Learning how to not drown is pretty darn important, as death by water is enough to ruin anyone’s day. Water safety is an essential survival skill, so if planning any trips that involve the great blue sea, rivers, lakes, or any other waterway, check out th... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 18, 2016 by Brian Meyer
Imagine this: You’ve spent years perfecting your survival plan, learning skills, stockpiling food, and building what amounts to a fortress that’s basically in the middle of nowhere. You’re all set to ride out almost anything the world has to throw at you. When the inevitable disaster finally does come, you’re all set. This is the idea that many preppers have as an ideal scenario, but there’s one thing missing: the rest of the world.
When talking about a disaster, is the act of surviving enough? For some people the answer to this is a resounding yes, but if you stop ... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 24, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
Cooking is an essential life skill. Everyone must learn the basics of cooking at some point. And when it comes to survival, knowing how to cook off the grid is a must. Being able to boil water and cook meat using primitive methods can mean the difference between life and death in some emergency situations.
Off-the-grid cooking is more challenging and time consuming in the absence of electricity and modern conveniences. However, it can also be more rewarding. There is nothing more ... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 16, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
The hatchet was immortalized in the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Remember reading it in your middle school English class? It’s the tale of a city boy whose plane crashes in the vast Canadian wilderness. He survives, though the pilot isn’t so lucky; he learns how to stay alive in the wild for 54 days with nothing but — you guessed it — a hatchet.
The small axe is one heck of a survival tool, a... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 15, 2016 by Brian Meyer
One of the biggest fears many of us have in an emergency situation is the all-too-real danger of looting. All it takes is a protest to get out of hand, and before you know it, people are breaking into businesses and homes to take what they want. This only gets worse when you add in a true disaster that may never be recovered from. It’s times like these you have to ask yourself if what’s going on is simple looting or if it’s for survival.
Take, for example, Hurricane Katrina. This SHTF-level event laid waste to an entire city, leaving thousands of people stranded for day... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 1, 2016 by Brian Meyer
Few people would disagree that Navy SEALs are a pretty tough group. Their training alone is more than most of us will experience in our entire lifetime, and that’s only what they do BEFORE they become SEALs. As tough as they are, even a SEAL is vulnerable to the cold, especially when he’s wet. Hypothermia can affect a SEAL just as much as you or me.
So what happens when a SEAL gets wet when it’s frigid out? Well, the same thing happens to them as would happen to us: They get in trouble. How much trouble are we talking about? More than you probably can guess. If you look... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 25, 2016 by Brian Meyer
The chances are pretty high that if you’re reading this you don’t live on a pristine prepper compound with a year or more of food and supplies saved up. If you are, then kudos to you — you’re living the prepper dream. The rest of us, however, have to find a way to fit prepping into our daily lives and, most likely, smaller spaces.
This means the best ways for urban preppers to always be prepared is to stick with smaller, more manageable prepping techniques. By working with what you have at hand, you can be a more effective prepper and overall be ready for a variety of... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 18, 2016 by Brian Meyer
Social unrest is something that is becoming more and more common, and while these incidents range from people justly speaking their frustrations to greedy looting and destruction, riots are something you want to avoid at all costs. As people increasingly feel the need to protest and riot over any perceived injustice, the danger of a full-blown riot becomes more real.
By being prepared for a riot and knowing what to do to stay safe, you can effectively avoid them and the dangers associated with being caught up in one. Check out the steps outlined below and see how you can be m... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 13, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
One of the downsides of cooler weather is the arrival of the cold and flu season. As people head inside because of rain and snow, it is easier for cold and flu viruses to spread. Even though you might take preventative measures like hand washing and getting plenty of sleep, there is still the risk of getting sick.
While many people turn to prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines ... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 4, 2016 by Brian Meyer
When it comes to disasters, nobody truly wants to leave their home and all of their belongings, but there are times that the decision is made for you and the only safe option is to literally head for the hills.
The act of heading out from your current home to find safer conditions is known as bugging out. While bugging out means grabbing your supplies and getting out of Dodge while the getting is good, it does not mean that you should just all of a sudden th... Continue Reading →