How to Survive a Street Fight Like a Man

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A street fight, a real one, has very little to do with a sparring match in the dojo or boxing gym, and almost nothing to do with the theatrical chest beating that accompanies egotistic displays so commonly seen when to aggrieved parties cannot settle their differences with trash-talking alone. Real street fights are unpredictable, fast … Read more

Don’t Be Cheap – Get These 7 Quality Survival Items

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Every prepper knows that having the right survival gear can spell the difference between living to see another sunrise, and embracing oblivion during a SHTF situation. Having the right tool for the job can help you turn big problems into minor inconveniences. Lacking the right tools and supplies may see a comparatively minor problem turn … Read more

How Many Calories per Day Do You Need to Survive?

How many calories a day does a person need to survive? It’s a serious question. Chances are if you’re on this website, you’re not looking for diet advice. You’re probably wondering how low you can go on calorie intake so you can stretch your food budget, and make the most of dwindling supplies. It is … Read more

Critical Survival Info to Keep on your Phone


Preppers have always been divided on the use of advanced electronics in emergency preparations. The preppers in the “Nay” camp claim that advanced electronics are too frail, too dependent upon incredibly intricate and complex infrastructure and too much like training wheels to depend on when the chips are really down. Their opponents in the “Aye” … Read more

The 20 Best Survival Movies You Can Watch

It is no secret that serious prepping is hard work, and maintaining personal readiness is a never-ending task. That being said, all work and no relaxation makes for frayed nerves and grumpy attitudes. One traditional and time-honored pastime in America is watching movies, be it at home or out at the cinema. Pretty much all … Read more

Survival Hygiene: The Complete Guide

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Staying clean is not just a good idea in kind times in order to remain socially acceptable and claim your seat at the lunch table. Cleanliness is crucial to maintain good health even if the sky is falling or society is crumbling. You must not underestimate just how important it is to stay clean, even … Read more

Tinder vs. Kindling. Here’s How They Are Different

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You’ll learn plenty about starting a fire in all kinds of ways when you hang around preppers. In fact, you’ll likely learn more than you wanted to know! Building a fire always starts with a few fundamental factors: heat, oxygen and fuel. Combine the three, in the right ratio, and you have a fire. When … Read more

5 Survival Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

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Survival is rarely a matter of having the perfect plan that will magically make all of your problems go away, but planning is nonetheless an essential factor in surviving the complexities of major crisis events. One element of planning that you can lift directly from military planning and tactics is the implementation in your own … Read more

How to Prep if You Don’t Have Any Money

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There are some obstacles to prepping that are not commonly discussed. If they aren’t being ducked entirely, they are at least being sidestepped. The most common among these, and certainly the most pertinent for quite a few folks, is how expensive prepping can be. An awful lot of prepping articles, including those written by yours … Read more

How Much Range Can You Get From a Ham Radio?

The expected effective range of ham radio is a subject that is constantly talked about but poorly understood among many preppers not specialized in radio communication skills. For all but the shortest-ranged line-of-sight broadcasts there are many factors that will affect the range of your transmissions, and knowing what to expect within a given set … Read more

10 Things Old Timers Did that You Should Do Too

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The Generational Battle seemingly never ends, and while often well-intentioned and good-natured, it seems to have reached a nasty fever pitch these days. The older post-WWII generation constantly berates the younger ones for their seeming ineptitude and supposed lack of work ethic, while the younger generations retaliate with a muttered “OK, Boomer…” before dismissing them … Read more

Top 10 Urban Survival Kit Items You Should Have

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Most survival priorities apply in any kind of environment you happen to be in. You’ll always need shelter, you always need food, water and a way to protect yourself. Urban environments offer their own share of challenges, and many of them are the equal of some of the most hostile natural environments on Earth. The … Read more

Emergency Communications from A to Z

Having an emergency communications plan is an essential part of being prepared for short and long-term disasters. The ability to network and transmit information about changing situations and new threats is invaluable. Establishing and maintaining communications with members of your group, your family, and emergency response personnel might just be the factor that makes the … Read more

So, Does Bear Spray Actually Work?

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The deep woods and remote forests covering much of the U.S. and an enormous part of Canada are often seen as a sort of “go-to” BOL for preppers, and even in peaceful times are frequently traveled and visited for recreation or practice bug-outs. These forests also contain bears, which can be a significant threat if … Read more

7 Secret Agent Skillsets For Everyday Readiness

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If you’ve been prepping for any length of time, chances are you’ve probably encountered someone who is a little bit too taken with the idea being a sort of secret agent. I can certainly understand why: the roguish, completely self-reliant badass with a checkered past that stops at nothing in pursuit of his objective is … Read more

Camouflage for Survival – A Comprehensive Guide

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Camouflage is a skill and art that is often thought to go hand-in-hand with prepping and survival. If we are trying to survive or run away from some disaster that might see our societal norms and rule of law collapsed, it makes sense we want to avoid detection by other people as much as possible, … Read more

The 5 Best Budget Pump Shotguns

Among all the vintage actions that remain popular and more or less viable today, the pump action shotgun is overwhelmingly the most popular among shooters, and one of the most viable for defense and general readiness. For preppers, shotguns are the do-all firearm, equally at home bagging game that walks, crawls or flies or felling … Read more

The Top 10 Best Survival Dogs to Defend You

It is no secret that plenty of preppers own dogs, and their dogs may actually factor into their survival plans beyond more than just a companion. It is a sure bet that plenty of people will depend on their faithful canine friend to physically protect them or keep watch for intruders or threats lurking nearby. … Read more

So, How Does a Rocket Stove Work?

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I’ll go on and bet if you’ve got any friends that are heavy into hiking, camping or homesteading you have heard then go on and on at length about rocket stoves, the new marvels of efficient cooking and heating. Well, got a little spoiler for you: they aren’t new, but boy, oh boy are they … Read more

The 5 Best Places to Strike in a Knife Fight

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Using a knife on another human being is a brutal business, on attack or defense. It isn’t like using a gun, with its brute mechanical efficiency: align sights, pull trigger, bang, hole is punched in target. While some gunfights happen at bad breath distance, and they sure are fights, they still lack the primal viciousness … Read more

The Only Prepping 101 Guide You Need to Read

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If you are new to prepping it can be really challenging to know where to start. A simple internet search on any prepping related topic will furnish dozens upon dozens of results. This fire hose of information can in turn lead to a bit of paralysis by analysis. Where do you start? Who do you … Read more

How to Bug Out – The Ultimate Guide

If you are new to prepping in general you have probably already read and heard about the concept of bugging out. Or perhaps you are a relatively green prepper, and have not tackled this “big ticket” item on your prepper To-Do list. Whichever the case might be, bugging out is in some ways a sort … Read more