Category - Survival

Living Off The Grid: Practical Considerations

Off Grid

In the modern world, civilization and industrialization have led to the invention of many utilities. All of these utilities are aimed at making life more comfortable, safer and more enjoyable. This is to be expected in normal conditions. What many people may not know is that everyone who is...

How to Make Improvised Pitch Glue

Pitch Glue

Glue is an invaluable asset in any survival situation. It is used in repairing tents, clothing, and tarps. You can also use it to improvise certain tools such as fletching on an arrow. Furthermore, it is invaluable as a sealant for containers and canoes (water rafts). It also comes in handy if you...

Grid-Down Communication Methods

Communication

If you were to ask me what would be the most important things for a survival situation, my first answer would not be a stockpile of food, water, shelter, and other supplies. Although such items may be crucial a reliable method of communication in a grid-down situation is of more importance. Many...

Fire Starting Methods: Pros and Cons

Fire Starting Methods: Pros and Cons

Fire is vital in all survival situations. It will keep you warm in cold weather, help you with cooking, purifying water, signaling and fending off wilderness residents. There are many methods to start a fire. Each way has its pros and cons. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of all...

EMP Threat: Could It Happen?

EMP threat

The threat to human existence comes in many forms ranging from natural to human-made disasters. We don’t have much control of the natural disasters. We cannot say the same of human-made disasters. Enemies of human existence continually innovate ways to annihilate humanity. One such innovation is...

How to choose a good campsite

choosing a good campsite

Regular camping is a great way to rewind and relax after weeks or even months of tight schedules and family responsibilities. At less fortunate times, you may have to camp in the wilderness following a disaster. In both cases, your chances of survival depend on the site where you camp.  You’ll...

4 Knots That May Save Your Life

4 paracord knots

When Shit Hits the Fan, you need all your skills and ingenuity to make use of whatever available item so that you can get the most out of it. A simple rope or cordage can prove a lifesaver in the direst and most life-threatening of survival situations. Having cordage or rope is one thing; using...

What is Everyday Carry (EDC)?

Everyday Carry (EDC)

Many people are familiar with the phrase Everyday Carry, or EDC. But if you were to ask them what it means, they would fumble at best to give you an answer. For others, the curiosity of getting the definition forces them to scan through images to get an idea. Very few resources adequately answer...

Survival Snares: How to Make a Basic Survival Snares & Traps

Survival Snares

Survival requires that you develop a variety of skills some of which may sound strange to the civilized world. One such talent is the ability to find food in the wilderness. Food provides us with the energy to perform both physically and mentally. Without it, we could go a couple of days or even...