Disaster Planning

How to Prepare for Next Year’s Hurricane Season Now

The Atlantic hurricane season is almost over for 2019, wrapping up on November 30th, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to start devouring all of the hurricane snacks. Once the threat of storms has passed, the cooler winter months are the perfect time to start preparing for next year’s hurricane season, especially if you live […]

Defense / Security / Safety Skills / Knowledge

Tactical Driving Techniques for SHTF

I haven’t really thought much about tactical driving techniques for SHTF scenarios, but I found the advice in the following video interesting enough to watch it all as I could imagine possibly needing to know these techniques at some point. In the video a pro driver demonstrates how to perform several different maneuvers, including J-turns […]

Defense / Security / Safety Equipment / Supplies

The Ultimate Packable Survival Gun?

And here I thought the Henry AR-7 was compact! Clearly, the Chiappa Little Badger is even more so weighing in at a mere 2.9 pounds and, when folded, only 17″ long. If you’re looking for a solid, yet inexpensive, single-shot rifle for any number of reasons, the Little Badger may be just what you’re looking […]

Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies Food / Water

7 Steps to Prepare Your Family for Survival

Popular media has made prepping seem like something only paranoid people do. Yet it’s smart who have a plan for emergencies, like an extended power outage or natural disaster — especially if you have a family to take care of. We’ve all been in a scary situation, whether that’s an earthquake or severe storm. However, […]

DIY Projects Food / Water Skills / Knowledge

DIY Rain Roof Build: Rainwater Harvesting for Survival, Gardening

If you live anywhere with a bit of open space (even your own backyard) you could use this idea to collect a lot of water in a short period of time. Coupled with large collection containers, such as the IBC totes he uses, you might not even realize the grid is down, lol. Plus, the […]

Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies

Top 10 Portable Solar Chargers for Preppers

Survivalist’s Guide to Solar Chargers… Going on an adventure is fun. There is something about nature that makes us feel relaxed and fulfilled. However, though the wild is beautiful, it can be unmerciful at times. An accident can strike anytime and if you are unprepared, then expect some severe consequences. Thankfully with communication devices more […]

Defense / Security / Safety DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

Winter Boot Hack (to avoid slips and falls on ice)

Winter is coming and that means icy roadways and driveways, both of which could wind you up in the hospital if you’re not careful. Worse, if it’s SHTF and there are NO doctors to help then you could be out of luck for weeks or longer. Don’t let that happen to you! Here’s a nifty […]

Food / Water Skills / Knowledge

The First-Timer’s Guide to Hunting Deer

Hunting started as a necessity for humans to support themselves and their families by providing food. Over the years, it has evolved into a favorite pastime and tradition shared between generations. From a food source to a celebrated sport and lifestyle, there’s no shortage of people around the world who love hunting whitetail deer. Whether […]

Equipment / Supplies

10 Survival Gear Items That Last Forever

I can’t really argue with any of the following, especially the Leatherman P4 Multitool or the Silky Nata Hatchet (I really need me one of those!) but I was surprised to not see a firearm included. In any case, I completely agree that there are too many companies making useless survival kits which include nearly […]

Defense / Security / Safety Safety Advice

Tired of Replacing Your Smoke Alarm Batteries? Do This Instead…

Changing smoke alarm batteries has been a part of my preparedness “ritual” for many years now. And every year, I would purchase more 9-volt batteries because it seems that every alarm I had (except one or two) uses them. But it got to a point where I realized I was spending a good twenty dollars […]