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. […]

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 […]

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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 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: […]

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The Prepper’s Guide to Zika Prevention

Shocking as it may seem, mosquitoes are the most deadly thing in nature. They claim the lives of more than 1 million people every year, and this number appears likely to shoot even higher in the near future. And the Zika virus is just the latest in a long list of infectious diseases that can be passed from mosquitoes to humans… RELATED: These Animals Are Most Likely to Kill You [CHART] However, the Zika virus is particularly alarming, given the devastating birth defects this virus is know known to cause on the babies of infected mothers. For many families within […]

Do THIS When a Venomous Snake Bites You [INSTRUCTIONS]

So you’re outdoors enjoying a beautiful day hunting, hiking, or maybe just doing some yard work when IT happens! You feel a sudden compressions and stinging pain in your leg. You look down in time to see a snake retreating quickly into the bushes… The stinging sensation becomes a burning sensation that shoots up and down your leg. Plus, the bite area is throbbing like crazy. And you’re starting to wonder, “Is this what it feels like as you begin to succumb to death by snakebite?” The first thought that enters your mind following that overwhelming fear of dread is, “Don’t […]

10 Survival Tricks From the “Movies” That Will Backfire

Whether it’s blockbuster movies or TV shows, it often seems like common sense goes out the window and the rules of physics don’t apply to the good guys. Although there are a few examples where Hollywood has made an attempt at realistically portraying the reality of everything from a fist fight to surviving an apocalyptic situation, the odds are high that most of the scenes you will recall during an emergency are more of a prime example of what not to do. In fact, putting too much faith in Hollywood’s survival techniques could provide you with a one way ticket to […]

Top 9 Bug-Out Vehicles Right Off the Lot (No Modifications Required)

We all know that a Humvee, Land Rover Defender or a Sherman tank and simply drive right over barricades and gridlock with ease… Unfortunately, these vehicles exist in a twilight zone where mind-numbing purchase prices overlap with insanely high maintenance costs and ridiculously low MPGs. Plus, imagine trying to find a place to parallel park your Sherman tank downtown. It just ain’t gonna happen. RELATED: Meet the Land Rover Defender: The Ultimate BOV And if there’s one thing we caution against again and again, it’s investing in wildly impractical equipment in the name of preparedness. In the event of a […]

7 Ways to Prepare Your Dog for a SHTF Crisis Event

Approximately 80 million American households currently include at least 1 dog, and this could become especially advantageous after the SHTF. Having your own personal “K9 Special Forces Unit” will provide you with powerful advantages during an apocalyptic situation. For example, dogs are typically good at guarding their property, and they are also loyal toward their owner. Additionally, a dog will keep you company, which is a good way to stave off the mental health issues that can develop when someone becomes isolated from society. RELATED: Top 5 Guard Dog Breeds [CHECKLIST] BUT, they have to survive the SHTF crisis, and be healthy. […]

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10 Crazy Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Most people have hydrogen peroxide on hand for sanitization purposes, but it actually has a long list of functions. Due to this, every prepper and homesteader should have at least one bottle of hydrogen peroxide available at all times, and it would be wise to stock up before the SHTF. To help ensure that you are getting the most out of this highly useful substance, we have complied a list of some of the top ways to utilize hydrogen peroxide, both right now and after an emergency situation.