8 Ways to Purify Water You Never Knew About

Water is an essential liquid that can help keep your skin moisturized. Your body also utilizes water to maintain key bodily functions and regulate a normal temperature. As your body loses water through digestion, breathing and sweating, you’ll need to replenish the fluids regularly to prevent dehydration. Additionally, to maintain the essential health and wellness in humans, animals and vegetation, your water needs to be free from impurities such as minerals, contaminants and other pathogens. If the liquid isn’t in its purest form, the bacteria can cause health complications through diseases and illnesses. The following are ways to purify water […]

9 Disastrous Things That’ll Happen During the Next Major Blackout

As the weather heats up, the demand on the US energy grid skyrockets with each air-conditioner that clicks on. While the grid itself is duct taped together in many cases, there is overwhelming evidence that terrorists and foreign hackers are waging work on your utility company. A security company has found malware code that, if deployed and activated, can take control of all substation circuit breakers and switches. In other words, the ability to cripple our nation is within the hands of hackers, and even though government officials are working on the problem, they may not be able to come […]

8 Must-Have Types of Blackout Gear to Survive a Major Power Outage

Even a short-term blackout can cause major issues. For example, if the power goes out for a day or two during the hottest part of summer or the deepest, coldest part of winter, many people will be at risk of dying from exposure. Sadly, there are news stories almost every winter about elderly people who lost power and froze to death inside their home. Of course, these problems will become much more amplified if a major blackout robs everyone of electricity for several weeks or months. Surviving all of the chaos that would accompany this type of incident will require […]

8 Tips for Taking Down Rampaging Terrorists in Public

Terrorist attacks are on the rise everywhere you look, it seems. And as we’ve seen, these attacks can take many forms. Whether it’s a suicide bomber in a crowded stadium or the driver of a car who intentionally runs people over, though, your odds of survival will hinge on many factors. While it’s true that some things are just outside our control, those who take self-reliance serious should always focus on the ways they can make a difference.. After all, preparing for a disastrous situation is what preppers and survivalists do best, so let’s apply that mindset to stopping a […]

The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

Does your father happen to love just about anything that shoots, cuts, or looks like Wild Bill Hickok may have owned it at one time? Yeah, that seems to cover an awful lot of the Fathers that Patriot Caller readers are shopping for. Come to think of it, this applies to most of the readers as well. That’s we’ve compiled a list of the most irresistible and high-value gifts that will not only put a smile on Dad’s face when he opens it, but gives him many years of use (as he smiles and reflects on what a smart and […]

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 are great tools and have the potential to be extremely helpful after the SHTF, but they’re not truly a multipurpose item. 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 […]

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 […]