Wilderness Survival

Flint and Steel Kit Review (and How to Make Charcloth from Nature)

Flint and Steel Kit Review (and How to Make Charcloth from Nature)

In this latest post on the TI website I’m going to be reviewing another flint and steel fire-making kit created by Mikhail Maletkin of flint-and-steel.com. I will also be showing you how to make your own natural charcloth that takes a spark just as easy as — but creates a longer-lasting coal than — traditional cotton or linen charcloth.

Flint and Steel Kit Review

Flint and Steel Kit Review

I have long been a practitioner of primitive survival skills (going on 20 years now). And in that time I’ve made a number of flint and steel kits for myself as well as other primitive fire making kits such as bow drill and hand drill kits.

How to Make Char Cloth Indoors

How to Make Char Cloth Indoors

If there were one fire-making skill I’d recommend all preppers get good at it would probably be making fire from char cloth.

The Humble Bow: The Ultimate SHTF Weapon?

The Humble Bow: The Ultimate SHTF Weapon?

If you were in a SHTF situation, which one would you rather have – a bow or a firearm? Before you gun nuts (me included) start saying there is no contest, I thought I’d use this article to maybe not so much change your mind but to expand your understanding of the capabilities and advantages of […]

Homemade Medicine: How to Make a Violet Infusion

Homemade Medicine: How to Make a Violet Infusion

One of the recipes I mentioned was for making a Violet infusion. With that said, I decided to upload a quick video demonstrating how easy it is to make one of these. Click here to watch How to Make a Violet Infusion or watch below:

SHTF Dental Care: Chew Sticks

SHTF Dental Care: Chew Sticks

The modern dental industry seems to love to promote the myth that the only way we can keep our teeth healthy and clean is through chemically laden (fluoride, etc) toothpastes and other dental care products.

Why It's Time You Learn How to Hunt NOW

Why It's Time You Learn How to Hunt NOW

When the shelves go bare, the supply systems shutdown, and chaos hits the populated areas, it’s highly unlikely you’ll be frequenting your favorite restaurant for some time.

How to Make a Field-Expedient Water Filter

We all know how important water is in a survival situation. Without it, you don’t stand to last long. One question I get on this blog from time to time is: “If I were stuck out in the bush how would I go about making a field-expedient or homemade version of a water filter similar to the […]

Wild Edibles: How to Identify and Eat Garlic Mustard

Wild Edibles: How to Identify and Eat Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is one of those plants that for the longest time I knew what it was and that it was edible but by the time I had the time to try it, it had long since wilted (it begins to wilt away in early summer).

How to Make Fire-Cloth

How to Make Fire-Cloth

I’m sure you’re already familiar with cotton balls and Vaseline being an excellent tinder for starting fires. That in combination with a ferro rod (FireSteel) is typically my go-to method for starting fires in an emergency.