164 Kick-Ass Survival Tips to Keep You Alive

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Let’s stop beating around the bush. We all know the basics of survival: how to store food, water, and put together a bug-out bag. What we’re all really looking for are advanced, high-quality survival tips, tricks, tactics, and secrets that can help us take our preps to the next level. You can’t find these by … Read more

Can You Drink the Water from a Waterfall?

Iceland's Godafoss waterfall

In any outdoor survival situation, acquiring water for drinking is one of your top priorities. Dehydration is seriously debilitating and can take your life in just a couple of days if you don’t have any fluids to drink. Accordingly, many preppers’ resource plans focus on locating and gathering suitable freshwater sources for drinking. One notion … Read more

Can You Eat Insects for Survival?

a grasshopper on a leaf

Any prepper worth the label will be prepared to face a survival situation by stockpiling the essentials. One of these essentials is food, and though you can live for weeks or even upwards of a month without it, your body and mind will degrade precipitously. Sourcing your own calories in the wild is not easy, … Read more

Survival Fitness Training Series: Jogging

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Howdy and welcome back to our survival fitness series, where we take the fitness aspect and apply it to prepping, so you can be physically prepared for disasters and emergencies big and small. No matter how much you walk each day, you can’t really build up stamina for survival purposes unless you start doing something … Read more

Seeds Stockpile: How to Plan and Start It

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Every family has their own goals for prepping, and creating a seed stockpile follows our goals to have a self-sufficient homestead. Seed saving allows you to have a self-sustaining garden each year. You won’t depend on the garden store for your vegetable seeds each year. Saving seeds also give you an opportunity to share with … Read more

Introduction to Survival Fitness

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How long have you been prepping, now, 6 months? A year? More? I bet it’s not every day that someone comes to you and says: Look, you’ve been doing it wrong. You’re neglecting a critical aspect of your preparations that could potentially kill you in a disaster. Well, I am… I know, I know… Everything … Read more

How to Make Your Bug-Out Bag Modular

Ah, the bug out bag. The prepper standby and source of constant tinkering, consternation and much discussion. There are a 1,001 ways to choose, fill and pack a BOB, but one method in particular I have been experimenting with over the past year since an associate introduced me to it has been a real game … Read more

Review of Smith & Wesson M&P9 9mm

S&W M&P 9 compact

by Steven If you are in the market for a new handgun, you will notice that there are many polymer guns on the market. With the success of the Glock, most major manufacturers now offer a polymer frame gun, and most offer them in full size and compact frames. While all have their advantage, some … Read more

How to Store Bleach and How to Use It to Purify Water

by Teresa The use of chlorine to disinfect water as well as to maintain hygiene in various ways is well-known. For consumers, there are primarily two common types of active chlorine that are used for cleaning purposes: sodium hypochlorite and calcium hypochlorite. Sodium hypochlorite, commonly known as bleach, is typically used for laundry, cleaning materials … Read more

Post-SHTF Communication and Information

by Eric One of the most important things post-collapse is getting information. If you don’t have the right info, a slew of bad things can happen. You may not know in tine that that wildfire is getting near your house, or that invading forces have taken over a town or have blown up a bridge. … Read more

8 Overlooked Bug-Out Bag Items

Tweaking your bug out bag is a never-ending endeavor. The more you learn, the more you add and remove items, the goal being to make it more lightweight, more functional and more tuned to your unique situation and the disasters you’re prepping for. Today we’re going to talk about some of the things you may … Read more

11 Places WW3 Could Start and How


Glimpsed through the backwards lens of history, major conflicts seem to unfold in a natural and predictable sequence of events.  From the perspective of the future, the events of the past are made certain.  It is generally understood that things could’ve happened no other way. But in the hectic pull of the moment the outcome … Read more

20 Herbs You Can Use At Home


by Controbuting Author Herbs have more uses than adding flavor to your dinner. Herbs have medicinal properties that people have been tapping into for centuries. Before the time of modern medicine, you would use herbs to alleviate certain. People knew how to make medicine out of the herbs they grew and foraged. Thankfully, we do … Read more

The Definitive Martial Law Survival Guide


by Alexander Imagine waking up one Wednesday morning. It is just another average day, the forecast traffic to work with a slight chance of nodding off at your desk. You make your morning cup of coffee, the oil you need to lube you up for another day at the grind. You hear your kids stirring … Read more

The Best Calibers for Survival

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by John If you do anything with a firearm, you probably have the “perfect” ammunition for that purpose.  It may be unsuitable for some or even all other purposes, but as long as you have a well stocked gun store nearby, who cares. But consider a survival situation.  What kind of situation, we don’t know, … Read more

DIY Fertilizer: The Complete Guide


Fertilizer is a key component of successful gardening, and using it appropriately will result in better quality crops.  When we think of fertilizer, most of us think store-bought; rarely do we think to make it ourselves. While it’s true that the most “effective” fertilizers are manufactured using complicated chemical processes, it is interesting to note … Read more

5 Easy To Grow Plants For A Survival Garden

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by Contributing Author One of the best ways to be prepared for the many uncertainties that life hurls at us is to grow our own food. Gardening can be a vital skill to learn ahead of time, before a disaster strikes. There can be a decent learning curve if you’ve never raised your own food … Read more

Packing For The Wilderness – What To Take

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by Jesse Unless you are already experienced at travelling in the wilderness you might be surprised to learn that hypothermia is actually the most common cause of death. It might seem difficult to believe but a beautiful hot day can quickly turn into a very cold night. This is why it is essential to think … Read more