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 […]

Rattlesnake Hunting and Recipes [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 […]

Top 8 Wildest Cat Encounters Caught on Camera [VIDEO GALLERY]

WATCH: Coyote Faces Off Against Bobcat on Hiking Trail It’s not often you get to see a bobcat or a coyote in broad daylight, on the side of a popular hiking trail no less. But to witness a coyote-bobcat faceoff, with a video camera in your hands? That’s a once in a lifetime opportunity! This bizarre scene apparently took place on the side of the paved bike trail at River Legacy Park in Arlington, TX. Neither of these animals show outward signs of rabies, but their behavior sure makes them suspect. Under any normal circumstances, that bobcat is too close for comfort. RELATED: Headless […]

10 Most Amazing Places to Camp on the East Coast

Camping is one of the best ways to unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It provides the perfect opportunity to go off the grid, spend time in nature and practice skills such as building a fire. There are several fantastic camping locations to choose from throughout the U.S. that offer everything from a lot of seclusion to a temporary community of like-minded people. To help you start planning your next camping trip, we will now take a closer look at 10 of the best spots on the East Coast. Photo by Stephan Ridgeway 1. Arcadia National Park, Maine […]

10 Wild Vegetables You Can Harvest and Save Money While You Do It

A home garden provides a great resource for vegetables and spices, but there are space and financial constraints that might restrict you from growing everything you’d like. The woods throughout the U.S. are a natural cornucopia, loaded with all kinds of wild fruits, vegetables, and greens that will soon be prime for the picking. Taking advantage of this can greatly expand your food options and reduce your grocery bill. As an added bonus, learning how to spot edible wild vegetables in your nearby area could greatly boost your ability to survive after the SHTF. Photo by jungle_group

10 Common Plants That Are Surprisingly Dangerous

In your house, there are probably several items that are marked with a toxic or hazardous symbol, and this will prevent you from ever ingesting them. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t tend to label plants, berries and other items, so it is much more difficult to steer clear of something that could cause you a lot of suffering or even death. This problem will quickly become exacerbated after the SHTF, so it is imperative for you to begin studying toxic and dangerous plants right now so that you can survive more easily in the wilderness. The following list has some top […]

10 Edible (and Free!) Springtime Wild Plants

As springtime rolls around, you will soon begin to see a large and diverse list of plants and flowers growing wildly in many places. This opens up many fantastic opportunities for preppers and homesteaders who wish to save money by getting as much as possible for free. It is dangerous to randomly pick plants and flowers without researching whether or not they are actually edible. Fortunately, the following list of 10 examples can be consumed by almost everyone without any complications. As an added bonus, they all offer some type of medicinal or health benefit! Please make sure to try […]

The Four Venomous Snakes in North America [INFOGRAPHIC]

The mere sight of a snake can send shivers down the spine of the ordinary man or woman. Due to lack of education or understanding, people often hold an irrational fear of snakes. The truth is, unless you provoke them, snakes are shy and prefer to keep themselves out of bother. That said, in North America, there are over 8000 snake bites every year. This is why the guys at Sniff Outdoors have produced an infographic on how to identify the four types of venomous snakes, how best to prevent a snake bite and what to do if you are […]