Survival

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How to Field Dress and Butcher a Rabbit

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart.  **Disclaimer: This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of the skinning, slicing, and disemboweling of a real rabbit. If you’re eating, have always had a soft spot for Thumper, or faint at the sight of dismembered rabbit guts, please skip this post. Seriously. You can […]

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Hydration for the Apocalypse: How to Store Water for Long-Term Emergencies

by Brett & Kate McKay

A big storm and earthquake hits your town. It’s a certifiable quakenado. Your house is spared structural damage, but the power and water are out. According to news reports, the grid is down in your area and several water mains are broken. Conservative estimates are that it will take crews at least a week to […]

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6 Reasons You Should Own a Survival Bow & Arrow

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com. I am a big fan of the bow and arrow for a variety of reasons, and I personally think that anyone who has an interest in primitive survival skills or modern urban survival should seriously consider purchasing a good bow and arrow and become […]

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How to Survive Falling Through the Ice: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

If you live in a place where snowy and icy winters are the norm, you know the dangers of falling through the ice. And this guide is especially pertinent for those areas of the country where freezing weather only visits sporadically. When frigid temps descend for a short time upon a location that’s not used […]

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6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com. “Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the trees, the streams, the mountains, and the stars, gives a scout a great deal of confidence and makes him love the natural life around him. To be able to tell the […]

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How to Escape a Sinking Car: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team
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This post is brought to you by the T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool. It has everything you need to escape from a sinking car including a seatbelt cutter and window breaker. What’s this? Your visual guide to escaping a sinking car.

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A Complete Guide to Home Fire Prevention and Safety

by Jeremy Anderberg
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This post is brought to you by Kidde Worry-Free Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Find out more here. Everything you need to know to prevent and prepare for a home fire.

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Power’s Out and in a Pinch? How to Create 5 Makeshift Urban Survival Lights

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com.  It’s impossible to be perfectly prepared for an imperfect world. Sometimes you just have to go MacGyver and solve common problems by using the resources you have on hand and a little ingenuity. I’ve always said that the ability to improvise is one […]

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Survival Lessons from World War Z

by Jeremy Anderberg

Before World War Z was ever a Brad Pitt flick, it was a bestselling book. It tells the story of the zombie apocalypse as a series of interviews conducted by our journalist narrator. These interviews are taking place years after the zombie war has ended, which makes it a unique telling of the popular genre. […]

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Managing Stress Arousal for Optimal Performance: A Guide to the Warrior Color Code

by Brett & Kate McKay

Think back to the last time you experienced a high amount of psychological stress. For example, after you were in a fender bender or before you had to give a big speech in front of hundreds of people. How was your thinking? A bit scattered? Did performing simple tasks like writing or tying your shoe […]

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How to Survive a Plane Crash: 10 Tips That Could Save Your Life

by Brett & Kate McKay

We often think that plane crashes are catastrophic and unsurvivable events. Thanks to movies and 24/7 news channels, the enduring image of a plane crash usually involves an aircraft plummeting to the ground from 30,000 feet and obliterating everyone on board in a terrifying fireball. Thankfully, that isn’t the case. In a report analyzing airline […]

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What Drowning REALLY Looks Like

by Brett & Kate McKay

If you’re heading out to the beach or lake this summer, be sure to know the 10 “quieter” signs of drowning — they’re easy to miss. Source: Mario Vittone Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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It’s All About the Smalls: How to Make a Primitive Small Game Hunting Gig

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Creek Stewart is a Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & Bushcraft and the author of the just released book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide. I’d like to start this article with how I start many of my teaching programs and seminars – with The 3 Survival Rules of 3. In […]

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How to Survive a Tornado

by Brett & Kate McKay

The flowers are growing, the birds are singing, and the storm clouds are gathering. Yes, it’s tornado season once again. We had several thunderstorms here in Tulsa last month, and the tornado siren has already gone off three times (all of them in a single night), so preparing for a twister to come barreling through […]

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How to Survive a Bear Attack: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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Don Draper Judo: Unarmed Self-Defense from the Mad Men Era

by Brett & Kate McKay

As I was browsing through some old magazines the other day, I came across a fantastic issue of Popular Science from 1962 that contained a feature on unarmed self-defense. The article was adapted from a book entitled Modern Judo and Self-Defense by Harry Ewen, a “police judo” expert. The best part of the multi-page article are the […]

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How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

by Brett & Kate McKay

Fire extinguishers. You pass them all the time as you walk the hallways at work or school, and hopefully at home too. But no matter how many times you’ve seen them in your day-to-day life, you’ve probably given little thought as to how you actually use one. Maybe it never crossed your mind, or maybe […]

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How to Tie a Military-Style Shemagh/Keffiyeh

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. The shemagh (pronounced “schmog”) – also called a keffiyeh and ghutrah – originated in the Middle East. They are a scarf-type wrap commonly found in arid regions to provide protection from direct sun exposure, as well to protect the mouth and eyes from blown […]

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How to Call 911 (No, It’s Not as Obvious as You Think)

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from 911 dispatcher James Dillman. At some point in our lives, most of us will have occasion to call for the police, fire department, or an ambulance. Our first inclination is to simply pick up the phone and call 911 because it is quick and easy. Not every […]

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