Take a soda or beer can. Cut it down the side. Then cut along the bottom. Do it along the top of the cut as well. Should be in the shape of an “I”. Open the “doors”. Stuff in your tinder and kindling. Light it up. To get a nice, portable, windproof flame. That can […]
Being in the bush can leave your hands pretty dirty, grimy and bacteria-infested.So the prospect of using them to shovel food into your mouth isn’t all that appetizing. Instead, quickly make a set of bacteria-free chopsticks. Simply split a stick down the middle. Holding it in place with a twig or rock. And you’ve got […]
Use a plastic bottle to purify your water. Hack it in half, and place it on the edge of your fire.As long as there’s water inside, the bottle won’t melt.CAUTION: Only use this as a last resort. As this will cause carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) to be released into your water.
Consider adding a small birthday candle into your survival kit. If your fire situation is looking grim.Like a lighter low on fuel, or you’re down to your last match.You can transfer your flame over to a candle, giving you a lot more time. Even better, those party trick candles where people can’t blow them out […]
To make the tea, brew the fresh petals, root, and young leaves. Great for cleansing your digestive tract, liver and kidneys.As well as anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and a good dose of vitamins.
Cramp balls AKA coal fungus is easily identified based on its charcoal-like appearance. You’ll find it attached to dead, fallen trees. Simply snap it off the tree. Throw sparks at it with your ignition source. Easily catching an ember.
Take a sandwich bag and fill it up from a natural source of water. Throw a purification tab into it. Let it purify the water.Throw a straw in, you’ve got a makeshift juice box! For your Protection: a condom would also work when in a pinch.
The bark from Birch is great for tinder. Strip it down to thin strips to easily catch a spark. However, if the bark is from a rotten, or damp tree. It may not be so easy. Simply scrape up the top layer of dusty residue. And throw a spark at it for a quick fire. […]
Split a stick about 5 inches down the middle. Stuff as much Birch bark as you can between the split. Ignite the bark to act as a fire signal. This will be hard to miss for a passing vehicle or aircraft!
Known as Horse’s Hoof Fungus. It looks just like a Horse’s hoof, making it easy to identify. The inner layer is extremely flammable. Throw sparks at it to ignite it. An extra bonus is how long it can carry a flame. Allowing you to use it as a portable fire lighter.