General Survival

Things to put in your will… just in case

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Death is a topic that we avoid talking or even thinking about. We wish for a long, prosperous life and more often than not, death is but a surprise that we expect to happen. However, there are a few things about dying that makes it something we can’t avoid talking …

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A few Survival Tips and Tricks

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The beautiful thing about survival is that you rarely have to come up with new ideas.  If there is a way to accomplish something in a survival setting, somebody smarter than me has probably thought of a solution.  Because of that, it is important to familiarize yourself with these strategies.  …

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Survival Uses for Trashcans

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Even though we often spend money buying items that will make great additions to our preps, there are many things around the house that can be used in tough times. One of these is the simple trashcan. You might be amazed at the uses to which you can put in …

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Survival and Preparedness Dictionary

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If you are new to the preparedness or survival mindset, you may come across a lot of terminology and acronyms that you aren’t familiar with yet. Don’t be discouraged. The terminology is ever expanding and new acronyms pop up all the time. In some cases, there is actually some debate …

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How to Make and Use Pine Pitch

Nature is really quite miraculous. Despite the fact that we live in a world full of manmade objects, mostly items that provide nothing more than convenience, we can turn to nature for substances that are often just as helpful and are also free and plentiful. Pine pitch is one such …

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The 5 Basic Survival Needs

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Although many preppers have specific events in mind that they are preparing for, there really is no way to predict with any certainty what a post-SHTF world will turn into. But there are five basic survival needs that, if met, should help you stay alive longer than anyone else. Obviously there …

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Shhhh! OPSEC and COMSEC are Critical for Survival

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OPSEC is critical for survival, and not just in a post-SHTF scenario, it’s critical even now. Operational Security or OPSEC is a term that actually originated with the military and it refers to procedures for safeguarding important information and activities that are necessary for successful execution of military missions. So …

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Shoo! How to Survive a Dog Attack

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The CDC documents just under 5 million dog bites annually in the United States. Over 800,000 of dog bite victims annually will require medical attention, nearly 400,000 of those victims are children. Up to as many as 34 people have died annually as a result of a dog bite. Even …

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How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

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When preppers talk about how to survive the zombie apocalypse, they are not talking about the undead. They are talking about those people who didn’t prepare at all or didn’t prepare well enough for a SHTF event or economic collapse. These unprepared people will quickly run out of food and …

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