Don’t feel overwhelmed and lost if you’re new to prepping or learning survival skills. Start with this page to get your bearings.
It’s not just what goes into your bug out bag – it’s how you put it in. Here are 14 tips to help you out.
As a cop, I’m very familiar with using video cameras so I was excited to try out the SJ 4000. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Cooking with solar energy doesn’t have to be expensive or even difficult. Check out this simple DIY solar cooker project using a fresnel lens.
Here’s how I used a some ultralight thru-hiking techniques to build my hiking/camping/bug out bag under 25 pounds without sacrificing what I need.
Many people choose dehydrated food or prepackaged survival food for their backpack or bug out bag. I have a solution that gives you more calories and protein per pound and is cheaper and even healthier.
Surviving at home for a while during a severe winter storm isn’t all that difficult if you’ve planned ahead – even if the power goes out.
The Ebola virus problem has been escalating out of control in Africa and is now spread to the West. … How worried should you really be? … What can you do to prepare?
The threat of an EMP/CME to our society is very real and most people and governments are woefully unprepared. Here’s what you should do to start preparing.
You can’t always carry a weapon to defend yourself but with a little creativity and some training, there are many discreet weapons you can improvise.
So if cell phones stopped working, how would you communicate? What if an EMP wiped out all electronics? How would you find your family or get help during a disaster or if SHTF?
There is a lot we don’t know about the effects of an EMP/CME but there are some things that we do. Knowing what would happen to your electronics, your car, and your life is the first part of being prepared for an EMP.
There is a credible threat to our power grid from an EMP/CME. This series will explain what they are, how they can/will affect you, and what you can do about it.
Most advice you hear about how to choose a weapon is crap. I quickly break down the basics for you and give you further resources to make the best choice.
Everyone knows that you can be monitored through your cell phone, but did you know they can use it to monitor your computer activity too?
There are a lot of myths about what you can and can’t do with water in a survival situation or if SHTF. Let’s dispel some of those myths.
The world news is on fire with reports of infections and death from the Ebola virus, and victims are being brought to the US. What do you need to know?
If most people prepare to ensure their survival, then wouldn’t it make sense that you take precautions with things which can immediately impact you first? Then prepare for other possibilities?
Learning survival or prepper skills doesn’t have to be boring. There are several games that can teach you valuable skills. Here are 10 to get you started.
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Which prepper skills and abilities would you need to focus on to survive SHTF or a natural or man-made disaster?
I understand this is a “made for TV drama”….it made me wonder how many people would watch this and think this is the way to survive?
Did you know that there are several short and long-term threats to your food supply? Read the facts about these threats as well as what you can actually start doing today to make sure your family always has something to eat.
Learning about your neighbors, you will be able to better determine their strengths and weaknesses and help you scout for SHTF team members
Ok, so I saw the 5 gallon bucket air conditioner swamp cooler that figjam did a couple years ago and thought it was a fantastic idea. I wanted to see if I could improve on that. I finally got it.
Some people out there think they know exactly what’s going to happen when SHTF and anything that isn’t useful then is idiotic to prep now. You’re wrong, and here’s why…
Even if you have to scrimp and save, I would encourage you to invest some money in the following gear and get high quality. You get what you pay for.
One of the biggest questions I get is how much stuff you should carry in your pack. I’ve heard a lot of crap out there. This should clear things up a little.
There’s always been a lot of debate on whether you should stay in (or go to) a city if society collapses. Some say there’s safety in numbers and the city is best. Some say heading for the hills is the best option. Here’s what I think.
There are many things that will influence your chances of survival in combat, wilderness survival, or a SHTF scenario – some of them you can control directly and some of them you can’t. A lot of increasing your chances of survival begins at home.
I believe that it is my responsibility to protect my family. Having firearms helps me do that. But as we all know, having kids and guns can be a dangerous affair.
As I mentioned last week, I come across several interesting prepper or survival articles and products as I’m researching articles or ideas for the book I’m writing. This is another post of some of the best ones.
In order to survive, you need to have a plan. You can’t form an effective plan unless you know what you have available to you. This is about how to go about doing that.
You have holes in your Operations Security (OPSEC). We all do. But if you spend any time online, then new technologies are compromising your OPSEC in unsettling ways.
These are the best and most interesting finds I’ve found on the web this week that relate to prepping, survival, off-grid, self-sufficiency, defense, or whatever else I think you’ll be interested in looking at.
The whole point of being a prepper is to be ready if SHTF. The whole world doesn’t have to come to an end for me to consider that it has. If I’m about to die, or my family is, then for me, it’s a SHTF scenario.
So we learned the other day about balancing OPSEC so you could still operate. Today we’ll go over classifying your information. This is a topic that I’m EXTREMELY familiar with. The government classifies their information like this:
If you’re trying to defend a homestead or bug out location with a small group, you need to improve your odds by what are called force multipliers. One of the best ways to fight like a larger group is to prepare your battlespace.
OPSEC is necessary if you and your family are preppers, but how do you protect your information and still function? How much OPSEC is good OPSEC?
So if you and/or your family were captured as a hostage or kidnapped, would you know how to deal with it? Every situation is different and can be very fluid but here are some things to consider.
The question about what the best home defense weapon is is a pretty hotly-debated one. Some people thing it’s a .45, some people think it’s an M-16 or AK-47, and some people think it’s a shotgun. Here’s what I think.
Developing a routine is not only important to help you prepare for an emergency, survival, or even a SHTF situation, having a routine during those situations can save your life.
Is your family really prepared for an unexpected emergency? If something happened tonight, would you be ready?
Making fresh homemade butter at home is SUPER simple. All you need is heavy cream, a jar, and some elbow grease. Here’s how to do it. This is a great thing to do, not only to have healthier and better-tasting butter for cooking or spreading, kids LOVE to do this. It’s a great little homesteader-type […]
The idea of the ultimate bug out vehicle is something tossed around a LOT on the internet. I see monster tactical vehicles, cars kitted out like they’re straight out of a post-apocalyptic Mad Max set, and old bug out trucks from the 40’s. I figured it’s high time I talk about what the ultimate bug out vehicle really is.
Keeping your family or team safe during emergencies requires more than just proper planning. It requires requires practice. Practice not only helps people understand your plan, it can help you improve your plan.
You need to start growing your own food at home. Save money, eat healthier, and be ready in case of emergencies by growing your own food with an aquaponics system or organic vertical garden – even if you live in an apartment. It’s not as difficult or as expensive as you think.
Surviving a combat or SHTF situation isn’t all about what you have in your bug out bag – or even just what survival skills you have. Your attitude can make the difference between living and dying.