Tag Archives: Survival

3 Profound Truths From History Channel’s Survival Show ‘Alone’

It’s been a long time since Bear Grylls commercialized the arts of wilderness survival. But if there were one primary reason why the show eventually lost popular interest, it probably had something to do with the weakness that had been embedded in the show from the very start: the ever-present camera crew. But that’s particularly where History Channel’s Alone shows us the true nature of what it takes, strippi

12 Items You Should Stockpile Other Than Food and Water

We live in very volatile times, times that are marked by increasingly horrific weather events, water scarcity, financial instability and in many cases, civil unrest. What does this mean for us? It means we need to live in a state of preparedness. That doesn’t necessarily translate into being a “hardcore prepper,” but rather just being aware and understanding what it means to be prepared. Of course, when you h

The Single Biggest Problem Lurking In Most Survival Preps

Prepping can easily become an all-encompassing activity, affecting every area of our lives. That’s why many preppers refer to it as a change in lifestyle, and not simply adding something to their already full plates. That actually makes sense, as the attitudes one needs to develop for prepping require looking at life in a different way and establishing a different set of priorities. The basic concept of prepping

The Silent ‘Stealth’ Survival Rifle That’s Compact And Lightweight, Too

Air rifles have been around for quite some time. The Austrian army equipped some of its units with air rifles in the early 1800s, and the Lewis and Clark expedition carried one on its westward journey. Back then, a huge flaw of the air rifle’s design was that it was delicate and had to be pumped over 100 times to fill its air reservoir. I fondly remember my 10th birthday. It was the day I opened up that beautiful

The 4 Most Reliable Tactical Firearms You Can Buy

When it comes to choosing “tactically” purposed firearms, I’ve found that it’s easy to drop loads of cash on all the bells and whistles, whether we actually need them or not. With that being said, there will always be one factor that rules the day for firearms which ultimately take up residence in my gun safe: If the gun doesn’t shoot 99.99 percent of the time I pull that trigger — provided I’ve maint

Stockpiling Ammo: The Minimum Requirements For Your Survival Stash

If you ever want to start a debate on a survival or shooting forum, just ask, “How much ammunition is enough for an emergency stockpile?” Then take cover. You’ll be amazed at every single armchair general who comes out of the woodwork to offer his or her opinion on the matter. Some folks are minimalists: “Only what you can carry” is their cry as they announce their plans to survive by scrounging their way

How To Pick The Perfect Do-Everything Survival Knife

I will never forget that day I convinced my mom to drive me down to the Army-Navy surplus store. I was 16 and had just saved up for two weeks to purchase a new knife. Not that I needed a new knife. I had more knives than Carter has liver pills. But I didn’t have a fixed-blade knife, and on that sunny day I intended to rectify that. I had already picked the knife, and I merely had to pay the store owner. Which I d

15 Things Cowboys Carried With Them In The Wild West To Survive

Those of us who are fascinated with life in the “Wild West,” beyond what Hollywood shows us, realize that our pioneering forefathers had it hard. True history, not the kind shown on Netflix, isn’t filled with gunfighters and stick-up artists, but rather hard-working men and women who faced deadly situations on a regular basis. While some succumbed to the dangers of the West, many more survived. We can honest

5 Strategies To Survive In The City When SHTF

When we think of survival and disaster preparedness the images most people conjure up are basically rural. Preparedness is all about being ready to harvest the essentials from the land, and there’s a distinct echo of pioneer families about it all. But is this realistic? The latest figures, from 2015, show that 82% of Americans now live in urban areas. If you’re one of them, being ready for the worst brings a wh

Tools The Early Pioneers Used on A Daily Basis

Setting out for the frontier in the 19th century was nothing like moving to a new city today. You weren’t moving to a place with a fully developed infrastructure, where you could easily get your hands on all the essentials of day to day life from a choice of stores and service providers. The hardy pioneers who built the West had to be self-reliant, and that meant taking everything they needed with them. We often

Massive US Death Traps Exposed On Drudge Report – ‘They Can’t Hold It Back Much Longer’ Survival Expert Warns

It has long been argued that the #1 rule for survival is population density. Imagine this. Should suddenly and without warning the SHTF, where would YOU rather be, in a big city with hundreds of thousands to millions of others, the large majority of them completely unprepared for a SHTF situation, or out in the country or the mountains where the numerical odds begin in your favor with far fewer people attempting t

12 Overlooked Items No One Includes In Their Preps (But Should)

No matter how much thought and effort we put into preparing for the unknown, there’s always something we’re likely to forget. We fail to stock up on this, we put off buying that, or we neglect preparing things we think we’ll never use in a disaster situation. Following is a list of things we often overlook when preparing for a natural or man-made disaster – or even a time when the power is simply out for a

The 5 Most Reliable Handguns For Survival

If you could own only five handguns, what would they be? What type, caliber and even manufacturer? Here’s my five: 1. Browning Buck Mark .22 LR You need a pistol or a revolver chambered in .22 LR to complement your .22 rifle (assuming you have a .22 rifle in your collection). Beyond that, a .22 handgun will fulfill multiple uses. If you’ve set traps for small game, a .22 handgun will be the most practical choi