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...

Tips to Coping with Life After SHTF

After a major disaster, an act of war or an economic collapse, our world is going to be a very dark place, literally and figuratively. Learning how to live without modern conveniences is going to be extremely difficult. Many people assume they will... read more...

Escaping a Collapsed Building: 4 things you need to know

Urban preppers face a challenge that rural preppers do not. Technically, they face many, but for the purpose of this article, we are going to discuss the issue of living in or working in a building. A building that is even one or two stories high... 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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Off Grid Survival

Modern society is addicted to electricity. Without preparing to survive off grid, much of what we depend upon will fail us. Just about everything we use is electronic. Even things that don’t seem like they would have a lot of need for electronics... read more...

Prepping for Survival

Prepping for Survival

Surviving a disaster, whether natural or man-made, is an all-encompassing task. In most situations, the key deciding factor in one’s survival is how much prepping for survival they’ve done. Unless one is so well trained that they can make do with... read more...

Survival Tips for Winter Traveling

Survival Tips for Winter Traveling

There are a lot of things that could being us into a survival situation. Most of us think of those as being things that are outside of our control; such as natural disasters or the grid going down. But we are just about as likely to get into a... read more...

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The Basics of Starting a Fire

Mankind has used fire for centuries. It has kept us warm, cooked our food, lighted our way, powered our industry, moved our transportation and even helped to fight our battles. I think it’s fairly safe to say that without fire, mankind would still... read more...

Starting a Fire in Wet Weather

Starting a Fire in Wet Weather

I’m sure that if I ever have to bug out, it will either be raining or snowing. Life just seems to work out that way. When things go wrong, they really go wrong. I mean, come on, if it wasn’t bag, I wouldn’t be bugging out anyway; and I surely won’t... read more...