Backcountry Navigation: Compass Basics

I grew up in a time before GPS. I learned how to use a compass in Cub Scouts and learned how to navigate with one as I grew older. I think I got my first GPS system sometime in my late 20s and never really used it for much beyond tracking my route, I still always...

4 Snakes To Beware Of In American Wilderness

Snake in the grass! Almost all of us have a natural repulsion when it comes to reptiles and especially snakes. Why is that? There’s actually an area in our brain named “reptilian brain” and this relatively small portion of the limbic system is responsible for “flight...

Is Urban Survival Possible?

There is a mantra within the hallowed halls of prepper knowledge, lore and opinion that goes something like this. The only way to survive TEOTWAWKI is to find a hidden retreat far away from any city of significant size and live there as self-sustainably as possible...

5 Survival Lessons From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

The new Mad Max movie (Fury Road) takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where war lords and roving gangs control vast swaths of land, resources and people. Max is a loner who gets captured by one such war lord, and is forced to endure physical abuse while also...

Danger In The Grass: How To Survive Tick Season

Now that the weather is warmer and sunnier, the grass is green again and the flowers are in full bloom, it’s a great time to go hiking and camping again. It’s also the perfect time for different types of bugs to stretch their legs and wings and start looking for prey....

Urban Survival Skills That Will Keep You Alive

When the subject of Survival comes up in conversation, what do you think of? I am sure context plays a big part in the answer to that question, but for me personally it used to always conjure up the shipwrecked on a deserted island idea of survival. It was that or the...

50 MORE Survival Items You Forgot to Buy

A few years ago I wrote a post called 50 Survival Items You Forgot To Buy which ended up being my most popular post of all time. The idea was to make a list of items the average prepper might have forgotten. Since then, I’ve gotten all sorts of messages from people...

10 Tips For Staying Clean After The SHTF

When I was 5, I used to spend entire summers with my self-sufficient grandparents, far away from noisy, crowded cities. Even though I didn’t know it back then, I was doing a lot of things that made me a prepper even before the word was actually invented… things that...

DISASTER! The first 9 things to do when SHTF

Most people in the world are reactive in emergency situations – especially when it comes to SHTF disaster scenarios (Shit Hit The Fan) that result in TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It). Having the right survival gear and training isn’t the whole picture...

12 Bad Strategies That Will Get Preppers Killed

If you’re involved in the preparedness lifestyle, you’re probably into planning. Most likely, you research and study the excellent preparedness strategies put out by experts. Whether we prepare for incidents small or large, we all ponder what we’d do if something...

Pack Your Bug Out Bag The Smart Way

As a well-informed prepper, you’ve no doubt put a significant amount of thought and effort into choosing the best, most essential items to include in your bug out bag. Did you know that the way you pack your bug out bag is just as important as the items themselves?...

Focus on These 10 Areas to Start Learning Bushcraft Skills

Bushcraft is the name we give a collection of skills that all involve thriving in the wilderness. From knowing how to build a fire in various conditions to finding food by hunting and foraging, to carving and building necessary items from wood and other natural...

Guide to Venomous Spiders

Bugging out in natural disasters or SHTF situations means you have to try to survive out in the wilderness. You may find safety in a bug out cabin or decide to simply set up a camp. However, being out there exposes you to a different set of problems, such as...

Is your food storage plan missing these six essential pieces?

Ask any “food storage expert” what they recommend in a basic food storage plan and they will likely recommend the same types of things: wheat, rice, dry milk, salt, beans, sugar / honey, oil, pasta etc. The Survival Mom recommends many of these important items on her...

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