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Knots, Knots, Knots – Survival Knots You Need To Know

A lot of people struggle with a standard bowline , but this easy thrown bowline is a simple fixed loop that is easy to untie after its been under load. The Angery American learned this knot in a shipyard, and now you can master the same technique. The Siberian Hitch knot is used to attach a rope to an object, and allow a quick-release. It is a type of slipped figure-eight noose.The hitch is known for having a tying method suitable even while wearing heavy gloves or mittens in cold climates. As a slipped knot it can be […]

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Plantain: Edible & Medicinal Plants

Plantain is a plant that we enjoy teaching students about at our plant walks and in our wilderness survival classes. It is a useful, multipurpose plant that you can find growing all over the world. Both edible and medicinal, plantain can be eaten raw or cooked. It is great for use in wilderness salads or wilderness stews. For me though, this plant really shines when we mention some of its medicinal uses. Plantain has been found to work for the following: Bacterial Infections Skin Regrowth Liver Cleanser Stomach Ulcers Respiratory Infections Sore Throat Acid Reflux I’ve used plantain

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Lessons from Irma: 3 Overlooked Skills Needed in A Natural Disaster

Lessons from Irma: 3 Overlooked Skills Needed in A Natural Disaster By Joel Graves, Co-founder of American Survival & Former EOD Naval Special Warfare Natural disasters affect millions of people worldwide regardless of age, race, or gender. Regardless of the expensive gadgets you have invested in, Nature has a great track record for teaming up with Murphy’s law and anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, throwing our fancy gadgets and best laid plans out the window. Surviving a natural disaster and bushcraft or wilderness survival skills are two different worlds, there are times the two can

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Meet Joel Graves: Expert Survival Instructor

Meet Joel Graves: Expert Survival Instructor Former EOD Naval Special Warfare and Co-founder of American Survival Co. 1. What was your background before American Survival Co.? I’m a 10-year combat veteran. I served in the Navy’s elite bomb squad known as E.O.D. It was an honor to serve alongside the bravest warriors our country has to offer and a privilege to be part of such an important mission. Today, I’m retired from the Navy and  have a loving wife, a young daughter and son. I’m glad to be alive and living the American dream. 2. What are you

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