Category: Survival

That Time a Guy Shot Himself Twice With a Crossbow and Survived

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Thanks to the remarkable work of talented doctors and a small miracle, this man is alive after a grisly suicide attempt.  Doctors in Russia performed an amazing life-saving operation after a man shot himself twice directly in the heart with a crossbow. The 53-year-old man from St. Petersburg was rushed to the hospital with two arrows sticking out of

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Home Sausage-Making Accident Forces 69-Year-Old Vet to Cut Off His Own Arm


This sausage-making accident was more than an ordeal for North Dakota’s Myron Schlafman. A Vietnam veteran and 69-year-old Jamestown, North Dakota man suffered a lost hand when he got it stuck in his electric meat mixer, forcing him to cut a part of his own arm off to prevent bleeding to death. “I just looked and knew

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These Floating Backpacks Promise to Take the Pressure Off

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This HoverGlide floating backpack is said to feel lighter than it is and ease shoulder and back strain. We’ll admit it, this video is more mesmerizing than we ever thought it could be. The concept of a floating backpack is something you can’t really take your eyes off once you see it. Lightning Packs, LLC

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Make Your Own Acorn Flour for Baking Breads or Muffins

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Want to become a little more self-sufficient? Acorns and acorn flour were at one time a staple food item for both settlers and Native Americans. We’ve gotten away from using acorns as a food source, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make use of the plentiful nuts to supplement your own food stores. Acorns

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Video: Demolition Ranch and a Friend Go Off-Roading and it Ends in Scary Fashion


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When off-roading goes very wrong! If you’ve been following Demolition Ranch’s other YouTube channel, “Off the Ranch,” in recent months, you know Matt recently bought himself a pretty sweet racing truck known as an “Ultra 4 car.” This beast rocks 750 horsepower! When he bought this monstrosity of an off-road machine, the previous owner told

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Mongoose and Cobra Fight Like Jackie Chan and Chuck Norris


A mongoose takes on his archenemy, the king cobra, in this gripping amateur footage. The Indian grey mongoose is well-known for battling cobras in the wild, but their combat rarely plays out near humans where it can be recorded. When a cobra slithers onto a road in this video at an unknown locale, this real-life

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All You Need to Make This Camping Stove is a Beer Can and a Knife


Check out this ingenious idea for a survivalist’s camping stove. In the video below, Adventurer Tom Allen and his friend show you how to make the you only camping stove you’ll ever need using minimal materials. All you need is an aluminum can – the larger the better – and a knife or a pair

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Massive Copperhead Found in Georgia Right Outside the Back Door

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An absurdly huge and pregnant copperhead was found and killed right outside the door. Employees of the C&C Tree Service in Canton, Georgia got the shock of their lives when they were removing some dead timber on the back of the company’s property. Two huge copperhead snakes were uncovered, one that turned out to be

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An Outdoorsman’s Top 5 Picks for the Best Survival Knife


The best survival knife is out there, and we are here to help you find it! When searching for the best survival knife for you, it is easy to get blinded by gimmicks and posers. If you’re not familiar with blade type, steel quality, and specific design qualities, then any ol’ knife usually looks appealing to you.

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