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What Every Human Being Should Be Able To Do

The Basics

Archery as a basic human skill

One of my favorite quotes:

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly … Specialization is for insects.”

-Robert A. Heinlein

5 Forest Plants You Should Never Eat

Toxic Plants That Look Like Food

Your survival skill set typically includes the “How-To’s”: how to do this or that. But you also need to know what not to do. Things and places to avoid. And on the top of the “avoid list” are toxic forest plants that look tempting to eat.

Wild Cherry Plant

Wild Cherry Plant

The First Rule Of Foraging

There are several basic rules for foraging wild edibles. The first?

Only forage for food that you know for certain is safe.

Plants LIST On Page 2

[Video] Building A Ladder With Rope And Poles

How To Build A Ladder In The Forest

You’re in the forest and you want to cache items in a tree to keep them from humans, bears, etc. Or you want to reach a platform already built … or maybe harvest an animal burrow.

Since no one carries a ladder for gear, you have to make one. And that’s what this video is about: making a ladder quickly and easily.

setting up ladder poles

Setting Ladder Poles

[Any survival skill is “quick and easy” if you practice it. Listen to the comments at the 3:00 mark.]

Basically, in addition to your knife and/or saw, you need:

Post And VIDEO Continued On Page 2

3 Lean-To Ridge Line Knots Using SurvivorCord

Evenk, Fisherman, and Trucker Knots

Using Titan SurvivorCord, the Survivalist Prepper demonstrates 3 lean-to ridge line knots:

  1. the Evenk (Siberian hitch) knot
  2. the fisherman’s knot, and
  3. the trucker’s hitch.

The Evenk knot is easy to tie, even with cold weather gloves on. And the slipped knot is quickly released with a simple pull of the cord’s working end.

3 knots to know

3 Lean-To Ridge Line Knots Using SurvivorCord

The fisherman’s knot (also known as the angler’s knot, English knot, halibut knot, or waterman’s knot) is used for joining two lines, and can be easily tied with cold, wet hands.

VIDEO How-To Demo — And A Great Knot Resource On Page 2

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