Food Storage and What You May Not Kno...

Today, food storage is an important topic! The more we prep today, the safer we all are for tomorrow.  Did you know that the average male consumes almost 2,500 calories a day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But if a cataclysmic event that disrupted the agricultural industry and the supply system for food, […]

How Gum And Survival Go Together

Chewing gum / bubble gum is a pop-culture element so rooted into modern society that it’s impossible for our generations (the gum-chewing, bubble-blowing generations) to envision it otherwise. As kids, we used to go for the sweet flavored types, the ones that came into a multitude of colors or flavors. As adults, if we lost […]

Why I Refuse Flu Shots..

If you’re looking for a deeply scientific medical opinion on the flu shot, this isn’t it. I’m not a chemist, a physician or someone with an advanced degree in biology. I’m just a guy with lots of common sense, an internet connection and a few business degrees. I’m a person who has researched and compiled an assortment […]

Communicating During A Collapse

I was reading an article about a month ago about Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that devastated parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. I also found an article on the   earthquake in Sukuiso, Japan back in 2011.  Both articles highlighted how difficult it was for the victims to ask for medical help or get in […]

Stop, Think and Prepare For The Holid...

There are plenty of events that require keen survival skills during the holiday season, and some of them require more than just patience and long suffering to overcome. With everything else going on this time of year, it is easy to forget some of the basic safety and preparedness skills. Here are a few to […]

Use Your Clothing To Float

The first rule in a survival situation is to stay calm at all times. Especially,  if you are thrown overboard from a boat or caught in a flood. Panic can cause death in an instant. Take several minutes to tread water as you calm yourself down and assess the situation. How far away is land? […]

Bushcraft Foundation Skills

Bushcraft is the name we give a collection of skills that all involve thriving in the wilderness.  From knowing how to build a fire in various conditions to finding food by hunting and foraging, to carving and building necessary items from wood and other natural materials; bushcraft is all about acquiring the skills needed to […]

Cold In Your Sleeping Bag? Try This!

One of the challenges of outdoor recreation is staying warm. Even if the days are warm, nights can be downright frigid at higher altitudes. For those who plan to stay in a sleeping bag overnight, here are some ways to stay warm.   Keep Yourself Off the Ground – Direct contact with the ground can […]

How Are Your Swimming Skills?

One of the most neglected areas of survival preparation is that of water safety training. According to the American Red Cross, only half of adults in the United States can perform the essential skills they would need to survive in the event of a water emergency. These critical skills could ultimately save lives. Certain swimming […]

Consider This Before Making A Bug Out...

If you have spent any time researching emergency preparedness, you have probably noticed a pretty consistent theme: 72-hour survival. Everyone suggests you need a three-day survival kit, but they all vary on what to put into it. This post can help you make informed decisions on assessing the where, what and how of an expected situation […]