Latest Articles

Interview with Jim Cobb from Survival Weekly

jim cobb interview

Hey everyone, Another day, another interview. Today I’m excited to have Jim Cobb form SurvivalWeekly.com here for an interview. Jim has been a prepper for almost 30 years, and now he’s teaching it to other people through his articles and in-depth videos. So let’s not waste anymore time and pick …

Read More »

How to Tie the Trucker’s Hitch Step by Step

truckers hitch knot featured

The trucker’s hitch (or power cinch, rope tackle, hay knot, harvester’s knot, dolly knot, there are many names) is the unchallenged king of tension knots. It is a compound knot (an arrangement of rope made of multiple different knots) which has the unusual feature of providing mechanical advantage, like a …

Read More »

Can You Still Die in a Disaster if You Prepare?

dying in a disaster featured

All of us understand that disasters great and small are dangerous. You don’t really prepare for things on this scale if they aren’t truly dangerous. Natural or man-made makes no difference; any given event will carry with it dozens of ways to die. And so we prepare. We train. We …

Read More »

Interview with Joe Alton MD, aka Dr. Bones

joe alton interview featured

Hey everyone, Today I have the honor of interviewing a well-known name in the survival community: Dr. Joe Alton MD, a.k.a. Dr. Bones. One of the most overlooked survival aspects is, without a doubt first aid. It’s harder to learn, and the online sources aren’t that many, not to mention …

Read More »

The Ultimate AR-15 Guide For Beginners

ar-15 guide featured

The AR-15 is a versatile, dependable, and highly accurate rifle for both home defense and self-defense purposes. This lightweight rifle has gotten a back rap by liberals, who deem it an “assault rifle” primarily because the anti-gun crowd mistakenly believes the “AR” stands from that dog whistle of a phrase …

Read More »

5 Ways Prepping Can Improve Your Daily Life

prepping improve life featured

The most obvious benefit of prepping is improved chances of survival in a given crisis. One might also say that a greater state of readiness for whatever life throws your way, in general, is also a tangible benefit. This readiness will mean a certain amount of “occurrence independence” or relying …

Read More »

Tara’s 56 Acres Survival Homestead Retreat Tour

survival homestead tour featured

Not just any piece of land can be turned into a survival homesteading retreat – at least not a quality one that will keep your family safe, well fed, and adequately hydrated. Our search for the right piece of land to turn into a prepper retreat took about three years. …

Read More »

How to Make Penicillin by Yourself

how to make penicillin featured

You probably know this, but penicillin is the best known antibiotic in the world. It has a long history of use before the times of modern medicine and is still used in hospitals today. It was officially discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming in the UK. Although it had been …

Read More »

12 Excellent Urban Survival Books

urban survival books featured

Most expert preppers agree that those with the ability to live or bug out to a rural location have a greater chance of surviving a widespread SHTF event. But for those who find themselves trapped in an urban environment or suburb when SHTF, there are a number of excellent urban …

Read More »

5 Ways to Stop Your BOB from Getting You Killed

stop bob killed featured

For preppers, life can be a little luggage centric. Talk of BOB’s Go-Bag’s, INCH bags, and others go on ‘round the clock. That’s with good reason, as keeping the equipment you need to deal with disasters great and small handy is a tall order if you plan on storing it …

Read More »

Best Security Practices for Living in an Apartment

apartment security practices featured

One of the most important things to consider in today’s society is safety for yourself and your family.  For those living in an apartment, home security can be more challenging due to the close proximity of people living in the area as well as the greater likelihood of people coming …

Read More »

How to Get Some Sleep in a Crisis

sleeping in a crisis featured

Sleep is essential to performance. Don’t think so? It doesn’t matter what you think. Your “sleep debt” must be paid one way or another, or your body and mind will start to suffer in increasingly awful and deleterious ways. How long you can cheat your body’s sleep requirements varies, and …

Read More »

Why an Emergency Weather Radio needs to be in Every Prepper’s Kit

emergency radio featured image

When preparing for the daunting prospect of an impending natural disaster, a lot of people will overlook the fact that pretty much every form of communication that they take for granted, cell phones, landlines, televisions, computers, etc, will, in all probability, be rendered useless, as soon as the situation, whatever …

Read More »

These Natural Painkillers Are Excellent Post-Collapse

natural painkillers featured

There are darn few constants in life, understanding this is why about five million Americans also deem themselves preppers. Yet, there are two things you can definitely count on in any long-term SHTF situation: 1 – calling 911 will not get you the help you desperately need, and 2 – …

Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Prepping for Tornadoes

prepping for tornadoes featured

Tornadoes are frightening and dangerous weather phenomena, capable of appearing out of a thunderstorm in moments, wreaking total destruction, and vanishing just as quickly. Tornadoes can happen anywhere on earth, but are most common by far in the U.S., especially in the Midwest and South. The storms themselves are dangerous, …

Read More »

6 Off-Grid Ways to Charge Your Cell Phone

charging your phone featured

The modern phone is pretty miraculous. Your average example is essentially a piece of sci-fi kit made material, able to provide instantaneous communications under most conditions, navigation, a flashlight, compass, a library of ebooks and the sum of all the worlds knowledge (plus videos of dogs) by way of the …

Read More »

Ten $10 Preps You Should Get Today

ten preps to get today featured

I regularly hear “motivated” people who have drank deeply from the cup of self-sufficiency express fervent intent on “prepping” and “getting ready” and then promptly spin their wheels, do nothing and generally waste time. Whatever the cause, be it uncertainty, lack of a plan or just sheer, plain laziness, talk …

Read More »

Top 15 Scary Things That Can Happen When SHTF

scary things shtf featured

Life after SHTF will be fraught with peril. Though you are fortunate to have survived the onset of the dark days, no matter how well prepared, how trained and how tough you might be things will only ever be a hair’s breadth from mortal danger. The potential for injury, death …

Read More »