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7 Survival Uses For Feathers

survival uses for feathers

Did you know there are lots of survival uses for feathers? If not, you’re about to!

This week is Thanksgiving week, and all week we’ve had turkeys on the brain. We’ve been examining all the ways you can use every bit of them for survival (check out our survival articles here and here for more info).

Well, after going through everything, we realized there’s one very important aspect of turkeys (and birds in general) we haven’t gone into much detail about: the feathers.

Turns out feathers are super important (not only for the bird, but for us humans as well). And they’re a lot more useful than we think.

That’s why, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to show you these…

7 Survival Uses For Feathers

Build A Fire

Turns out bird feathers are super flammable – especially when they’re completely dry. Simply stack the feathers in a pile, and put your fire starter at the bottom of the pile. Now strike a ferro rod and allow the sparks to land right on top of the feathers. The feathers will immediately ignite, allowing you to build a fire.

Pro Tip: Have large feathers on hand? Cut them into small pieces to make these last as long as possible.

Lure In A Fish

Here’s a cool trick. You can use feathers to create your own fishing lures. Use shiny, colorful feathers for this, since these are more likely to catch the attention of passing fish. You’ll also want to use small feathers to make this as easy as possible .

DIY Pillows

There’s a reason why people pay big money for genuine feather down pillows. That’s because they’re so comfortable!

Goose feathers are often the best for this job, but nearly any type of feather will do. Wash the feathers thoroughly, and dry them completely. Then stuff them into a pillowcase and enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

Make A Comforter

Want a feather down comforter? The process is almost exactly the same as making a pillow. Simply collect enough feathers, wash and dry them, and stuff into a comforter. Just make sure to evenly distribute the feathers, and sew the comforter tight so feathers don’t come flopping out when you use it.

Attract More Turkeys

We’ve talked about turkey calls in our previous article. But this one’s entirely different. That’s because you can fashion an entire wing to make this tool even more effective.

By using a turkey wing, this mimics the sound a hen makes when it flaps its wings  to make a landing. Therefore, upon hearing this, male turkeys will generally come rushing over to great the hen. And this gives you the opportunity to strike.

Here’s a cool video showing you how it’s done.

Make A Writing Utensil

Back in the day before pens were invented, people wrote with feather quills that had been dipped in ink. You can follow suit by making your own quill out of bird feathers.

Shave off some of the fibers on the feather so that you can grasp the stem firmly. Then cut off the tip of the stem with a razor. This will give you a pointy end to write with, and will allow the feather to hold the ink.

Save The Earth

Turns out feathers make a perfectly safe addition to your compost pile. And, if they’re free of parasites, they can add lots of nutrients to your soil.

BONUS: Improve An Arrow

We wrote about adding feathers to arrow in our previous turkey blogs. However, what we DIDN’T do was show you a video of how this can be done.

Watch the video below for some helpful tips. Keep in mind this is just Part One of the video series, so you can continue on to the others when you’re done with this initial video.



SICK: Migrant Invader Filmed His Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl


The appalling case of Christian Inga, a 25-year-old migrant from Ecuador accused of raping a 13-year-old girl at knifepoint in broad daylight in Queens, New York, lays bare the catastrophic consequences of President Joe Biden’s lax immigration policies. Prosecutors allege that Inga even filmed the attack, adding an unimaginable level of horror to this already heinous crime.

Inga, who has been arrested and charged by the NYPD with numerous offenses including rape, sexual abuse, robbery, kidnapping, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and unlawful imprisonment, approached two 13-year-olds near Kissena Park in East Flushing, Queens. When the children initially refused his demand to follow him into a wooded area, he brandished a machete, forcing them into compliance.

Once in the woods, Inga allegedly tied up the children and proceeded to rape the 13-year-old girl, admitting to filming the brutal attack. The New York Post reports:

“The Ecuadorian migrant charged with raping a 13-year-old girl he bound and gagged in a Queens park told cops he recorded the attack during a sickening taped confession, prosecutors alleged Wednesday.”

This chilling admission during a hushed court hearing has sent shockwaves through the community. Inga first crossed the United States-Mexico border with his three-year-old son in June 2021 near Eagle Pass, Texas. Despite being ordered deported by a federal immigration judge in February 2022, he was released into the U.S. interior with a Notice to Appear (NTA), showcasing the glaring failures of the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement.

Inga’s criminal record extends beyond this appalling incident. He has had three summonses in the past — for having an open container in December 2022, jumping a subway turnstile in March 2023, and trespassing in May 2023. Additionally, NYPD officers were called to break up a fight at a residence in Queens in January, resulting in a domestic violence report, although he was not arrested.

This is just the latest incident of horrific, sickening crime committed by one of Biden’s illegal migrant invaders. The blame for this crime can be laid squarely at the feet of the Biden Administration and their lax policies at our Southern border, where known violent criminals arrive by the thousands every day.



