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Cabela’s Survival Skills Readiness Test

13 Survival Skills Test Questions

In the Cabela Infographic below are 13 Yes-No questions testing your survival skills readiness.

If you answer yes to question, the graphic leads you along one path. If you answer no, the chart lays out consequences and/or remedies.

Cabela Survival Skills Test

Essentially based on the Core 4 and Law of 3’s, along with the critical survival categories (food, water, shelter, security, and communications), the infographic gives a quick insight to your skills level.

On PAGE 2: The 13 Survival Questions And The Infographic

[Video] Camping Overnight At The Bug Out Shelter

First Overnight At Expanded Camp

With her bug out camp expansion complete, Survival Lilly spends her first overnight in the shelter.

If you’ve watched any of her other videos, you’ve already seen her batoning and bow drill skills in action. The roasted dandelion coffee is nice touch. But there are a couple of other fine points I want to highlight.

overnight at camp

Preparing For First Night At Expanded Camp

Some Observations

There are a couple of items in the video that should be emphasized. First, the wool covering she made is essentially a “fire blanket” protecting the down sleeping bag from hot embers.

Also notice the headlamp which keeps both hands free for night work. And if you want to know more about that “can torch”, look here.

VIDEO Of The Overnight On PAGE 2

[Video] An Underrated Prep: Sandbags

Sandbag Preparations

Are sandbags a truly useful preparedness item? Canadian Prepper discusses the issue in his latest video.

soldier carrying sandbags

Underrated Prep: Sandbags

For one thing, they’re inexpensive and do have many uses, so there is high utility to cost ratio. Some uses talked about include:

  • flood protection,
  • fortifications and defense,
  • short-term shelter builds,
  • some radiation protection,
  • sanitation uses,
  • part of a bug out kit, and
  • similar uses to heavy-duty plastic bags.

There are also links in the video to other sandbag discussions.

How Long do They Last?

There is an important concern when using these bags: how long will they last? Most are made to naturally breakdown over time.

A filled sandbag exposed to sunlight will break down within months. Even stored bags may be worthless after a couple of years.

Burlap bags, reducing ultraviolet(UV) light exposure, and adding concrete to the mix are possible longevity solutions. Watch the video below, and

Learn, Act and Share



Image: Canadian Prepper

Lilly’s Bug Out Camp Expansion: The Final Chapter

Survival Lilly Camp Expansion Part 3

In the first two parts of this three video series, Survival Lilly begins the expansion of her Austrian bug out camp by removing some walls and strengthening others. She then builds her lean-to frame and roof-covering.

testing log bed under lean-to

Log Bed Needs Adjusting

In this final expansion chapter, Lilly builds an above ground log bed.

The Camp Bed

Under the the lean-to, she constructs the wooden bed. The base cross-support logs are secured by notching. The actual bed pieces are held tight by stakes. There’s no cord or twine.

The above ground bed also serves as additional space for storing fire wood. And as one commenter noted on her YouTube channel, this this bug out survival shelter should now be named “Chateau Lilly”.

Watch the video below. And, as always, Learn, Practice, and Share.



Source & Images: Survival Lilly