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Survival Walking Stick

T/h jmcdonald23 |  Survival Walking Stick Parts List: 1. 1.5″x58-60″ Solid Wood Pole or Unfinished Walking Stick (I bought a 5′ length of 1.5″ Pine Rod from Home Depot, sold by the foot) 2. 2-3 D-cell Maglight (preferably…
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  • 16. Nov
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MRE’s on the Cheap

T/h tomsweet65 |  MRE’s are a good addition to any survival bag. They have a good shelf life, up to 5 years under ideal conditions, they have gotten better as far as taste goes over the years (for the most part anyway), they are compact,…
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  • 16. Nov
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How to Build a Bonfire

T/h berZirker |  Throwing a killer party? Burning some couches? This will get you from spark to ash with only minimal burns, and most of your hair intact. It may seem like just a bigger camp fire, but it comes with a whole set of dangers unique…
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  • 16. Nov
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Bow and Arrow

T/h tjsdaname |  This instructable will teach you how to make a bow and arrow. Out of a few household thing’s. Step 1: What You Will Need You will need a straight stick that is about 2inches thick. a string and a knife Step 2: Cutting the…
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  • 16. Nov
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Simple Method to Butchering a Rabbit

T/h Little Tassie Prepper |  This is the system I have been using for the last few months.  I find it to be very quick, and the least messy of the methods of rabbit meat production I have attempted. If you are interested in this, you may be…
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  • 16. Nov
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How to Load an AR15/M16 Magazine Using Stripper Clips

T/h oakleygear |  This instructable will demonstrate how to load an AR15/M16 magazine using the GI issued (formerly GI issued) stripper clips and the filler/guide tool. I used a 20 round magazine because its easier to take pictures of with…
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  • 16. Nov
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High Performance Grappling Hook

T/h Mrballeng |  We carry a lot of different things. Sometimes we drop them. Instead of leaving your everyday carry items out of reach, get your grappling hook! This is the sequel to the original grappling hook I posted. The first one worked…
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  • 16. Nov
  • 74

Fire Tubes – Original and New Compartment Design

T/h Not-Dead Undead |  Fire Tubes, my straw survival hack is back by popular demand with upgrades. Yes, compartments! After rigorous testing and many cold beers I have a solution for those wanting compartments. These little plastic guys will keep…
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  • 16. Nov
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.223 Survival Whistle

T/h Mrballeng |  Because yelling will make you lose your voice, it’s important to carry a whistle just incase you get in a jam. For example: When I went mountain biking with a group of friends I crashed plenty of times. Luckily, none were…
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  • 16. Nov
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Making a Bola

T/h mikaelthemycologist |  The bola (Spanish for ball) is a throwing weapon that generally consists of three weights on the end of three ropes (that’s a good one on one correspondence example for all you people taking pre-algebra). The…
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  • 16. Nov
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How to Shave With an Axe

T/h mikeasaurus |  Few things are manlier than shaving with a straight razor, except maybe shaving with an axe. Having never shaved with a straight razor before I decided if I was going to learn to shave with a single blade I was going to start…
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  • 16. Nov
  • 52

Altoids Tin Alcohol Stove

T/h lo-tec |  I’ve seen this all over the internet, and decided I would make one myself. There isn’t a whole lot of variation that can be done to the design, and this is pretty much a direct copy of the stove design found…
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  • 16. Nov
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Altoids Survival Kit

T/h sardines454 |  Take an empty Altoid tin and jam-pack it full of survival tools!!!! This kit is designed to save your life in an unfortunate outdoor situation. Hopefully you won’t have to use it but it is always a nice feeling having it…
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  • 16. Nov
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How to Make a Harpoon on the Cheap

T/h notjustsomeone |  Demonstrates how to make a harpoon, similar to the Hoffman Harpoon, intended as a sort of minimalist survival tool. It’s 8 inches long, with a 2 and one half inch blade, the handle is wrapped in paracord. I…
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  • 16. Nov
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Backpacking Tips and Tricks

