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 Lesson From History

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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 stuggled surviving 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.

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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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14 Improvised Survival Uses For Your FireHawk LED Tactical Flashlight

FireHawk LED Tactical Flashlight - 14 Real Survival Uses

So What Makes A Tactical Flashlight...Tactical?

A real tactical flashlight should be able to survive the harshest of conditions. Heat, moisture, and high impacts should be a non-issue if its truly tactical.

And also I'd argue that it should have more uses than just simple illumination. If it's going to truly live up to its tactical nameplate; it needs to be designed to help keep you alive. To help you survive.

So what could be more tactical than a flashlight that has 14 real survival uses? So in this article, we'll cover 14 uses for the FireHawk LED Tactical Flashlight.

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10 Best Survival Guns To Own When Civilization Collapses

10 Best Survival Guns To Own When Civilization Collapses
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Top Ten Best Survival Guns (Handguns)

So what are the best survival guns to own? Before we can even attempt to answer that question we need first to understand what the answer to that question is not:

It’s not a random laundry list of various makes and models.

Because not all survival situations are the same. For instance:

  • Are we talking about surviving while lost in the wilderness?
  • Dealing with a broken down vehicle in the desert?
  • Post “Captain-Trips” outbreak from Stephen King’s – The Stand?
  • How about being stranded afloat on the open ocean after your fishing charter goes down?
  • What about defending your home from armed criminals and intruders?
  • Or are we talking about an all out TEOTWAWKI scenario?

In my accompanying firearm article, Top Ten Survival Rifles, I defined five different roles a good survival rifle must fill. But to be brutally honest, there is only one role for a survival handgun: self-defense. [Read more…]

How To Buy A Quality Gas Mask For Survival

How To Buy A Quality Gas Mask For Survival
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Gas Mask in A Broken WindowThe iconic gas mask.

It’s that one piece of survival gear we always associate with chaos, war, terror, and mass destruction. Just its image alone conjures up thoughts and feelings of spine-chilling events that most of us prefer not to think about. Events where the air we breathe is not safe. Where air is toxic. Where air is deadly and the world as we know it is officially over.

In my opinion, way too many survival articles on the web begin by pointing out that water is the number one survival need. It’s not.

Now, I’m not saying that clean water isn’t crucial for survival (it’s essential), but it’s secondary. Access to clean, abundant, breathable air trumps water every single time. Why? Because while it’s a well-established fact that you can only survive 3 days without water (less time in intense heat), you can only survive a few MINUTES without oxygen (and you’ll go unconscious well before that). I just honestly think most people take clean breathable air for granted…which can be a deadly mistake.

But you might argue that “air won’t just vanish”. And you’re right; unless our entire atmosphere instantly and completely vanishes, we won’t go from air to no air. However, just because air is breathable doesn’t mean it’s not deadly.

So you may not drop dead immediately, but if you breathe highly toxic chemically infused air, even just a couple of small gulps, you’re headed for an early grave. [Read more…]

How To Reload Ammo To Save Money and Improve Accuracy

How To Reload Ammo To Save Money and Improve Accuracy
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Why You Should Learn How To Reload Ammo

All fellow gun enthusiasts must plan for one major recurring expense. Like vehicles need fuel or survival bows need arrows, guns need ammo.

It’s a cold hard fact, for enthusiasts the initial purchase of your firearm will pale in comparison to your ammunition costs over its lifetime. Assuming, of course, that you actually fire the weapon.

Obviously, you could reduce this cost by just stashing and neglecting your firearms. But since I know you’re serious about your guns, your survival firearms should be fired; early and often.

The main reasons for owning a firearm are simple and few:

  1. Collect them as a hobby
  2. Use them for a utilitarian task (such as hunting)
  3. Use them for self-defense

Two of these three require continual, recurring practice to maintain your skills. And admiring an antique in your gun safe doesn’t require practice, but let’s face it, if you’re a firearm hobbyist you likely enjoy firing them.

This means ammunition purchases are a regular part of your shopping and budget.

Aside from proficiency training, personal recreation, and the hunting, there is one more reason for buying ammo; Preparing. [Read more…]