Bugging in or hunkering down is when you shelter in place during a disaster or emergency. It’s the opposite of evacuating, or bugging out. To do this you need enough supplies, means to defend yourself, and the certainty that your location will continue to remain safe throughout.
Bugging out is abandoning evacuating your current location as a result of a disaster or emergency, either because your home is not safe anymore, or because you anticipate it not being so in the near future.
There are many perils that could await you on your journey, so careful planning needs to be done. Ideally, you should also have one or several bug out locations.
Emergency communications is critical to acquiring info about the ongoing disaster, but also to signal to others for help, or to communicate vital bits of information.
HAM radios, CB radios, phones, walkie-talkies, signaling mirrors, and even Morse code could get your message across.
In a long-term disaster, you may not have specialized help to fix things, or even to buy new stuff. There are plenty of things you can make by yourself using nothing than a set of tools and basic materials.
EMP stands for an electromagnetic pulse, and there are two ways it can happen: either from solar activity, or as a direct consequence of a nuclear bomb.
There are ways to protect your electronics but, even better, you should be able to learn to survive and thrive without them, just like our forefathers did before they were invented.
EDC is all about survival items you carry every day on your person… just in case. These will be particularly useful in short-term emergencies, but may be lifesavers in SHTF situations as we..
Poverty rates, economic crisis, money becoming digital, a potential job loss and many more things mean you could be in financial trouble. Most large-scale disasters and emergencies would affect the economy, and with it, your own wellbeing.
Water and food are two of the most important survival essentials. You need as much as you can, but there are other things you need to worry about, such as food spoilage, water filtration systems, stockpile rotation, stockpiling non-food items, and much more.
No matter where your home is located, it is not immune to burglars, home invasions or natural disasters. Improving your home security is a must, but if you assess it may become unsafe despite your best efforts… maybe it’s time to move.
Homeschooling your kids is a good alternative to the public education system, but you need to be up for it. It will take a lot of time and effort, so be sure you prepare accordingly.
Whether it’s knife laws, trespassing laws, rainwater collection or other things pertaining to survival and self-defense, you should know the federal and state laws, to avoid legal trouble.
Some say homesteading is the best way to prep, because it’s basically living the lifestyle of our grandparents: away from crowded and dangerous cities, using little or no technology, and learning the skills that would help you survive and thrive post-collapse.
It’s no secret natural disasters are killing a lot of people each year. We haven’t been able to protect from them as a society, so it is up to you to figure out which ones are more likely to affect you, and then prep accordingly.
Mother Nature can be vicious, but it’s also predictable in its unpredictability.
Everything you can and should do BEFORE disaster strikes is in this category.
Self-defense isn’t something to worry about in a disaster. People attack other people all the time, so you need to take necessary precautions for yourself and for your family.
Everything related to you being able to survive various disasters goes into this category.
No matter how in poor of a shape you are, even a tiny bit of improvement could make a world of different when you’re out there, fighting for your life.
Gardening is probably the easiest way of having a renewable food supply.
Being healthy and being able to take care of yourself when doctors may not be available is a tough skill to learn, but you may not have a choice.
These recipes typically require basic ingredients and are easy to prepare, so you can probably make them with what you’ve already stockpiled.
If there’s one thing more important than gear, it’s practicing, and becoming good at the basic survival skills needed to survive. This takes a lot of practice out in the real world, time and patience.
The last thing you want is for your gear to fail you when you need it most. On the other hand, there are plenty of expensive products that aren’t all that great. We tell you what you need, and what you should expect to pay for it.
Surviving disasters and emergencies in the city has some disadvantages over rural settings, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
The firearms and alternative weapons you could use to defend yourself in critical scenarios.
Hopefully you won’t have to survive in the wild, without a permanent roof over your head, but there may be a time you might be forced to. These skills will only increase your self-reliance levels, so there’s no harm in learning them.
A collection of free survival eBooks you can download and save on your devices to read and reference even when the Internet is down.