How to Make a Survival Bracelet In an emergency, you can use paracord for lashings, tourniquets, shoelaces, snares, tying splints, or, if you tease out the threads, even fishing lines and sewing threads. This bracelet lets you carry a useful amount at all times. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: scissors, a lighter, a tape measure, and 10 feet of 550 paracord. Text and photos by Bill Wachholder
A Better Way to Stack Firewood Scandinavian people have been taking wood heat seriously for centuries longer than we have. They also stack wood in round piles. Round piles take less time to stack, they shed water better than straight piles, and they’re more stable. At least if you understand a few tricks for building them right.