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Preserving Sanity in a Disaster Situation


Emotional needs during and after a disaster are sometimes as important as the physical needs. Everyone from victims to volunteers has emotional feelings in times of crisis. The Red Cross has been known to send psychologists to help people cope with … [Read more...]

Short term Food Storage


When I think of food storage, my mind usually flits back and forth between the MREs and energy bars I like to stash in an emergency kit, and the six-gallon buckets of rice and beans meant to sustain us through a lengthy disaster. But between those … [Read more...]



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The Essential Wilderness Navigator: How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors, Second Edition


Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a … [Read more...]

Emergency Essentials’ DIY Laundry Detergent


Back in the good ol’ days when DIY was just the way we all lived, people made soap with lye and ash and pig fat. Well, thankfully, DIYing has transitioned into something a little less time consuming, still as satisfying, and probably more effective. … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

This Vegetable Beef Soup recipe comes to us from the family cookbook of Sharon, one of our bloggers. This recipe was passed down to Sharon by her mother, and Sharon has passed it down to us, and now, we’d like to pass it along to you because you are … [Read more...]

TFBTV Doing What We Do: Shooting Compilation

Well, I didn’t realize that I had shot this much over the course of this program. This video contains some shooting highlights filmed over the course of producing TFBTV. I sure have made a lot of memories doing this, and we hope you all have … [Read more...]

Bersa’s Thunder in Rainbows

Eagle Imports announced a new series of Bersa Thunder pistols that sport a variety of non-traditional colors. Eagle Imports, the United States based importer of Bersa firearms, has partnered with gun distributer Davidson’s on this project. The … [Read more...]

Patriots Plan: The Ultimate Survival Guide


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Episode-1777- Listener Feedback for 5-2-16

TweetToday on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on, bugging out, libertarian nations, LEOs doing the right thing, politics, more muh roads, running out of beer, self watering containers, grilling, economics, business, anarchy and more. Make … [Read more...]

Review: Henry .45-70 H010 “Steel”

I am an avid user of lever-actions.  I routinely carry them while on long hikes, and have used them to good effect while hunting in short to mid range situations where I know quick shots and follow ups will be necessary.  I have also used the .45-70 … [Read more...]

The Thompson T2 SMG with Ian & Forgotten Weapons

General Thompson will certainly be remembered for his famous “Tommy Gun” or formally adopted as the M1928 or in its later blow-back only form the M1 Thompson. But what about Thompson’s other designs? Due to the prohibitive costs of … [Read more...]

POTD: Suppress Everything

Great photo by our very own Nathan S. Here are the details of the guns above.   Beretta 1301 Configuration -“Competition” Model – 23” -SilencerCo Salvo 12 (full 12” Configuration) -Kick-OFF Installed -MatchSaver Faxon ARAK-21 Configuration: … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You Should Grind Your Own Wheat


Have you ever seen a wheat grinder and wondered if it’s worth it? Well, here are some reasons you should give grinding your own wheat a go! Shelf-life. Whole grain flour (or meal) that you buy at the store goes bad relatively rapidly. Plus, you … [Read more...]

Recognizing CME Hits and EMP Attacks


Knowing how to recognize the affects of a CME or an EMP and what to do afterwards could save your life. A brief review on what a CME and EMP are: CME stands for a “Coronal Mass Ejection” which is a natural occurrence that comes from the Sun … [Read more...]

Tommy-Built Custom “XM8” with Military Arms Channel

Your eyes do not deceive you. That is indeed an “XM8” rifle in the wild… But, its not a “real” XM8, of which few could have potentially made it into the civilian market. The “XM8” shown is a custom build from … [Read more...]

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If You Have A Smart Phone These are the Best Charging Cables You Can Get

TweetAs a long time iPhone user I have always been frustrated by how quickly the expensive cables that come with them end up damaged.  Worse yet when you buy aftermarket cables they tend to not always work. So I went … Continue reading → … [Read more...]

On a Frugal Grocery Budget? The Prices of These 10 Foods Have Skyrocketed in the Past Year

With the crazy instability of the economy these days, nearly everyone has a frugal grocery budget as they struggle to cut expenses where they can. Those of us who are … Read the restThe post On a Frugal Grocery Budget? The Prices of These 10 … [Read more...]

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LaserMax Announces New AR Weaponlight

Those seeking illumination now have one more option to consider. LaserMax, typically known for their lasers and rapid expansion into the weapon-light sector has announced the physical debut of their “Manta-Ray” series of weapon-lights. … [Read more...]

The Wisdom of Food Storage


America is the land of plenty; a place of security and shelter for its citizens. Would we ever really need to use food storage here? This is a thought-provoking question. Research has shown that the average American household has less than a week’s … [Read more...]

