Trucker’s Hitch Knot – Easy Step by Steps

trucker's hitch knot

The Trucker’s Hitch is a mechanically advantageous block and tackle (pulley) system made only of one piece of rope. This has hundreds of uses. It’s great for guy lines for tents and tarps, it makes hoisting weights vertically significantly easier, it can produce some of the tightest tie-downs for lashing things onto a truck, cart … Read more

How to be a Gray Man Step by Step

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When the SHTF, who will be the first targets of the looters, the rioters, and the panicked idiots who didn’t prepare? The people who did. When the SHTF, you will most likely be prepared. If you are reading this article it is likely that you will not be short of the necessities of life when … Read more

Signaling 101 for Survival

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In a survival situation communication can be vital and proficiency in signaling could save your life, or at least make it a lot easier. Anybody who works in the outdoors learns at least some basic signaling, on land woodsmen need to know where safe trails are and how to find and rescue lost adventurers. At … Read more

The Definitive Bushcraft Skills List

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Bushcraft is a word that gets thrown around very often in the survival community, but it’s also a word that far fewer people understand it. A truly skilled survivalist is someone who can use resources provided by nature exclusively to survive. Bushcraft will teach you skills not just to survive, but to thrive in comfort, and … Read more