10 Best SHTF Knives for Under $50

  Does your bug out bag contain at least one or two survival knives? If not, it’s time to carefully reconsider your plans and make a purchase or two. After all, guns have the potential to be extremely helpful after the SHTF, but they’re not as multipurpose as knives. These highly useful tools can be everything from weapons to a resource for food preparation. Survival knives can be very expensive, and there are also numerous styles available. Fortunately, even preppers on a budget can improve their bug out supplies and boost their odds of survival by picking up a perfectly […]

8 Telltale Signs a Twister’s a-Coming!

Sure, most people have a good idea what do to when they know a tornado is nearby. The problem is they need a weatherman or a phone to tell them when to do it. As we all know, not every tornado is preceded by a warning. Heck, many of them aren’t even confirmed until the following day…   …after the damage has been done (damage that can include lives lost). That’s why it’s so important to know how to read the signs a twister’s a-coming… You can’t stop a tornado from happening, but you can prevent it from killing you […]

10 Great Guns for $249 or Less!

Whether you’re looking for a concealed carry weapon or simply want to get the most bang for your buck possible, there are more cost-effective options out there than ever before. We love high-end plinksters and collectibles as much as the next guy. But if keeping your shooting sports on budget is at the top of your list, we’ve got good news: There are plenty of reliable, even highly rated guns on the market for less than $250… sometimes much less. So whether or not you’re working with a limited budget, it’s still wise to consider adding at least one or two of […]

5 Life-Saving Medicinal Mushrooms Growing in Your Backyard [FIELD GUIDE]

According to Dr. Oz, mushrooms are one of the super foods you should incorporate into your diet on a regular basis. All mushrooms have anti-cancer properties, according to Dr. Joel Furhman, preventing tumor growth and even aiding in weight loss. Whether you’re lost in the woods or dealing with a post-apocalyptic situation without any access to medical care, it’s vital to be aware of the many medicinal options that nature has to offer. Plus, it’s just cool to be a wealth of alternative medical knowledge. Although certain mushrooms are poisonous, there are many others that can provide a source of […]

Top 6 Telltale Signs it’s Time to Bug Out

Whether there’s a predicted natural disaster unfolding in your area, social upheaval, or even a political crisis, it critical that you recognize the signs that it’s time to put your survival plans into action. This is especial true if your plans involve traveling. “Bugging out” may mean going to a remote cabin, visiting relatives far away, or disappearing into the woods. Either way, timing is everything. After all, hesitating could easily make the difference between getting out while the getting’s good or getting stuck in hopeless gridlock. In more dire circumstances, it could make the difference between living and dying. Most situations only […]

Get Free Heat With This DIY Solar “Window Unit” [STEP-BY-STEP]

Let’s face it; the cost of heating is ridiculous these days. And it’s likely to get worse before it gets better. But you have must keep warm; it’s a matter of safety every bit as much as it is a matter of comfort. In many parts of the country, keeping your home warm throughout the bitter winter months is challenging to say the least. What’s more, winter storms are often the culprits when the power goes out. A massive frigid and volatile air mass is the last thing you need in a blackout. That’s why it’s so important to have a backup plan. […]

How to Survive a Nuclear Sneak Attack [STEP-BY-STEP]

One of the most terrifying of all 20th Century SHTF scenarios is creeping back into the public consciousness with a vengeance these days: Nuclear warfare. In reality, the threat never subsided. Many of us just stopped paying attention. With Russia at odds with the USA, Iran back to its old tricks, N. Korea, ISIS, etc… The list of reasons we should be pay attention seems to be growing. Well, here’s a morbid silver lining to that mushroom cloud, if you will. Believe it or not, anyone who is more than a few miles outside of the ground zero blast zone can actually survive […]

7 Ways to Quickly and Easily Fortify Your Home

Here’s a question most of us don’t think about until it’s too late: Would your house be properly protected if a SHTF scenario were to happen tomorrow? No, we don’t mean do you know how to use all of your weapons, although that is important. What we’re talking about is the level of protection that exists between the inside of your house and the potential intruder who is on the outside. If your answer to the first question is “No,” how long would it take you to get your home ready for a SHTF crisis? Many of the tips we’re […]

How to Build a Super Shelter (and Whether or Not You Should)

Whether you get lost deep in the woods or society completely crumbles, it’s going to be imperative to find shelter right away. In many cases, this means creating your own shelter out of nearby supplies. We have showcased several simplistic shelter builds in the past, and we’ve also touched on the concept of a super shelter. Now it’s time to dig more deeply into the super shelter idea to help you determine whether or not it will be a viable option when the SHTF. Photo from Survival Lily on YouTube

Top 6 Ideas to Creating Survival Shelters in the Wild

This awesome post was written by our friend Alex Park at AuthorizedBoots, Inc. For more awesome survival content like this, visit his great site here.  Survival experts have long known about an idea called the Rule of Threes. It says that humans will die after 3 minutes with no air, 3 days without water, or 3 weeks of going without food. At least, those are the most commonly known rules. Many people forget that you can die in three hours without shelter, as long as the environment is harsh enough. You may not think the weather in your area is harsh enough to kill […]