to face a knife-wielding assailant, especially if you’re unarmed, but these five tips might help you defend yourself long enough to escape.

These Are The Essential Items That Should Be In Every 'Bug-Out Bag'

A “bug-out bag” or emergency go-bag is something everyone should have in their home or vehicle (or both). When disaster strikes, you’ll be glad you have these survival items pre-packed and ready to go.

The 12 Tools You Need For Survival [Infographic]

Whether you’re concerned about a weather-related disaster or a potential zombie apocalypse, you’ll be glad to have all the necessary tools in place when the doo-doo hits the fan. This infographic can help you gather the items you’ll need in an emergency.

Make Damaged Rope Usable Again With A Sheepshank Knot

A damaged rope can be totally useless for doing most tasks safely, especially if the damaged section is somewhere in the middle. This simple knot can bypass the damaged section and make the rope fairly safe to use again.

This Video Shows Simple Survival Tricks Using Everyday Objects

YouTuber HouseholdHacker shares clever ways to survive the great outdoors in the video above, including tips like protecting matches in a Tic Tac container and using a soda can tab as a fish hook.

Learn Survival Skills From The 340-Page Tokyo Disaster Preparedness Guide

This massive, informative guide on survival basics from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will teach you how to turn pants into a backpack, how to make an emergency lantern with a plastic bottle, and much more.

Learn How To Tie The Zip Tie-Like Constrictor Knot With This Video

Video: Knots may seem like an old-fashioned skill to learn, but they can actually be really helpful in a lot of situations. This video will teach you how to tie the constrictor knot, which is essentially the primitive version of the zip tie.

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