Survival Tips

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Are Loved Ones Liabilities?

Are Loved Ones Liabilities?
( – In the survivalist community, there is a lot of emphasis placed on keeping prepping on the down low. Terms like “OPSEC” and “gray man” get tossed around a lot, leading many to believe that prepping needs to be a top-secret practice hidden from friends and family alike. But is that really the case? […]

Dangers of Cooking After a Disaster

( – When a large-scale disaster occurs, be it manmade or an act of nature, life gets turned upside down for everyone in the affected area. Oftentimes, the aftermath of these cataclysmic events is just as bad as (if not worse than) the initial event. Water becomes contaminated, power goes out, and food begins to […]

Self-Defense Techniques Anyone Can Use

Self-Defense Techniques Anyone Can Use
( – While it is always good to avoid a fight if possible, sometimes an aggressor just refuses to be talked down. They could be drunk, under the influence of mind-altering narcotics, or simply having a bad day and looking to take it out on someone. Regardless of why the person is attacking, knowing some […]

Tips for Bartering in a Collapsed World

( – Bartering, or trading goods and services, has been practiced since the beginning of recorded history. Before monetary systems were developed, ancient cultures used bartering to get the food, items, and weapons necessary for survival. While cash may be king now, it will quickly become worthless should the economy come crashing down or society […]

How To Choose The Right Clothing For Survival

Survival Clothing
(Modern – Each day, when you venture out into the world, your first line of defense against any unforeseen emergency is the clothing you’re wearing. Your clothes shield you from the elements. They also help determine how much attention you draw to yourself as you go about your day. For these reasons, the attire […]

Beware of the Black Swan

( – For those who have never heard the term “black swan event” before, it might sound strange. But for survivalists, black swan events are the stuff of nightmares — and they have nothing to do with the animal (or could they?). What is a Black Swan Event? The term “black swan” comes from Juvenal, […]

Prepping Basics: 12 Fundamentals of Survival

(Modern – For many, the last few years have cemented the fact that prepping is essential. If the recent health crisis wasn’t enough to convince the masses that preparation is a necessity, the fluctuating shortages of essential goods and skyrocketing prices likely have. The problem facing new survivalist “converts” is knowing where to begin […]

Protect Your Lungs From Wildfire Smoke

( – While some people may think the smoke from a wildfire smells good (campfire, anyone?), it is actually quite dangerous. The smoke is a complex mixture of gases and particles released when materials burn. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the particles are the real danger here, as they can “penetrate deep into the […]

How to Hide On the Internet

How to Hide On the Internet
( – Becoming truly anonymous online is a tricky endeavor. Big tech, businesses, government agencies, and hackers are constantly collecting personal information. Whatever the reasons behind gathering this data, internet users have equally good reasons to protect their privacy online. The internet was designed to record everything users do online. Data from each user normally […]

How to Stay Cool When The Power Goes Out

How to Stay Cool When The Power Goes Out
( – Once upon a time (not so long ago), air conditioning didn’t exist. People were forced to face the summer months without the convenience of central air or even swamp coolers. So how did they survive without dropping dead in the heat, and what can modern survivalists learn from the methods they used to stay […]

Don’t Leave Home Wearing These

( – Wearing flip-flops and sandals becomes a norm during the spring and summer. These footwear choices are comfortable and help people stay cool when temperatures rise. Unfortunately, these items are also dangerous. Here’s why. Is Footwear Really That Important for Survival? Yes, what a person decides to wear on their feet is absolutely important […]

Beware! New ATM Scam on the Streets

Beware! New ATM Scam on the Streets
( – Fraud is on the rise in the United States. In 2022, consumers reported nearly $9 billion in losses to these crimes, a 30% increase from the previous year. Fraudsters are constantly upping their game, seeking new ways to scam unsuspecting victims out of their money. New ATM Scam Making Waves Automated teller machine […]

Deadly Mistakes Made on the Trail

( – Nature is a wonderland of gorgeous views and exciting locations to explore. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people head out on the trails to enjoy time in the wild. Unfortunately, not all of them are adequately prepared for the potential dangers they may face — and some don’t make it out alive. To […]

How to Survive an Active Shooter Scenario

( – No one expects to be in a situation where an armed gunman is attempting to kill them. However, the news shows us, time and time again, that active shooter events are becoming more common. It’s critically important to learn how to handle the situation now before one finds themselves staring down the barrel […]

How to Start a Fire Using a Battery and a Gum Wrapper

(Modern – Sometimes, surviving a bad situation requires out-of-the-box thinking. Having the ability to combine random items in ingenious ways can literally save the day in some scenarios. For instance, take this survival hack using a AA battery and a chewing gum wrapper: To make a sustainable fire using this method, tinder and kindling […]

