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[Video] 45 Survival and SHTF Tips



I was killing time on Youtube the other day and ran across a short video that I thought y'all might enjoy.

Survival Tips Compressed in 11 Minutes

It has 45 “survival tips” and runs abut 11 minutes long.

Some of the survival tips are rudimentary and some are just not all that applicable.

But there are a few “nuggets” of information that I found helpful in it…

Check out the video and let me know what you think, or if there is anything you'd like to add.

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  1. Ken

    July 1, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    He forgot to carry a variety of fire starters and some dry kindling. Also plains indians used rocks from the fire to cook their food by dropping them into food in skin bags. use plenty of water.

  2. Hujonwi

    July 2, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    The part that I caught was having the heavy items in the top of your bag and lighter in the bottom. Other than that good info.

  3. Amac

    July 2, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    You always carry the heavier item in a pack high and closest to your back which is close to your center of gravity.

  4. ron witt

    July 2, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Bic lighters are good to have in your kit, when they get wet blow the water out, roll the striker backwards a couple of times on your pants and they will light 99.9% of the time

  5. Mark

    July 3, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Would be nice to have these in written form, please? Just a suggestion for people like me. With my cheap internet and trying to pause,play,pause, etc. I couldn’t get much written down. Some I knew, others were new, but I try to condense all the info into one document for easy referral.

    • John R

      July 22, 2013 at 8:33 AM

      I so agree. I’m old and hard of hearing and with that accent he had, all I could hear was that he was about to talk about some good stuff there. If only someone would transcribe it.

  6. willowa

    July 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    The watch/direction thing, at noon, put a stick in the ground, the shadow will point directly north. (I can never remember the ‘divide? by ?’, etc) When crossing a stream, only have one backpack strap on. If you fall you can dump the pack to keep from drowning. (I know you don’t want to lose all that stuff, odds are you can pick it up down stream, you can’t do that if you’re dead, and believe me, it can happen!)

  7. richard1941

    July 9, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    SOS? What about the rest of the letters? If you knew those, you could send and receive actual text messages by many means: honking horns, waving flags, beating drums, flashing lights, taps on the jail wall, radio waves, physical touch, or (as was done by one captured American in Vietnam) blinking eyes.

    I think that knowledge of the code and rudiments of crypto should be required part of English language for every high school graduate. The usefulness of ability to communicate in survival situations is beyond measure.

    As a fist step toward learning more letters, learn what PAN and XXX mean. They are brothers of SOS. It is not always appropriate to use SOS.

    You can learn the code. You should learn the code. You may benefit if you know the code. It costs nothing to learn the code. Why haven’t you learned it yet?

    • JBG

      July 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      A lot of people don’t even know the proper name for the “code” is Morse code. It is still a requirement to know the full alphabet using it as well as numbers to get your “Ham” radio license (it’s easier than you think).

    • John R

      July 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      I know what XXX means.

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