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What’s the difference between a Survival Shelter and a Fairy House?

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How to Make a Wicked-sharp Survival Knife from Damn Near Anything

The vast majority of what we need a survival knife for is to cut stuff. Here's how to make a knife from damn near any piece of steel you can find. The basic version is wicked-sharp and also small enough to carry in your wallet. So it'll actually be on you when you need it. You know, like in a survival situation.

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How to Make an Emergency Snow Shelter in 3 Steps

Being able to build a snow shelter quickly is a potentially life-saving skill — and one that’s a lot of fun to get out and practice. Here’s how to build a simple shelter, called a Snow Trench, in about 20 minutes (for when the minutes count).

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How to Harvest & Process Animal Sinew

Animal sinew (or tendon) is one of the strongest natural fibers available to the Modern Primitive. Knowing how to access, harvest, and process sinew is absolutely critical if you plan to find yourself relying on only nature's yield in the wilderness.

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How to ‘Resharpen’ that old Sharpening Stone

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Primitive Skills, Bushcraft & Survival: Explained

Primitive Skills. Bushcraft. Survival. What are the differences? Here they are.

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How to Make Fire with a Bow Drill

Using a Bow Drill to make fire is the skill I've taught and demo'd the most, busting something like 4,000 coals over the last ten years. Here, I've poured everything I've learned into one comprehensive blog post, photos, and video. Learn everything you need to get started, plus troubleshooting and advanced techniques.

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How to Build the Ultimate Campfire in Seconds

Contrary to what Luke Skywalker might say, "It's NOT impossible!" It's actually quite simple: Reliably building a solid campfire quickly, in various conditions, relies on these three things.

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How to Identify Edible Plants – An Introduction

Get started learning to identify plants in your own backyard, at the park, trail, or waste places with our primer on plant ID. We start with an overview on plants and then introduce you to 6 plant families that include more than 51,000 species worldwide - that you can learn in the next few minutes.

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8 Tips to Improve Your Hand Drill

Here are the key 8 tips you need to improve your hand drill success. Why wait longer to bust a coal with hand drill? Make fire by rubbing two sticks together after reading this post.

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