In SHTF situations, things get pretty tough, so you never know when you might mess up or get beaten by something. You just can't predict what could go wrong, but it easily can in a dire situation. And obviously, that's not good, because if things go awry, that opens a whole new door of bad possibilities. If your situation doesn't go your way, probably the worst thing aside from a major wound or death would be losing your gear or resources. Of course, no outcome is good, but that is very likely going to be the most detrimental. Without the … [Read more...] about 10 Awesome Survival Uses for Flour Sack Dishtowels
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Nowadays, with the survival community constantly growing, there are so many skills and tricks we can learn. Every day, we come up with new things to help better our survival efficiency, and I definitely think it's a good thing. However, we're beginning to lose sight of the old classic skills, the ones we used to focus on so much. Now we've got so many unique or very specific skills that we have no time for the basics, the ones we learned when we were young or first got into survival. Yet there was a reason we learned those ones first, and … [Read more...] about The Right Way to Skin a Deer… This a Basic Survival Skill Everyone Should Learn!
Many of us have different views on the importance and usefulness on many things. In fact, it's quite hard to find something that everyone agrees on. However, I think I've found just the statement: fire is extremely useful. Maybe you disagree, but I doubt it. I mean, how could you? First off, it gives us warmth, allowing us to bear cold weather and not freeze to death. Additionally, it gives us light, and quite a lot at that, and not to mention it's a main way to cook food in a survival situation. Beyond that, it does much more, such as it … [Read more...] about (Video) Tricky Ways to Start Fires With Tons of Everyday Items
SHTF situations are always quite unpredictable. And we usually think of that in the sense of what will happen exactly and under what circumstances, but we focus less on the "when" it will happen. We'd all like it to occur with lots of warning while we're in our shelters and homes just after counting out a full storage supply of everything we need, but the thing is, we don't always get what we want. We know what to do when it happens on our home turf, in a familiar area with everything we need, but what do we do if it occurs when we're on … [Read more...] about (Video) These Survival Tricks For Chapstick Are Absolutely Genius!
Water is one of the most valuable things on the planet. While it's so common and simple, without it, we're goners pretty fast. And it only becomes more important in a survival situation, because we have less help around us if we get dehydrated. So, survival situation, SHTF, or during a normal day, water is extremely important. Yet whether your pipes are broken, you live in a rural area, you're out in the wild, or it's during SHTF, you never know when your usual source of water will be gone. And when that happens, you know things just got … [Read more...] about (Video) Genius Quick-Deploying and Easy to Make Rain Catchment System Simply Using a Tarp!
In SHTF situations, you're never that secure, no matter what you do. Of course, prepping really increases chances of survival and safety, but it doesn't fully stop anything bad from happening. When SHTF, you never know when things could go awry, and what you've prepped isn't helpful anymore. Yes, that's not a pleasant possibility to consider, but it's something we've got to be able to handle at any time. If things go wrong, and what we've prepped fails, then we're in a big emergency situation, and chances are you'll have to flee. In fact, … [Read more...] about How to Pick the Right Emergency Survival Bag
As survivalists, we're all familiar with lots of wildlife and the various kinds of animals. And that means we also know of the abundance of them. While they obviously roam free in the wild, there's plenty that still live in suburban and even occasionally urban areas. And right now, we brush them off and don't think too heavily about them right now. We either encounter them in the wild and simply move on, as that's their home, or we find them in a town or city, and just shoo them away. While that currently makes sense and is the rational … [Read more...] about The Survival Live Trap That’s a Must-Have for Every Prepper!
Most of the time in SHTF situations, many people decide the best plan is to stay in your home. And that's not a bad idea. It's a familiar area with total freedom to do whatever you want in, once SHTF. It's easier than wandering around, revealing yourself to others, and heading into the unknown. However, most of our current homes are still not that safe. Sure, we know them and the area well, and usually, the other folks that live around, but they aren't very physically defensive. If you have any security, it's usually just locks, an alarm … [Read more...] about Vital Tips for Securing and Fortifying a House When a Collapse Happens
As survivalists, I'm fairly certain we've all done our fair share of camping. It's relaxing, fun, a way to brush up on our survival skills, and it can be a way to challenge ourselves and our survival smarts. If you haven't already gone camping a few times, I highly recommend it. And while camping isn't all that bad, or even bad at all, it's still rough. That's no surprise obviously, but with few resources, and little to nothing for comfort or luxury, not just anybody can go camping. You need to have a bit of inner strength and willpower. But, … [Read more...] about (Video) Prepper Takes a Chain Saw to a Wood Log..What He Does With it? This Completely Blew My Mind!
In survival situations, every little action and decision means something, because it's not long before you run out of resources to survive. And if you're planning on making the right decisions and doing the right things, then you'll need proper knowledge and skills.One of the best ways to utilize that knowledge and set of skills is for creating things to help you and keep you alive. While this could mean various structures or contraptions, it could also mean resources.And what's the main resource you can essentially make? Food, of course. And … [Read more...] about Easy SHTF Cooking: 2 ‘Survival Breads’ Pioneers Made Without Using an Oven