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Survival Combat Fitness: Prepper Hand-to-hand Fighting

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A Very Uncertain Future

As a Disaster Preparedness Instructor since 1996, I’ve been researching and working with both man-made and natural disasters and their effects. Being retired military (Medical) and having worked numerous humanitarian and natural disaster relief … [Read more...]

How To Survive If Stranded In Your Car

Almost every winter, we read a story of someone who has taken a wrong turn somewhere and become stranded by winter weather. There seems to be an equal amount of happy endings as there are tragedies where someone dies. So how do you prepare to … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Dehydration in the Wilderness

Learn how to prevent dehydration in the wilderness from NYC Outward Bound instructor Marko Yurachek in this survival skills video from Howcast. … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a Fixed Blade Knife

Fixed blade knives don’t fold or contract, like other types of knives. Fixed blades are perfect for nearly any use—they are carried by sportsmen, hunters, campers, and more.An infographic by the team at Blade HQ If you liked this post, subscribe … [Read more...]

Credit Card Knife

Get This Amazing InstaBlade 100% FREE! Ultra Slim - Folds to the size of a credit card, 2 mm THIN! (The same size as your standard credit card and 1/10th the thickness of your standard utility knife!) Quick and Simple Conversion - In just … [Read more...]

Thinking the Unthinkable: Who Will Die Within the First 48 Hours?

Who will die within the first forty-eight hours from a CME or EMP attack when the energy pulse fries all electronic circuits and brings down the power grid? By the second day, some people will start to realize something is not quite right. These … [Read more...]

You Know We’re in Trouble When Walmart is Hurting

It’s been a bit of a side hobby with me to take note of “The Signs of The Times” concerning our failing economy. Ever since the “economic downturn” sideswiped America five years ago, we keep seeing clear signs that things are not turning around the … [Read more...]

There’s No Pain Like Tooth Pain

There are few things that probably concern you less than a toothache -as long as it’s someone else’s toothache. When you get a toothache, it’s absolutely the only thing you can think about. So, while you are busy preparing for those unexpected … [Read more...]

Create a Disaster Preparedness Plan

You never really know what could happen when a major earthquake or a Category 5 storm would strike your area but a proper disaster preparedness plan would help you and your family cope with these calamities accordingly. While it's difficult to guess … [Read more...]

Survival After Collapse

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Easy RV Meals

RVers face some challenges when it comes to food: vast, empty stretches without restaurants, late-night hauls when everyone is sleeping except the hungry driver, cold food, fast food, the frustration of cooking in a tight space and limited storage … [Read more...]

My Shed Plans: 12,000 Shed Plans and Woodworking Designs

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3 Piece DIY Air Conditioning (CHEAP)

This has got to be one of the coolest things ever, no pun intended. Using nothing more than a piece of PVC pipe, a small desk fan, and an ice chest, you can cool your home to unreal temperatures. Check it out. As summer rolls around, this … [Read more...]

Family Bunker Plans

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The Organic Savings Manual

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Solar Disinfection

Using the sun’s ultraviolet rays as a purification tool depends on the amount and the intensity of the sun light where you are. Solar disinfection is more than likely a last resort method if indeed you have no way to boil or add chemicals to your … [Read more...]

Must Have Skills to Survive the SHTF

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Aquaponics 4 You

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Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss … [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...]

The Home You Choose Could Make All the Difference

If you are buying a new home or thinking about moving, you probably have a list of wants and needs, such as the number of bedrooms, an updated kitchen, or a pool in the backyard. While these things can certainly make your home enjoyable and fit your … [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...]

CERT Teams

Q: What is CERT? A: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and … [Read more...]

Emergency Kit – Food Items to Avoid

There are a few categories of food not to include in your disaster/emergency pack. Stating the Obvious: I will state the obvious, especially for those newbies. Nothing that is easily perishable can be included in your pack. That will end in moldy … [Read more...]

Important Documents

In the kind of emergency where you need to grab-and-go, it’s critical that important legal documents and records are at hand and ready to go with you. Hopefully, you won’t need any of them and you’ll be back at home in no time. However, we’ve all … [Read more...]

Hidden Dollar Store Survival Items

A recent trip to the dollar store got me to thinking about what kind of supplies I could find there. Many of the things in a dollar store are almost useless one-time use junk, but there are gems hidden among the dross, if you look close … [Read more...]

Urban Survival Skills – Resource Gathering

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Survival Business Card

Get This Survival Business Card 100% FREE! Has it all: Eleven useful functions in one tiny tool that fits in your wallet. 11 tools in one! Durable: Stainless Steel construction Compact: Credit card size fits easily into wallets Perfect For … [Read more...]

The EDT Tool – Your Every Day Mini Multi-Tool

Get This EDT Mini Multi Tool 100% FREE! The EDT Mini-Tool has the tools you need in one convenient, pocket sized product A mini “multi-plier” that instantly folds out and multiplies the strength in your hands so you never need to struggle to … [Read more...]

