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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maps You Should Have In Your Survival Gear

One of the most overlooked parts of survival gear, whether in your bug out or get home bag, is the physical map. A critical part of survival is knowing your surroundings! You may know your immediate area like the back of your hand but if you need to leave that immediate area due to a […]

How To Make Homemade Ice Packs

Ice packs are used on injuries where swelling has occurred, because the ice packs numb the pain while bringing the swelling down. They are used for 20 minutes at a time. If you don’t have the time to run to the store to purchase an ice pack, you can make one at home. Homemade ice […]

Vacation Preparedness: Traveling With Your Bug Out Bag

The weather is starting to get beautiful and we are itching to take a week off of work and head somewhere with the family on the yearly Vacation! Ah, yes, vacation… that once a year oasis of fun to get our mind off the stress of work, finances, family and just every day life. But […]

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