How to Build an Underground Shelter

Preparing to survive a disaster requires a great deal of planning and working through every detail. It is impossible to know what will happen tomorrow or five years down the road. Preppers know nothing is guaranteed. Our ordinary lives can be... read more...

How to Start a Fire With Anything

One of the most critically important survival skills that you can ever learn how to do is to build a fire. A fire is literally the only thing in a survival situation that will give you a combination of warmth, a way to cook food and purify water, to... read more...

Build your Own Solar Panels

Solar panels are probably the most well known and visible force in the green energy struggle. Solar panels are one of the oldest green energy technological inventions, and you may be surprised to hear they came to be way back in 1839. Well, not... read more...

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Emergency Survival Shelters

I was watching a few episodes of the program “Fat Guys in the Woods,” just to see what it was like. The program is a bit humorous, with a survival instructor taking three overweight city boys out in the wild and teaching them basic survival skills... read more...

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Preserving Your Own Food

When it comes to prepping, food is usually number one. Most people start out by stockpiling food and are usually still stockpiling food when they get done doing everything else. Between the cost of the food itself and the vast quantity that you... read more...

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Education and Survival – Merging the Two

In his book “One Second After,” author William R. Forstchen painted a well thought out picture of what life would be like in a post-EMP world. Faced with the sudden loss of power and everything electronic they depend on, the population of a small... read more...

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Your Health Impacts Your Survival!

In all the hustle and bustle to get prepared to face a disaster, there are often things that get overlooked. Some are purely by accident, others are simple oversights and then there are a few which may actually be because we don’t want to face them... read more...

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Prepping for Pennies

One of the first things that hit most preppers starting out is fear. I’m not talking about fear of some disaster, although there are many who start out in prepping just because of such a fear; but rather, fear that they won’t be able to pay for it... read more...

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Tactical Movement in Your Bug Out

Every once in a while, I have to step back and look at the way I’m doing things and the way that we, as preppers and survivalists, do them in general. Often that retrospection gives me a new perspective on things and an opportunity to find things... read more...

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Building an Underground Bunker

The idea of owning a survival shelter is a popular one. I guess we all like the idea of being able to get out of Dodge to a place that’s ready and waiting to us. In an emergency, such a place can mean the difference between life and death. Even if... read more...

opsec

The Fine Art of OPSEC

In combat, reconnaissance is said to be king; find the enemy and don’t let him find you. This provides the raw fuel for surprise attacks and ambushes. Knowing where the enemy is, what they are doing and how ready they are to attack is invaluable... read more...

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Loss of the Grid – Our Biggest Weakness

Modern life is complicated. We rely on a vast network of other people, who provide us goods and services that we can’t produce ourselves. This has made modern life much more comfortable, with conveniences that our ancestors didn’t even dream of... read more...

Scavenging

Scavenging in a Post SHTF World

Okay, so you’ve decided to be a prepper. You’re starting to stockpile food, water and other supplies; you’re learning a bit about survival and you’re even putting some equipment together. Everything is going along fine. But what happens is a... read more...

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Great Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Survivalist

Christmas shopping for a prepper or survivalist can be a bit challenging. I mean, they don’t exactly get excited about a new tie or a bottle of perfume. They’re more likely to get excited about some new survival gadget. So, if that’s what they want... read more...