How to Make a Rabbit Snare


by Karen When society collapses you will eventually have to find a way to get your own food by hunting and foraging for it.  If you think prepping is all about storing away food and water, you are absolutely not going to survive.  There is simply no guarantee you will have food at any point … Read more

How to Escape Quicksand

by Jared It used to be everywhere, but now you’d be hard pressed to find a modern movie showcasing a quicksand rescue attempt.  The fascination with the threat of quicksand in movies peaked in the 70’s, but it’s still out there in the wild waiting to suck you in. More or less. Quicksand is a … Read more

Can you make fire under a lean-to shelter?


That’s what one writer I wanted to hire wrote in the demo article. According to her, “the smoke goes out the sides while the heat trapped”. Now, although I have strong opinions on things in general, I’m always looking to expand my knowledge. I don’t know anyone who’s actually put fire inside a shelter which, in my opinion, is downright … Read more

3 Ways to Start a Fire With Sticks


It looks easy until you try it yourself. We all kind of know the theory but once it comes down to actually starting a fire with two sticks panic sets in as your rub away and people peer over your should going “Hasn’t it started yet?” and “Why isn’t it working?” You control the urge … Read more

The Best Bushcraft Axes


The survival knife may be the most talked about tool, but smart preppers know some tasks are better suited for a bushcraft axe or hatchet. First assess what kinds of tasks you will be doing most often and then decide the type of axe you need. The distinguishing factors between axes is primarily in handle … Read more

………On caches

The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest. Awhile back I started to think about caching some of my gear. There is so much food, gear and supplies stashed here in one place due to our group prepositioning, that it concerned me that we could be ravaged by the door … Read more

A stroll in the woods…

This past Saturday morning, a buddy of mine picked me up and we went scouting for turkeys on public Game Management Land. When he picked me up he said that he suggested I bring one of my pistols – which I responded by simply lifting my sweatshirt and showed him my holstered XD. I asked … Read more