7 Tornado Survival Tips to Remember

Millions of Americans live in the region known as “Tornado Alley.” But did you you know you don’t have to live in the “alley” to come face to face with a tornado? Tornadoes have been documented in all 50 US states including Hawaii, and they often develop outside of the spring and early summer months. To put it simply, whether you live in “Tornado Alley,” travel through the area regularly, or not… …It’s still important to know what to do when a thunderstorm in you area starts to get nasty. Taking the proper actions at the right times can drastically increase […]

How to Make Charcoal When the SHTF

Many of us use charcoal to fuel our BBQ grills on a regular basis, but do you know how to produce your own high-quality charcoal? It’s extremely easy, resourceful, and it can even be fun. What’s more, a working knowledge of how to make your own charcoal could really come in handy one day. In a SHTF crisis, locating good burning fuel to cook and stay warm will likely be incredibly frustrating. If you need this heating fuel, or you know how to produce this valuable resource and sell/trade it to others, you might just become a local hero. Building a […]

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#1 Best Outdoor Beer Holder for the Great Outdoors [VIDEO]

Beer and the great outdoors go together like well… beer and football? Beer and BBQ? Beer and Christmas get-togethers? Suffice it to say, an ice cold beverage pairs nicely with lots of occasions, but only one of these presents a nearly constant hazard to your full beer-drinking enjoyment. RELATED: How to Open a Beer With a Dollar Bill [VIDEO] When drinking outdoors, a beer drinker will often find that he’s set down his beer to do something or other and, when finished tending to that somethin’ or other, he’s lost track of that sweet, tasty beer. As they say, an […]

How a Tampon Could Save Your Life (Even if You’re A Man!)

Everyone knows the most obvious, practical usage for a tampon, but are you aware that there are many more reasons that at least one of these items should be in your survival kit? Preppers know that it is necessary to get over any unfounded squeamishness and to use everyday objects to their advantage, and tampons are no different. In fact, some survivalists swear up and down that these hyper-absorbent hygiene products are the “Ultimate Survival Multitool.” After you read through this list of uses, which ranges from water filtration to fire craft, we think you’ll be a believer. Whether or […]

10 Survival Tips You Can Learn from the Star Wars Series

As “Star Wars” fans worldwide line up to watch “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” it is time to take a few minutes to recognize all of the prepper tips that are hidden inside each movie. And no, we don’t mean the glaringly obvious tip about not going overboard with unnecessary additions to anything in life, including your bug out bag, when it is already perfect as it is (seriously, Lucas… how could you?). Instead, we are referring to practical tips that can be gleaned from one of the most successful franchises in movie history. Photo by The Conmunity – Pop Culture […]

Survival Food Series: Step-by-Step Hardtack

Tried and true, hardtack is an easy to prepare food that has traditionally been used by sailors, soldiers, and cowboys as part of their rations. Throughout American history, whenever it was time to load up the wagon and get out of Dodge in a hurry, a crate full of hardtack was just about mandatory. This hard and dry cracker/biscuit/bread requires minimal water and can stay edible for an extended period of time without requiring refrigeration. In other words, knowing how to make hardtack could be an invaluable skill when the SHTF, and it is also a good idea to take hardtack […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Best Places to Hide Your Guns in Plain Sight

A gun safe is a great place to hide your guns from burglars… At least, that’s what the safe manufacturers tell us. Another school of thought holds that gun safes are a great way to keep all of your guns in one convenient place for burglars to find them. One thing is sure, safes are practical in terms of keeping your gun out of the hands of children and unauthorized users, but there are many downfalls to taking this approach. After all, burglars aren’t our only concern when it comes to hiding firearms. Not to mention, you can hardly call a […]

5 Ways to Clean Yourself without Water

If you’re into self-sufficiency and survival, you probably enjoy getting your hands dirty from time to time, but this can become a serious problem during a SHTF situation. After all, bacteria and other potentially serious contaminants can quickly add up without access to water. Most of us are unaware of what life is like without access to adequate water for sanitation. The sheer number of infections, diseases, and general discomforts that thrive in conditions like these can make human life much more difficult and unsafe. RELATED: How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer With Rubbing Alcohol Fortunately, if you ever find […]