It should be noted that most books on survivalism are written for entertainment purposes. Those that are not written for entertainment tend to focus on short term survival. There are also very few experts when it comes to survivalism. Yes, there are those few people that have spent time living in the wilderness, and there are a few exceptional accounts from people who have spent years surviving on their own in war zones, but most of these accounts have little relationship to what Americans would face if something dire should happen here. Remember, real survival situations tend to be few …Continue reading →
Historically, there has been a lot of information written about survival mindset, and how it makes an enormous difference in determining those who persevere and those who don’t. If one reads popular works on the subject, it becomes apparent that there are some ideas that are constantly repeated, such as the necessity of keeping positive, having goals, and focusing on problems. It is also obvious that these same attributes are key factors in the psychological health of the average human being in general. Unfortunately, despite all of the lip service given to this subject, a proper manual on how to …Continue reading →
There are several types of Bug-out-Bags (BOBs) that are regularly discussed among the preparation crowd. Although folks like to break down BOBs into numerous categories, I tend to think that two types are enough to fill most needs, and the larger of the two bags tends to be more like full on moving than just bugging out. I’ve noticed that people like to add their everyday carry bags to the list of BOBs, something that I find pointless because going about one’s daily business is hardly an example of bugging out. I should also note that I separate BOBs from …Continue reading →
It’s like that chore you know you have to do, but you just don’t want to do it. But having said that, I realize it is very important, and I just need to make the time to finish it! Collect copies of all of most critical documents and place them in a waterproof envelope like the one in the picture. Then you can add them to your bug-out bag. While you’re at it, it’d be smart to make a third set for your safe or safety deposit box.
With mass quantities of food produced and shipped all over the world, it is not likely that many people in developed areas are forced to grow their own food. In fact, for the average citizen it is only a hobby. Growing your own food, though, has direct benefits. Increased security and health are primary, as the market fluctuates and dangerous chemicals are added to mass-produced food products. Once the hankering for harvesting sets in, however, it’s hard to know quite where to begin. Here are a few steps to get you started. 1. What to Grow Depending on the climate …Continue reading →
Today please allow me to rant a bit. One of the potential emergency scenarios that I think we need to be prepared against is short-term (or longer) financial chaos. The world financial system is under extreme stress and efforts to control the chaos are proving ineffective.
The 72 Hour Bag should be packed and ready to go at all times (one in each vehicle is my recommendation). If there is an emergency that forces you to leave your home because it is no longer safe there, then you will have enough supplies to get to a safe place. (If you don’t have to leave your house then the 72 Hour kit can become part of your supplies for in-home survival…
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