The 3 WORST Animals To Eat For Long-Term Survival

Imagine this situation: You silently enter a nearby piece of woods and move stealthily along some edge cover. You take each step with care, hoping to avoid a hazardous one that would snap a twig beneath your feet and signal your presence to the entire surrounding...

How To Start a Fire: SERE Survival

One of the key outdoor skills you need to master is starting a fire. Obviously if you are evading an enemy, fire may not be feasible, but in a survival situation, it may save your life. You need to have items in your fire kit that are considered sure-fire...

How to Secure Your Campsite when Bugging Out

Whether you have the best-laid plans to bug out to a secure location, one you have set up ahead of time, or you don’t have anywhere to go when you bug out, there is a good chance you’ll be camping at some point. But unlike a building that has walls, be it a house,...

15 Survival Uses for Ziploc Bags

In this article, we’re going to talk about an item that has become a staple in most households: Ziploc bags. Although most people only use them for storing food, there are at least a dozen other ways to use them in a survival scenario. Ziploc bags are sold in small,...

Imodium’s Survival Applications: What It Is & Why Carry It Everywhere

When discussing survival, we often gravitate towards the bad-ass, like which knife to carry or the fashionably practical question of which tactical backpack is best. It’s fun, it’s interesting, no issues with that – so long as we aren’t completely ignoring the...

25 Skills You Can Trade After SHTF

When people talk about trading after the apocalypse, usually they start discussing whether you’re better off stockpiling extra ammunition or some surplus food. These are both great trade assets – for a while. Eventually they’ll run out, though, and then what? The guy...

Accidents Will Happen to Preppers

There are several reasons to prep for emergencies and disasters. Prepping helps increase your chances of survival should you find yourself in critical situations of life and death. It gives you a basic idea of the worst that can happen and what things you can do to...

What You Need to Pack for Long Term Survival

Survival is a relative term that can mean you made it through the work day or it can mean making it through the emergency situations that we humans face from natural disasters to man-made conflicts like war. In this article we will be discussing what basic items I...

After the Collapse: Gangs of SHTF (VIDEO)

This is part one of an in depth exploration of how gangs will function in the absence of rule of law. In this first part I discuss theories about how and why gangs emerge. In part 2 of this installment of the ATC series we explore the different types of groups that...

7 Things To Keep In An Emergency Survival Kit

No one likes to think that they’ll be involved in an emergency, but it may happen. If it does, wouldn’t you rather be prepared than to have it take you by surprise? I know that I would. That’s why we keep an emergency survival kit on hand just in...

Prepping Myth: When SHTF You Will Bug Out To The Woods

I wanted to address a few common misconceptions that I think some people have with how they plan to address a SHTF event in their lives. There are some that are more dangerous than others granted, but all of these prepping myths give us an opportunity to dissect...

A Different Perspective on Survival Tips

As a regular reader of several “survival/prepper” blogs, and being a long term prepper and a survivalist well before the term became fashionable, I often shake my head in wonderment at some of the articles on the net! Everyone that writes a column seems to be giving...

Do Not Wait Until The SHTF Before You Practice Your Survival Skills

If you want to go beyond ‘Preparedness 101’ and ‘Preparedness 201’, an integral part of ‘301’ and ‘401’ is practicing the survival skills that you read and learn about. Let me tell you this… It is easy to purchase just about any supplies, tools, and preps for just...

What Can We Learn from History About Food When SHTF?

I’m always surprised, and often more than a little disturbed, when I hear folks say that when SHTF occurs, they’ll just go hunting, or they’ll trade for the food they need, or they’ve got a few boxes of MRE’s, so they’ll be fine. Such attitudes show a dismal lack of...

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