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 […]

Meet the US Army’s Next Official Sidearm: Sig Sauer P320

Handgun enthusiasts have been waiting with bated breath to learn which platform the US Army will tap to follow the Beretta M9 as it’s next official sidearm. The US Military’s coveted “Modular Handgun System” contract was awarded this month to Sig Sauer, adopting the P320 9mm to follow in the footsteps of the iconic Colt 1911 and Beretta M9 as the Army’s official sidearm. The competition, which began in earnest back in 2013, sought to replace the dated M9 with a weapon that’s measurably more versatile, accurate, and durable than the Beretta. RELATED: Top 11 Semiauto Handguns on a Budget […]

7 Insane Animal Videos You Won’t Believe! [VIDEO]

This footage was captured by hikers enjoying the peaceful walking the trails at Circle B Ranch in Lakeland, Florida, when this monster decided to migrate right across the path in front of them. “Humpback,” as the locals know him is often seen wandering around the nature preserve he calls home. Estimates have the gator’s length at 15 feet, but that hardly puts his dinosaur-like size in perspective. Image being one of the hikers that spotted this guy looking for some new real estate. Creepy and prehistoric are two words that seem to fit rather well when it comes to the […]

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 […]

WHOA! Watch This Mt. Lion Kill a Deer on a Suburban Front Porch!

We’ve often heard it said that there are far more mountain lions prowling around our suburban cities than most folks would be comfortable with… Well, here is your shocking proof! A security camera in the San Francisco suburb of Hillsborough captured a mountain lion kill right on the home’s front porch. RELATED: Help, There’s a Leopard Eating an Impala on My Deck [VIDEO] The security camera, likely used to catch package thieves, caught something a bit more dramatic than the homeowner was expecting. Not only does it clearly capture the cougar, but you can hear the home’s faithful guard dog barking […]

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 […]

Top 5 Rifle Calibers for Deer Hunting [GUIDE]

So you’re shopping for a new rifle. Maybe it’s for you, or maybe it’s for a new hunter you’re helping introduce to this great sport. Where will this rifle be carried? How large or small is its owner? What type of hunter will carry this rifle? These are all key considerations in the quest to find the perfect rifle. The criteria are simple, yet most shoppers find themselves changing their mind several times over the course of shopping. Then, just as often, shooters have second thoughts about their choices. That’s never fun. Setting Your Sights on the Right Caliber Any […]

7 Places Most Likely to be Descended on by Protesters

No matter what your personal or political beliefs are, it’s hard to escape the fact that protests (some peaceful, some volatile) are becoming an increasingly common way of life. This is especially true in the U.S., which makes it something that local preppers need to be aware of. After all, protesters can block access to important areas and escape routes. RELATED: How to Harden Your Home Against Looters and Thieves  They can also cause civil unrest that spills over into violence and mob mentality. Fortunately, if you have a good understanding of where protests are most likely to happen, you can […]

5 Dirt Cheap “Space Heaters” You Can Build Today [STEP-BY-STEP]

Does the idea of wearing all of your winter clothing and gear indoors sound awful? It should because the only reason you would need to do this is if you have no heat. It’s possible to lose access to heating for a long list of reasons, including a winter storm that knocks the power out or a SHTF scenario. If you don’t want to be at risk of freezing to death in your home, it’s important to learn how to make a DIY space heater. Even the listed projects that need electricity are cheaper than store bought space heaters, and […]