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Living Ready Editors

About Living Ready Editors

Living Ready editors are dedicated to offering information to make you better prepared, skilled and aware. They encourage you to share tips in the comments.

Sawdust Firestarter

Video: How to Make a Sawdust Firestarter

This video shows how to make a sawdust firestarter. If sawdust isn’t readily available, substitute another combustible material. A common choice is dryer lint. The process is the same. Put the material into the egg carton sections. Dump wax into the sections. Let cool. Break off the sections and use as needed. But even...

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Cold Weather Survival Tips

One of the most difficult survival situations is a cold weather scenario. Every time you venture into the cold, you are pitting yourself against the elements. Using these cold weather survival tips, proper planning and appropriate equipment, you can overcome the elements of cold. Note that “cold” depends on your geography. Below-freezing temperatures in...

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Wilderness Survival Tips for Hunting Season

With deer hunting, turkey hunting, predator hunting, trapping season and a slew other fall outdoors activities upon us, it's important to review survival plans in case things take a turn for the worst. Here are some wilderness survival tips for hunting season.

McCann

Stay Alive: A Practical Survival Manual for Everyday People

A Survival Manual for Regular Folks What is the average Joe supposed to do with a military survival manual? They’re written for the men and women of the armed forces. Regular folks in North America don’t need to know how to hang glide off a mountain top or make a booby trap. They need...

Bow Drill Fire

Video: How to Start a Fire with a Bow Drill

  This video shows how to start a fire using a bow drill. It’s a difficult, time-consuming process. But in a pinch, a bow drill is the perfect way to start a fire without modern fire starting tools. Andy Tran, the instructor, used these items in the video: Bow Drill: Western Red Cedar Cordage:...