The Oddest Things That Need to Be in Your Bug Out Bag

Your bug out bag has been assembled, and it contains all of the basics: non-perishable food, a gun, bullets, a first aid kit, etc. You’re all set, right? Wrong! Basic supplies are a great starting point, but there is much more to consider. For example, your bag should have some safety pins attached to it because they can be used in a wide variety of situations. Additionally, it is important to consider allocating some of your precious bug out bag space to some unusual items that could really come in handy after the SHTF. RELATED: Top 50 Items to Stockpile […]

The BIGGEST Mistake Preppers Make

While you’re taking some time to review your preparedness plans this season, it’s crucial that you don’t make the #1 prepper mistake of all-time. It’s a very easy oversight to make, especially for survivalists… In fact, I think it may be a natural byproduct of the preparedness mindset. What is it? Most of us dream of a remote cabin retreat, a “safe house” of sorts, where we can escape all the madness and civil unrest in the event of an extended crisis. We can almost smell the timber, the campfire… we can almost taste the fresh well water. We tend […]

The Oddest Things That Need to Be in Your Bug Out Bag

Your bug out bag has been assembled, and it contains all of the basics: non-perishable food, a gun, bullets, a first aid kit, etc. You’re all set, right? Wrong! Basic supplies are a great starting point, but there is much more to consider. For example, your bag should have some safety pins attached to it because they can be used in a wide variety of situations. Additionally, it is important to consider allocating some of your precious bug out bag space to some unusual items that could really come in handy after the SHTF. RELATED: Top 50 Items to Stockpile […]

How to Properly Siphon Gas during an Emergency

Gas will quickly become one of the most important commodities in a SHTF crisis. Unfortunately, it will also be one of the scarcest. The gas stations that do have fuel will have unimaginably long lines, until their tanks go dry. The best way to avoid a calamity is to keep your tank over halfway full at all times. Even in this scenario, however, you may not have enough fuel to evacuate. In the movies, siphoning gas out of a car’s fuel tank looks like good old-fashioned fun. In the real world, it’s nasty, dirty, dangerous business. RELATED: You’ll Never Guss What […]

The BIGGEST Mistake Preppers Make (And How to Fix It)

While you’re taking some time to review your preparedness plans this season, it’s crucial that you don’t make the #1 prepper mistake of all-time. It’s a very easy oversight to make, especially for survivalists… In fact, I think it may be a natural byproduct of the preparedness mindset. What is it? Most of us dream of a remote cabin retreat, a “safe house” of sorts, where we can escape all the madness and civil unrest in the event of an extended crisis. We can almost smell the timber, the campfire… we can almost taste the fresh well water. We tend […]

How to Put Together a Winter Emergency Car Kit

We’ve all heard stories about drivers that have been stranded in blizzard conditions. You may have even thought to yourself, that they shouldn’t have been on the road, or that they should have been more prepared. The truth is that none of them expected to end up where they did. Disasters often don’t come with advance notice, unfortunately. The solution to this, of course, is an emergency car kit, one that keeps you prepared for any emergency that might leave in stranded in your car… especially in arctic conditions. After all, you could have your own personal SHTF experience if […]

5 of the Best Backpacks for Braving the Great Outdoors

Whether you are an avid hiker, are planning a backpacking trip through a foreign country or simply want to be prepared for any emergency situation, it is a wise idea to have a quality backpack on hand at all times. Backpacks are often designed differently from bugout bags, but they can be just as worthwhile for anything that life throws your way. There are hundreds of good options available. To make it easier to select the right one for your lifestyle, we have gathered a list of five of the most notable recent offerings from top backpack manufacturers. Flickr user […]

Our Picks for the Top 5 Bug Out Bags

The purpose of a “bug-out bag” (AKA “72-hour bags” or “go bags”) as you’ve probably guessed, is to allow you to evacuate, or “bug-out,” at a moment’s notice… no packing required. In theory, if it’s not in your bag when a crisis strikes… you’ll have to go without it for at least a while. Building a truly personalized “bug-out bag” requires gathering a long list of supplies, ranging from basic medication to a flashlight. However, before you can begin putting supplies away, you need to locate a durable bug out bag that has a lot of room and will fit comfortably […]

The BIGGEST Mistake Preppers Make

While you’re taking some time to review your preparedness plans this season, it’s crucial that you don’t make the #1 prepper mistake of all-time. It’s a very easy oversight to make, especially for survivalists… In fact, I think it may be a natural byproduct of the preparedness mindset. What is it? Most of us dream of a remote cabin retreat, a “safe house” of sorts, where we can escape all the madness and civil unrest in the event of an extended crisis. We can almost smell the timber, the campfire… we can almost taste the fresh well water. We tend […]

Top 10 Lessons Every Prepper Can Learn from The Walking Dead

“The Walking Dead” is much more than just an entertaining zombie show that regularly smashes television ratings records. It is also a good primer about many of the things that preppers should and should not do in the event of a major disaster. After all, Rick Grimes and the rest of his crew have made a lot of mistakes along the way, and this has cost many people their lives. However, the core group continues to survive, and this is primarily due to their survival skills and willingness to adapt to life during the zombie apocalypse. Have you taken the show’s […]