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John Roman

Survival Skills in 3 Minutes or Less

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Food. Water. Fire. The 3 main things you need for survival. Even in the worst scenarios, if you have these elements, you can survive. It takes a lot to develop strong survival skills, but you have to start somewhere.

Start here. We’ve compiled 3 simple videos with tips to help you increase your survival skills in 3 minutes or less.

Check them out.


Knowing how to forage for food and cook in the outdoors is vital to your survival. However, something you can do now to prepare for any type of emergency is to bake some hardtack in advance.

What’s hardtack? Think of really bland biscuits. They’ve been keeping people full for centuries, and they’re incredibly easy to make. We recommend making some hardtack and keeping it in your bug out bag, your hiking pack, whatever else you may carry, to be used in case of extreme emergency.

Here's how to make it: 


Dehydration is vital in any survival situation. That’s why it’s extremely important to know how to get water when you need it.

First of all, make sure you have plenty of water before leaving for any type of camping or hiking trip. Always keep some sort of water purification system in your bug out bag or on you when you go camping or hiking. You can find some awesome ones in Mission 19: Water Purification and Storage.

But what happens if you’re in an emergency survival situation without your bug out bag? What if all you have to survive is what’s on your body? Well, if you have a sock and a knife sheath, you can easily filter your water to make it drinkable. It’s important to remember that this isn’t the ideal way to filter water, but if you’re desperate, this could save your life.

Here’s how to do it:


If you can start a fire, you’ve got a lot of things covered and you can increase your chance of survival, no matter what emergency you find yourself in. It can provide warmth, it can dry damp clothes, it can help you cook, it can help ward off creatures around you, and it can be used as a signal for help.

But what if you don’t have any fire starter? Or worse, what if it’s been raining and all the wood around you is too damp to start a fire?

That’s where fatwood, or a fat lighter, comes in handy. This is the most effective natural source that you can find out in the woods to help you start a fire, no matter what the weather conditions may be. It can be lit with a lighter even in wet conditions, or you can shave some of the bark down to be used with a spark.

This is one of the most useful survival skills you can master, so check it out:

Alright, folks. It’s time to get to practicing these survival skills. While we hope you’re never in a situation where you’ll need to rely on these things, we know how vital they can be, and are here to help prepare you for anything.

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