Survival Based Blog

  • Buy Local and Help Your Community Survive

    Over the past few years, buying local has become a hot topic. A largely grassroots movement, the trend of buying local has reached nearly every area of the United States.

    When people hear “buying local” most automatically think of things like produce and meat, and while these are great examples of things you can and should buy locally, there are also lots of other things that you have to option to buy locally every day. Here are just a few reasons why you should buy as many locally grown and produced products as possible:

    Support Local Economy

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  • Gold & Silver: Should I Buy Some?

    I get a fair amount of email from readers on various subjects related to economic collapse leading to hard-times, social unrest and a lack of monetary exchange. And one particular question that keeps coming-up is: Should I buy some golf or silver?

    We are barraged with commercial ads saying one expert or another is forecasting that gold and silver will be going up and that, gold and silver will be an important form of monetary exchange should there be a collaps... Continue Reading →

  • Time to tweak your car emergency kit for colder weather.

    Every year about this time, I take an hour or two on a Saturday, before the college football games start, mosey out my cars, and take a few minutes to perform a few adjustments on the emergency kits in the trunk.  It’s not a bad time of year to do it, and while your “tweaks” might be different than mine, here is what I do to our kits:

    -Rotate the snacks.  After all, they have been baking in an often hot trunk for a few months now.  I find that if I try to keep t... Continue Reading →

  • The Joys and Challenges of Winter Camping

    Although camping is commonly thought of as primarily a warm weather activity, there can be many advantages to heading outdoors for a winter camping trip. First of all, you will certainly avoid all the bugs and the crowds. Winter camping is also an excellent way to beat the winter blues as well as ward off severe cases of cabin fever during those dreary months after the holiday season.

    On the other hand, winter camping comes with its own set of unique challenges that you don’t have t... Continue Reading →

  • Fire Preparedness: Survival Tips For When You Can't Call The Fire Department

    Brush fires, or wildfires, are one of the most dangerous types of blazes for firefighters to battle – and are especially dangerous when you can’t call the fire department. Fire preparedness is perhaps one of the most neglected aspects of preparedness. Fires can double in size approximately once every 30 seconds to a minute. Dry brush and trees will catch fire quickly. Minor wind fluctuation can take you from a point of safety straight into the path of rapidly encroaching flames i... Continue Reading →

  • Getting Your Home Ready for Cold Temperatures

    Shorter days and cooler temperatures are sure signs that winter weather is on the way. While you might not be ready to pull out the heavy winter coat and gloves, this is the perfect time to make sure that your home is ready for colder temperatures.

    So what can you do to get started? Here are a few steps you should bear in mind to make sure your home is prepared:... Continue Reading →

  • Winter Survival Prep

    Winter is on its way! Unless spending the upcoming frigid months on a tropical island, it's necessary to prepare for cold weather. Severe winter weather conditions can occur quickly, after all! Prepare for Old Man Winter by utilizing the following tips:

    The Right Supplies

    Add a few items to your emergency kit, such as rock salt or its eco-friendly equivalent for melt... Continue Reading →

  • 5 Home Defense Gun Safety Tips

    Having a handgun for home security and defense is a solid idea that many consider a necessity. It takes more than just purchasing a gun and ammunition to keep your home safe however. Even if you’re a great shot and know how to handle a handgun safely and effectively, using one for home defense takes some additional skills and safety steps to make sure the only person that sees the business end deserves it.

    Using a firearm in an environment where friendly people can be only a wall away from you means you need to focus on not only accuracy, but the very real possibility of im... Continue Reading →

  • ISIS Lone Wolf Attacks Take Terrorism Threats To A Deeply Personal Level

     

    The possible ISIS lone wolf attacks in New York City, in Oklahoma, and Ottawa, Canada make the deadly threats against the United States by the Islamic State even more frightening and urgent. While government officials debate how to title such acts, preppers across America have stepped up their

  • 7 Tips for First-Time Preppers

    It usually takes a massive world event to bring the idea of prepping into the minds of new people, and with the world today, those seem to come on a fairly regular basis. Whether it’s the massive tornadoes that wipe out towns in the Midwest, to the Ebola scare or even threat of terrorist attack; the need for prepping is being seen by more and more people than ever before.

    If you’re a new prepper reading this, or someone thinking about becoming a prepper, then know that you’re making a solid decision and any steps you take towards being more prepared for what the world c... Continue Reading →

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