19 Wild Edibles You Can Find In The City

When foraging for wild edibles there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure you always know the plants you are harvesting. Some plants have poisonous look-alikes, so be sure you know not only what the plant looks like, but also where it grows. For...

15 Weirdest Ways to Start a Fire

Every prepper knows you’re supposed to put fire starting materials in your bug out bag and with the rest of your survival supplies. Fire is life, and having a way to start one during a disaster is crucial. However, you could find yourself in a situation where you...

How To Make a Tree Spring Survival Trap (VIDEO)

Here is a non-lethal trap design that can be used for any number of animals, from small game to birds. It can either be set along a game trail to be triggered passively by creatures passing by, or bait can be applied to the horizontal trigger stick. For very small...

Four things you need to know to be a real woodsman

Most of us love outdoor pursuits such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and canoeing. Yet even though we consider ourselves “outdoor types,” few of us possess the skills and knowledge once considered basic by all true woodsmen. Could you, for example, start a fire...

Survival Retreat – How To Plan And Build Your Own

There are lots of reasons you should build a survival retreat: Maybe you want to prepare for the threat of a doomsday or a “sh*t-hits-the-fan” scenario. Maybe you just want to have a backup shelter in case you someday lose your primary place of residence. Or maybe...

The Biggest Thing Lacking in Prepping…

Let me preface this brief writing by saying that I very much appreciate the many, many articles I have read on prepping, and have often found myself humbled by the insights and awareness of the authors. I do, however, believe that there is a major deficiency in the...

Special Needs Preppers: Dealing With Mental Health Challenges

Individuals and families of all kinds flock to the prepper mindset for all kinds of reasons. Among millions of preppers are those with one type of challenge or another. Many of them are dealing with mental health issues, either their own or those of a loved one. At...

Living Off Grid Being Declared Illegal!

If you go back far enough, all of our legacies include ancestors who lived self-sufficiently. They carried water, they read and did other tasks by candlelight and firelight. They hunted and grew their own food, preserved and stored it to prepare for leaner times, and...

5 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Preserve Food NOW

This recent conversation I had with a friend really got me thinking. Having some basic skills in preserving your own food (other than freezing!) can mean the difference between life and death in extreme situations. She asked me what I would do in the same scenario and...

The 5 Seeds That You Need to Stockpile in Your Pantry

The world is already struggling with food supply and managing crops. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has predicted a general warming of the world climate over the next several decades. Growing our own food gives us control over our lives and...

Evac Strategy: How To Create a Coordinated Bug Out Plan

This article covers some things you can do to prepare when bugging out is the best option in a collapse/SHTF situation. Such a concept is quite the conundrum and not what we wish to do. Truthfully, there comes a time when you have to stand and face whatever it is that...

The Living Off the Land Fallacy

A common plan tossed around by survivalists and preppers is this idea that in the event of martial law or some other crisis, they are going to head off to the hills, presumably for weeks or months, and just live off the land. While this sort of plan might appeal to...

Survival Sanitation and how to deal with it

There is a lot of information online about emergency preparedness and how to deal with various crisis scenarios. However, when it comes to dealing with survival sanitation, it seems that this subject is somehow sensitive and it’s not covered by many survival experts....

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