How to Identify Venomous Snakes in the Wild or at Home


A crucial part of preparing for any emergency is developing your prepper skills. This includes expanding your knowledge of the wild. North America is home to thousands of snakes that hide under bushes near your campsite, sit at the edge of hiking … [Read more...]

Strike One No Longer Being Imported By IFC

I have edited the article to correct a misquote, the Strike one will continue to be produced in Italy and Arsenal Firearms is seeking to add a second production line in Germany. – Patrick R. It looks like the importer of the Strike One pistol … [Read more...]

Hill People Gear Kit Bags Review

Born on the slopes of Western Colorado, a place my father affectionately refers to as ‘The Center of the Universe’, the kit bags from Hill People Gear are the most useful and comfortable chest packs on the market. Available in multiple … [Read more...]

Meopta MeoRed Reflex Sight

Meopta announced a new compact reflex sight called the MeoRed. This new sight reduces the overall profile of the optic as compared to the existing MeoSight III. The lower profile is said to improve the ability to co-witness iron sights. The new … [Read more...]

INDIA: Forest fires in Uttarakhand kill six

Recent forest fires in Uttarakhand, India's northern Himalayan state, have claimed lives of six people. Fires have burned more than 4,700 acres of forest. The forest fires which broke out a month ago has now intensified at 427 locations in a week … [Read more...]

Firearms Food for Thought: Is 10mm Underappreciated?

When you walk into any sizable gun store the options can be a bit overwhelming (or absolutely thrilling, depending on your viewpoint). Firearms in a number of calibers with countless features and options are displayed on the walls, within glass … [Read more...]

Wilson Combat Sentinel Compact

Fresh on the heels of the new Sentinel Professional, Wilson Combat announced the Sentinel Compact. The new handgun is similar to the Professional, but is in a smaller package. Wilson Combat takes their shortest carbon steel slide and mates it to the … [Read more...]

Survive Like A Man BOX SET 7 IN 1: All Important Survival Skills: Hunting, Fishing, Canning, Foraging, Starting Fire, Purifying The Water, Storing The … hunting, fishing, prepping and foraging)


Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Survive Like A Man BOX SET 7 IN 1: All Important Survival Skills: Hunting, Fishing, Canning, Foraging, Starting Fire, … [Read more...]

Bartering in an Emergency

I often get really excited about emergency preparedness and want to do everything I can to prepare. Everything. Not only do I want to have food storage and first aid kits, but I wish I could attend classes to become a nurse and learn how to be an … [Read more...]

The Stupid Simple Sling

One important piece of gear for any rifle is a good sling and there’s a ton of good ones out there on the market. A few popular slings out there are the Vicker’s Sling made by Blue Force Gear that retails for $64 and Magpul’s MS … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Rotating Your Food Storage


Why rotate my food storage? Because it is wise and you want to provide the most nutrition and taste for your family. In order to do that, all stored food should be rotated as frequently as possible. Rotation of long-term storage prevents throwing … [Read more...]

The Secret To Eating Dandelions Without That Bitter Taste

Image source: For many people, the annual war on dandelions has begun. We spray them, dig them up, toss them, burn them and everything else we can think of to get rid of them. What we should be doing is eating them. The leaves and crowns … [Read more...]

Storing (and Understanding) Heirloom Garden Seeds


Garden seeds probably aren't the first thing most of us think of buying for our long-term food storage supply. But if you’re thinking ahead, or you’re working on becoming more self-sufficient, then seeds should be on your list. You can’t just throw … [Read more...]

How to Make a Burn Bowl | Survival Skills

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DIY: Ceiling Fan Wind Turbine


To view all of the instructions to build your own wind turbine, please enter your name and e-mail address below: … [Read more...]

Does Boiling Water Purify It?


Imagine a biological attack on our country or some other form of attack that could cripple our public utilities’ ability to purify water. Imagine there being no news outlets to notify the public about the contamination and how to deal with the … [Read more...]

Nova Armory files Lawsuit Against Officials for Bullying Tactics, Intimidation

By Dean Weingarten Dean WeingartenArizona – -( The popular gunshop NOVA Armory opened in Arlington, VA on March 26th.  The store was filled with customers, in spite of opposition from a small group of anti-rights activists.  The … [Read more...]

Top Ten Tips for Winter Camping


For some of us, winter brings a whole new set of adventures that summer just can’t offer. Some ski or snowboard, others snowshoe, and still others love to sled. For many outdoor enthusiasts, winter camping sparks their excitement; they see it as an … [Read more...]