Medicinal Plants

Just like most people, I’ve got a convenient cabinet full of bottles and bubble packs of pills that come in hand when my head hurts or my GI system gets upset over something. I’m not terribly interested in giving up the stuff in my medicine cabinet, … [Read more...]

Bug Out Bags: Practise Skills And Confirm Gear

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Emergency Vehicle Escape Tool

Get This Amazing Evac3 100% FREE! How It Works: Pull the blade guard away from the tool to expose the razor sharp belt cutter Pull the blade diagonally across a jammed seat belt with the steel blade to quickly and easily cut yourself … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness on a Budget, Part II

In my last post, I shared my list of ways anyone can start preparing for an emergency without spending much money. Although these steps are important, of course, not all preparation is going to be free. (After all, the reason we’re preparing to … [Read more...]

Rice – The Perfect Survival Food

I’ve spent lots of time reading about long term food storage methods such as freezing, dehydration, pre-packaged MREs (Meals Ready to Eat). Some people have different goals than I do when prepping food. While it would be great to have a variety of … [Read more...]

Should I Join a Fiber CSA?

Before I tell you what a “Fiber CSA” is and before you find out and click off the page, I’m going to ask you to give me 125 words of leeway. That’s not even half a blog post. That’s half of a half of a blog post. Okay? Here goes: A Fiber CSA is … [Read more...]

Basic First Aid

Unless you’re in the medical profession, chances are your kids know more about basic first aid than you do at this moment. Kids usually get some basic first aid training and refreshers as part of their school curriculum but adults rarely have the … [Read more...]

Preparing Your House for Evacuation

There are several emergency scenarios where you may need to leave your house until danger passes. If you live in a hurricane or fire zone, this can happen frequently. Other scenarios are blackouts, biological attacks or floods (among others). In … [Read more...]

CHIEF Supply

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Obamacare Survival Course

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Bug-Out Back Pack

Your Bug-Out Back Pack (BOBP), also known as your Get Out Of Dodge (GOOD) bag, is essential in preparedness and survival. QUESTION: If a major disaster were to hit where you live, right now, and you were given only 5 minutes to evacuate your … [Read more...]


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General Food Storage

Once you have invested in additional food for your survival and that of your family, you will need to store it properly to insure the longest shelf life possible. Cool, dry and dark basements or cellars are the ideal location and the preferred … [Read more...]

Building A Greenhouse Plans

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One is None: Don’t Ignore the Importance of Redundancy

Isn’t it funny how we will sometimes stock dozens of cans of beans but only one can opener, or we keep dozens of bandages but only a single scissors to cut them with? Don’t make this common mistake. Have a lot of redundancy built into your emergency … [Read more...]

Storing Water Part 2: What To Put Your Water In

It’s very important that you read this four part series in proper order. For Part 1, Click Here. You can’t just store your water in any old container, leave it down in the basement, and forget about it. You aren’t going to want to hear this, but … [Read more...]

TEOTWAWKI: The End of the World as We Know it

TEOTWAWKI is an acronym that stands for “The End Of The World As We Know It”. It basically means life as we know it right now will change forever, but life will not end. While there are numerous scenarios that can change life as we know it … [Read more...]

Collecting Important Documents

When I first started collecting my important documents, I wasn’t totally sure what I needed, or what I should do with the papers after they were collected. I figured it out, though, and now I feel pretty confident that I will have what I need when I … [Read more...]

The Big Uh-Oh

My local paper, the Sacramento Bee, recently ran a a series of articles centered around the fact that beginning this month, the first members of the Baby Boom Generation will now be entering retirement age. The series told how starting the first … [Read more...]

Food Crisis Survival Guide

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Fire Laces

THE AMAZING FIRE STARTING SHOELACES Start a fire anywhere using concealed fire-starting tools worn right on your shoes Laces made of 550-pound paracord with built-in ferro rods Includes 2 striker blades; strike against ferro rods to … [Read more...]

Pause Before Reacting – You’ll Make Better Choices

Ask any expert what the most important part of preparing for an emergency is and they will tell you it is staying calm when everything and everyone around you is chaotic. Some people think staying calm in tense or unexpected situations is a gift; … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Purify Water

If you find yourself in a survival situation, whether it be out in the wilderness or after a disaster (whether it be man-made or natural), you are going to need clean and safe water to drink. Depending on the circumstances, it can be extremely … [Read more...]

The ULTIMATE Survival & Prepping Checklist PDF

It’s an indisputable fact. Owning a checklist that outlines all of the “dos and don’ts” for prepping is an absolute essential. Without a checklist you’re quite literally flying blind, making decisions based on a whim, and not rock solid … [Read more...]

The Survival Rules of Three – Infographic

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How to Make a Burn Bowl | Survival Skills

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Free Sample Of Emergency Food Supply From Wise Food Storage

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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...]

Build Your Own Survival Kit

Build Your Own Survival Kit We provide a wide assortment of 72-Hour Emergency Kits. This makes it easy for you to secure basic pre-packaged preparedness supplies. Yet, it’s interesting. We have found that many people have not purchased disaster kits … [Read more...]