T/h ben maisel |  Backpacking in the wilderness can be some of the most exhilarating and satisfying experiences of your life. A sense of wonder and curiosity, combined with heightened senses and just a hint of danger make it a habit worth getting…
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  • 16. Nov
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How to Make a 200 Lb. Fully Rotating Wing Chun Dummy – PVC and Concrete Version

T/h EagleScout316 |  Yep, as a martial artist, especially after having watched Donnie Yen in Ip Man at the beginning of the summer, I set out with the intention to build something that would inspire me to train to greater heights everyday, as…
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  • 16. Nov
  • 40

DIY Carbon Tape Taser-proof Jacket

T/h Shenzhen |  I’m sure you’re strong enough to protect yourself and your loved ones from the bad guys. But what if a criminal suddenly attacked from behind? And what if he had a Taser? You can in just one hour make a high-quality…
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  • 16. Nov
  • 58

Harvesting Birch Bark

T/h Boreal House |  Birch bark is a lovely material that can be woven, folded, and lashed into a great variety of projects. If done mindfully, birch bark can be sustainably harvested without permanently damaging trees. The images in this…
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  • 16. Nov
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IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit)

T/h tomsweet65 |  There are some very good First Aid kits on the market today, unfortunatly, in my opinion, they are either, A: Too expensive B: Don’t have enough supplies C: Have supplies you will never need or use. For these reasons and…
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  • 16. Nov
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Power in the Apocalypse (How to Build a Wood-Gasifier)

T/h tatebullrider |  In this Instructable I will be showing you the steps I used to build my Wood/Biomass Gasifier. It was really a fun project and I would encourage anyone serious about preparedness to build one. Now in case you don’t know…
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  • 16. Nov
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The Big WHY for 72 Hour Survival Kit Items

T/h Survivor Jack |  When a disaster strikes, Your Survival Tools are What-You-Know, What-You-Have-on-You, or what you can reach. Why Carry a 72 Hours Survival Kit? (also known as “Get Home Bags” – GOOD BOBs <Get Out Of…
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  • 16. Nov
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Easy Single-Can Backpacking Stove

T/h charlie.nourse |  70$ for a simple stove? That’s outrageous! Well, here is a simple stove design made from only a single can. This stove is ultra-light, has a 0% failure rate in normal to extreme conditions, is dirt cheap, and runs…
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  • 16. Nov
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Paint Your AR 15 Multicam

T/h ElectricSnowman |  Note: this is NOT an Airsoft gun… this is the real deal. But this would work equally well on an Airsoft gun (I think) Check out video of the finished product! Step 1: Get the Supplies For this project you will need:…
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  • 16. Nov
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5 EASY WAYS TO CARRY PARACORD

T/h warehouse32 |  If you’ve ever spent more than 10 minutes on the interwebs, you’ve more than likely noticed the growing trends of outdoor/urban survival, exploration, and bush skills.  EDC forums are a dime a dozen, and new videos…
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  • 16. Nov
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How to Make a Great Looking Bracelet

T/h Metafire |  As a recent hobby of mine, I have been making many varieties of paracord bracelets. While searching for new knots, I stumbled across a knot called the double-tatted chain or ‘seesaw’ knot but with no instructions.…
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  • 16. Nov
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How to Rig an Easy Booby Trap

T/h Miscellaneous |  I sometimes have problems with people in my family (mainly my sister) coming into my room uninvited and stealing things like movies and such. So I rigged up a simple but very effective booby trap based on a trap called the…
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  • 16. Nov
  • 55

Knife Throwing

T/h die_dunkelheit |  DISCLAIMER- I am not responsible for any miss-use of the information within this Instructable. It is intended to be used by adults who are not a risk to themselves or anyone else. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS. Please…
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  • 16. Nov
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The “Everyman” Every-Day Carry (EDC) Survival Kit

T/h Airth |  I’ve seen dozens of Altoid Tin and similar survival kits here on Instructables and elsewhere.  Many of them are quite good, while others–both home built and off-the-shelf–are left lacking some key components.  EDC…
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  • 16. Nov
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How to Make Pepper Spray at Home!

