More often than not, when someone thinks of survival they imagine a strong, healthy 20-30 year old male ready to hike mountains, cross rivers and sprint away from danger. But, that’s not necessarily the case – actually, that’s hardly...
Having a plan in place for a tornado warning is essential if you live in a tornado-prone area. The safest place I recommend to wait out during a tornado is underground in a tornado shelter or the basement. However,...
No one likes to stay dirty for long, especially if you're worried about smelling bad too. Whether you're on a backwoods camping trip, have lost access to running water during a natural disaster, or even just trying to conserve...
It doesn’t matter whether the BOL is your home, or a secret cabin placed out in the woods, a BOV is almost always necessary. There comes the possibility that one day the BOL could be overrun or in the...
Over the last several years, it has become increasingly clear that a SHTF (shit hits the fan) event isn't that unlikely. Climate change, natural disasters, civil unrest, or political tension could trigger one at any time. If you had...
It’s not uncommon to find containers of black powder dating back decades with their contents still intact. That’s not surprising considering black powder has been around for hundreds of years. But how long does black powder really last? Can you...
In a bug-out or bug-home situation, the most important item you can carry for self-defense is a firearm. And if you’re going to have a firearm, then you need to have ammunition.  But how much ammo should you carry in...
MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) were developed in 1980 as the U.S. military’s primary ration for soldiers. Backpackers, emergency relief organizations, and other people outside of the combat environment use MREs because of their longevity, convenience, and high nutritional...
There has been a lot of talk lately about the possibility of the United States entering hyperinflation. If that sounds like a scary word to you, then you’ve got good instincts.  Hyperinflation refers to inflation on an enormous scale, where...
When everything finally hits the fan, it won’t be long until you begin to see the effects of food shortage. Grocery stores will be forced to lock up their doors and those who didn’t prepare will soon find themselves...