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Shelter 101: Wilderness and Emergency Survival Shelters

Shelter is one of the top priorities necessities in the wilderness and survival situation. Below we will go into which shelter would be best for you depending on the situation or location you are in. First ask yourself how quickly you need to build a shelter, and how long you plan on being in the […]

Best & Worst Places To Live During a Zombie Apocalypse

Ah yes the perfect doomsday scenario, a Zombie Apocalypse. With the increased fanfare to everything zombie thanks to the advent of TV series The Walking Dead people are infatuated with Zombies. But… the zombie apocalypse is no joke! We found two zombie apocalypse reports. One over at Hopper.com which is not a detailed report and […]

The S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. Acronym

The Survival Acronym was developed for military personnel, primarily Special Forces, but can be easily adapted to civilian survival. You can easily replace the word “enemy” with “the unprepared”, as some, NOT all, will be attempting to take what you have as they have not adequately prepared. S – Size Up the Situation: Size Up […]

30 Uses for Wood Ash

1. Make lye water out of ash. You can boil 2-3 spoons of ash (clean white/grey fluffy ash) with water and then filter it with a coffee filter. Lye water is a great cleaning agent and sanitizer for clothes, floors, windows, silverware, plates, and even rust in marble. You can also make lye by adding […]

25 Must Have Survival Foods in your Pantry

Building an emergency pantry is one of those lifelines that takes both time and planning to make it fully functional. Ideally, you want to store shelf stable foods that your family normally consumes, as well as find foods that serve multiple purposes. Keep in mind, that water is your most important prep. You need water […]

Edible Wild Plants: Rose Hips

Rose Hips, which are not a particular plant but rather the fruit of the rose plant. The rose hip, also known as rose haw or rose hep, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful […]

Preparing For Major Winter Storms

With a major winter snow storm hitting a majority of the eastern United States we thought it would be a good time to discuss Preparing for Major Winter Storms. Heavy snow can immobilize a region and paralyze a city, stranding commuters, closing airports, stopping the flow of supplies, and disrupting emergency and medical services. Accumulations […]

2013 Year End Disaster & Preparedness Review

2014 is knocking on the door, so what happened in 2013? Well here is a rundown of what happened in 2013. Nearly every kind of disaster saw a decrease in activity this year, with some even having some historical significance. Note: The last time both the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons both averaged below normal […]

5 Steps You Need To Take When Your Refrigerator Goes Out

One of the things you must consider during an urban survival situation is your refrigerator.  No, you don’t need to save it, but you want to get as much use out of the food in your fridge in the event of a major crisis. In fact, these tips don’t have to be reserved for some […]

Mini Urban Survival Kit

Many of us have regular day jobs and go into the city every day to get to work. For those who work in an office setting there is no way to bring a BOB. If you drive to work you can leave your BOB in the car. For those who take public transit to work […]

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