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 […]

How to Build an Emergency Survival Shelter

Getting lost or stranded in winter storm conditions can happen to anyone. You could be hiking in the backcountry, or you could simply be driving to a family Thanksgiving. A serious winter storm, complete with “white out” blizzard conditions, can leave anyone in a bad situation. RELATED: How to Build a Winter Emergency Car Kit [STEP-BY-STEP] The rule of thumb is that a human can survive around 3 hours in extreme weather conditions without shelter. So even if you don’t plan to go hiking this winter, it’s very important that you’ll need to know how to build an effective survival shelter, and quickly. […]

Top 10 Survival Myths That Are Actually True!

If you’re a regular here at The Patriot Caller, you know that we just love to call BS on the so-called “advice” that frequently gets passed around the campfire, water cooler, or often the inbox. So much of what we think we know about survival — classics such as sucking out snake venom, cauterizing wounds, and drinking water from a cactus — are basically completely bogus or worse. Much of this survival folklore is actually dangerous. Well, what about the survival tips that only sound unbelievable, yet they in fact incredibly useful? There are almost as many of these hard to […]

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7 Things Billionaire Preppers Don’t Want You to Know

Preppers come from all socioeconomic backgrounds, so it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that some of the rich and famous are just as concerned as the rest of us about what will happen when the SHTF. Just like they do with almost everything else in life, however, millionaires and billionaires have found a way to make their version of prepping an exclusive activity that is not open to the middle class. RELATED: How to Build a Mortgage-Free Cabin on a Budget [Under $5K] This type of snobbery might get them somewhere today, but their money will become worthless during an […]

How to Survive a Bullet Wound [STEP-BY-STEP]

In our quest for self-reliance, we’re often drawn to fun topics like how to build wilderness cabins, or which bug-out vehicle to buy. However, learning to deal with the very unpleasant realities we may face at some critical point in our lives, is infinitely more valuable. One extremely important piece of this knowledge is understanding how to treat a gunshot wound. Given all the extreme violence in recent headlines, it’s hard not to see the value in knowing exactly what you (the unlicensed civilian) can do to help a gunshot victim get the help they need to survive. Regardless of […]