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 […]

8 of the Best Air Pistols [Under $100]

We’ve written before about the many reasons you should have at least one air powered gun in your arsenal. For starters, these weapons are way quieter than traditional firearms, and this can help you do two things we really, really like: Shoot more often AND avoid issues with your neighbors. Of course, these two factors work well in tandem. Additionally, the noise reduction factor is a nice perk when you are hunting. Even better is the fact that these guns and their pellets or BBs are typically much more budget friendly than any other option. All of these benefits apply to air guns […]

If Your Knife Isn’t Sharp Enough for Shaving… READ THIS

Not that you’ll wanna chunk your gillette in the trash and start dragging that old Buck knife across your stubble every morning, but keeping each of your knife blades sharp is important for many reasons. A super sharp knife saves time, effort, and literally makes your cutting tasks safer. It could even end up saving your life… But it will definitely impress your friends with your superior sharpening skills (and who doesn’t want that?). Therefore, if you do not already have a knife sharpening routine, it is essential to learn how to make each blade so sharp that you could […]

Texting Man Steps on Snake, Gets Bitten [VIDEO]

You can file this one under: Sign of the Times. Since the dawn of the smartphone era, we’ve watched dozens of hilarious videos that feature pedestrians walking head-first into streetlights, stop signs, and even brick walls. But we’ve never seen anything quite as ridiculous as the following video… In it, an Oklahoma roller rink DJ got quite a shock as he walked across the parking lot to clock in, deeply engrossed in his smartphone. Security cameras capture the DJ as he arrives at front doors of the roller rink. Also in the frame, a mysterious serpentine object that turned out to be (drumroll […]

Top 15 Places to Store Your Survival Food

x Food storage is an essential part of any crisis plan, but where do you store all of those supplies? What if you live in an apartment that’s somewhat challenged in the square footage department? Where are you going to store all of that food? Unless you invest in compact food buckets with a  shelf life of 25+ years, there are a surprising number of considerations that go into the process. Each storage location has a unique set of pros and cons. Basements, closets, furniture, attics, storage sheds… all of these can vary widely in temperature, humidity, etc. Here’s a […]

5 Ways to Boost Your Night Vision

We can all agree that seeing in the darkness is a huge advantage under everyday circumstances. In a crisis situation, the quality of your night vision will be that much more important. Now, I wish I had 5 easy steps that would allow you to suddenly have the night vision of a cat (they require only 1/6th the light we do)… but unfortunately there are no known exercises, pills, or surgeries that can pull off that miracle. You can dramatically improve your vision at night however. With a few simple techniques, tricks, and even a couple of “magic pills” you […]

Top 5 Must Haves for Your Blackout Kit

Most Americans laugh off the threat of power outages, believing the power will come back on in a few minutes… but as many of us have experienced first-hand, sometimes these blackouts can last hours or even days. Have you ever had to endure a blackout that lasted waaaay longer than you expected? I have. And here’s the thing, I wasn’t prepared. It was a real mess. And sure, flashlights are important in a blackout, but there are a lot of other items that are equally, if not more important. That’s why I’m not wasting a spot on my top 5 […]

WSJ: America’s Power Grid Is A Timebomb

Do you have a blackout plan in place? I hope you so, because you may need it… According to the Wall Street Journal, the grid is in such a state of disrepair that blackouts this winter are a virtual guarantee. If you haven’t made the proper preparations, you may be in for some very dark, very cold days… especially if you live in the tri-state area, hit by super storm Sandy last winter. According to energy experts, no meaningful improvements have been made to the grid since the storm, since the great “East Coast Blackout” of 10 years ago. And […]

Top 15 Places to Store Your Survival Food

Food storage is an essential part of any crisis plan, but where do you store all of those supplies? What if you live in an apartment that’s somewhat challenged in the square footage department? Where are you going to store all of that food? Unless you invest in compact food buckets with a  shelf life of 25+ years, there are a surprising number of considerations that go into the process. Each storage location has a unique set of pros and cons. Basements, closets, furniture, attics, storage sheds… all of these can vary widely in temperature, humidity, etc. Here’s a list […]

This is What Hyperinflation Looks Like [VIDEO]

One of the most destabilizing and, unfortunately, most likely scenarios that patriots worry about is an economic collapse. Unlike an earthquake or weather disaster, the effects of an economic collapse are felt all across the nation simultaneously, even around the world. Everyone living within the borders of the collapsing nation is hamstrung, with very few in a position to give any help. If you haven’t been paying attention to Venezuela’s economic slide, you may want to start. Since the rise of the socialist government in Venezuela, beginning with Hugo Chavez, the controlling regime has become more and more totalitarian. Now, […]