13 Homemade Survival Weapons: Projects That Would Make McGyver Proud

13 Homemade Survival Weapons: Projects That Would Make McGyver Proud
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Homemade Survival Weapons - Prison ShivThe following 13 homemade survival weapons are an ideal way to help you prepare, adapt, and overcome.

We preach the art of preparation like it’s our business because it is.

We are here to instruct, inform and discuss how to prepare for all survival situations. And preparation is the key to survival. That’s why we build our bug out bags and assemble our survival medical kits. It’s why we stash weapons, bury survival caches, collect tools, stay in shape and stock up on food.

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Emergency Food Storage: How To Avoid The Beginner Mistakes

Emergency Food Storage: How To Avoid The Beginner Mistakes
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Emergency Food Storage

Emergency food storage is easy. Just get a large chest freezer and stuff it full of breads, meats, cheeses, veggies and you’re all set, right? Not so fast…

Today we will cover the following emergency food stockpile topics:

  • Why You Should Never Rely Soley On Your Freezer
  • Basic Emergency Food Storage Principles
  • Best Ways To  Start
  • “Do It Yourself”, “Done For You” Or Both?
  • Saving Money On Emergency Foods
  • What You Should  Buy
  • Maintaining Your Food Supply
  • Using Food As A Bargaining Tool

Why You Should Never Rely Soley On Your Freezer

Right now, I’ve got an extra large, full to the brim, chest freezer in my basement.

It stores heaps and heaps of delicious and nutritious foods that are all patiently waiting their turn at my dinner table; just thaw, cook and devour.

Large chest freezers are a modern convenience that you should absolutely consider for you and your family.

You can store extra meats, cheeses, bread, desserts when you find them on clearance.  You can be ready for large family visits and holiday dinners.

There are plenty of reasons for owning and utilizing a large freezer, but emergency food storage isn’t one of them.

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Urban Survival Skills: Thriving In A City Of Chaos

Urban Survival Skills: Thriving In A City Of Chaos
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Urban Survival SkillsThe definition of Urban Survival differs slightly depending on who you ask. Many take it to mean your “day-to-day city survival and safety measures” – a.k.a. “street smarts.”

But for this guide, I will define it as follows:

The skills, tactics and ability to survive a widespread prolonged disaster while remaining in a densly populated urban environment (even if it’s just for a few days).

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These 10 Desert Survival Tips Will Help Make You An Expert

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If you live in, near, or travel through a desert, listen up because this article was written for you. Deserts present a unique survival challenge. They are unlike other survival environments and have a totally different set of survival rules to follow. That’s why I’ve put together this list of my 10 best desert survival tips.

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Surviving The Great Depression: 12 History Lessons For Survival

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Starting in the year 1929, the United States fell and fell hard. This event in history was infamously coined "The Great Depression".

It became known as the worst US economic disaster of modern times. With the full burden of it landing squarely on the shoulders of the American working class who struggled to survive the great depression.

In fact, some didn't survive. Many died.

But everyone suffered. And every American life touched by this tragedy was never quite the same.

The Great Depression brought the prosperous American empire to its knees. Money and industry dried up almost overnight, along with the nation's food resources.

It was the worst of times to be an American.

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Bug Out Bag Checklist: The Best Survival Gear On The Go

Bug Out Bag Checklist

This article is Skilled Survival's Ultimate 104 Item Bug Out Bag Checklist. A free bug out bag checklist that not only tells you what to add to your pack but why.

If at any time you want a FREE printable version of this checklist (as seen in the image above), click here.

Before we jump in, make sure to bookmark this page right now so you can come back to this free bug out bag checklist to build out your bag over time. Go ahead, before you forget.

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How To Survive A Riot When All Hell Breaks Loose

How To Survive A Riot

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Recent events prove that one of the most likely survival scenarios you may face within modern society is a riot. Do you truly know how to survive a riot? What to do and more importantly what NOT to do?

A riot is a situation in which a large group of people behave in a violent and uncontrolled way​.

A riot can stem from any number civil frustrations; from racial tensions, religious fanatisim, class warfare or government control concerns. Most would agree that each of these frustrations are growing in intensity and heading toward a tipping point.

These frustrations are like a large pile of dry tinder waiting for a single spark to explode into a raging bonfire.

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Water Purification Is The Key To Your Survival

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Water Purification Matters...

Water Purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water.

Why is this so important to survival? Because all living things need water to survive.

We are no different, and it’s been true throughout human history. In fact, if you look at the places where all human societies have grown, developed and prospered, you will see that they all have one thing in common: a permanent and abundant source of clean water.

The search for abundant, clean, reliable, drinking water has been THE driving need for human society since the very beginning of time.

And once such a water source has been found; tribes, towns, and cities have been established. A large group of people living in a single location is not possible without a large natural body of water nearby.

For example...​

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