Want to Build a Home Out of Shipping Containers? Here’s How [CHECKLIST]

Shipping containers have become a very popular way to build a house without spending an exorbitant amount of money, time, or ongoing maintenance. In fact, we often refer to these cabins as “bulletproof,” not because they deflect lead but because they deflect nearly all of the common issues that plague traditionally built homes. There are countless success stories out there about DIYers who build an entire cabin for well under $10,000. Even a fully loaded, spacious container cabin can be built for less than $50,000… In addition to being inexpensive and easy to locate, shipping containers are the ideal building […]

10 Best SHTF Knives for Under $50

Does your bug out bag contain at least one or two survival knives? If not, it’s time to carefully reconsider your plans and make a purchase or two. After all, guns are great tools and have the potential to be extremely helpful after the SHTF, but they’re not truly a multipurpose item. These highly useful tools can be everything from weapons to a resource for food preparation. Survival knives can be very expensive, and there are also numerous styles available. Fortunately, even preppers on a budget can improve their bug out supplies and boost their odds of survival by picking […]

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. […]

15 Surprising “TSA-Friendly” Preparedness Items

Since the creation of the TSA, packing your bags and heading to the airport has become a continuing source of confusion and anxiety for the American traveler. What’s allowed? What’s banned? Do I have anything in my backpack that could land me in a TSA interrogation room for the next 10 hours? This has made traveling a nightmare scenario for preppers seeking to stay prepared for anything while traveling; many important survival items won’t be allowed in your carry-on. Fortunately, there are actually several surprisingly useful items that the TSA is currently allowing people to bring on board — or […]

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 […]

10 Survival Myths That Will Get You Killed in an Emergency

If you’re a prepper, then the name of the game is survival. But what happens when the “survival” tactics you’ve been taught turn out to be a pack of lies? Unfortunately, there’s a TON of misinformation swirling around the survivalism movement. Some of it simply doesn’t work at all, putting your plans in serious danger of failure or collapse. Some of these myths will straight up put you in danger or make a dangerous situation much much worse. Society doesn’t need to fall apart in order for these myths to do you harm, either. Bad advice is as bad today as […]

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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 […]

10 Reasons a Bandana Must be Part of Your EDC Kit

Thanks to Hollywood, armed robberies, and inner-city gang culture, bandanas have gotten kind of a bad rap… That’s a shame, because they’re the Swiss Army knife of survival attire. Most people don’t know how valuable this $1 item can be. It might even save your live some day, but only if you know how to use your bandana properly. Bandanas can be used in all kinds of weird and innovative ways, and this makes them a must for every pepper’s EDC kit. After all, it is imperative to allocate space to items that are extremely useful, so it just makes […]

30 Survival Uses for Duct Tape

We all know that duct tape is the mother of all “handyman hacks.” Its uses are basically endless, ranging from basic repairs, to DIY duct tape wallets, all the way to making a duct tape tuxedo. For peppers, however, tuxedos are low on the list. Instead, those interested in the art of self-reliance need to be aware of all of the SHTF benefits that are associated with stashing a few rolls of this durable tape in their bug out bag. RELATED: How to Escape Duct Tape Handcuffs The reality is that you won’t want to deal with an apocalyptic situation without […]

10 of the World’s Most Amazing Working Dogs

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but some of them go far beyond our basic expectations of their species. In fact, it is more common than you might realize for dogs to have important jobs that help keep all of us safe. These four-legged workers are also useful for farming and a long list of other tasks. Consider the lesson of each of the dogs listed in this video gallery when you are deciding whether or not to add one of these animals to your survival plans.   1. Skidboot: This Cowdog is Smarter Than His Owner NEXT UP: Watch […]