When things go south, it's never a bad idea to know your way around a gun. Especially when SHTF, during a terrorist attack, in the middle of some crime, or while riots are going on, you'll want to be able to scare others off or fully defend yourself and stop attackers if need be. And while anyone who knows to operate a gun can show you the simplest of basics, like aiming, firing, and reloading, there are other tips out there that could greatly improve your skill. Things that are basic as well, but not commonly taught and could prove … [Read more...] about (Video) Gun Fighting Techniques: Skills From a Master Gunman Every Survivalist Needs For SHTF
Sometimes, it's the little things that help us out and keep us going. Sure, water's what keeps us alive, but things would be pretty bland if that's all we drank. We all need a little flavor every once in a while. And there are few better drinks out there than good old fashioned coffee. Keeping you awake and alert all the time, even when you haven't been getting much sleep. It's a staple of anybody's morning. Even when SHTF or you're stuck in the wilderness, you might find yourself wanting or even needing some. A little energy boost or … [Read more...] about How to Make the Perfect Cup of ‘Hobo Coffee’ Without Any Modern Technology
I'm sure we've all trekked out into the wilderness at least once or twice, and we probably have plans to do it again. It's the natural place to be for any skilled survivalist. A few days camp, an afternoon hike, or a month-long excursion; any time spent out in the wild is great for peace, relaxation, skill-building, and solitude. Of course, the outdoors aren't the safest place for anybody. Difficult terrain, odd plant-life and deadly creatures make any trip out into the wild a tricky and dangerous one. You've got to know your stuff and … [Read more...] about Never Head Into the Wilderness Without These 5 Crucial Survival Items a Person Should Always Carry
Self-defense is important both everyday and in a survival or SHTF situation. Terrorists, criminals, looters, rioters and the like could all pose a giant threat to you, and a surefire way to neutralize that threat is to fight back and protect yourself. And a way to boost your chances of surviving and winning is the use of weapons, which I'm sure we all do anyways. However, that doesn't mean we should only count on them. You never know when you may not have your "old reliable" with you, no matter what it is. Regardless if it's broken, … [Read more...] about (Video) Guy Cuts Open a Cell Phone Charger..What He Makes With it? I Didn’t See That Coming!
I've said this before but I'll say it again: fire is 100% a major key to survival. Keeping you from getting hypothermia or freezing to death is pretty helpful in my opinion. Not to mention it can be quite comforting in a dire time. And all you usually need is some kind of fire starter to get one going. Pretty easy, especially with your prepping knowledge. But what happens if you don't have any kind of fire starter with you? No lighter, or other homemade contraption? That's when things might start to get tough. However, that doesn't … [Read more...] about How To Start A Fire With Bare Hands..Stay Alive In A Survival Situation With These Amazing Fire-Starting Methods!
We've all got our own particular skill set. Various things we've practiced and studied, or are just naturally good at. And generally speaking, those various talents come in handy in different ways in our everyday lives. However, that doesn't mean they all do. Some skills might not be very useful to us, but we still enjoy them or find ourselves good at them. That being said, you probably keep up that skill anyways. Maybe it's fun, something that interests you, you're one of the few who can do it, or it impresses other people. Well, … [Read more...] about 6 Specialized Skills That Will Be in High Demand if Things Go South and SHTF
In any kind of SHTF, survival, disaster, or emergency situation, getting sick, wounded, or infected by something is pretty likely. It's something almost unavoidable due to high risks and high tension during the situation. However, it's not something you can't fix or can't treat. Any smart prepper always knows to have some kind of first aid or medical kit or bag with them. Without one, any time you contract an illness or get injured, and you're pretty much dead meat. But if you do have one on you, then chances are high you'll get out of it … [Read more...] about Too Many Preppers Overlook Medical Supplies. Here’s Exactly What Everyone Should Have in Their Survival Kit
Lasting throughout a SHTF situation requires an insane amount of resources. While most of those resources you need are pretty easy to get a long-lasting or near-infinite source of them, food is a different story. There aren't pipelines delivering a steak dinner to you every evening.Getting a proper food source going usually means having some kind of farm or garden. And as you may have guessed, one of those is easier to get running than the other. Almost anybody would make the smart choice and go with a simple garden rather than running a farm … [Read more...] about Use These 4 Clever Methods To Start A Survival Garden Even In The Coldest Of Winters!
Water has always been one of man's best friends (take that, canines). Without it, most other resources don't matter, because we'll be dead in a couple of days anyways. It keeps us alive and well, not to mention we use it for lots of other things too, like cooling and sanitation. I'd go as far to say it's the most important resource, although without a doubt it's at least tied for first place. And right now in our comfortable homes or wherever we live, we've worked out some kind of simple water source, usually a pipeline. And just like … [Read more...] about (Video) Check Out This Amazing DIY Water Purification System! No Bacteria, No Germs, No Diseases, Just Clean Water!
There are a lot of different methods of surviving a SHTF situation out there, from fighting back to just waiting it out in a shelter with supplies. One particular method of survival and self-preservation you may have heard of is becoming a "gray man". In fact, this method isn't just useful for SHTF, but plenty of situations you might want to hide in or escape from. And no, it doesn't mean going to the thrift store and getting all gray clothing. Essentially, it's the idea of blending in and hiding in plain sight. It doesn't even mean … [Read more...] about How To Become An Expert Gray Man! 4 Brilliant Tips From A Former Surveillance Operative