5 Must-Know Tips For Making Your Urban Bug-Out-Bag

Did you know that four out of every five Americans live in urban centers? Chances are, if you aren’t living in an urban environment yourself, you no doubt have loved ones who are. Bugging out in an urban locale presents its own set of unique survival considerations....

10 Critical Disaster Preps Americans Should (But Don’t) Take

Every American should take some simple steps to ensure survival in the event that a disaster strikes. You don’t need a half-million dollar underground bunker or a self-sufficient cabin deep in the mountains to prepare for a disaster. Here are 10 simple steps every...

10 Reasons Why You Do Not Want to Bug Out

The plan seems simple doesn’t it? All you need for the best chance of survival for your family is a well-stocked bug out bag, a keen attention to your surroundings and careful monitoring of what is happening in the news. With these bases covered you will be a very...

Survival Basics: 12 Tips for Families with Children

As someone who is well past child-bearing age, I often tend to overlook the importance of addressing survival and preparedness strategies for families with young children. That being said, when it comes to children, three words come to mind: safety, security, and...

7 Urban Survival Mistakes That Could Get You Killed

I recently wrote about 9 urban survival skills that could save your life. Not having these skills could literally get you killed, but there are many urban survival mistakes that could also get you killed. Here are seven: 1. Bragging About Your Preps – Sometimes this...

The Truth Behind Canned Foods Expiration Dates

Getting ready to toss that can of green beans that is a week past its expiration date? Well, you may want to think again. Did you know that the examination of canned goods over 100 years old, proved them to be completely safe to eat? So don’t rush to judgement on...

30 Awesome Survival Apps

The purpose of this post is to compile a list of the very best apps that would be useful to preppers and anyone in a survival scenario. If you would like to recommend an app, please leave a comment below and if I like it I’ll add it to the list. To keep the list from...

Overlooked Survival Tool: Pellet Gun

God knows (and I’m pretty sure my wife has realized by now) that I love guns. Handguns, rifles, shotguns, you name it; I’m enthralled by pretty much anything that goes bang and launches a projectile at a high rate of speed. I’ve played with all sorts of toy guns as a...

Building a Space Blanket Shelter

Here is a quick, easy and warm shelter that can be built in a survival situation that could potentially save your life (or at least make your night more comfortable!) It is based on the traditional lean to shelter with a fire in front about six feet away. The roof is...

An Emergency Winter Survival Shelter For The Forest

When snow falls in the forest, you have multiple shelter designs to choose from. One of the classic northern forest shelters is a lean-to with a raised bed and a large long-log fire in front to keep you warm through the coldest of nights. I’ve written about this...

Survival Skills: Make A Bug Out Plan

Owning a Bug Out Bag can certainly provide us with a greater sense of security in dangerous places and uncertain times. This carefully chosen gear is reassuring since it should provide for all of our basic needs. But often, there is a piece missing. One of the most...

4 Proven Methods To Harvest All The Rainwater You Need

People have been harvesting rainwater for thousands of years, and some of the same techniques that were used back then are still used today. Rainwater harvesting is a key element to being totally self-sufficient, and even though other techniques and sources for...

Bug Out Bag Should NOT be an Ammo Cache!

I have always believed that in an emergency situation, speed is your friend. I have written articles in the past (on another website) stressing the need to keep your Bug out bag/Get home bag, light weight. Ounces = pounds, pounds = pain. The faster you get to your...

What is a Prepper?

It’s really a loaded question. If you ask any ten people “what is a prepper” you’ll likely get at least 8 totally different answers. As far as I am concerned, though, there are actually two answers to that question. The easy answer — a prepper is someone who is...