Today’s Post

Note: it is not usually advisable to light your hair on fire before cutting

Firestarting Emergency Improvisation: 5 Uncommon Sources for Tinder

Tinder is vital to starting a fire. It's that tiny, easily flammable material that allows any fire to grow hot enough to start burning the small twigs and peelings and other … [Read More...]

Yesterday’s Post

Y-Forks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Choose the one best for your own design!

Hunting and Defense DIY: Build Your Own Slingshot

The slingshot was a quintessential weapon for every young boy a few decades back. Whether homemade or bought from a catalog, this simple weapon could be used to send rocks zinging … [Read More...]

Common Sense Prepper’s Weekly Top Youtube Survival Video

Helping You Choose a Good Mask to Combat Airborne Disease

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Survival First-Aid: How to Make and Clean Your Own Cloth Bandages

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Survival Fall Checklist: Winter is Coming!

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Sleeping Soundly in a Survival Situation: How to Make a Bed in the Wild

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Survival in a Foreign Land: How to Make it Through the Jungle Alive (Part 2 of 2)

In part one we discussed the basics of jungle survival. In part 2 we will cover the common enemies and ailments that are likely to assail you, and how to overcome them … [Read More...]

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