Survival Trailer – The Ultimate Setups To Get You Prepared

Survival Trailer – The Ultimate Setups To Get You Prepared
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Survival Trailer aka Bug out TrailerSurvival trailers come in all sort of shapes and sizes. Survival trailers also come in lots of price ranges. From the budget friendly DIY survival trailers to the “top of the line” budget destroyers and everything in between.

So in this article, let’s start off looking at some badass bug out trailer rigs. Yes, these trailers may be out of many of our realistic price ranges but they are:

  1. Awesome to look at
  2. Can inspire us if choose the DIY route.

Then we’ll shift gears and cover some of the more budget friendly options for putting together a survival bug out trailer.

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Survival Watch – It’s Time To Make You Ready

Survival Watch – It’s Time To Make You Ready
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What Is A Survival Watch?

A survival watch can come in two basic forms:

  1. Watches that act like a mini survival tin on your wrist. This style of survival watch has similar features. They tell the time, have a fire starter, whistle, compass and use paracord as the band.
  2. Watches that act as a mini computer for your wrist. These all include features such as a compass, GPS, barometer, thermometer, altimeter, sunrise/sunset times.

In this article, I’m going focus on the survival watches that act as a computer on your wrist. So whenever I refer to a “survival watch” I mean ones that are a mini computer unless otherwise stated. [Read more…]

Underground Food Storage: Root Cellars and Food Caches

Underground Food Storage: Root Cellars and Food Caches
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Underground Food StorageUnderground food storage is not a new trick. In fact, it’s one of the oldest survival tricks in the book.

But is utilizing the earth for food refrigeration still necessary? In America, who needs to store their food underground when we have highly modernized food storage devices?

Shouldn’t our $3,000+ stainless refrigerators and enormous chest freezers take care of all our food preservation needs? So who cares about this ancient food storage technology?

I do, and you should too. [Read more…]

How To Live Off The Grid For Complete Self Reliance

How To Live Off The Grid For Complete Self Reliance
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How To Live Off The GridHow To Live Off The Grid Introduction

Figuring out how to live off the grid takes serious long term planning. It also takes dedication and more importantly know-how.

And that’s why I guess you’re here; to begin your research on how to live off the grid. What it takes, where to start, which power setup is right for you.

So this article is going to help answer those questions and to introduce you the best off-grid solutions. The solutions that will allow you to start putting together your “living off the grid” strategic plan.

Specifically, will cover the following topics in detail:

  • Definition Of Living Off The Grid
  • Choosing An Off Grid Shelter (some popular options)
  • Getting Off The Power Grid
  • Heating Your Off Grid Home
  • Supplying Water Off The Grid
  • Storing and Pressurizing Your Off Grid Water System
  • Managing Waste Streams Off Grid
  • Off Grid Food Independence
  • 10 Thing We Wish We’d Known Before Going Off Grid

So let’s get started.

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Why Mylar Bags Are Your Food Storage’s Secret Weapon

Why Mylar Bags Are Your Food Storage’s Secret Weapon
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Mylar BagsMylar bags are the gold standard for DIY food storage. They turn the chore of “food storage” into a simple, easy, and dare is say fun, way to extend your food storage shelf life.

We’re talking about extending your food from years to decades. OK, maybe I’m weird, but that’s exciting to me!

So what makes Mylar bags so good? And why should you use them instead of just zip locks or food saver bags for your emergency food stock?

By the time you finish reading this article, we will answer those questions and more.

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Ammo Storage: How To Protect Your Ammunition Investment

Ammo Storage: How To Protect Your Ammunition Investment
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Ammo StorageAre you protecting your ammo storage? Are you treating it like the key survival investment it is? I sure hope so because…

If you can afford ammo, you owe it to yourself to store it properly.

You should treat your ammunition stockpile as you would a precious metal investment. An investment that requires good practices to maintain for the long haul.

If you don’t maintain your ammo, if you neglect it, your ammo’s useful shelf life is significantly reduced. Which is a travesty, because ammo will be the lifeblood when SHTF. Remember, in a prolonged survival scenario, he who has the most firepower; often wins.

Ammo is arguably the most important item you can stockpile. It provides the ability to hunt, barter, defense your home and family, intimidates others, etc. And these are all critical survival tactics.

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10 Simple Survival Shelters That Will Conquer The Elements

10 Simple Survival Shelters That Will Conquer The Elements
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Survival Shelter In The Woods

I love the great outdoors. I hate being exposed.

Wait…Don’t those two statements contradict each other?

They do if you can’t build a survival shelter. But if you can…then the answer is: NO.

Let me explain.

Being forced to ride out Mother Nature’s worst without a survival shelter is not only crappy time, but it’s also deadly. When unprepared humans go up against extreme weather, weather wins. You lose.

And even if the weather decides to “play nice,” there’s just something comforting knowing you can build a safe barrier between you and the rest of the world.

Cold, wet, heat and fierce animals reduce your survival chances. And at the extremes (blizzards, torrential downpours, heat waves, and attacks), you’re survival window slams shut. So if you can’t build a survival shelter fast in harsh conditions, you’re done for in mere minutes.

Survival shelters are essential to your survival success. Whether you’re planning a long-term wilderness bug out or want to be prepared for an emergency.

That’s why you should learn how to build survival shelters.

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13 Homemade Survival Weapons: Prepare, Adapt, And Overcome

13 Homemade Survival Weapons: Prepare, Adapt, And Overcome
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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 Skills

Urban survival scares the hell out of me. Too many people, living too close together.

But that’s why I’ve prepared for it. Don’t run away from what scares you, stare it down, and get prepared.

So let’s start by agreeing “What Urban Survival Is” and “What It’s Not”.

The 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 us, I 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).

Urban survival is having the ability to tough it out in the belly of the beast. [Read more…]