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Emergency Preparedness

Bartering Basics

Bartering Basics

When it comes to keeping yourself and your family safe in a post-collapse world there’s just no getting around it: You can’t create everything you need yourself. Trade has been a cornerstone of our civilization since the very beginning, and there’s no reason to think that it will go away entirely even after a calamity. The important thing to remember[Read More…]

by August 25, 2014 0 comments Emergency Preparedness
44 Uses for Duct Tape

44 Uses for Duct Tape

Check out Sensible Prepper’s huge list of uses for a roll of duct tape. This video focuses only on SHTF survival situations, and it really highlights just how useful a roll of duct tape can be in just about any situation. Duct tape was originally developed to seal WW2-era ammo boxes, but since then it’s been used for just about[Read More…]

by August 22, 2014 0 comments Emergency Preparedness
Surviving in an Underground Shelter

Surviving in an Underground Shelter

More and more people are turning to underground survival shelters as an option for bugging out. These secure locations are easy to conceal and comfortable over the long term, and they’re a big upgrade from the primitive bomb shelters of the past. Popular survival company “Atlas” makes some of the most popular pre-fab shelters, with models that range in size[Read More…]

by August 19, 2014 0 comments Emergency Preparedness
Looking Through Two EDC Survival Bags

Looking Through Two EDC Survival Bags

YouTubers Eastern Mountain Hiker and SensiblePrepper took the time to show off their everyday carry survival bags. These are the sort of kits that are great for tossing into your daypack or the trunk of your car. Each one has everything you need for a night or two in the wild, skipping bulky food in favor of light rations and packing[Read More…]

Survival Knife Skills 101: Building A Shelter

Survival Knife Skills 101: Building A Shelter

Building a survival shelter from scratch is a project that every outdoorsman and prepper should try at least once. Doing it with just a knife, however, is a true test of your skills. While it’s true that this project will go much faster if you bring along a hatchet, tackling an A-frame shelter with your survival knife alone is a[Read More…]

by July 12, 2014 0 comments Emergency Preparedness
Top 5 Ways of Starting a Fire Without Matches

Top 5 Ways of Starting a Fire Without Matches

Starting a fire may seem simple, but it requires skill, practice and patience. Fire is something society takes for granted, but starting one by hand was once crucial to survival during bygone eras. It’s a skill that comes in handy when matches or lighters are out of reach, and there are several ways of doing so. Hand Drill This is[Read More…]

by June 5, 2014 0 comments Emergency Preparedness
The Army Poncho Hooch Made Easy

The Army Poncho Hooch Made Easy

Light infantry units don’t expect luxuries typically enjoyed by campers. Tents are nice, but not advisable on the battlefield. Light of any kind is prohibited, so don’t even think about lighting a camp fire. By necessity a grunt must construct disguise-able shelter using only what they can carry in their ruck. The term “hooch” is a Vietnam Era expression that[Read More…]

by May 25, 2014 0 comments Emergency Preparedness
7 Ways You Can Prepare For Wildfire Season

7 Ways You Can Prepare For Wildfire Season

They say it never rains in Southern California and those are conditions most of us can live with. While the climate is typically ideal, unusually low humidity and hot, dry air blowing in from the desert have contributed to a series of devastating wild fires in San Diego County this week. Over 125,000 people were evacuated from the advancing flames[Read More…]

by May 22, 2014 0 comments Emergency Preparedness