Minimalist Camping: Taking Only What You Need To Survive

Minimalist CampingMinimalist Camping Done Right

Minimalist camping is surviving. It’s about testing yourself and battling nature with as little equipment as possible. Can you grab your bag and make it three days with only its contents?

Yes, you can. I’m going to show you in this article exactly what you need and how to camp with a minimum amount of stuff.

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Bug In vs Bug Out? Smart Or Guaranteed Death Trap


Bug In vs Bug Out (c)"Bug In vs Bug Out" is a Guest Post Written by Dan Sullivan

Bug In vs Bug Out, Which Scenario is Best for You?

No matter how you look at it, regardless of which disaster hits, you’ll only have two choices.

You can either bug in and stay inside your house hoping for the whole thing to be over quickly. Or you can bug out to no man’s land or your bug out retreat.

Both are plausible, both have sparked controversies, and there’s still some level of confusion related to them.

When I hear people say

I know what I’ll do, I’ll just bug in no matter what!” or “I don’t need a stockpile, I’ll bug out and never look back!

I shake my head… How can one assume things will go his or her way during a disaster?

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Survival Bug Out Bag Infographic Guide

Survival Bug Out Bag Infographic Main ImageHow To Buy A High-Quality Survival Bug Out Bag 

Note: The end of this post has a useful infographic to help you find the right survival bug out bag.

There’s a lot that can go wrong in any bug out situation. There are many disaster variables to plan and practice for in order to truly be prepared to “GO at a moments notice”.

So why add a low-quality survival bug out bag into the mix?

A poor survival bug out bag will hurt your bug out. Instead, invest in a survival bug out bag you can trust with your life. Because if you’re forced to bug out, it’ll be that important. [Read more…]

Homestead Survival: 6 Steps To Prepare Your Homstead For Survival

Homestead Survival (c)How To Develop Your Bug Out Location Into A Homestead Survival Safe Haven

Once you’ve locked down your bug out location, you need to figure out how to establish this place. That’s where homestead and survival come together.

You want to come up with a plan to develop your new found property into a SHTF safe haven. A self-reliant homestead survival home, where your family can thrive. [Read more…]

Bug Out Location: 7 Essential Qualities For Your Secret Setup

Bug Out LocationAre you interested in finding the best bug out location?

If you reply to this question with an enthusiastic: Hell Yes, then the way I see it, you have two options….

  1. Buy a private parcel of bug out land
  2. Scope out a remote some remote bug out locations

Obviously, option 1 is more ideal, but not all of us have a large stash of cash to spend on buying a bug out property.

If you fall into the second category, then it’s time to start scouting out some public survival land options.

Of course, you could always plan to bug in, but you better be fully prepared to defend what’s yours if you live in one of these 146 counties.

Ok, enough with the preamble, here’s what I’m going to cover in this article.

  • What to look for in a best bug out property (including a couple of absolute”must haves”)
  • Detailed Instructions On How To Find Bug Out Locations For Sale (with images)
  • Detailed Instructions On How To Start A Public Bug Out Location Search (with images)

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Bug Out Vehicles: Lessons Learned From These Badass Setups

Bug Out Vehicles (c)So you want to bug out but you’re not keen on walking. I get it…why walk with a heavy bug out bag when you can ride in a badass bug out vehicle? You can carry more stuff and get to your location faster.

If you’re going to bug out via motor transportation then you better choose one that’s ready for SHTF.

In my opinion, there are two kinds of bug out vehicles.

  • The ones that 99.9% of us CAN’T afford
  • The ones we CAN afford

So in this article, I want to cover both.

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Survival Bow: 16 Rock Solid Reasons To Get One Today

Survival Bow

The mighty yet under appreciated survival bow.

While firearms rightfully get a ton of attention, the survival bow gets less than it should.

A mastered takedown bow can be a huge survival advantage. It should find a home in our bug out bags.

Survival bows break down into a compact assembly making them ideal for packing into a bug out bag or stashing in a bug out vehicle.

It’s such a valuable survival tool that I was able to come up with 16 reasons to own one and learn survival archery.

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How To Find The Best Bug Out Bag For All Your Survival Gear

Best Bug Out Bag (c)How To Find The Best Bug Out Bag To Put All Your Gear In

So you want the “best”?

We’ll, I wish it was that easy…

The truth is, it’s not that simple, but stick with me and we’ll get pretty darn close.

I’m going to go over in detail all the things you need to choose your bug out bag. And then I’m going to share with you what I think is the best bug out bag on the market today (at the end of this article I’ll share with you 6 of my favorite bug out bags).

So let’s just jump right in…shall we?

Your best bug out bag is one that is:

1) Ridiculously durable

2) Intelligently designed 

3) Customized to your specific body dimensions

  • Durable because if straps tear, zippers break or cloth rips mid bug out, you’re gonna be sorry. Your bug out bag and you are about to become best friends and nobody wants a wimpy best friend.
  • Intelligently designed so that you can access your most critical survival gear fast.
  • Having the right bug out bag size so that it won’t slow you down or wear you out, due to body fatigue.

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