The preparedness and survival culture, which focuses on adopting personal policies and lifestyles geared towards being able to live through disasters and cataclysmic events, has captured the imagination of a lot of people. With more media discussions regarding the continued slump in the global economy, political instability in many parts of the world, and the ever-present danger of natural disasters, being part of the preparedness trend is n... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 15, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
Imagine for the moment that suddenly you found yourself without any electricity as a result of some local, regional or national disaster. Unless your survival strategy has you immediately defaulting to the use of purely bush-crafts, you will be requiring some of the benefits that are available with electricity.
It doesn't matter if your survival strategy involves bugging-in or bugging-out, you will need so... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 5, 2013 by Andy Selby
These are the first things that come to mind when preparing for the end of the world as we know it. You probably have all your bases covered when it comes to the necessary prepper items. You know you're in great shape and have a better chance of survival than the average person, but are the... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 4, 2013 by Catherine Alford
If you love camping, chances are that you'll want to share that love with others. However, when you take a new camper with you on their first trip, there are a few considerations you should think about to ensure that they are safe and have a great time as well. Here they are below:
Understand Their Skill Level
It's important to understand the skill level of the person you take on your camping trip. While ... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 2, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
Many people have no idea how critically important communication becomes during and immediately following emergencies and natural disasters. As easy as it is to communicate and access the Internet with mobile devices, it’s just as easy for that network to collapse during a disaster, potentially leaving thousands, if not millions, of people in an information blackout.
Relatively common disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, can ta... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 20, 2013 by Jacob B.
Sun Oven Video. Being able to make and prepare food in an emergency is very important for survival. Sun Ovens enable the sun to bake, boil and steam food enhancing taste and making you more prepared for an emergency.
SurvivalBased is a proud seller of the All American Sun Oven and we put together a special video with our marketing director Peter and special guest Paul Munson from Sun Oven demonstrate the unique benefits of cooking with solar power.
Posted on June 17, 2013 by Jacob B.
By: Andy Selby
Over The Top Prepping: Completely Unstoppable Bug Out Vehicles
So, you have done your apocalypse survival homework. You have laid down a 32-level survival plan with all possible contingencies mapped out, set up a 5000-volt electric fence, gathered supplies that will last you and your family for a decade, trained yourself... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 12, 2013 by Jacob B.
Simple items made with paracord. It is best to be as prepared as possible for any emergency that presents itself. However, it is difficult to prepare for the unexpected. That is why paracord is a valuable resource to have because it is small and easy to pack and extremely versatile in it's uses. And, it is really affordable.
With a breaking point at 550 lbs., 550 paracord can easily be woven into everyday items to acc... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 9, 2013 by Jacob B.
In emergency situations it is important to get the family to their safety destination as quickly as possible. When a disaster strikes in a neighborhood or a storm or flood happens while people are out on a hike, they should be prepared with emergency survival kits for the worst case scenarios. Even when taking hiking trips in fair weather, people should also have the required survival supplies they need in order to hike safely. When ... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 4, 2013 by Jake S.
Paracord is an excellent resource in preparing for personal survival. In this post I will discuss what paracord is, where it came from, and how multiple ways it can help you help yourself.
Paracord was originally used as parachute cord for the airborne soldiers during World War II. Once on the ground soldiers found paracord being useful for a lot of different tasks. The most popular... Continue Reading →