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Choosing and Sharpening a Survival Knife:by James Mandeville
Fallkniven f1 survival knife
Sharpening a knife – Get the best from it.
A knife is an indispensable survival item. It helps you build a shelter, start a fire, cut rope, prepare food and countless other tasks, but a knife can also be an effective weapon for both hunting and self–defence. There are numerous survival knives on the market, so how do you choose which one to buy?
Once you have selected a knife keeping it sharp and in first–class condition is another issue altogether. Find out which knife to buy and how to keep it sharp…
Survival at Sea — Adrift in the ocean:by James Mandeville
Adrift at sea - What does it
take to survive?
Helpful advice for survivors at seaA life raft is not a sailing vessel; it is merely a set of rubber tubes with the sole purpose of keeping survivors out of the water until rescue. A new raft smells strongly of rubber and glue, which makes almost anyone entering it feel nauseous.
It does not usually have a solid floor and this places a great strain on the body of any survivor using one. They can be punctured (all the world's oceans are littered with debris that can range from freight containers that have fallen off ships to tree trunks) and rafts are very difficult to repair when wet, which is most of the time. As with all vessels, they risk being attacked by sharks. The survival equipment provided with the raft is basic…
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Doomsday Preppers: by James Mandeville
Doomsday Preppers - Smart thinking or Doomsday Phobia?
Natgeo - Doomsday PreppersIt would seem that over 3 million people in the USA and countless unknown numbers elsewhere in the world are feverishly preparing for the end of civilization as we know it. But are they prudent and smart people, or are they suffering from Doomsday Phobia?
Is there a growing doomsday mass hysteria fuelled by the National Geographic TV series Doomsday Preppers? In this article I look at the phenomena of Doomsday Preppers and ask the question: Are these otherwise ordinary people mentally disturbed, or are they the smart ones?
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Previous Free Survival Articles:
How to become a survival expert: by James Mandeville
So, how does one become a survival expert? In this article I look at various ways a person can become proficient and then expert in survival…
How to survive a plane crash: by James Mandeville
Personal survival kits: by James Mandeville
How to make a survival kitMaking a personal survival kit is not only a wise thing to do, it can be fun and even more important - it can save your life one day! Find out how to do it…
Desert survival: by James Mandeville
How to survive desertsFull length article, covering essential desert survival, including vehicles…
Planning an Expedition: by James Mandeville
Start Planning an ExpeditionFor some, an expedition is scientific exploration, for others, the desire to cross oceans, travel waterways, climb mountains, explore caves, to experience new cultures, or just to go someplace they otherwise would not visit. How do you even start to plan?
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Survival School Ltd
1 Epworth Mount, Ocker Hill, Randwick, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 6HU, United Kingdom.
Survival School Ltd is a UK-based centre dedicated to teaching Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills. Courses are available in Devon, Staffordshire, Wales, South West Scotland and the Highlands of Scotland.
PO Box 45, Cockermouth, Cumbria. CA13 9WB, United Kingdom.
Internationally respected for its pioneering bushcraft courses and professional approach to teaching classical wilderness survival skills. Bushcraft courses and wilderness expeditions in the heart of England's Lake District National Park, and overseas in extreme environments.
Bushcraft Expeditions Limited
All courses taught in Beaminster, Dorset, United Kingdom.
Bushcraft Expeditions has an unrivalled record for teaching bushcraft and survival skills and for leading overseas wilderness expeditions. They provide high quality trips and courses that are good value for money. Experienced instructors with over 35 years of experience gained by teaching survival skills and from living and working with indigenous cultures all over the world.