Without a doubt, survival situations are some of the roughest times we can face. Whether it's voluntary or not, prepared or winging it, time in the wilderness is never spent too luxuriously. Obviously, I can think of worse positions to be in. There's no end to all kinds of bad places to be right now. Yet, that still doesn't make surviving any less difficult and harsh. Especially if you're in some unpleasant conditions, it takes a lot of strength and willpower to last through a survival situation. However, if the struggle for survival was … [Read more...] about What Everybody’s Survival Medicine Kit Should Look Like, as Told by a Nurse
SHTF survival is much more than just a game of who has the most resources. While supplies and items are always quite helpful, it takes more than that to be a readied prepper. Beyond that, you've also got other things to take care of, particularly your own condition. Now, you might be thinking of physical condition and training now. Getting your body in proper shape so you can operate at peak performance. While that is always helpful for SHTF, there's still one part many people overlook. Simply, we're all forgetting that SHTF is also a … [Read more...] about Brilliant Tactical Tips From an Actual Soldier
Survival, disaster, SHTF, and emergency situations all tend to get out of hand. Due to them being rather chaotic, varying, and nearly uncontrollable, it's quite easy for things to get rough real fast. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of things to do about it, so instead, it's all about anticipating the consequences and results. So, what exactly comes out of the anarchy of those types of situations? Well, there's all kinds of results, mainly negative, that arise from these scenarios. For one, many of them, such as disaster and SHTF … [Read more...] about The Various First Aid Kits Needed in an Emergency
Bugging out is always a very tricky task. Yet, it may not be tricky for the same reasons many people think. Sure, it's hard to have the willpower to constantly be on the move. Plus, it's hard to know exactly where to go and what to do, while always changing your surroundings and having to adapt your plan. However, I feel that the real challenge of bugging out is much different from either of those. It's not about what you'll face on the road, or the physical struggle of all the traveling and moving. In reality, the biggest problem for some … [Read more...] about Quick and Easy Methods of Lightening a Bug-Out Bag
While us preppers are without a doubt going to be set once SHTF, the same can't be said for everyone. We're all so caught up in the prepping community, learning from each other, that we forgot there's a whole, very large chunk of the population that aren't preppers. Just normal folks that are most definitely going to face an unpleasant surprise after the collapse. Unfortunately for those people, there isn't much you can do if you aren't a prepper. As much as we can try to convince them to take some action, it only helps if they actually do … [Read more...] about Genius Home Fortifications We All Should be Utilizing
I've said this countless times before, but survival situations are pretty hard to predict. We never really know what they'll look like or how they'll play out until they actually do. However, that's not even the biggest issue of SHTF situations being unknown. While not knowing what you'll need to start prepping for is quite bad, what's worse is not knowing when it could happen. Imagine you're at work, on vacation, or doing something else away from your supplies when a disaster hits. That's the last place you want to be. Additionally, you … [Read more...] about The Signs to Pay Attention to That Signal an Incoming Survival Situation
Let's face it: none of us are quite the same when it comes to prepping and survival. We all have different situations and circumstances, varying mindsets, access to different resources, and unique priorities. So, that typically means that none of our survival experiences will be quite the same, although that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Because of this, we tend to rely on different things to keep us alive. We've all got those one or two things that are our "lifesavers." Whether it's your favorite tool, your best skill, or your most … [Read more...] about The 3 Survival Skills That Are Critical to a Person’s Survival Once a Disaster is Here
When it comes to survival or SHTF situations, it's never an even playing field. Depending on all kinds of different factors and circumstances, there's always going to be people with better odds than others. That's simply how life works, and it definitely doesn't change once SHTF. So, if there's always going to be some kind of imbalance, why would you ever want to be the person at the short end of the deal? Why settle for being the underdog to survive when you could cruise through as a serious contender in the collapse? If you can find an … [Read more...] about The 3 Best Emergency Energy Sources to Get Our Hands On
When we actually encounter a SHTF scenario, things are going to be tougher than we could even imagine. Now, I don't say that to be frightening or pessimistic, it's just easier to prep when we realize our challenge ahead. And few things could be as challenging as a full-blown collapse situation. So, if you're prepping and trying to do it properly, you're going to have to be aware of all kinds of different aspects and factors. Of course, for the most part, they're quite obvious, like water and supplies. Yet, some parts of prepping aren't as … [Read more...] about The Best Fitness Training a Prepper Can Do!
On wilderness excursions, there's a limit to the kinds of foods you can bring and prepare. As there's no gourmet kitchen or master chef around, you've got little to work with. Unfortunately, food is quite important to survival, so you've got work something out. If you don't consistently eat food with the nutrients you need, it could turn out poorly for you. Of course, the common option for survival food is to bring disgusting cans of mashed nutrition. While they're mainly healthy, they sure aren't enjoyable. And yes, taste takes a backseat … [Read more...] about Amazing Multi-grain Pancakes That Are the Perfect Wilderness Survival Food!