Prepare for everything from a flat tire to Armageddon in seven steps
Develop a custom survival plan for any situation
The key to building an emergency shelter is knowing how to improvise. Whatever the situation, whatever materials you have, if you need shelter from the elements, you’ll have to make do.
In Part 2 of the Emergency Shelter series, you’ll learn the three main considerations in deciding where and how to build your shelter: Location, Situation, and Orientation.
Assessing the environment, climate, your physical condition, and materials on hand are the first steps in understanding your immediate emergency shelter needs
These beans stored for 15 years required extra cooking time to get tender, but turned out delicious.
What to do if a tornado is coming.
Even people “in the system” need to be ready for hell or high water.
Avoid the 7 most common mistakes of beginning preppers.
Check out these prepper home security hacks.
Learn the difference between a Get Home Bag and a Bugout Bag, and tailor them to an urban environment.
Prep your vehicle for emergencies with these 7 basic items
A comprehensive analysis of strategic survival cache placement and recovery.
In a doomsday situation, a case of stomach flu can make the difference between life and death
These containers are a good way to store your emergency food, water, and other supplies in hostile environments. Part 2 of a series.
Get your emergency supplies, locations, and vehicles ready for winter.
In the first part of this series we learn what you should have in your survival cache.
Canning your own food is a great way to build up your emergency food supply, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Learn the top ten items you need in case of political or natural disaster. Don’t depend on FEMA, or you’ll end up like the hurricane Sandy victims.
Jake compares the Ruger Mk II and the Browning Buckmark
Jake shows you his new survival knife.
The Remora is a great every-day-carry for someone looking for a more manageable-sized bag.
A sturdy and useful camp stove to keep in your car or at your bugout location.
We asked the facebook survivalist group members to recommend a checklist for your bugout location or emergency retreat. Here are their suggestions.
Natural disasters are the most common emergencies we encounter. Learn how to prepare for hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes.
I know tons of people who haven’t prepped because they have big plans and just can’t seem to get started. If you’re one of those people, this plan is for you. Follow these 10 easy steps to get ready for an ice storm, a blackout, or an economic meltdown. Just a few hours’ work can make the difference between life and death.
Most of us have a garden in order to have delicious fresh produce, not to live off of its production. However, if you’re already gardening, it’s only a little more trouble to prepare some crops for storage. During the rest of the year we’ll find out what I can do in a small garden space. […]
Now that you have an emergency food stock, you need to maintain it. Emergency food supply management is simple, and it returns enormous dividends. There are three essential steps to follow in maintaining an emergency or survival food supply: testing, inspection, and rotation. Food Stock Testing This is not about testing to make sure the […]
Survivalists and grandparents tend to measure wealth differently than the Gameboy generation. If you’re the kind of person who’s concerned about emergency preparation, a large food stock truly is wealth.
It’s a fundamental principle of economics that you get more of whatever you subsidize. If you subsidize corn production, you’ll get more corn. If you subsidize unemployment, you’ll get more unemployment. And if you subsidize non-productive, irresponsible, dependent, accident-prone children, that’s what you’ll get. All I have to do is say “government schools” to prove my point.
The ability to build a fire is the paradigmatic survival skill. Whatever else you’ve done to prepare for emergency situations, if you can’t build a fire you might as well give up and die. Well, maybe it’s not quite that bad.
A water bottle with a built-in filter is ideal for survival situations, and an essential part of your emergency preparedness plan. Watch the video for a demonstration of the Sport Berkey filtration bottle.
You’ll need to consider several factors to get the right gun for a survival or emergency situation. We draw on many years of experience with many guns to make our recommendations.
Disposable diapers are a wonderful modern convenience, especially when traveling, but what are your options if you run out?
This guide will help you design the right disaster recovery plan for your family. Whether it’s war, storm, or economic meltdown, you can be prepared.
September 2010 is officially National Preparedness Month, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Here are some tips as you begin your family emergency preparedness plan.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Living entirely off-grid calls for a massive lifestyle change that most of us are not willing to undertake. But there may come a day when the grid goes off-line whether you like it or not. What will you do then?
Survival planning and emergency preparedness for road trips used to be a matter of course, but in a day with roadside assistance, credit cards, and cell phones, people have lost a bit of their self-reliant mindset.
Preparation for long-term survival situations never ends because it involves both infrastructure development and supply management. Fortunately, the marginal return on long-term emergency prep is exponential.
A survival network is the real safety net corrupt politicians and clueless bureaucrats simply can’t provide.
These simple emergency planning can reduce short term power outages to a mere inconvenience.