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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.