Tips For Bowhunting Turkeys Part II

By Jason Reid AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsLike we discussed last week, hunting turkeys with a bow takes finesse, patience and attention to detail.  In the second part of this blog, Andrew Gue from Gone Wild Outdoors who specializes in bowhunting … [Read more...]

What to Do During a Tornado


What to Do During a Tornado If at home: If you have a tornado safe room or engineered shelter, go there immediately. Go at once to a windowless, interior room; storm cellar; basement; or lowest level of the building. If there is no basement, go … [Read more...]

Kaito KA006 Hand Crank Emergency Radio w/ Flashlight Product Review


Click Here To Get The Kaito KA006 Hand Crank Emergency Radio w/ Flashlight ! If you liked this post, subscribe below with your name and best email to get more survival tips! … [Read more...]

Savannah Calls 9-1-1


You may remember our guest post from earlier this year about teaching young children how and when to call 9-1-1 (“Who They Gonna Call”). In the original article, found on, the authors emphasize making sure your little people know … [Read more...]

What is the shelf life of my food storage?

The question is regularly asked, "What is the shelf life of my food storage?" It is important to first identify what is meant by food storage and shelf life. Food storage that is intended to be held long-term is generally considered to be low … [Read more...]

Green and Cheesy Chicken Casserole Recipe

Since we are in the heart of autumn, and the weather is starting to get cold, we thought you might like a warm meal to boost your spirits. We’ve been down in the Emergency Essentials kitchen creating a delicious and warm Green and Cheesy Chicken … [Read more...]

Rock Island Auction: New World Record Set

The Rock Island Auction Company has built a very earnest reputation for delivering extremely good customer service and brokering some of the finest (and most coveted) firearms in the world. I personally have done a lot of business with them over the … [Read more...]

Ukraine and Your Gas Bill


Have you been following the situation in the Ukraine? Skirmishes on the other side of the globe seem far from our everyday worries, but some parts of the world are already considering possible far-reaching effects. At the top of the list is Europe’s … [Read more...]

Does Momentum Equal Stopping Power? Let’s Find Out!

In a recent post, I discussed four ballistics myths that I’ve heard over the years, and why they are just that – myths. One of these was the myth that the momentum of a projectile is equivalent or otherwise indicative of the stopping … [Read more...]

DIY Miniature Soda Can Solar Heater


To view all of the instructions to build your own soda can solar heater, please enter your name and e-mail address below: … [Read more...]

Homesteading: Minimalism: Sustainable Living – Learn How to Build a Life of Self Sufficiency; Minimalist Living – Learn How to Simplify & Declutter Your … decluttering, simple living, clutter free)


Achieve Absolute Contentment through a Minimalist Lifestyle! You’re about to discover how to... life to the fullest without the burden of material possessions! Minimalism is a lifestyle that promotes self-reliance while encouraging … [Read more...]

Fishing Basics for the Complete Novice (Part One)


Fishing—a skill and an art that dates to the earliest recorded time—is both a popular pastime and an excellent survival skill. People have developed various methods for winkling those elusive, delicious fish out of the water ranging from fly-fishing … [Read more...]

Notes for Sunday – May 01, 2016

May 1st is the birthday of the late Joel Rosenberg, a Canadian-born novelist and gun rights advocate (born 1954, died June 2, 2011). He is not to be confused with Joel C. Rosenberg (born 1967), who is another great novelist and the author of The Last … [Read more...]

April in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover the price action of gold and examine the “what” and “why” … [Read more...]

My Defenses- Part 2, by Sarah Latimer

Be secure and uninviting. Keep your gates, doors, and windows locked and secure as much as possible. Limit access to your property and home to one or two main entrances and keep those well guarded, monitored, and locked. Be sure to keep shrubs and … [Read more...]

Two Letters Re: Velcro On Tactical Gear

HJL, You asked about the use of velcro. This is more in the way of everyday carry, but my cover vest has a large velcro panel that the holster for my BUG hangs from. The pocket that this panel is inside of has a velcro closure. I don’t care for the … [Read more...]

Economics and Investing:

SILVER & SILVER STOCKS: Top Performing Assets In 2016 o o o Lies, Lies And Omg, More Lies. The government continues to report absurdly low rates of inflation, making their economic polices look good. The truth is considerably different. o o o The … [Read more...]

Odds ‘n Sods:

How Islam Erases Christianity from History o o o Super Survival Kit: 15 Lifesaving Essentials in One Tiny Box – Sent in by G.G. o o o Obama vows to ‘speed up’ efforts to admit Syrian refugees – The last push for absurdity is … [Read more...]

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in … [Read more...]

Garden Rack


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