DIY Camouflage: How to Hide Everything from Your Rifle to Your Rain Barrels

Camouflage is a great way to stay hidden, and this is why everyone from soldiers to hunters take advantage of this technique. However, it can be used to hide much more than just you and your weapons. In fact, when the SHTF, it will be just as important to camouflage your rain water collection barrels as it is to be able to blend in with your surroundings while you are tracking dinner. RELATED: 10 SNEAKY Place to Hide Your Guns in Plain Sight After all, if you have anything worthwhile stored outside, you can bet that eventually someone will stumble upon […]

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 […]

10 Places You’ll Want to Go if the Lights Go Out

A power outage is never a good thing, even if it only lasts for a few hours. After all, it can lead to food spoilage, and it also brings with it the fear that something irregular is at fault. But a long-term grid outage, as the result of terrorism or sabotage, has the power to reduce any city in America into SHTF ground zero, where commerce, transportation, and law enforcement simply grind to a halt. For most preppers, all signs point toward a “bug out” scenario. But where do you go if the power goes out in your area, especially […]

3 Reasons The Best Gun in a Collapse is NOT a Firearm

Countless pages have been written on the topic of “best guns to have in a survival scenario.” We’ve certainly written our share… But let’s consider something heretical for a moment. What if the best gun to have in a SHTF scenario ISN’T a firearm at all? What if it’s a pellet gun? It seems downright sacrilegious to most shooters out there, yet these benefits speak for themselves. There are a number of advantages that the type of weapon offers over a traditional firearm that many of us fail to recognize. RELATED: The Top 5 Shotguns for Home Defense We believe that once you’ve read […]

8 Ways to Open a Beer Without a Bottle Opener [VIDEO]

Congratulations on arriving at this article. You’ve taken the critical first step in solving one of the most distressing survival challenges facing millions of Americans: How to open a beer in a scenario where you’ve forgotten your bottle opener. It’s very scary, we know, but it does happen. And when it does, you must have a worthy backup plan… or you and your loved ones may be forced to do without. Expert opinions regarding where exactly beer falls on the “Human Survival Hierarchy” vary widely. While some rank it below air, shelter, water and food, others would point out that beer […]

How to Make DIY Waterproof Matches [Step-by-Step]

Wet matches are a major annoyance in ideal conditions. But when you’re in desperate need of a fire, in rainy or snowy conditions let’s say, wet matches are a complete disaster. Don’t let this disaster befall you! Using this simple method from our friends at the Sierra Trading Post, you can make your own waterproof matches with just a few minutes of work. It makes for a great lazy Saturday afternoon project. And its a whole lot more rewarding (and more self-sufficient) than going to REI to buy stormproof backpacking matches.

7 Survival Uses for Aluminum Foil

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. In a SHTF situation, where supplies are severely limited, necessity appears just about everywhere you look. That means that knowing a multitude of survival hacks is the mother lode of problem solving… Ideally, your survival stockpile should be filled with what I call hyper-multipurpose items like duct-tape, hydrogen peroxide, and of course aluminum foil. Aluminum foil falls in right behind duct tape and bailing wire in terms of usefulness. I’ve compiled a list of 7 unusual uses for the stuff. If you get creative, I’m sure you could think of dozens […]

Tap into the Rain Clouds

When preparing for a crisis, water is one of the first things that comes to mind. Storing water can pose a number of challenges… Sure, you can buy several cases of bottled water, but they take up a lot of space. And really, how long would they last? The thing that most of us are striving for is self-sufficiency. We’re searching for things that will help us become immune to the rash decisions of petty governments. Many of us are living under heavy watering restrictions right now. In many parts of the country, you can water once a week… if […]

Why Hunting is the Ultimate Survival Pastime

Wanna know a dirty little secret? The majority of patriots in the survival movement don’t know how to find their own food out in nature… It’s true! Many of us focus on the material resources that we need to survive — canned food, water, generators, etc. — that we don’t focus enough energy on our survival skills like construction, gardening, foraging, and hunting… In fact, I’d argue that foraging and hunting are two of the most important survival skills you can develop, but not exactly for the reasons you might think. Yes, hunting could put food on the table during […]