Category - Survival

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...

Why You Need a Portable Solar Panel for Your Everyday Carry Items

portable solar panel

The use of portable solar panels has become popular over the recent years, especially to preppers and survivalists. This is because they are very useful for camping and emergency and survival situations. Portable solar panels harness the sun’s energy and turn it into electricity which can power...

What to Do in the First 48 Hours after a Natural Disaster

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Most people don’t believe that anything bad can happen to them until it eventually does and they find themselves woefully unprepared. Natural disasters can strike at any time and do an incredible amount of damage, destroying homes, cutting off communities, and taking lives. This is why you need...

The Nitty-Gritties of Breeding Guinea Pigs for Survival

breeding guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are among the most interesting animals in the world. In the US, many people keep them as pets. Elsewhere (particularly in South America), guinea pigs are actually delicacies.  The other problem of these animals is their susceptibility. They can die for no reason at all. They are more...

Build a 72 hour survival Kit with These Top 9 Items

72 hour survival kit

  Emergencies happen almost unexpectedly; which is why having a 72 hour emergency survival kit is crucial. Emergencies and catastrophes can come as  a shock and might also capture you unprepared. There have been lots of individuals reported to have actually died throughout catastrophes due to...

9 Basic Survival Skills Everyone Should Know How to Do

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It happens more often than we expect. A nice backpacking or camping adventure could turn suddenly into a desperate survival situation. Without a number of basic survival skills, coming on the other side victorious could be a dream. These survival skills are not limited to preppers. Even ordinary...

9 Techniques for Catching Fish in a Survival Situation

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Humans are adventurous. However, some of our adventurous expeditions quickly turn to ugly survival situations that test our will to survive. If there was a way to foretell such catastrophic outcomes would come against us, we would do well to prevent them in time. That is not always possible. So...

7 Military Skills to Learn for Survival

Military skills

Military Skills to Learn for Survival The men and women in the military are perhaps the best teachers when it comes to survival. They spend most of their time in some of the most trying environments. How can we learn these skills yet we are not in the military? The simple answer is to borrow a leaf...

7 Unique Ways to Find Water in the Wild

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Surviving even for a couple of days without water in the wilderness could be impossibility. Dehydration can kill you in just hours where temperatures are high. Thus finding water is one of the most basic and vital skills you must hone as a survivor. The popular belief is that you need warmth more...

What is Bushcraft?

Bushcraft

Bushcraft is a term that you may have heard but not understood. Around the world, people use different terms to refer to natural places: wilderness, wild, outback, bush, backcountry, and so on.  All these words refer to places that have not been significantly impacted by humans; they are dominated...

Best MRE Meals for Survival and Emergency Situations

mre meals

MRE or Meals, Ready-to-Eat is the packed food ration of the United States Military. It is rich in nutrition, calories, compact, and lightweight. The best MRE meals are not only eaten by the military personnel but also by civilians because this is often distributed during emergency situations like...

Surviving a Terrorist Attack

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The safety topics of today are far different than they were a generation ago. What’s going on in the world is a lot darker and has a more terrifying reach than ever before. Unlike something that you could know was coming, such as one country’s military attacking another, you never know...

A Guide to Going Off the Grid

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What Does Off the Grid Mean? When you live on the grid, it means that everything in your home is usually all connected. You get the electricity to power your home from an electric company or a co-op. It means that you get the heat for your home from a utility company if you use natural gas. If you...

The Importance of Shelter in Survival

The Importance of Shelter in Survival

Many people claim to know a lot about survival, but haven’t actually spent much time outdoors in emergency situations and bad weather.  It’s easy to survive when you plan on spending the night out and have all the gear you need. But when a real situation comes around, you can’t count on...