Survival cooking is cooking food without modern conveniences such as electricity or natural gas. It’s primitive, it’s back to the basics, and it’s foolproof once mastered.
Survival belts have come a long way…
When thinking about belts, I bet the last thing that comes to mind is versatility. Because the primary function of a belt is to hold up your pants (or discipline children).
And since the latter is frowned upon, we’re left with the basic task of holding up one’s trousers. Beyond that, they are of limited use on a day to day basis, right? That’s what most people think.
But belts are surprisingly useful. A belt can be one of the most functional accessories you wear. A good solid belt is durable, designed to cinch and bind, and can secure things in place.
They can also work as a makeshift self-defense tool. When you really stop to think about it, the survival uses for a good belt are nearly endless.
And more recently belts have become available specifically for survival. [Read more…]
How much does your bug out bag weigh?
I’m an ultralight backpacker. Which means I make difficult choices about what to bring and what to leave behind. I take the same weight-conscious approach when constructing a bug out bag because (all things being equal) lighter is better.
However, I always have a bit of room for a deck of cards. [Read more…]
Survival Books Are Amazing
They are simply pages with words all bound together to transfer knowledge. Doing so silently between human beings across time and space.
When you read, you’re learning from (and being entertained by) someone who’s not in the same room as you. Who you’ll likely never meet and who may no longer be with us.
Let that sink in for a moment and you’ll realize how epic an invention they are.
Books became the most dependent method of storing and sharing information for centuries. They’re one the best survival resources because they teach vast amounts of knowledge.
First, you read, then you understand, then you apply, and finally you master.
Have you ever dug a large hole or trench without a shovel? I hope not because it royally sucks.
Trust me; a stick is no substitute for a shovel.
It doesn’t matter what material you’re digging through – dirt, sand, mud, snow or ice. Plus, if you’re not wearing gloves you destroy your hands. With gashes, scrapes, cuts, blisters, and bruises.
Even worse, you end up wasting valuable hours and spending excess energy. Digging without a shovel is a difficult, tiresome, and even dangerous chore. [Read more…]
How To Protect Your Privacy With Cyber Security
You avoid sharing personal information with strange websites.
You never fill out those random pop-up surveys. You don’t click any suspicious email links. Sure, you occasionally make online purchases, but only with reputable companies you trust.
Maybe you’ve even bought a virus protection package to prevent malware, spyware, and phishing.
But, guess what…it probably doesn’t matter. Sadly complete privacy is a thing of the past. [Read more…]
Survival hacks are solutions that break the rules. The best survivalists don’t just blindly follow rulebooks, so we hack when necessary. Sure, there are hundreds of survival guides we learn from but you’re at a huge disadvantage when you rely too heavily on any one resource.
Real survival is a creative endeavor that requires fast thinking and an open mind. Sometimes you have to improvise, adapt, and make it up as you go along. You have to make split-second decisions. You have to work with what you have got.
You have to think like McGyver by survival hacking your way to safety. [Read more…]
The art of how to make your own arrows is a survival skill worthy of our attention. Why? Because it’s major form of self-reliance. And as survivalists we love self-reliance.
Imagine pairing the power of learning – How To Make Your Own Arrows – with the skill of – How To Make A Longbow – and you’ll never be an unarmed and helpless sap again. No matter how bad our world becomes.
You’ll have the powerful ability, to take natural resources and mold them into a highly useful survival tool. And not only a useful tool but a deadly one.
Regardless of whether your motivation to make your own arrows is focused on self-reliance, as a fun hobby, or to just impress your friends, the following instructions will show you step by step how to do it right. [Read more…]
An I.N.C.H Bag stands for I‘m Never Coming Home Bag
It’s a Bug Out Bag on steroids. If you build an INCH Bag, not only are you planning to get the hell out of Dodge but fully intend to never come back.
For some of us, there’s zero difference between our current bug out bags and an INCH bag. Maybe you’ve planned your bug out bag as an INCH bag from the very start. And if that’s you, great!
However, most people built their bug out bags intending to return home as soon as things are all clear. If this is you, you may now be interested in the key differences between a regular bug out bag and an INCH bag. Differences such as bag size, gear selection, weight, and supplies.
You also might want to plan an INCH Bag just in case SHTF happens and it’s NOT just a short-term emergency.
But what extra gear should you add? And what gear should you leave behind? We’ll answer both of these questions and more. [Read more…]
Today let’s tackle that age old question of Kerosene vs Propane? Which is the better investment for heating? Which is best for long term survival? What are the pros and cons of each?
Right now, (the morning I’m writing this article) it’s currently a bitter 10 degrees Fahrenheit outside (with a low of 3 degrees Fahrenheit).
And it’s just the first frigid day of the upcoming winter season. So there will be more brutally cold days yet to come.
It was so cold this morning; my labrador retriever refused brave it. Deciding to take a pass and “hold it,” in hopes for a warm up. He’s going to be disappointed.
At this very moment, I’m comfortably typing away at my computer keys and sipping a warm coffee in my warm 71 degree home.
It’s times like these that I realize just how fortunate we are in modern society. Heating, indoor plumbing, motor vehicle transportation, refrigeration…it’s amazing. I try not to take it for granted… [Read more…]