How To Build The Ultimate Winter Car Survival Kit From Scratch

How To Build The Ultimate Winter Car Survival Kit From Scratch
5 (100%) 8 votes

winter car survival kit

If you’ve yet to build a winter car survival kit, now’s the time.

With fall currently in full swing, those of us who live, work, and play in the mountains are seeing the first signs that winter is near.

Soon, the mountain peaks will be capped white with snow and roadway conditions will change for the worst at the drop of a hat. Icy roads and deep snow are extremely dangerous for travel and a leading cause of stranded vehicles. [Read more…]

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

10 Best Gun Safes For Ultimate Access, Safety, and Protection
4.82 (96.36%) 22 votes

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 Rifle – Our 5 Favorite Models For Survival
4.5 (90%) 16 votes

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…]

Survival Bandana: 23 Survival Uses From A Simple Piece Of Cloth

Survival Bandana: 23 Survival Uses From A Simple Piece Of Cloth
4.92 (98.46%) 13 votes

survival bandanaA bandana is just a piece of cloth for blowing your nose, right?

For most, yes, but if you’re a serious survivalist you know that a single piece of cloth can be an extremely valuable resource.

Survival bandana is any bandana put to good survival use.

So today I’m going to share with you, my 23 favorite survival uses for a bandana. But first a quick story… [Read more…]

Survival Trailers – The Best Rigs We Can Learn From

Survival Trailers – The Best Rigs We Can Learn From
4.54 (90.77%) 13 votes

Survival Trailer aka Bug out TrailerSurvival trailers come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in a wide range of prices. 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 bugout trailer rigs. Yes, I realize these survival trailers are outside of many of our realistic price ranges, but they’re:

  1. Awesome to look at
  2. Can inspire us for a DIY build route.

Then we’ll shift gears and cover a few budget friendly survival trailer options.

As A Way To Introduce You To Skilled Survival, We’re Giving Away Our #104 Item Bug Out Bag Checklist. Click Here To Get Your FREE Copy Of It.

[Read more…]

Survival Watch – It’s Time To Make You Ready

Survival Watch – It’s Time To Make You Ready
4.83 (96.67%) 12 votes

survival watch

What Is A Survival Watch?

A survival watch can come one of two basic forms:

  1. Watches that act like a mini survival tin on your wrist. All of these survival watches have 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 survival computer for your wrist. These watches include features such as a compass, GPS, barometer, thermometer, altimeter, and 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 “survival watch” I mean ones that are a mini computer unless stated otherwise. [Read more…]

Underground Food Storage: Root Cellars and Food Caches

Underground Food Storage: Root Cellars and Food Caches
4.69 (93.75%) 16 votes

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
4.91 (98.18%) 11 votes

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.

As A Way To Introduce You To Skilled Survival, We’re Giving Away Our #104 Item Bug Out Bag Checklist. Click Here To Get Your FREE Copy.

[Read more…]

Why Mylar Bags Are Your Food Storage’s Secret Weapon

Why Mylar Bags Are Your Food Storage’s Secret Weapon
4.89 (97.78%) 18 votes

Mylar BagsMylar bags are the gold standard for DIY food storage. They turn the chore of “food storage” into a simple, easy, and dare I 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.

As A Way To Introduce You To Skilled Survival, We’re Giving Away Our ‘Family First’ Food Planning Guide. Click Here To Get Your FREE Copy.

[Read more…]

Ammo Storage: How To Avoid Common Mistakes

Ammo Storage: How To Avoid Common Mistakes
4.64 (92.86%) 14 votes

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.

As A Way To Introduce You To Skilled Survival, We’re Giving Away Our #104 Item Bug Out Bag Checklist. Click Here To Get Your FREE Copy.

[Read more…]