Survival Based Blog
Posted on April 1, 2015 by Tara DodrillThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is once again under fire amid decreased public confidence about the keeping of deadly and pandemic capable substances held in the agency's labs.Biohazard safety experts recently conducted a review of the CDC labs and found them to be "not credible" under existing safety and security protocols. Good... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 31, 2015 by Kent Page McGroarty
Knowing how to spear the heck out of a fish is a great survival skill to have should you find yourself marooned who-knows-where. Like most things, learning how to spear fish takes practice, so check out the following tips to get you started:
Get in Shape
If you aren't in good or great shape already, you'll need to be if you want to successfully tackle this activity. Sp... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 30, 2015 by Brian Meyer
Getting an adult family member on board with prepping should be pretty easy. While it might take some time to convince your significant other that the bunker you want to build is totally worth it, the basic idea of getting someone you live with into the prepper mindset should be relatively simple.
The same cannot be said for children and prepping however. The major draw for adults and prepping is an understanding of how quickly the world around us can fall apart, but this isn’t something a child can easily understand, and if they do, can scare them more than help.
Th... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 26, 2015 by Rebecca Maxwell
In the case of an emergency or natural disaster, it makes sense to make sure that your basic needs will be taken care of, especially those for food and water. A prepper’s basic objective is to ensure that their family has enough essentials to survive but are you prepared in terms of shelter? If you were forced to evacuate your home, what would you do to shield yourself and your loved ones from the elements?
Clothing can only go so far to protect us. Therefore, additional shelter is usually ... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 25, 2015 by Tara Dodrill
Posted on March 23, 2015 by Brian Meyer
Prepping doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Part of preparing to be self-sufficient is learning to enjoy the things you may be forced to do at some point. This means shooting, fishing, hunting, and hiking. While most people focus on the shooting and fishing aspects of this, hiking is an often-overlooked aspect of prepping. With transportation at a likely standstill, most travel will be done solely with your two feet.
This means you should probably get pretty used to carrying a pack and walking fairly long distances. By practicing hiking for fun, you will learn what yo... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 20, 2015 by Capt. William E. Simpson
We live in a world where civilization, reason and logic are said to be at historic heights, yet so many people today, especially our youth, are making new lows in relevant intelligence and labor under a host of myths and illusions. A few of the myths and misconceptions relate to disaster preparedness and ‘Preppers’.
Posted on March 19, 2015 by Lorin John
This stuff counts, too!
OK, Mr. Prepper. You have your storage carefully laid in down in the basement and well crafted bugout bags for each family member. Food, water, clothing, fire starter, toiletries, and to make sure you sleep well, one of those fancy shiny space blankets. Well, done, my intrepid prepper. But one item that you may have missed could put your family at risk of discomfort, or in some cases, threaten their survival.
That item is a pad. Insu... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 18, 2015 by Tara Dodrill
Russia appears to be on a journey to re-establish itself as a world power. Vladimir Putin and his underlings rarely ever miss a chance to mock President Barack Obama on his lack of machismo on social networking websites. Beginning with flyover by Russian bombers last fall, to the national headlines about Russian spies in the United States, and most recently increase hostilities in the Ukraine, Russia seems laser-focused on becoming a country to be reckoned w... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 18, 2015 by Kent Page McGroarty
When lost in the wilderness, whatever type of wilderness it may be, finding water always tops the "to do" list. While we can go a month or so without food, we're dead much sooner than that without water! So if you find yourself separated from your camping buddies or are otherwise lost in the big bad wild, how should you look for water? Let's find out:
Areas to Check Out
You'll increase your chances of finding water in valleys and other low areas where ... Continue Reading →