Survival Fishing: 7 Tips and Facts You Need to Know

It is easy to assume that life will be okay if you find yourself in a survival situation near a body of water that is home to fish and other water dwelling creatures. You have seen the movies where stranded survivors catch fish with their bare hands... read more...

4 Mistakes that Can Kill You in Wilderness Survival

People who choose or are forced to bug out and take shelter in the wilderness because they are escaping some kind of horrible event at home must know what they are doing. Simply running for the hills and hoping for the best isn’t going to help... read more...

How to Make a Squirrel Snare

Squirrels are abundant in parks and anywhere there are trees. After a collapse, many people will have evacuated the cities into the suburbs or even more rural areas. Some may go so far as to leave everything behind and live deep in the forests... read more...

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Survival Guide for Predicting Weather

When you are out on a day hike or maybe spending a weekend outdoors, you need to be prepared for what the weather has in store for you. In many regions, the weather is truly unpredictable. It can be sunny and warm one minute and a few minutes later... read more...

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Building a Fire: 3 Basic Steps

Fire can make life a little better. It is something we love and are naturally drawn to. It keeps us warm. It cooks our food and it gives us a place to gather around. Fire can also keep predators and pesky bugs at bay when you are in the wilderness... read more...

Short-term Wilderness Survival Shelters

Short-term Wilderness Survival Shelters

Any time you go out in the wilderness, you have to think of your basic survival needs. Our civilized society protects us so well from nature, that we don’t normally have to think about them. Our idea of shelter is to get out of the weather, which is... read more...

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Survival Skills to Help You Overcome

Back when I started out as a survivalist in the 1970s, the focus was on having the necessary survival skills, rather than having the necessary preparations for survival. While the two may seem very similar, the focus was different. Today’s prepping... read more...

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Survival Tips that Can Save Your Life

Many people think that you have to be some great survival guru to make it through a tough situation. Their hope is that they never find themselves in a situation where they have to depend upon themselves, or if they do, that someone comes along to... read more...

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Selecting a Bug Out Location

An important part of developing any bug out plan is having a destination. If you don’t know where you’re going, then you’re going to have a very hard time making your bug out successful. Bugging out is much more than just getting away, it’s getting... read more...

Building a Perimeter Defense

There are many possible scenarios where your home could come under attack. Recent rioting in a number of cities, where racist agitators have been damaging homes and businesses due to police using force against blacks shows how easily things can go... read more...

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Why Your Snares Don’t Catch Anything

One of the commonly taught survival skills is building snares to catch small game. Yet, few people who are not experts are effective when using snares. Even if they can build a snare that works, that doesn’t mean that they’ll catch anything with it... read more...

preventing hypothermia

Preventing Hypothermia

What would you say the biggest threat is in a wilderness survival situation? Would it be being attacked by a wild animal? Dying of dehydration or starvation? Falling and sustaining an injury? While each of these things is a survival threat in their... read more...