10 Best Survival Shovels For Your Bug Out Bag

survival shovels with a bunch of gearHave 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…]

34 Best Survival Hacks You Should Learn Right Now

survival hacksSurvival 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…]

How To Make Your Own Arrows – Tips, Techniques and Tricks

how to make your own arrowsThe 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…]

Gun Suppressors: Remaining Silent When Every Noise Matters

Modern Gun SuppressorGuns are loud. Anytime you detonate a powerful explosive in a small confined space, it’s going to be noisy. And often, that BANG put off by your firearm gives away your position.

That’s why gun suppressors are an excellent survival tool. Nearly everyone understands that suppressors turn ear-splitting explosions, into muffled, discreet THUMP’s. So if you want to be sneaky (for whatever reason), using a gun suppressor is a smart way to avoid unwanted attention.

And in a survival crisis, I  highly recommend you own at least one suppressor or or at least understand the principles to craft one. Because being able to fire off quiet shots will be the difference between being a predator or being prey. And if such a situation arises, you’ll be grateful you took the time to learn how to make a suppressor. [Read more…]

10 Best Gun Safes For Ultimate Access, Safety, and Protection

10 best gun safes

What’s the ultimate goal storing your firearms in a gun safe?

Why should you invest your hard earned money in a large metal lockbox?

To figure this out, let’s first take a look at the definition of the word “safe”:

Secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk”.

So a gun safe’s sole purpose is to keep your valuable firearms out of harm’s way.

To keep them safe from:

  • the elements (fire, water)
  • thieves
  • curious kids

SAFE.

While all gun safes have the same goal, not all firearms safes are created equal.

  • There are safes designed for specific types of guns (handguns or rifles).
  • Some safes are made for quick access, while other safes designed for fire or water protection.
  • There are mobile safes and permanently bolted down gun safes.
  • Wall mounted safes and hidden gun safes.
  • There are single gun safes and gun safes designed for an entire arsenal firearms.

So finding the “right” gun safe that serves you well depends on your own individual needs.

With that said, today we are going to cover 10 different types of gun safes. Discussing each safes specific characteristics and provide an example gun safe within each 10 categories that we recommend. [Read more…]

Survival Air Rifle – Our 5 Favorite Models For Survival

survival air rifleFrom A Kids Toy To A Survival Air Rifle

Oh, the classic BB gun.

Beloved by many, especially in our youth. The BB gun was a right of passage and it was the classic Red Ryder Carbin Action 2 On The Shot Range Model Air Rifle every kid wanted. Adios, Bart!

Needless to say, the bb gun is still a popular backyard weapon.

Many of us cut our teeth on a slingshot initially, but soon after upgraded to the real deal; a BB gun. And that glorious day your Dad handed you your very own BB gun was the same day no mouse, rat, bird, or squirrel was safe. [Read more…]

Ammo Storage: How To Avoid Common Amateur Mistakes

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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13 Homemade Survival Weapons: Prepare, Adapt, And Overcome

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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Urban Survival Skills: Thriving In A City Of Chaos

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…]

Get The Best Tactical Pen And Learn How To Use It

Best Tactical PensA tactical pen is a deadly survival weapon in the right set of hands.

In the wrong set of hands, it’s a harmless writing utensil. The distinction is important, and that’s what today’s article is all about; The Tactical Pen.

Here’s an overview of what this article is going to cover:

  • Quick History Of The Tactical Pen  – Kubotan
  • What Is A Tactical Pen
  • Why Carry A Tactical Pen
  • Tactical Pen Uses
  • Tactical Pen Techniques
  • The Do’s And Don’ts Of Tactical Pens
  • More Tactical Pen Advice
  • Best Tactical Pen
  • Your Simple Tactical Pen Action Plan

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