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 […]

10 Places to Avoid At All Costs When the Grid Goes Down

The amount of thought most survivalists put into where to go to escape a SHTF grid collapse is nothing short of impressive. Remote cabins, bunkers, ranches, wilderness areas with survival supplies buried in crates… it’s safe to say that “bug-out” planning is a popular topic. But there’s another, perhaps even more important, topic that gets a lot less attention: Where NOT to go during a major emergency. These places are magnets for gridlock, mobs or desperate people, and police state action. Even if you feel the need to retrieve something from one to of these places, you’d do better to simply […]

10 Places to Avoid At All Costs When the Grid Goes Down

The amount of thought most survivalists put into where to go to escape a SHTF grid collapse is nothing short of impressive. Remote cabins, bunkers, ranches, wilderness areas with survival supplies buried in crates… it’s safe to say that “bug-out” planning is a popular topic. But there’s another, perhaps even more important, topic that gets a lot less attention: Where NOT to go during a major emergency. These places are magnets for gridlock, mobs or desperate people, and police state action. Even if you feel the need to retrieve something from one to of these places, you’d do better to simply […]

5 Mortgage-Free Survival Cabin Ideas

It’s no secret that many of us within the self-reliance movement would absolutely love to build a survival cabin in the wilderness… Both to enjoy on the weekends AND to serve as a bug-out location in a long period of social/economic turmoil. The problem for most of us, as it is with most dreams, is being able to afford this dream. Buying property costs money, then on top of that you have to somehow finance the materials and construction of your idyllic “cabin in the woods.” Fortunately for any of you “log cabin dreamers,” there’s a virtual army of peppers, survivalists, nature-lovers, […]

DIY Hillbilly Water Bottle Filter [STEP-BY-STEP]

A good survival filtration system is a must-have for any survival stockpile or bug-out bag. The reason is simple: Potable water is second only to air in terms of survival, and yet it’s difficult to store in large quantities and even more difficult to transport. In a bug-out situation, it’s probably not going to be practical to pull a 500-gallon water trailer behind the family sedan. Even if you have a pickup, chances are you only have room for a 55-gallon barrel or two — that’s over 918 lbs of water, not counting the weight of the barrels! RELATED: How […]