Everyday Preparedness: Don’t Leave Home Without These

Everyday Preparedness: Don’t Leave Home Without These
( – Everyday Carry (EDC) is a hot topic for those who take preparation seriously. This consists of the items you keep on your person every day, each time you leave home, and goes beyond a wallet/purse and cell phone. To a survivalist, EDC is the collection of vital tools that can save them or […]

Make a Fire By Rubbing Sticks

(Modern – Most people know that you can create fire by rubbing sticks together, but very few know how to do it. It isn’t as simple as just grabbing two random pieces of wood and grinding away with them. In fact, nearly anyone who has tried to make a fire by rubbing sticks together […]

How to Make a Spring Pole Trap

(Modern – In a survival scenario, hunting game can be a long, drawn-out process. Not only is hunting time-consuming, but it’s also an activity that can burn vital calories. Therefore, learning how to passively trap animals for food is essential. Before trying any primitive traps, check local and state laws. Trapping is illegal in […]

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – What You Need to Know

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - What You Need to Know
( – No one wants to live in a low-income situation, constantly fighting to make ends meet. Unfortunately, for 37 million Americans, this is the reality they wake to each day. The government is constantly striving to better the lives of its citizens through various federal assistance programs. One such program that aims to help […]

Seeking Financial Relief in Times of Financial Crisis

Seeking Financial Relief in Times of Financial Crisis
( – Financial problems are common and can spring up out of nowhere. From a sudden job loss or increase in bills to a downturn in the economy, facing financial trouble can be challenging. Many families turn to government assistance when times are tough. These government aid options offer a helping hand and shouldn’t be […]

How to Sanitize a Mobile Phone

Dirty phone
(Modern – Most people touch their mobile phones more often than any other item each day. The problem is that as they go about their day, all of that interaction tends to leave traces of the environment behind on their devices. From germs to fecal matter, the lingering contaminants on touchscreens could be quite […]

Study Reveals The Most Dangerous States to Live In

( – Regardless of where a person decides to call home, there will always be some kind of danger. However, a study from Outforia has revealed that some places are more dangerous than others — at least when it comes to the local wildlife. The study examined CDC data regarding human fatalities due to animal […]

What is a Fatal Funnel?

( – A “fatal funnel” is a term often used by law enforcement and military personnel to designate a choke point. These are thresholds or areas of transition, such as doorways, stairwells, or hallways, where there is no cover or concealment and movement is limited. For example, moving through a doorway is considered a fatal […]

Improvising Survival Weapons

( – In the aftermath of a large-scale disaster, the need for protection will skyrocket. Looters will be rampant, and people with nefarious intentions will be unleashed without the threat of law enforcement to stop them. While a firearm is the best protection one could have in a survival situation, there are many ways it […]

Prepare Now: Keep Rioters OUT

(Modern – Civil unrest could arguably erupt at any moment. The nation is bitterly divided over party lines, and political leaders fanning the flames with constant streams of inflammatory rhetoric. Add to the mix soaring inflation which has the average American struggling to make ends meet, and suddenly the prospect of widespread rioting seems […]

Disaster Strikes: Places to Avoid

( – Disaster can strike in any number of ways, from natural events such as earthquakes or tornadoes to man-made events like civil unrest or even war. Regardless of the root cause of the disaster, there are some specific places that should be avoided following a large-scale emergency event. In the following video, City Prepping […]

Why Do You Need To Be Prepared?

Why Do You Need To Be Prepared?
( – Before the recent virus outbreak, the media had a tendency to paint preppers in a negative light. Shows such as Doomsday Preppers made survivalists and preppers look like fringe lunatics. In truth, preppers have very little in common with the examples portrayed on television. Not every prepper is waiting for the government to […]

Housing Scams You Need to Be Aware Of

Housing Scams You Need to Be Aware Of
( – The real estate market is hard enough to traverse without adding the extra stress of fraudsters and fake rental ads added to the mix. Unfortunately, housing scams are common, and even the most brilliant individuals can easily fall victim to one. In 2021, these scams cost Americans over $350 million. So how do […]

Are You Owed Money From the Federal Government?

Are You Owed Money From the Federal Government?
( – Federal agencies collect large quantities of money owed to individual citizens for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, these groups don’t always have the resources to track down all of these people and distribute the money to them. The money comes from pensions, businesses that failed to pay wages properly, bank and credit union […]

Threat Assessment – How to Tell When Trouble is Brewing

Threat Assessment - How to Tell When Trouble is Brewing
( – Random acts of senseless violence make headlines in the news all too often. From mass shootings to people being attacked in the subway, the horrors never seem to end. With crime on the rise and the threat of becoming a victim a real possibility, it’s more important than ever to stay vigilant and […]

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