The Ultimate Guide to Bugging Out with Young Children

Let’s be honest, children make everything more complicated. That’s a fact. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my three year old son, but even a quick trip to the grocery store can sometimes be a challenge. If you have more than one child, that makes certain...

9 Items You’ll Need To Survive The First 72 Hours Of A Crisis

It finally happens… the crisis you’ve been preparing for. All that training and stockpiling you’ve been doing is going to start paying off. What you do during the next few days might decide whether you and your family make it through this crisis unscathed....

Bug Out Planning and Evasion

Let’s face it, there is a very small percentage of us that want to even think about bugging out, we have all our supplies in our home, we feel comfortable there and our family knows exactly where we are. So why would we ever even think about bugging out? The reality...

The Single Biggest Mistake Preppers Often Make

Survivalists and preppers have a lot of great ideas. While others are ignoring possible signs that our world might be on the brink of significant change, there is a growing community of people who are determined to survive whatever happens. Unfortunately, some of...

Survival Skills for Kids

Disaster may strike at any time and any place. Though you will no doubt do all you can to protect your children or grandchildren from harm, you may not always be around to look out for them. Even though they’re still young, they should know some basic survival skills...

8 Lightweight Survival Items Your Bugout Bag Is Missing

Most survival kits or bugout bags are just too heavy, and so the owners begin removing items. But in an effort to keep everything ultra-light, many items are being completely missed. Let’s look at things from a different perspective and talk about some of the most...

Three Preps Your SHTF Stockpile Cannot Do Without

In a recent article written by Tess Pennington regarding why we should continue to prepare when nothing seems to have happened. My philosophy and hers are almost identical. In the vein of her sound advice, who is to know exactly when something will or will not happen?...

Cold Weather Survival Tips and Skills

Surviving when you are cut off from the support net of society is extremely difficult under even optimal conditions. Cold weather survival situations add significant additional challenges which must be trained and planned for. These challenges can be overcome by...

10 Things To Prepare For When Bugging In With Children

No matter whether you have a new baby, a young child, or teenagers living with you, they will depend on you in a crisis situation. If you have decided to bug in instead of move yourself and your family to another location, it may be weeks or even months before they...

8 Overlooked Survival Skills That Kept The Native Americans Alive

I have a lot of respect for Native Americans — those who populated this land before the first European white man set foot on these shores. History rarely mentions it, but countless thousands of those Indians were killed by disease and carried in the boats of those...

21 Things You Can Do to Prep That Are 100% Free

Do you know what happens when newbies run into prepping and survival? They buy stuff… and it’s usually gear they end up regretting doing it 6 months later when they know better. Little do they know there’s an entire list of things they can do to increase their chances...

The Survival Garden: Fundamentals

In this article, I’m going to discuss the fundamentals of gardening for self-sufficiency. Most folks are grossly unprepared to meet their family’s food needs in the case of an emergency. At the same time, many underestimate what is required to grow or raise enough...

How To Guarantee Your Survival Even If You Can’t Get Your Bug-Out Bag

The need for making sure you have the necessary equipment and supplies for survival can’t be overstated. While it is theoretically possible to survive off of what you simply find, the reality is that the less you start out with, the worse your chances are of survival....

5 Fatal Mistakes To Avoid When Bugging In

There is no question that the decision to live off the grid will present many challenges, as will bugging out to a survival group or other safe location. Interestingly enough, it can also be very hazardous to stay at home during and after a major crisis or upheaval....

13 Things You Can Scavenge From Cars After The SHTF

Cars are everywhere. If you’re anywhere near a city when the SHTF, you’ll come across thousands of them. And if the disaster is severe enough, many of these vehicles will be abandoned. Why does this matter? Because there are many survival items you can scavenge from...

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