T/h oolala170 |  In this instructable, I will be showing you how to make your own Pepper spray at home! Commercial Pepper spray is made using capsaicin, the active chemical in chillies. We will be extracting capsaicin from chillies using acetone…
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  • 16. Nov
  • 44

Mosquito Zapper

T/h unclesam |  Modify a bug zapper to enable it to attract and kill mosquitos in huge numbers. Photo shows catch from one evening! Zappers usually are not effective against mosquitos, even when chemical lures are used along with them. The…
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  • 15. Nov
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How to Customize Your Altoids Survival Kit

T/h Survivor Jack |  Disasters like Japan 2011 and Katrina, remind us. Our only Tools are our Survival Knowledge & whatever we have on us or within reach. While I normally carry a fanny pouch or backpack, I take an Altoids Survival Kit…
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  • 15. Nov
  • 40

Your Own Squirrel Pelt – the Envy of the Neighborhood

T/h BoTz |  In this articale/tutorial I will show you how to skin and preserve a squirrels hide. Watch for my later tutorial on how to gut and prepare the carcass for the freezer. Step 1: Items Required 1 x Dead Squirrel 1 x Sharp Knife 1 x Lb of…
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  • 15. Nov
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How to Make a Fire Piston

T/h salomon1996 |  This is an easy way to make a fire piston. A fire piston is a method of creating a fire by compressing air, causing heat, and igniting some tinder! More info on the fire piston. DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY…
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  • 15. Nov
  • 37

How to Make a Wasp Trap From an Old Plastic Jug.

T/h Spl1nt3rC3ll |  If you’re a apiphobe like me or Adam Savage, you dread the coming of Summer. After months of peace, you wander outside only to hear that awful hum of a wasp flying by. I offer a quick, simple solution to this problem.…
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  • 15. Nov
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Survival USB Charger: Use Any Power Source to Charge Your Smartphone

T/h Noise Maker |  You forgot your power adapter for your cell phone? Or there is no electric socket available? But you need to charge your smart phone urgently? Let’s build a USB Power Adapter, you can use anywhere! So you’ll be…
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  • 15. Nov
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How to Make a Survival Bracelet

T/h Blechmen |  I will show you how to make a survival bracelet using paracord and a shoe lace Step 1: Materials Paracord Shoe lace Step 2: Setup Step 3: Measure Wrist Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: Repeat Step 7: Done
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  • 15. Nov
  • 39

Survival Hardtack

T/h tjesse |  The outdoors can be as fun as it is unforgiving and if you are not prepared for the worst then it can also be deadly. We have much to learn from the outdoorsman of the past. The survival methods they used were proven and should be…
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  • 15. Nov
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Quick Release Survival Bracelet/Quick Release Paracord Bracelet

T/h AnthVale |  Please watch the video below to understand how this bracelet works. It’s very cool!. Throughout this tutorial I will demonstrate how to make a “Quick Release Survival Bracelet”. ParaVival is my new gear company,…
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  • 15. Nov
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How to Make Mini Straw Fire Starters (easy)

T/h MicahelRoss |  Awesome little WATERPROOF fire starter ready to Go! Can be used for camping or survival kit (made a survival kit with straw fire starters in it check it out) Step 1: What You Will Need -Straw(s) -pliers -Pointy stick has to fit…
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  • 15. Nov
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How to Field Strip a Ruger 10/22 Rifle for Cleaning

T/h eat_squids |  Here’s how to field strip (take apart) a Ruger 10/22 rifle for cleaning. Here are the few tools you’ll need: Flat screwdriver Small thin screwdriver or a punch Hammer Step 1: Safety First Take off all accessories…
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