8 Super Long-Lasting Foods Your Survival Kit Needs

Food is a critical part of survival, and hording large quantities of it at home is essential for living through a disaster or crisis. But that’s all for long-term survival when you’re bugging in. What should you place in your survival kit for “bugging out”? What kind...

5 Myths About Tourniquets

This is a dangerous and antiquated approach to trauma. There is an overwhelming amount of substantiated data that dispel this myth. If you’re attending a class and that’s what you are being told, contact us at Trauma Monkeys ASAP and we will find a course...

10 Life-Saving Survival Items You Can Buy At The Dollar Store

Survival can be an expensive endeavor, with monthly budgets being squeezed ever so tighter due to payments for our mortgages, cars, basic utilities, and (gulp) taxes. But you may be surprised at the supplies you can purchase for only (about) $1 each at a dollar store....

How to Communicate When The World Goes Silent

So how would you communicate with your family or get help if communications go down? So if you found yourself in the middle of a wide-scale disaster such as a hurricane or other catastrophe and you had no government coming to help for a while, how would you...

13 Things I Learned About Prepping While in the Marine Corps

Prepping is a unique world because it’s filled with people heavy on theory but light on practical experience. And few of the folks with practical experience have actually put their skills to the test in an actual crisis. It’s one thing to store food, train with a...

Prepping With Kids

While having children is one of life’s greatest joys, every parent realizes pretty quickly that it’s also the most important responsibility they’ll ever shoulder. Keeping kids safe, healthy, and happy and providing them with the knowledge, tools, and...

How to Build the Ultimate Survival Shelter

This past winter (one of the coldest winters in US history, I might add) I filmed 8 episodes of a new survival show called Fat Guys in the Woods. In the show, I take 3 different guys each week deep into the wilderness to prove that if they can survive a week in the...

6 Dangerous “Urban Survival Myths” About Water

As with everything in survival there are a lot of rumors floating around about what works and what doesn’t. When it comes to staying hydrated and water survival, there is no exception. We’ve found a number of the most prevalent urban myths and dangerous rumors that...

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