Tim is a New York Times Bestselling author and has a series of popular survival books like “Prepare For Anything”, “Hunting and Gathering Survival Manual”, “How To Survive Anything”, “How To Survive Off the Grid”, “Ultimate Bushcraft Survival Manual”, “Ultimate Winter Survival Handbook” and most recently “Ultimate Survival Hacks”.
Tim joins The Revolution this week with a look at his new book, one that encompasses skills for a wide variety of situations. Tim says there is a little bit of everything in “Ultimate Survival Hacks” and it provides a great resource for people, walking them through all the different things they need to know in an emergency situation. Tim says you don’t need to be a prepper living in a bunker with a 10 year supply of food to be able to survive. In many situations, you can use the things around you and repurpose them for survival. The book walks readers through one skill at a time, making it easy to read and follow.
Tim says that some of the most versatile and helpful survival materials are often simple things like Duct Tape which he says you can never have too much of as you can do endless things with it. Dental floss, Tim notes, is incredibly strong cordage but still light and small. Floss can be used as stitching, thread, fishing line or it can even be braided together to make a stronger and thicker cord. Super glue can be used to fasten things, make fishing tackle and if you have the right kind, it can even be used to help wounds heal by sealing the skin shut. When it comes to natural elements, Tim says acorns are not only a squirrel’s best friend but a survivalist’s, too. They are common and plentiful across the U.S. and in other countries too. Acorns have a lot of calories, protein, fat and carbs and help sustain you. Plus, Tim notes that if the tannic acid is leached into water, that water can then be used as medicinal liquid and put on the skin to heal inflammation, ingrown toenails, rashes and more.
When it comes to food and survival, Tim says people have to think of balance. Instead of thinking about all the other factors surrounding survival Tim says to, for a moment, isolate calorie management and think about survival from that perspective. Consider the calories you are spending compared to the calories you are getting back and then identify ways to stop calorie loss. Also think about time and water management in terms of survival. If you are in a hot and dry climate, like the desert, it makes more sense to sit in the shade during the hot sunny hours and travel at night when it’s cooler. By better managing your time you are also able to ration your water by not sweating it all out. Survival is multi-faceted, ever changing based on the particular scenario you find yourself in. By reading and boning up on essential skills and the handy hacks from Tim’s latest book, “Ultimate Survival Hacks” you’ll be in a better position to take care of yourself and others if the need ever arises.
Be sure to listen in Tim hands out survival tips. And if you want some hands on training, good news, Tim does classes! You can head to www.AdvancedSurvivalTraining.com to sign up for a class and learn skills from the pro himself, live and in person. Or you can follow him online on both Twitter and Facebook.