7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival

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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival
Image source: Pixabay If you find yourself in a survival situation in the woods, you’re basically standing in a goldmine of potential resources, all of which are literally at your fingertips along the trunks of nearby trees. Knowing just how versatile tree bark can be might just save your life…  
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Homesteading In Alaska’s Wilderness, With No Cell Phones

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Homesteading In Alaska’s Wilderness, With No Cell Phones
  Alaska is often called the “Last Frontier,” with an untamed wilderness that is the envy of off-gridders everywhere. And while most homesteaders only dream of moving to Alaska and “roughing it,” one couple actually did something about it – and they accomplished…
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Bushcraft Basics for Preppers

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Bushcraft Basics for Preppers
Prepping is made up of many different aspects of life, and Bushcraft is one of them. You don’t need to be a Navy Seal to understand tactics and defense. You don’t need to be the CEO of a fortune 500 company to invest in gold and silver, and you don’t need to 30 days in […]
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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants

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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants
  Everybody likes to get something for free and here’s a huge collection of free manuals for you to download. I have not had a chance to review all of them so I can’t say that everything they suggest is accurate. Many of them are hundreds of pages long, so take your time reviewing them […]
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Why a Dutch Oven Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit

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Why a Dutch Oven Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit
If you’re one of those folks without power, heat, or warmth because of the recent snow storms, you probably know that you need a cooking tool that can bake, boil, fry and saute. It should also be able to function with a variety of heat sources, since you don’t know when the electricity might come back […]
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Plant These Edible Flowers in Your Garden Now

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Plant These Edible Flowers in Your Garden Now
The first edible flower I ever ate was a nasturtium. We had giant nasturtium plants growing in our herb garden, nearly taking over, in fact, and decided we would start consuming the orange and yellow blossoms and leaves. They have a peppery flavor with a little bit of a kick. It’s always fun to discover […]
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The Ultimate SHTF Bug Out Camp Trailer

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The Ultimate SHTF Bug Out Camp Trailer
Concepts abound for how to provide shelter in the wilds after a bug out escape has been executed.  The sheltering ideas are as diverse as there are preppers and the personalities of people wanting get out of Dodge when things go south.  The options vary from the totally austere use of a mere tarp thrown […]
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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice

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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice
“The fruit of it shall be for eating and leaf of it for healing…” (Ezekiel 47:12) 5 years ago, I came down with a bad upper respiratory infection. I was taking over the counter medicines, but none seemed to work and I was worried about secondary infections. My wife grandmother suggested I make a mustard plaster (poultice) […]
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The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide

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The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide
There are no two ways about it – your soil needs nutrition regularly. This isn’t just dirt that we’re talking about. We’re talking about soil and soil is alive. In order for plants to grow to their optimum capacity, they need bio-intensive nutrients present in the soil to assist with growth, root development and disease prevention. While […]
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Wilderness Survival: 5 Self Feeding Campfires

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Wilderness Survival: 5 Self Feeding Campfires
  If you’re an outdoors aficionado and you go camping often, today’s article will tick you in all the right places, as I will present you, dear readers, with 5 ways to start a self feeding campfire. Making a campfire is arguably one of the most fun and interesting parts of camping, as it keeps […]
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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits

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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits
  To begin with, I’d take it as an axiom that any respectable prepper should know how to start a fire in an emergency. Also, I am a firm believer in the theory that any bug out bag or survival kit should pack a fire starter, together with a couple of Bic lighters, just in […]
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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox

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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox
  I have to admit, this was a new one for me, and I thought that I’d tried every method of outdoor cooking invented since cavemen sporked frogs and roasted them over an open fire. As it turns out, haybox cooking is a combination of two of my favorite cooking vessels – a Dutch oven […]
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Prepper Book Festival: Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for DIY Home Healthcare

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Prepper Book Festival: Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for DIY Home Healthcare
Over the past few years, I have acquired a sizeable library of books and eBooks on natural remedies. Some are good but somewhat dry, boring, and overly technical. Others are fluff or simply a glorified blog post article. A select few are outstanding and today’s book is one of them. Heal Local: 20 Essential Herbs […]
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Prepper Book Festival 13: Aquaponic Gardening

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Prepper Book Festival 13: Aquaponic Gardening
Lately, you may have noticed a recurring theme here on Backdoor Survival. Gardening and food preservation are on my mind and for good reason. I now own an acre of land with a decent growing season and plenty of sun. I may even have room for a modest aquaponic gardening setup. This Prepper Book Festival […]
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Diffusers and You: What You Need to Know

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Diffusers and You: What You Need to Know
Using a diffuser to dispense the healing qualities of essential oils is one of the easiest ways to become accustomed to their use. Say, for example, someone in your home is sick with a cold or flu. Adding 5 or 6 drops of an anti-microbial essential oil to a diffuser will allow the healing qualities […]
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