How to Identify Venomous Snakes

Spend a little time outdoors on nearly any continent, and you will eventually encounter a snake—likely sooner than later. The key to surviving this encounter is the ability to quickly and accurately determine whether you’re facing a minor annoyance or a deadly threat....

How To Make Your Family Bug Out Bag

If you are a parent or plan on bugging out with family members that have children there are some important factors to consider when preparing for your potential evacuation. This includes carefully packing a family bug out bag and making your family bug out plan...

Boiling Water With Stones

When I mention to someone that you can boil water with hot stones, they always ask me two questions… Why would you do that? How do you do it? Why would you ever boil water using stones? Why don’t you use the fire to heat it. Well, in a perfect situation, in a...

Top 10 Vehicles For Your EMP Survival

Thirty years ago, most of the cars used carburetors, and only a few people believed that electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a real threat. Nowadays, even NASA admits that EMP is one of those events we could not recover from: it would stop all infrastructures that sustain...

11 Ways to Start a Fire

A fire can mean the difference between facing hypothermia or enjoying a warm night of sleep. It’s easy to start a fire with matches or a lighter, but since they won’t always be available, it’s wise to become skilled at other methods. Don’t become dependent on any one...

Five Ways to Keep Meat without Refrigeration

Meat comes in a variety of different forms – beef, pork, turkey, you name it – and as such there are endless ways that you can prepare it. As such, meat is a common product among households and is typically eaten a few times a week, if not more. If your family is...

Put Together a “Real” Bug Out Bag

The Bug Out Bag (BOB) is one of the hottest, most often discussed topics in the preparedness world. In spite of how popular the topic is, BOB contents often being listed resemble camping backpacks rather than true Bug Out Bags. Focusing too much on weapons is another...

How to Store Water: Making Sure it is Safe to Drink

If you have perfectly clean water and perfectly clean containers, theoretically, your water would never “go bad.” But we don’t live in a perfect world. Better safe than sorry is an important mindset when it comes to your lifesaving water! Bacteria and...

5 Survival Lessons from the Zombie Apocalypse

What can survivalists and preppers learn from a TV show filled with shambling corpses and interpersonal drama? If that show happens to be “The Walking Dead,” the answer is “plenty.” Here are five hard-won lessons Rick and the rest of the cast have already shared: View...

Simple Ways To Make Salt Water Potable

Our earth is rightly called the blue planet because of its abundant store of surface water. However, only 2.5 percent of it is freshwater, with most of it locked up as snow and permafrost, leaving only 0.3 percent of that in liquid form. And with the heavy...

Types Of Rope And Why You Need Them For Survival

Did you ever think about rope and survival in the same sentence or scenario? Well, if you didn’t, you should from now on because one of THE essential items in any respectable survival kit or bug out bag is a strong, solid piece of rope. What kind of rope should you...

The Acronym S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. And How it Applies To You

While surviving does require some tools and supplies, surviving any disastrous situation that gets thrust upon us will require the ability to think our way through it,as you will see when we go through what the S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. acronym means, and how it applies to...

Campfire Construction – How To Build A Fire

How many ways can you build a campfire? About as many ways as you can cook using them. I’ll describe some traditional ways to build a fire and perhaps a few that may be new to you. There are generally two parts to firecraft: 1) The creation of a flame. 2) Sustaining...

Survival Water Storage Tips

You don’t have to go back far in history to comprehend the simple fact that there are, in fact, a multitude of events that could immediately propel us into a survival mode. A sneak peek into some of the devastating events in the past one decade will help you...

Why You Probably Will Never Ever Bug Out

The key words being probably never, and do not confuse bugging out with evacuation. You would evacuate because of a wildfire, flood and tornado for example, with every intention of returning home in a matter of days or even hours. You would evacuate and head inland...