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California Senate Allows Schools to Trans Kids Without Informing Parents


The California Senate’s recent approval of a bill that would bar school districts from informing parents if their child decides to go by a new pronoun at school is a brazen and outrageous assault on parental rights and family integrity. This shocking legislation strips parents of their fundamental right to be involved in their children’s lives, placing the state in a position of unwarranted authority over deeply personal family matters.

This bill is a blatant and egregious attempt to undermine parental authority. It forbids school districts from enforcing policies that require teachers to disclose a student’s gender identity or sexual orientation to their parents without the child’s consent. Proponents of this bill claim it is necessary to protect students who might face hostility at home. However, this sweeping, one-size-fits-all policy fails to recognize the critical role that parents play in guiding, nurturing, and supporting their children through complex and challenging issues.

More disturbingly, this bill opens the door for schools to covertly influence or even convert children’s gender identities under the radar and without parental knowledge. It grants schools unchecked power to make life-altering decisions about children’s gender identities, effectively sidelining parents and keeping them in the dark about significant changes in their child’s life.

Greg Burt, vice president of the California Family Council, forcefully criticized the bill’s flawed assumption that parents are inherently unsafe. “You don’t assume that all parents are unsafe,” Burt declared. “That shouldn’t be the assumption.” His stance resonates with countless parents who believe they have an inherent right and responsibility to know what is happening in their children’s lives, particularly if their children begin identifying as “trans” or experiencing gender dysphoria.

This bill, now advancing to the state Assembly, represents a profound overreach by the state into family matters. Attorney General Rob Bonta’s lawsuit against the Chino Valley Unified School District for its parental notification policy further illustrates the radical lengths to which state officials will go to keep parents in the dark. This aggressive legal stance is an affront to every parent who values transparency and their critical role in their child’s upbringing.

The potential passage of this bill would be a disaster for parental rights and family cohesion. It sets a dangerous precedent, effectively telling parents they cannot be trusted with information about their own children. This is a gross overstep by the government and a betrayal of the trust and authority parents rightfully hold.

The fight to uphold parental rights is far from over. Advocates for transparency and parental involvement must continue to push back against this overreaching legislation. Parents deserve to be informed and involved in all aspects of their children’s lives. Anything less is an unacceptable infringement on their rights and a disservice to the children who depend on them. This bill must be stopped to protect the sanctity of the family and ensure that parents retain their rightful place in their children’s lives. Schools should not be allowed to covertly influence or change children’s gender identities without the knowledge and involvement of their parents. This covert manipulation is an affront to family values and the sacred bond between parent and child.



POLL: Should schools be informing parents if their children identify as “trans?”


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Illegals, Non-Citizens Voting in American Elections


Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) is sounding the alarm on the scandalous reality of non-citizens voting in American elections. Appearing on Breitbart News Daily, he tore into the deeply troubling issue, calling for urgent action through the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act to restore the integrity of the U.S. electoral system.

Roy didn’t mince words. He exposed the shocking evidence of non-citizens voting, whether they are here legally or illegally. Studies have shown that such illegal voting has potentially swayed elections, like the highly controversial election of Al Franken in Minnesota. Just last year, Virginia had to purge 1,500 registered voters who had no right to vote. This isn’t an isolated problem; it’s a widespread epidemic infecting cities like Oakland, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and New York City. These jurisdictions are recklessly registering non-citizens for local and state elections, creating a dangerous loophole that could easily allow them to vote in federal elections.

Roy lambasted the federal laws that cripple states’ abilities to verify citizenship, forcing states like Arizona to juggle two separate election systems. This bureaucratic nightmare is an affront to every American voter who expects and deserves a fair and legal election process.

The Motor Voter Act of the 1990s, Roy argued, has only worsened the situation by making it nearly impossible for states to ensure that only citizens are voting. The federal forms may ask individuals to declare their citizenship, but there is no real enforcement or verification, leaving the door wide open for fraud and abuse.

The SAVE Act is Roy’s proposed solution, demanding proof of citizenship for anyone registering to vote. He acknowledged the unique challenges of states like North Dakota, which do not have voter registration, but insisted that the bill is adaptable to different state needs while maintaining its core mission: protecting the vote of American citizens.

Roy made it clear that this is not a partisan issue; it’s a matter of national security and democratic integrity. He cited a recent vote in Washington, DC, where 52 Democrats supported ending the registration of non-citizens for elections, showcasing the broad support for this critical issue. However, he also highlighted the fierce opposition from many Democrats who refuse to ensure that congressional seats and allocations are based on citizenship.

In a powerful conclusion, Roy condemned the Biden administration for flooding the country with millions of non-citizens, exacerbating the crisis. He called for immediate action to stop the outrageous betrayal of American voters and protect the democratic process from being hijacked by those who have no right to participate in it.

This is not just a policy debate; it’s a battle for the very soul of American democracy. The time to act is now, before the right to vote is further eroded by the influx of non-citizens and the reckless policies enabling them.


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