8 Ways to Purify Water You Never Knew About

Water is an essential liquid that can help keep your skin moisturized. Your body also utilizes water to maintain key bodily functions and regulate a normal temperature. As your body loses water through digestion, breathing and sweating, you’ll need to replenish the fluids regularly to prevent dehydration. Additionally, to maintain the essential health and wellness in humans, animals and vegetation, your water needs to be free from impurities such as minerals, contaminants and other pathogens. If the liquid isn’t in its purest form, the bacteria can cause health complications through diseases and illnesses. The following are ways to purify water […]

How to Survive an Encounter With America’s Most Dangerous Creatures [STEP-BY-STEP]

Do you know what to do when you cross paths with a black bear? A grizzly bear? How about a hungry mountain lion? You’re supposed to stare directly into a wolf’s eyes to assert dominance, right? Or was that for coyotes? Hmm… If you’re like most Americans, you have way more questions than answers when it comes to facing a touch-and-go encounter with dangerous predators in the backcountry. And truth be told, the best practices you need to follow change dramatically from predator to predator, and species to species. Black bears require a totally different approach than you’d use with […]

5 Life-Saving Medicinal Mushrooms Growing in Your Backyard [FIELD GUIDE]

According to Dr. Oz, mushrooms are one of the super foods you should incorporate into your diet on a regular basis. All mushrooms have anti-cancer properties, according to Dr. Joel Furhman, preventing tumor growth and even aiding in weight loss. Whether you’re lost in the woods or dealing with a post-apocalyptic situation without any access to medical care, it’s vital to be aware of the many medicinal options that nature has to offer. Plus, it’s just cool to be a wealth of alternative medical knowledge. Although certain mushrooms are poisonous, there are many others that can provide a source of […]

7 Insane Animal Videos You Won’t Believe! [VIDEO]

This footage was captured by hikers enjoying the peaceful walking the trails at Circle B Ranch in Lakeland, Florida, when this monster decided to migrate right across the path in front of them. “Humpback,” as the locals know him is often seen wandering around the nature preserve he calls home. Estimates have the gator’s length at 15 feet, but that hardly puts his dinosaur-like size in perspective. Image being one of the hikers that spotted this guy looking for some new real estate. Creepy and prehistoric are two words that seem to fit rather well when it comes to the […]

WHOA! Watch This Mt. Lion Kill a Deer on a Suburban Front Porch!

We’ve often heard it said that there are far more mountain lions prowling around our suburban cities than most folks would be comfortable with… Well, here is your shocking proof! A security camera in the San Francisco suburb of Hillsborough captured a mountain lion kill right on the home’s front porch. RELATED: Help, There’s a Leopard Eating an Impala on My Deck [VIDEO] The security camera, likely used to catch package thieves, caught something a bit more dramatic than the homeowner was expecting. Not only does it clearly capture the cougar, but you can hear the home’s faithful guard dog barking […]

How to Build a Super Shelter (and Whether or Not You Should)

Whether you get lost deep in the woods or society completely crumbles, it’s going to be imperative to find shelter right away. In many cases, this means creating your own shelter out of nearby supplies. We have showcased several simplistic shelter builds in the past, and we’ve also touched on the concept of a super shelter. Now it’s time to dig more deeply into the super shelter idea to help you determine whether or not it will be a viable option when the SHTF. Photo from Survival Lily on YouTube

9 Deer Hunting Myths That You Probably Fell For!

Whenever you combine sport, chance, and fanaticism, you end up with a recipe for massive and hard to debunk superstitions that are passed down generation to generation. In no area of life is this any more true that when it comes to deer hunting. RELATED: This Weird “Sock Trick” Will Make You A Deadlier Hunter This Year From strange beliefs about deer having nearly supernatural senses, to astrology, to plain old misinformation, hunting lore is chock full of some laughable whoppers. However, the more you try to gain an edge and improve your odds, the more likely it is that you’ll […]

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Talks Hunting, Smoking Brisket

From Silicon Valley to the woods? Surprisingly, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently spoke out about his appreciation for hunting and hunters (scroll down for video). The fact that he did so while livestreaming from a backyard BBQ makes his comments seem much more believable, and we have to admit that we’re as impressed as we are surprised. After all, we would have never been able to imagine Zuckerberg disconnected from technology and sitting in a tree blind. You might be wondering if Zuckerberg actually hunts or is merely content to sit back and let others do it for him. According […]

10 Survival Myths That Will Get You Killed in an Emergency

If you’re a prepper, then the name of the game is survival. But what happens when the “survival” tactics you’ve been taught turn out to be a pack of lies? Unfortunately, there’s a TON of misinformation swirling around the survivalism movement. Some of it simply doesn’t work at all, putting your plans in serious danger of failure or collapse. Some of these myths will straight up put you in danger or make a dangerous situation much much worse. Society doesn’t need to fall apart in order for these myths to do you harm, either. Bad advice is as bad today as […]

How to Skin a Rattlesnake Like a Pro, Then Cook and Eat it [STEP-BY-STEP]

WARNING: This video will give you nightmares. Guaranteed. We’re not big fans of killing snakes when it’s not absolutely necessary. Of course, then it always comes down to one man’s definition of necessary versus another’s. If it’s near you home, near your livestock, near your pets… the list goes on and on. If you do feel the need to dispatch a huge honking rattlesnake, however, it’s imperative that you must skin it and display the hide as evidence of your own historic battle with a wily serpent. And to achieve that, you will either have to a.) take the snake to the […]