In such situations, fire is even more important to help keep us warm. But wind and rain also make for the worst circumstances in which to try and start a fire. If the rain doesn’t douse the flame, the wind blows it out. Yet it’s rare that any of us practice starting fires under such circumstances, choosing rather to do our practice when the weather makes it more comfortable to do so. Read More
Let’s assume your home was destroyed in a flood. All your supplies are gone, all you have is your bug-out bag and you need to evacuate to a new place. That’s one scenario. Read More
During times of emergency, you can either choose to be proactive or reactive. The difference is that by being proactive, you are more in control of the situation. If you're reactive like most people, your awareness level is low. Read More
Building a safe room is a fantastic idea and if your space and budget allows for it, you should build one. If you can’t do it in your own home, see if you can get a bunker built to achieve a similar solution. Read More
One important piece of anyone’s survival gear, which has nothing to do with the new gadgets that have come out of the prepping movement, is your smartphone. While not designed for the purpose of survival, there are many things you and I can use it for, which will help us to survive, especially in a short-term survival situation. Read More
We in the western world have become far removed from our priorities for survival. The basic reason for this is that we don’t really have to think about them. Our massive infrastructure, which we as a society have spent a fortune building, takes care of these things automatically for us. And while we might grumble at having to pay the bills for those “necessities,” we don’t think of them in survival terms. Some even go so far as to say that they are a “human right” and we should receive them for free. Read More
Should a disaster of that magnitude hit out country, many will suffer or even perish. But the preppers won’t. We’ve all seen how difficult things got during the COVID pandemic and resulting lockdowns. But it didn’t get anywhere as difficult for those who were prepared. Oh, they were still inconvenienced; although not by standing in the line at the grocery store at 5:00 in the morning, hoping they could grab a package of toilet paper.
Most preppers don’t have the skills necessary to survive for a prolonged period of time in the wilderness. It’s considerably harder to do that, than most people realize. But if you own a cabin in the woods somewhere, that might actually be a better survival retreat for you and your family. Getting out of town and away from other people lessens the risk of being attacked by those other people when they are desperate and out of food.