The average prepper will have firearms for self-defense and survival (hunting for example). Firearms and survival go hand in hand and these weapons have proven themselves to be the most effective. There are some people who just don’t want to use guns, even if it’s a survival situation. Common sense also dictates that relying wholly on one tool or weapon can be dangerous if it breaks, is lost, or otherwise unusable or no... Continue Reading →
Author Archives: Savannah Humes
Posted on October 28, 2013 by Savannah Humes
Medicinal herbs were once commonplace in every garden and home. Now that prescription and over-the-counter drugs are used on a daily basis by the vast majority of the population, medicinal herbs have been kicked aside. While diet and lifestyle has much to do with the reliance on pharmaceuticals, there are cases when you get a headache, injure yourself or simply have a digestive upset.
In a survival situation, especially long-term, powerful antibiotics and pain medications will be in short supply and used for only emergencies. To help keep you a... Continue Reading →
Posted on October 21, 2013 by Savannah Humes
Many preppers may have their bug out bags packed, plans for short- and long-term survival, and a location chosen to stay during an emergency. They may be mentally prepared and have necessary tools at their disposal to survive. Their plan may be spot-on but their chances of survival depend heavily on one very important factor: their health and fitness.
Chances are very low that in an emergency, you’ll be able to get from point A to B in the comfort of a vehicle. Likewise, never performing strenuous activity is also incredibly unlikely to happe... Continue Reading →
Posted on October 14, 2013 by Savannah Humes
A mistake many survivalists make is becoming complacent if they are riding out an emergency situation in their own home. Familiar surroundings are definitely a benefit when there is chaos but familiarity can also give you a false sense of security. If you plan on staying at home, avoid these top 8 deadly mistakes survivalist make.
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Posted on October 7, 2013 by Savannah Humes
Most survivalists gain knowledge through the internet, especially those of us who live in urban areas. In the event SHTF many people will lose complete access to the internet. If you live in a city or in an area with folks who don't have very much knowledge on survival topics you may very well be on your own.
Some of your most important survival tools should be right on your own bookshelf. Having ... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 24, 2013 by Savannah Humes
When an emergency happens you really won’t have time to try and learn on the go. If you’re unsure of what skills you should know before you need them, take a look at these 10 survival skills everyone should know before they need them.
1. Medical & First-Aid
Acquiring basic knowledge on dealing with cuts and scrapes, burns, and sprains isn't too difficult to gra... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 16, 2013 by Savannah Humes
Building an Emergency kit for your Pets.Did you know that there are nearly 79 million pet dogs and 87 million pet cats in the United States alone? Approximately 39% of households have at least one dog and 33% have at least one cat. Chances are you probably have a dog, cat, or some other pet that relies on you for food, shelter, and safety. In the event of an emergency it’s necessary to prepare for your fur... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 10, 2013 by Savannah Humes
Paracord bracelets seem to be on the list (and wrist) of many survivalists and preppers. You can make them yourself or buy them online. These bracelets have also become common in many stores. Though they are portrayed as a survival necessity, many people don’t realize the extent of how useful they can be.
The following are 8 ways a paracord bracelet could save your lif... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 19, 2013 by Savannah Humes
In a survival situation, a productive vegetable garden can mean all the difference between thriving and just getting by in terms of health. With the general population relying completely on grocery stores for fresh produce, it can be a very unpleasant realization when you're stuck with canned foods and nothing else.
If you're a novice gardener and are unsure of where to start, don't worry. The following 5 vegetables are a must ... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 12, 2013 by Savannah Humes
Raising Rabbits. Living in an urban area has a few disadvantages, specifically a lack of space. Rabbits make a superb source of lean meat that can easily produce in any setting. They are quiet, fairly odorless when kept clean, prolific and can be quite complementary to a survival situation. Not only do they produce healthy lean meat but also warm fur and some of the best fertilizer out there. R... Continue Reading →