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Wilderness Survival: Part 2 – Desert

Having just returned home from teaching a survival course in the deserts of Nevada, and given the parts of the U.S. currently stricken with drought, it felt appropriate to put together a piece addressing survival in one of the most unique types of ecosystems in existence: the desert.  The desert is amongst the most daunting… Read More

4 Step Household Evacuation Plan

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about fleeing a natural disaster?  The answer should be, panic.  Just imagine you turn on the news to see a wildfire barrelling down on your locale.  It could be a tornado, floods, hordes of the undead.  Even if it is a slow moving… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Valkyrie War Cord Survival Frag

I've only met one survivalist who said he didn't like paracord gear and I'm pretty sure he was lying.  Paracord is one of the staple items that have come to be accepted as a “must have” in your kit, and you'll have to travel far and wide to find a Get-Home bag or Bug Out… Read More

15 Ways To Start A Fire

Fire starting is at or near the top of all survival checklists with redundancy of method also on the list.  In reality, keeping the fire alive is arguably more important than starting one since the burning flame does the work, not the ignition.  But of course the fire must begin somehow.  Most kits have multiple… Read More

Preparedness in Practice

As it turns out in the face of reality, action really does speak louder than words.  I read several of the Blog sites posted on prepping, survival issues, arming for Armageddon and much of the impractical advice that is dished out as though hordes of experts have contributed their wisdom. By Dr. John J. Woods… Read More

How to Vanish: Part 1

For many years ability to disappear or blend in to one’s surrounding has become both necessary and popular, to the point that it has earned the right to be called an “art”.  In this series of posts we will look at this art and how it plays a roll for the Survivalist. By F.C. Brake… Read More

Death by GPS

Relying on electronics is a fool's game at best.  The new term is "Death by GPS" but you could expand that to any technology in your Bug Out Bag that you are relying on.  Remember, when it comes to gear "Two is One and One is None".  Having served in the Marine Corps I’ve seen… Read More

The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure

Would you know what to do if you met a bear in the woods? How exactly do you light a fire in the rain? What should you do if stranded in shark infested waters? Get the answers to these and many more questions in this no nonsense guide to survival training. This book review by… Read More

Survival Debate: Gear or Knowledge

Since I run an entire website about survival gear you'd think I would be firmly in the camp that says gear is more important than knowledge.  Well that's not always the case.  Here we'll look at a few of the important aspects of each and you can decide where your priorities lie. Pro Wide Range… Read More

5 Survival Blogs You Should Be Reading

Usually I point my readers toward a specific article on other sites that I found particularly useful and wanted to share. Today I'm giving you my list of 5 survival blogs I think you should be reading. All five were chosen because they each regularly publish quality survival and prepping information for you. *In No… Read More

Back to Basics

Back To Basics- How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills is about just that, learning the skills that our forefathers used in their everyday life. Every independent minded American would enjoy this book. It includes everything from building log cabins to churning butter the old fashioned way.  Back to Basics was originally published in… Read More