Category - Survival

Investing for Preppers: Gold vs. Silver

Investing for Preppers: Gold vs. Silver

In life, the best thing you could want for both you and your family is security. Whether that comes in the form of a secure home, adequate finances or emotional support, you want to have a system in place that will take care of you throughout any situation. In the modern world, there are a great...

How to Build a Permanent Shelter in the Wilderness

Permanent shelter

Of the many items you need to survive in the wilderness, a shelter is perhaps the most important. Often we think of a short-term or temporary shelter. However, for lovers of camping, a long-term or permanent shelter could be a good move. This is the case if you have a regular camping site and you...

5 Ways Being Fit & Strong Help Survival

Survival

Having a positive mental attitude is a beneficial tool in surviving the wilderness, but that’s not the only instrument you’ll need to stay alive and survive the harsh conditions of the wild. If you’re a survival and preparedness enthusiast, you’re already aware of the importance of physical...

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...

Top 7 Survival knives that will help you fight the wild

knife

Surviving in the wild is a challenge in itself. While you’re enjoying the dense forest, walking on unknown paths and amidst trees, you can encounter any kind of challenge. One cannot predict what kind of challenges are going to come ahead on a journey through the wilderness. But, one should...

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...

Build a Faraday Cage: How to Make One On Your Own

Faraday cage

Although the chance of an EMP attack is quite low, we cannot deny the fact that it might really happen in the future. An EMP attack can take down a power grid which will cause communication to be disabled. So, to be prepared, it is important to build a Faraday cage and making one is actually not...

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...

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...