3 Ways to Communicate Through the Apocalypse

When you think about who is best-suited to survive the end of the world or other major disaster, you might imagine the big burly preppers with their massive zombie-destroying caches of weapons, or the families with huge boxes of shelf-stable food and 55 gallon drums...

Best Wood For Burning

Wondering which firewood is the best to burn, whether in a fireplace, wood stove or when camping? The best options depend on where you live, but no matter what, you want to ensure what’s burning is what’s supposed to be burning. Setting fire to wood that doesn’t burn...

Tick Bites: Symptoms and Treatment

It’s not uncommon for the sight of a tick to strike fear in the hearts of even the most brave, as the arachnids carry a range of super-unpleasant diseases, including those that last until you die (hello, Lyme disease). In addition to familiarizing yourself with...

45 Survival / SHTF Tips

Welcome back, here’s some pretty handy survival tips that may just save your buttocks in a survival / SHTF situation. All of the below tips are what I have picked up along my preparedness journey. I am open to people adding to the list or getting criticism on the tips...

5 Tips to Put Your Bug Out Bag on a Diet

Packing a solid Bug Out Bag (BOB) is an important task, you want to make sure you have everything you need while keeping everything within a single bag for easy carrying and escape. It’s all too common to pack a BOB when you’re at home and not use it until necessary....

EMP: What You Need To Know To Survive

Are you addicted to social media? Are you totally dependent on your refrigerator to keep food from spoiling? Are you afraid of the dark? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then you probably dread blackouts. Blackouts are temporary interruptions in the...

Go it Alone or in a Group?

In hiking, camping, and preparing for an emergency, one of the questions that is asked is whether it is better to set off on your own, or find and stick with a group of fellow adventurers/refugees. If you have a family, the point is moot, at least as far as emergency...

6 Survival Skills Every Child Should Know

You may not want to imagine your children being in a situation where they have to fend for themselves, but such emergencies may occur when you least expect it. It is not just in the wilderness that children can get lost, and keeping them out of the woods will not...

What to Do in Case of a Snake Bite

Imagine hiking through the woods and suddenly feeling a sharp pain in one of your lower legs. You look down to see a snake slithering away and realize that you have just been bitten. Do you know what to do? Being bitten by a snake is a rare occurrence but out in the...

30 Survival Tips From Les Stroud

01* In cold or freezing conditions, the worst thing you can do is let yourself get sweaty. He constantly mentions that if you get sweaty, you should let the sweat dry (he mentions this tip in almost every episode). 02* Use a lens from a camcorder to start a fire (as...

7 Tips for First-Time Preppers

It usually takes a massive world event to bring the idea of prepping into the minds of new people, and with the world today, those seem to come on a fairly regular basis. Whether it’s the massive tornadoes that wipe out towns in the Midwest, to the Ebola scare or even...

How To Survive: Falling Into Frozen Water

Les Stroud is an expert at survival and the star of Discovery Channel’s Survivorman. On the show, Stroud places himself in survival situations to show how someone would attempt to, well, survive until they were rescued. For example, Stroud spent 13 long minutes...

Preparing for a Short Term SHTF

I worked my way through college as a fire fighter with the Forest Service. It was a dream job for me, for I worked outdoors and made good money during fire season. I learned a lot about fire behavior and its devastating effects on what is termed the ‘urban interface,’...

Natural Insect Repellents

I was in my early twenties the last time I used manmade insect repellent. I hated what DEET did to my gear, especially plastic. And one can’t help wonder what it was doing to me! At that time in the eighties, I was really into hunting and fishing. Luckily those bug...

5 Survivor Traits That Make a Prepper Successful

It’s easy to prepare supplies, weapons, and training for impending disaster, but these will only get you so far. While doing more than just storing food in your basement is a great start, if you lack the traits that are inherent for some, and learned by most, all that...

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