Survival Scenario

Implementing A Secondary Survival Cache

Is there a compelling reason to justify selecting, creating, and stocking a back up supply hide?  This is a subject I have spent considerable time researching over the past several months.  My conclusions are not hard and fast, because I realize first and foremost that every member of the Survival Cache family has different survival… Read More

13 SHTF Tips For City Dwellers

Most of you reading this are urban or city dwellers.  Stay with me for a minute while I set the stage.  Roughly 80% of the U.S. population is urban.  What exactly does urban mean though?  According to Wikipedia:  "An urban area is characterized by higher population density and vast human features in comparison to the… Read More

4 Things To Consider When Bugging Out

The sh*t just hit the fan.  Things have gone from bad to worse and you and your family are in the affected area.  Now what?  Whether you are a seasoned prepper or just beginning on the journey down the road to preparedness, there may come a time when you will have to make the decision… Read More

How to Make Your Camp Fire Burn All Night

Have you ever wanted a fire to last all night long, but didn't want to stay up feeding it hour after hour?  Most nights you lay down and open your eyes again two hours later just in time to throw more tinder and wood on just before it goes out.  Recently I was watching a… Read More

How to Navigate without a Map and Compass

A good survival kit always has a compass in it, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find yourself lost in the wild without any way of gauging your direction. Being able to navigate without a map and compass is not only an integral skill to the survivalist, but an ancient art. With some knowledge and… Read More

Survival Situation: Dog Gone Or Dog Stays?

Many folks are debating whether it’s good to have a dog during a survival situation or not.  For most dog owners, this is an easy question to answer.  They are a part of the family, so they go. But what if you are thinking of adding a dog to your survival plans?  If so then… Read More

Survival Shows

I'm not a big TV watcher.  We don't have cable TV at our house and don't watch any live TV shows, but I do like to pick up the out of season survival shows they put on Amazon and Netflix. My favorite is Dual Survival, but it hasn't been the same since Dave Canterbury left… Read More

Survival Scenario – Hypothermia

It's late October, and you've been invited up to Northern Maine to a friend's camp for an awesome and much-needed week of hiking, fishing, and camping out. You've been driving your rental car north from the Portland airport for several hours, down dirt roads, rut-ridden by logging trucks and hunters scouting for the upcoming moose… Read More

No Water, No Warning

Yes, we're going to talk about West Virginia. For those of you living in caves (No judgement here, I get accused of it often enough) a coal storage facility leaked some noxious chemicals into the drinking water source for at least a 9 county area of West Virginia.  Residents had ZERO warning, and were just… Read More

Survival Scenario – Lost in the Snow

It's been awhile since I've done a survival scenario and since it's winter and we just got a foot of snow I thought I'd throw one out there. Scenario: You're hiking with a young person - son, daughter, nephew, niece, a friend's child, or whoever.  You've been hiking/snowshoeing for a couple of hours when you… Read More

You Never Know When You’ll Need It

The thing about accidents and disasters is you never know when they'll happen. You could be on your way home and find yourself in a life or death situation. After phoning for help in resuscitating her baby, a 25-year-old woman on a plane that crashed in remote southwest Alaska led searchers hampered by cold and… Read More

A Simple Prepper Exercise

She's sitting quietly at the console in the soon-to-be grain storage facility. Polishing up the programmed interface that will guide the operators through their daily tasks. Around her various welders and electricians go about their jobs. The lights flicker, and go out. She hears the groans in the pitch black, her hand is on her… Read More

Calamity’s Top 10

I like to go into depth with my posts, talk about the details of things as they relate to my life. Today is just not one of those days though. Here are the top 10 things I'd want in my survival situation. (In no particular order.) 10 My largest metal pot. It can boil a… Read More