7 Bugs You Can Eat (If You Really Have To)

Yes, you read that right. You might think bugs are gross, but if you are starving and there’s no other option, a handful of bugs will look pretty appetizing. Our aversion to the idea of eating bugs is partly a cultural bias. In many cultures, insects are a delicacy....

When Bugging-Out Isn’t Necessary – Bug-In!

If you are in a major urban area, or even in the suburbs, bugging-out is an important skill to have and practice on a regular basis just in case a SHTF situation pops up. You’ll need to know what routes are available to get to your bug-out location in the case that...

How to Survive Anything in 3 Easy Steps

You can have enough food to ride out 15 years of Armageddon. You can have a fully stocked retreat or a bunker. You can have so much ammo stashed that your floorboards are groaning. You may have followed your favorite preparedness book’s guidelines to the letter, and...

What You Are Not Told When Buying Your Bug Out Bag

As preppers, we are taught to prepare for the unexpected. And because of this, we waste no time in stocking up supplies and pack our 72 hour bag for a possible bug our situation. But contrary to popular belief, selecting the best go bag to carry is also crucial to our...

The 5 Fastest Ways To Find Water In The Wilderness

We all know that we need water to survive. Perhaps we even buy elaborate water purification systems or stockpile water. But what do you do when you’re out in the wilderness, thirsty and lost, and need water to fill your bottles? Or, even worse, out in the wilderness...

Lights Off: How The World Could Change In 7 Days

You might be thinking, hey, I’ve got this one covered! I’ve survived lots of power outages. If that is your thought process, you could not be more wrong. Anyone who considers, even for a moment, how interconnected and interdependent our existence has become… so...

A Pepper’s Survival Cache – From Building to Burying

While there are more important things to consider when it comes to prepping and survival before we think about caches, having a survival cache or 2 set up is just another insurance policy we can create for ourselves in the event that an unexpected disaster strikes....

7 Survival Tips Learned From The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is one of the most popular post-apocalyptic shows ever seen on television, and while the gripping story focuses on the characters and their travels through the ruined world, there are some lessons to be learned by us along the way. Sure, not...

10 Long-Lasting ‘Comfort Foods’ For Your Survival Pantry

When you are feeling a cold coming on or are just having one of those days, do you find yourself longing for a certain food? For many of us, it is a familiar dish from our childhood — maybe a homemade soup or a casserole. For others, it could be a grilled cheese...

How Prepared Are You?

The Prepping Community’s most active discussion revolves around preparing for disasters. Not that disasters or zombies are our only focus. The broader topic of prepping involves a lot of discussion and debate on various subjects. At the end of the day though, it comes...

Prepping vs Bushcraft: Which is Better for SHTF?

There has been a lot of spirited discussion in the comments this week so I thought I would try to throw another log on the fire and see what debate this article would generate. There seem to be two sides to this survival coin in terms of what people believe are the...

How To Choose Clothing When SHTF

When preparing for doomsday, what sort of clothes to bring along can be the last thing from your mind. But out in the elements, whether you face extremes of heat or cold, the right, thoughtfully chosen clothing can mean the difference between life and death. View Full...

6 Street Smart Skills You Need In An Urban Disaster

You don’t need to be a full-blown survivalist to make it through an urban disaster. While vast stockpiles of food, water, and other supplies would indeed be quite beneficial, skills trump stuff every time. Whether you’re concerned about civil unrest, power outages, or...

Prepping Your Spouse for Prepping

How many of you have ever tried to convince your spouse to do something that was outside of their comfort zone? Did you have a lot of success? When we have these partners in our lives, we try to share most if not all of our lifestyle with our significant other. This...

Which Animals Are A Threat Outdoors And What You Can Do About Them

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Do you really need to worry about animal attacks outdoors? Let’s look at the data and determine what you can do to fight them off. View Full Article > Which Animals Are A Threat Outdoors And What You Can Do About Them