Tag Archives: Survival

5 Brilliant Homestead Hacks Grandma Never Taught Us

If your grandmother was anything like mine, it seemed like there was nothing she couldn’t do. She could sew just about everything, grow just about anything, and seemed to know just about everything! This is because my grandmother raised children during the Great Depression. She learned to make things herself … or do without! She passed some of these skills on to my mother, and I picked up a few myself, but I wa

10 Terrifying Realities Of Long-Term Blackouts (That Americans Never Consider)

In any natural disaster or man-made crisis, only one thing is truly certain: Survival will not only be a challenge, but it will become each individual’s personal primary goal. Perhaps today, all that we’re worried about is a check engine light in our car or what to have for dinner, but that will all change in any true situation that takes down the power grid. But what will happen to Americans in a grid-down sit

How To Build A Survival Gun Cache On A $500 Budget

Survivalists who find themselves on serious budgets always will be faced with the problem of accumulating the gear they want within a price point that they can afford. Putting together a survival armory of guns is no exception. Let’s say that you only have $500 to spend on guns. Many would say that with this budget, it’s A) impossible to build a complete armory that covers your bases, and, B) the guns that you

34 Primitive Survival Skills All Survivalists Should Know

Maybe you’ve got a few tricks up your sleeve when it comes to outdoor survival, or perhaps you are searching for some? In any case, it goes without saying that as an earth-dweller, surviving outdoors is a matter of extreme importance. When it comes down to this, preparation is everything. How should you prepare? By taking into account the variety of skills and information essential for staying alive and keep

8 Requirements of a Good Bug Out Location

If a major disaster occurs, millions of people will be forced to leave their homes and find some other safe place to live. Let me be clear about something: if you don’t secure your safe place before SHTF, then you will be a REFUGEE. You will be left roaming with the masses and fighting for any resources you can find. Let’s hope that a disaster never strikes, but let’s also be prepared for it by choosing a Bug

Prep Blog Review: The Good & The Bad Food In Your Pantry

You probably already have a well-stocked pantry for survival, but have you checked the foods lately? While some foods from are a bless and you can use them for several purposes in a survival situation (e.g. honey), there are other foods that you are stockpiling without knowing how dangerous they are. Since there are good foods and bad foods in your pantry, for this week’s prep blog review I’ve gathered four art

These 14 Survival Guns Are Immortal

Many working handguns, rifles, and shotguns are also classics. Although they are old, even those that aren’t in working condition can be repaired and used for shooting. Being able to recognize which classic guns can be restored is an important skill for preppers. Even though you may have confidence in the guns you own now, it never hurts to know how to use and repair older guns that rely on simpler technologies.

4 Foolish Mistakes People Make When Picking A ‘Bug-Out’ Location (LOTS Of People Do No. 2)

When choosing a location to “bug out” to, there are three very common mistakes people make, each of which could seriously compromise your survival plan, or even worse. Don’t make these mistakes, and you’ll stand a much better chance of pulling through. Mistake 1: Head for the hills! Sure, we’ve all said it, either seriously or in jest. Things go south, we’ll fall back to the mountains and regroup. Espec

Mysterious Phenomenon ‘Radiation Clouds’ May Be Bringing ‘Radioactive Rain’ To America – ‘Radiation Readings Off The Charts’ As ‘Constant Phoenix’ Is Deployed To Europe

– ‘And No One Knows Where The Radiation Comes From’ The February 3rd story from New Scientist reports upon a newly discovered mysterious phenomenon that may pose a risk to air travelers: ‘radiation clouds’. ‘Danger zones’ in the air where radiation levels surge to the point where they could pose an unrecognized health hazard, the NASA-funded Automated Radiation Meas

The Silent-But-Deadly Weapon Missing From Most Survival Caches

If there’s anything that will bring up controversy in the world of survival and prepping, it’s a discussion about weapons. Everyone has their own ideas about what’s the best, and most of those ideas are based upon some pretty sound reasoning. The truth is there is no one perfect weapon or even set of weapons that is the perfect solution in all situations. What is ideal in one scenario might be the worst possi

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