Survival Skills

How To Make a Lamp From Natural Materials

Years ago I was camping next to a lake and as darkness began to fall I discovered that I'd forgotten my flashlight.  I had some firewood cut and ready to go, but knew that it was going to be a long dark night with just the campfire to shed light. I remembered something I'd read… Read More

Survival With Disabilities

Survival of the fittest should be taken to apply as much to those who are fit of mind; how many great minds would be lost to history if only the able-bodied were able to make it through a potential survival situation? It could be you or it could be someone in your group that you… Read More

Survival Bug Cuisine: 4 Steps To Eating Insects

Insects are eaten in many parts of the world as a simple, everyday snack; sometimes as a delicacy. The practice of eating insects is referred to as entomophagy, and fair amounts of research has already been done to look at insects as a healthy alternative to the world’s heavy consumption of other protein sources such… Read More

Prepper Hardware Supplies

An essential element in building up a comprehensive prepper supply is to include on a planning list a stock of all sorts and types of hardware items.  You can have all the tools and gear in the world, but if something breaks, needs maintenance, or a fresh build, then nothing much can be done without… Read More

First-Aid Procedures You Should Know

Everyone should have a basic knowledge of first-aid. It could mean the difference between life and death for you or someone else, and its usefulness isn’t restricted to a survival situation. Here are our recommendations for starting your basic first-aid education.  We’d recommend readers do more than just read the books or online courses recommended… Read More

Survival Tools

Survival tools is a very large and varied subject to tackle.  One man’s wrench is another man’s pair of pliers.  It’s also hard to focus on just one classification of tools.  For this treatise we are talking about tools to build things, fix things, and maintain things.  For purposes of survival discussions solely this go… Read More

Why Shooting Practice is Essential

As the old adage goes, there really is no substitute for experience.  This counts double time for shooting experience only gained by “popping lots of caps” as the Mil-Gens like to say.  Of course, they borrowed that ole saying from us baby boomer boomers.  The point is though that to gain valuable shooting experience, competency… Read More

Hypothermia: Tips Against the Cold

Hypothermia presents one of nature’s greatest dangers. Even just among America’s homeless, thousands die from exposure to the freezing elements. Nobody should face the cold unprepared. By Alex Coyne, a contributing author of Survival Cache and SHTFBlog.com Here are some of the facts behind hypothermia, and some more about what you can do to handle… Read More

15 Ways to Repel Bugs Naturally

Having a healthy insect population in your garden is a good thing, but when you’re camping you can run into all sorts of things like mosquitoes, flies, spiders, ticks, fleas, ants and mites. If you’re an avid gardener, you might also want to keep the insect population on your lovelies in check. Pesticides and insect… Read More

The Prepper Learning Curve

Often in the process of reading and studying prepper and survival information the terminology can often seem to get confusing.  It is part of the prepper learning process.  For the newbie prepper this can be very confusing until enough knowledge is acquired to sort it all out.  It would be great if somebody would develop… Read More

The Stranger In the Woods

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had to bug out by yourself and live alone? Or what it would be like after TEOTWAWKI living by yourself? I approached Michael Finkel's book, "The Stranger In The Woods," with curiosity on several levels.  First, the events described take place less than forty-five minutes… Read More

Secure This House

Consider any house, any house at random, or own your house.  You’ve decided, for a whole host of practical and realistic reasons, that if and when a significant SHTF occurs, a Bug In is your best option.  After all, this is your home.  You’ve lived there for years in relative comfort.  You know every inch… Read More

5 Survival Reality Show Screw Ups

Reality TV shows generally tend to go two ways: Either they turn out to be partial or complete fakeries behind the scenes, or in some cases things veer a little too close to reality and people get hurt - in 2011, a contestant was involved in a massive crash on the set of Fear Factor… Read More