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…]

Bug Out Bag Documents: The Most Important Papers For Surviving

Bug Out Bag Documents: The Most Important Papers For Surviving
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Bug Out Bag Documents In A Pack With Hiking BootsYour bug out bag documents are those pieces of paper (or digital documents) you’re going to want with you if forced out of your home.

They are very personal and specific to you and your family. It’s not something you should take lightly.

Everything you put in your bug out bag is in there for a reason. That’s why I always recommend you use a detailed bug out bag checklist, to ensure you don’t forget something important.

And for those of you who have already constructed your bug out bag, this article serves a specific purpose: to help you determine which documents are worth adding to your bug out backpack, and how to store them.

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These 10 Desert Survival Tips Will Help Make You An Expert

These 10 Desert Survival Tips Will Help Make You An Expert
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Desert Survival Tips - Desert Landscape With Bleach SkullIf you live in, near, or travel through a desert, listen up because this article was written for you. Deserts present a unique survival challenge.

They are unlike other survival environments and have a totally different set of survival rules to follow. That’s why I’ve put together this list of my 10 best desert survival tips.

Desert Survival Introduction

The dry, hot, thirsty desert, where the bleached bones of too many unprepared souls still remain. Picked clean in years past by a flock of opportunistic vultures.

And yet, this dangerous desert environment never even crosses your mind from the safety of your air conditioned vehicle. Because you’re safely isolated from its unbearable heat. You absently take a drink from a chilled water bottle to quenching your thirst. You don’t have a care in the world.

But don’t be fooled, just one silly mishap and you’ll get your chance to experience this unforgiving place.

Are you prepare for it? I sure hope so.

And not only does the desert inflict its pain with heat and dry alone, but it has more hidden survival traps to offer. Dangerous ones such as venomous snakes, scorpions, dust storms and flash floods.

So here are my 10 best lifesaving desert survival tips to help you prepare, adapt, and overcome.

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Get The Best Tactical Pen And Learn How To Use It

Get The Best Tactical Pen And Learn How To Use It
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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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Surviving The Great Depression: 12 History Lessons For Survival

Surviving The Great Depression: 12 History Lessons For Survival
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Survival Lessons From The Great DepressionStarting in the year 1929, the United States fell and fell hard. This event in history was infamously coined “The Great Depression”.

It became known as the worst US economic disaster of modern times. With the full burden of it landing squarely on the shoulders of the American working class who struggled to survive the great depression.

In fact, some didn’t survive. Many died.

But everyone suffered. And every American life touched by this tragedy was never quite the same.

The Great Depression brought the prosperous American empire to its knees. Money and industry dried up almost overnight, along with the nation’s food resources.

It was the worst of times to be an American. [Read more…]

Bug Out Bag Checklist: 104 Important Items For Survival

Bug Out Bag Checklist: 104 Important Items For Survival
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Bug Out Bag ChecklistThis article is Skilled Survival’s Ultimate 104 Item Bug Out Bag Checklist. A free bug out bag checklist that not only tells you what to add to your pack but why.

Before we jump in, make sure to bookmark this page right now so you can come back to this free bug out bag checklist to build out your bag over time. Go ahead, before you forget.

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How To Survive A Riot When All Hell Breaks Loose

How To Survive A Riot When All Hell Breaks Loose
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How To Survive A RiotRecent events prove that riots are real and dangerous.

In fact, it’s one of the more likely survival scenarios you may face in modern times. But do you know how to survive a riot?

What to do and more importantly what NOT to do?

A riot is an event in which a large group of people acts in a violent and uncontrolled way.

Riots stem from any number civil frustrations; racial tensions, religious fanaticism, class warfare or government controls. And each of these frustrations is growing in frequency and intensity. We are heading for a tipping point.

These frustrations are like a large pile of dry firewood waiting for a single spark to explode into a raging bonfire. [Read more…]