Showering After SHTF

If you have ever been camping for a weekend or gone on an extended hiking trip, there are a few things you truly miss. Your warm bed may be one of those things, but almost everyone will agree a hot shower is a luxury that most people miss terribly... read more...

Wilderness Survival Kit: What to Pack

You never know when disaster will strike or some calamity will befall the world. You must be prepared for anything at a moment’s notice. You could be at work or at the ballgame with the kids. Whatever you have on you or in your car or desk... read more...

Surviving Heat: How To Get Water From Plants

Water is necessary for life. Without water, you will die. It is that cut and dry. You cannot survive more than 72 hours without water. After the first 12 hours without water, you will start to suffer. Dehydration comes on fast and the symptoms... read more...

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Options for Putting in a Well

Water is clearly one of the most important survival priorities. Without it, we can only live for about three days. Someone in a hot climate probably won’t even make it that long, if they don’t have an adequate supply of clean water. Yet, while the... read more...

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To Bunker or Not to Bunker?

If you’ve ever watched Doomsday Preppers, you may have gotten the idea that everyone is building underground bunkers to hide out in, in the event of a crisis. It seems as if there are a lot of people who think that bunkers are the ultimate solution... read more...

making versus buying

Making Versus Buying, What’s Best For You?

Trying to get all your preps together on a budget is a challenge for all of us. The reality is that there’s no way that we can pay for everything that we need, and when we get close to thinking that we have, we find more things that we need. That’s... read more...

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Finding Water in the Wilderness

In modern times, ground travel is determined by superhighways. Actually, in a sense, this has always been the case. It’s just that in the past, those superhighways were known as rivers. As much as possible, travel was accomplished alongside rivers... read more...

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How to Survive a Forest Fire

It finally happens; the disaster you’ve been waiting for… you’ve got to grab your family and your bug out bag and get out of Dodge. You’ll be safe once you make it to the woods. Nobody will be able to find you, and you’ll be able to make it to that... read more...

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The Perfect Place to Sleep in the Woods

In the first Hunger Games move, Katniss Everdeen, the main character, grabs a pack full of equipment at the cornucopia, before running off into the woods. Within that pack, she finds a hank of rope, which she uses to tie herself up in a tree to... read more...

Survival Where There is No Wood

Survival Where There is No Wood

Throughout the years, I’ve build a number of survival kits, bug out bags and get home bags. While they have varied in the equipment and supplies they held, they all had one thing in common. That was a dependency on nature to supply some of what I... read more...

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Finding the Best Bug Out Route

Bugging out without a plan is crazy. Unless you’re a woodsman on the order of Daniel Boone or Davey Crocket, chances are that you won’t find a good bug out location, let along the things you need in order to survive. Actually, you may not even make... read more...

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The Right Bag for Your Bug Out

I saw an article in a survival magazine recently where they were talking about bug out bags. Since I’m always interested in learning new ideas on survival and seeing what’s new in the marketplace, I decided to check it out. However, I was severely... read more...

Finding Water in the Wild

Finding Water in the Wild

Maybe you’ll be lucky and fate will plop you down right next to a beautiful bubbling stream if you have to spend any time in the wild. For me, I don’t count much on luck; she seems to be so fickle. Besides, I live in an arid area, so it would take a... read more...

Dressing for Winter Survival

Dressing for Winter Survival

Going out in the wintertime can be dangerous, even when things are normal and you’re living at home. The cold winter weather can quickly sap your body’s heat, bringing you to the brink of hypothermia without notice. The one defense we have against... read more...