When a person is hungry they usually don't think clearly. And when they're starving -- well -- that's when they become desperate. This is especially the case if they've been bugging out for a while and aren't sure when their next meal will be. To a person who is slowly starving to death, eating that green plant in the distance might seem like a tasty idea. Or that mushroom near their bug out retreat may be worth the risk. Basically, anything looks good right now, but that doesn't mean it's wise to eat it. That's why it's vital to know … [Read more...] about 7 Things We Must Never Eat While We’re Bugging Out or We’ll Suffer the Consequences
Rough conditions, extreme temperatures, harsh challenges? Well, I don't know about you, but to me that sentence screams "SHTF". I mean, there's always been no doubt that a SHTF situation is going to be a tough struggle for all of us. Yet, the thought of just how tough it'll be to try and survive something as gritty as this hasn't really sunk in for many people. SHTF really is going to be a total challenge for anybody that wants to survive. Because of this, it's a guarantee that it's going to put our bodies through hell, and it won't be very … [Read more...] about Survival Health and Getting Fit for a Disaster
For the people that claim to be so ready for a disaster, the unfortunate truth is that we don't have much of a clue. We like to believe we're prepared, but since the collapse hasn't happened yet, there's no way to tell what's actually needed. Of course, getting large amounts of critical resources we need, or having backup plans for any disaster is always a safe bet. Prepping like that is probably going to get you somewhere. However, there's still the problem that we just don't know what to expect, and that could truly determine whether we … [Read more...] about How to Tell if We Can Actually Survive in Urban Disaster Environments
Of all the SHTF and collapse events and circumstances that could possibly happen, some end up seeming much more devastating than others. For the most part, that makes sense, as few things could be worse than something like a nuclear war. However, there are some things that could actually have much more dire consequences than we think. Out of each of those possible overlooked situations, the one most ignored yet most destructive would definitely be an economic crisis or stock market crash. Sure, it may not appear as bad as many other possible … [Read more...] about Important Preparations We Must Make in Case of a Market Crash or Economic Failure
Often when it comes to survival situations, we discuss the importance or lack of importance of tools and equipment. After all, skills and knowledge can get you a lot further than tools, so it becomes a point of debate. However, I can say with certainty that I believe survival does not require much gear, and it shouldn't be so heavily relied on. Yet, thing is tools still really help us, so not many people are willing to give that up. Despite benefits like less costs and less weight to carry, many people still take lots of equipment with them. … [Read more...] about (Video) How to Survive in the Wild With Absolutely No Tools!
When hiding out or bugging in during a SHTF situation, the place we choose better be safe. It's where we're going to end up spending most of our time during the collapse, and will contain the bulk of our supplies. So, it's definitely important to choose a safe and secure location for a situation like that. For the most part, that's not so tricky. If you can pick somewhere durable, off-grid, or isolated, you should have no problems when SHTF. Just sit back and relax as you sit safely in your new shelter. Finding somewhere like that is easy to … [Read more...] about How to Handle a Hideout Becoming Ground Zero
When it comes to a survival situation, there are many different ways you can handle yourself and your surroundings. At the end of it all, it's just a matter of personal preference as to what you do in a dire situation. However, there tend to be a few key strategies that most people utilize and stick to. Out of those few very common ones, I'd say the strategy that garners some of the most attention is bugging out. There are tons of preppers out there that decide they want to stick to bugging out when it comes to SHTF situations. Of course, … [Read more...] about The Basics of a Survival Bug-Out Bag
Now, it's no secret that injury and the wilderness go hand in hand. From the harsh temperatures to rough terrain to vicious predators, you'll run into no end of trouble out in the wild. Obviously, that's a pretty prominent obstacle that many struggle to overcome, so it's become a major problem for many survivalists. Whether it's in a SHTF and collapse situation, or a simple wilderness excursion, all of the deadly factors and sometimes added chaos can really make it easy to end up wounded. And if that ever does happen to you or someone with … [Read more...] about Proper Wilderness First Aid
Survival situations tend to be unpredictable, as they can always vary in any kind of scenario. Especially due to the fact that every environment it's different, you can't just head into the wilderness expecting everything to go exactly as planned. Instead, you may end up having to improvise at some point while surviving. However, some environments and biomes are much more dangerous, harsh, and unpredictable than others. For example, your everyday forest is going to be a lot easier to survive in than somewhere much more extreme. Obviously, … [Read more...] about The Desert Food We May Need to Find in Order to Survive!
Nature is no stranger to powerful and dangerous forces that can cause some problems for us. I mean, any survival situation is an entire battle against nature and what it throws at you. Every bit of rough terrain, every dangerous predatory animal, and every harsh temperature is nature's way of testing and fighting you. However, of all the things that it has to offer, nature's biggest and deadliest weapon would have to be natural disasters. All over the world in all kinds of forms, natural disasters wreak havoc on nearly everyone. No matter … [Read more...] about Supplies We Will Need for the Next Earthquake