When SHTF, chances are that things will be most chaotic and dangerous in the highest populated areas. More people make for bigger targets, less order, and more contenders for resources. It stands to reason that due to all this, you would encounter many more threats, and have more trouble focusing on your own goals. Because of this, wanting to leave those areas when SHTF is a very logical and likely scenario for a smart prepper. Simply heading out into the deep wilderness where you can't be bothered or even found. That's the ultimate way to … [Read more...] about (Video) He Gives Us a Tour of an Off Grid Cabin and We’re Impressed!
As good as you can get at it, hunting is always a little difficult. I hate to say it, but it's just not a human's strong suit. While all the animals and critters in the wilderness have all kinds of abilities and adaptations to help them thrive, we humans are conditioned to much more comfortable and luxurious settings. Because of this, it really makes hunting a challenge for anyone. It's too easy to be outrun or evaded by animals due to their advantage in the wild. It's their element; we don't belong out there, and they do! Yet, that … [Read more...] about (Video) Important Deer Hunting Tips We’ll Want to Remember
Backpacking is often an underrated activity. Sure, everyone has their own opinion of what they like to do, but at the end of the day, backpacking really doesn't get the credit it deserves. Of course there are other things like that, but I truly feel that backpacking is more important than we think. For starters, it's a very nice pastime and hobby. To just travel around by foot, from a few hours to a few days, is always relaxing, fun, and can even be a learning experience. What's not to like about that? Yet, you can even take it a step … [Read more...] about (Video) A Starter’s Guide to Backpacking
As I've discussed before, hunting isn't exactly humanity's strong suit. Due to the advantageous adaptations that most animals have, it becomes very difficult for us to hunt them. That's why instead, we utilize our superior intelligence! Yet, even then, it sometimes is going to require more than just a good plan. While having some smarts is extremely useful and important for proper hunting, it never hurts to get some more boosts. But what else is there even to help you with? All you need is a little more gear, actually. Obviously, hunting … [Read more...] about (Video) How to Hunt in a Ground Blind
When SHTF, you never know where you'll find yourself. There's plenty of different ways to end up in various locations, from bugging out to simply being forced out of your shelter! Obviously, if it's not your plan then moving around will be a bit of a rude awakening, but nonetheless, it could always happen to anybody. So, don't let that discourage you. Don't immediately resort to just bugging out or traveling. No matter where you are or what you do, there's always a chance you'll be unintentionally derailed, and end up a place you weren't … [Read more...] about A Guide to Navigating Hostile Areas
Every now and then, we learn of something that we deem useful enough to add to our survival repertoire, and we begin learning about it. Whether it's a simple piece of gear, all the way to a new skill set, there's no end to us adding to and improving on our survival usefulness. However, there's also going to be many things we ignore or pass on. Obviously, that's bound to happen as not everything is very helpful. Yet, we can still occasionally be wrong. Sometimes we simply just underestimate the usefulness of a tool or a skill, and that's … [Read more...] about The Important Rules of Backpacking to Keep in Mind
Often at times in critical survival situations, we don't have enough supplies to fully get us what we want. Whether it's due to tool failure, losing your supplies, or simply not having enough in the first place, you never know when you'll need to look for an alternate source for something. And this is exactly when the ability to heavily rely on nature and work with it comes extremely in handy. If you can get everything you need through nature, and utilize every bit to your advantage, you'll be a very formidable wilderness survivalist. One … [Read more...] about How to Make a Dugout Shelter
In survival situations, there are often going to be times when things don't go our way. Obviously, this can mean many different things, but it will most entail plans going awry and losing supplies. And when this happens, you know things just got harder. However, we're all survivalists here, meaning we won't just give up right then. Instead, we use what we still have: our skills. There's a reason that survival skills are so important, and it's because of how we always have access to them. Pulling out these in a survival situation really turn … [Read more...] about (Video) Critical and Clever Survival Skills Everyone Can Benefit From
I can say with confidence that the survival community is big and still growing. Every day, I feel that more and more people are taking in interest in prepping and surviving. It even shows as you can see a growth in survival and prepping content on the internet. Yet, this isn't just some useless statistic. I think you can get a whole lot of this growing community. In fact, there's even more benefits from it than just seeing more content of different tips. Now, with so many people out there surviving, there are often chances to see other … [Read more...] about (Video) This Guy’s Solo Survival is Amazing!
Food is often an overlooked or underrated resource in survival or emergency situations. Obviously, we all know we need it to live, but due to the infrequency of its need, food tends to take a backseat to other resources like shelter and water. However, that shouldn't be such a case. Yes, shelter and water are still extremely important, but food shouldn't be as far behind them as it is currently. Instead, food should be on the same level as shelter and water, as it provides us with the energy we use to keep on surviving. Even beyond that, … [Read more...] about (Video) Off-Grid Cooking Methods That Are Survival Game Changers