5 Skills To Make You A Survivalist

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How to be a survivalist

Television shows like Survivor and more recently Discovery’s all time hit Naked and Afraid expose us to a scenario that many of us wonder if we could conquer: how to be a survivalist.  To be consider a survivalist you must master a minimum of primitive skills. Here are some of the things you need to know before you send your casting tape to Discovery channel.

1. Build A Fire

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Making a fire

There are several ways to make a fire in the wild. You can do so the primitive way, rubbing two dry wood sticks together until you get a spark and move the amber to a bunch of dry leaves and wood, or you can use a modern fire starter (below) which is much easier to use and almost guarantees a warm night in the woods.

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Ferrocerium and mischmetal fire starter rods