survival

Make A Water Filter Out Of A Tree Branch

In our pursuit of advanced technology, we forget that mother nature has already patented all the best ideas. With just a hose clamp, some plastic tubing and a piece of tree branch, you can create a simple water filter.


How To Properly Store And Apply A Tourniquet

Tourniquets save lives by using pressure to control serious bleeding. ITS Tactical talked with Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics to show you the best practices for using and storing commercially-made tourniquets.


Prepare Yourself With A Kindle Loaded With Emergency Information

It’s good to have a solid set of survival skills, but you can’t be expected to remember everything. The Art of Manliness put together a collection of books for your Kindle that will help you survive virtually any scenario.


How To Pack An Emergency Kit Like A Spy Plane Pilot

The SR-71 Blackbird is one of history’s most celebrated spy planes, and for good reason. When Blackbird pilots took off, they had to be ready to eject and land in harsh, desolate environments. Here’s some detail on what they packed in their emergency kits, and what you should include in yours.


This 1950s Video Guide Teaches You To Live Off The Land If You Have To

With luck, you’ll never find yourself alone, far from civilisation, faced with the task of ensuring your own survival. If you do, this 1950s training video from the US Navy has some valuable tips and tricks to help you find safe food and water, build shelter, and take care of yourself.


Survive The Apocalypse With These Common Kitchen Items

When the lights go out or there’s a natural disaster and you need to fend for yourself, preparation is key. Knowing how to make use common items you already have in your home makes the task easier. Channel your inner MacGyver and pick up a few tips from this infographic.


Make A Paracord Pouch For Your Survival Tin

Why make a pouch out of paracord for your survival tin? Well, it does give you a nice way to protect it and to clip it to your belt or bag. But the most important reason is that it when you unravel it you have a nice, healthy length of paracord to add to your survival supplies.


Break A Car Window With A Headrest In An Emergency

Hopefully, you’ll never be trapped in a car with the need to break the window from the inside. However, if you do find yourself in that situation, your salvation may be right behind your head. Here’s how to use your car seat’s headrest to break your car door window.


Open A Tin Can With Your Bare Hands

Hopefully, you’ll never be caught without a can opener when you need one. If you’re out camping, however, this video shows you how to open a can with no tools at all.


Build Your Own Survival USB Charger That Plugs Into Anything

You never know where you’ll be getting your power from in a survival situation. More often than not, it won’t be from a regular outlet, so Instructables user Noise Maker decided to make a universal charger that can pull power from just about any source.