How can you tell if you're truly ready for SHTF? Honestly, it's pretty hard. But one way you can know is if you've been gathering knowledge for so long, that you start to be able to come up with your own original ideas. And with that also comes to the ability to recognize the value of others'. The few people who have reached that stage are those we call 'survival experts,' or 'expert preppers.' And rightly so, as they've got a whole arsenal of useful information floating around in their brains. Those are the people that usually end up … [Read more...] about Why Survival Experts Are Telling Everyone to ‘Stop Believing This Garbage’
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In the outdoors, food requires a little more effort to get at. Whether you're camping, on some wilderness hike, or at a cabin retreat, you need food, but there's no stores around to acquire it. You need to have the various skills or knowledge to achieve your goal of getting yourself some food. And there are various ways to do this in the wild, from hunting to foraging, but we tend to gravitate towards a couple methods in specific. Possibly the most common and used one is fishing, as it doesn't require too much but at the same time provides … [Read more...] about 16 Genius Fishing Hacks That Are Truly Mind-Blowing
Waste is all too common nowadays. Society as a whole rarely gives thought to any second uses for items. Rarely do any of us try to reuse anything. Right off the bat, that's incredibly wasteful, and not to mention bad for the planet and environment. But this isn't an environmentalist website; this is about survival. And so I'm saying we should all still try and reuse things anyways because it's extremely useful and beneficial to do so. You're coming up with other uses for things you'd otherwise throw away. It's free helpful materials and … [Read more...] about 17 Survival Tricks That’ll Prove That Old Gardening Hose isn’t Useless After All!
The wilderness is a pretty wild place. It's the name, how could it not be? There's tons of plant-life and wildlife out there, making the battle for survival all the more complicated. And through all the challenges and hardships of survival, chances are you could end up creating your own biggest threat. It's nothing physical, but rather getting lost! If you forget which direction you went or lose track of where you've ended up, then things won't be looking too good for you, amigo. Luckily, there's no need to resort to frantic yelling and … [Read more...] about How to Make a Survival Compass From Various Resources That Are Already There
Fire is a survival essential. It's something everybody has heard of and seen, and most of us in the survival community are quite familiar with as we've used it in the wilderness many times. Even going back to our caveman roots, those neanderthals used fire. Fire is, was, and always will be useful. It's irreplaceable in a survival situation, and if you think about it, is an extremely useful natural multi-use survival tool. It emits light, heat, can cook things, and break things down. It's got you covered in a few areas. Unfortunately, you … [Read more...] about (Video) Starting a Fire… With a Simple Plastic Sandwich Bag! Can It Be Done?
When it comes to prepping, few things are as serious as storage. It's how we'll have to the majority of our supplies, which in turn will essentially be decided how long we can survive, or if we do at all. So you've got to do it right, otherwise, you've screwed up big time and things won't look good for you pretty fast. That probably doesn't sound too hard though. Of course, it'll take a bit of planning, but it shouldn't be too hard, right? Unfortunately, that's wrong. Storage is no light task, and if you want to truly do it correctly, … [Read more...] about Survival Storage 101: This Guy Shows Us All of His Smart Tricks and Tips to Set Up the Perfect Storage
When prepping for SHTF, it's always a good idea to plan ahead for the future and not just get resources for a couple of days. However, we rarely look past the window of a month or two without planning for years to come. Yet, it's incredibly hard to judge how long a SHTF situation would really last, so it's hard to gauge what you'd need. And while camping out in your home or shelter easily allows for variation in how long you stay there, other survival plans may not, especially bugging out. When it comes to bugging out, you've got to be … [Read more...] about An Expert Prepper’s Genius 6-Month Bug Out Bag and Plan!
When you're bugging out, it's always a light journey. Not in distance or difficulty, unfortunately, but rather in terms of what you carry and what you have with you. It's pretty clear, but we tend to overlook just how little we can afford to bring when bugging out. Only the true essentials are allowed. And that means a couple of things. The first is that you've got to be skilled at rationing and scavenging. You need to make those things last. And I'm sure most of us are capable of doing that. The second thing that comes from few resources, … [Read more...] about (Video) How to Properly Pull off Bug Out Stealth Camping
Gardening, everyone's favorite way to connect with nature. Well, "favorite" might be a stretch, but you can't deny how useful it is. Whether you do it for fun, relaxation, or prepping, having a garden is always a good idea. It easily provides lots of food and other helpful resources, all from your own private source. And what we usually think of coming from gardens is fruits and vegetables, or the occasional medicinal plant. But something less thought of when growing plant-life and other resources like that is herbs. Yes, they're still … [Read more...] about Check Out This Genius Herb Growing Trick and What Ideal Herbs Grow With It!
People vary in their beliefs, values, likes, and dislikes, but there are a few things I'm sure we can all relate to. And one of those things is food. Who doesn't like food? And yet, that doesn't matter much, as whether you like it or not, you need food! It gives us the nutrients and energy that keep us healthy and going, and in a survival or SHTF situation, it becomes all the more important, as every bit of energy is crucial for surviving and continuing on. So, that often leads to eating just whatever you can and whatever is available. Of … [Read more...] about How to Prep the Right Kind of Survival Food to Make Meals That Taste Excellent