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Pandemic Threat Assessment Tips for Preppers

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Many survivalists prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, etc. However, the idea of a pandemic doesn’t really cross most people’s minds.  Yet, throughout history there have been pandemics such as the HIV epidemic, smallpox, tuberculosis and the Black Death that killed over 75 million people. Just 2 decades ago, there was the…

Street Survival Tips for Preppers

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During a crisis or riot, the streets are definitely not the place you want to be. When people are desperate for supplies, and when law and order has its hands full managing the devastating effects of a natural disaster, the streets can get very unsafe very quickly. You must be on high alert when you’re outside,…

7 Disaster Preparedness Tips for Pet Owners

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If you’re a survivalist who has pets, you’ll need to take extra measures when prepping for a crisis. It’s easy to overlook your pet’s needs and find yourself in a fix during a crisis. In this article, we’ll look at 7 pointers that pet owners should be aware of. Adhere to them and it’ll be easier…

Mastering Your Body Temperature, Part 2

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How can you protect yourself from extremes of heat and cold?  In our last post, we talked about the importance of knowing how extreme heat and cold can actually affect the body. We learned that at a certain point, the balance is tipped and the body begins to break down from exposure to too much heat/cold.  Today’s…

Mastering Your Body Temperature, Part 1

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Why is thermal regulation essential to survival?  Thermoregulation is a consistent need of the human body.  Our bodies have built-in mechanisms to generate heat when it’s cold (e.g. shivering) and stay cool when the temperature in the environment begins to rise.  However, in extreme situations, the body’s natural thermoregulation system becomes inadequate to main normal body temperature….

Golden Nuggets from the Trail, Part 2

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How can you make nature trekking easier and more enjoyable for everyone in your family?  In our last blog post we talked about the importance of being a good leader especially when you’re out in the wilderness with other people. We learned that assertiveness, calmness and logical thinking can get you out of the tightest situations. What…

Golden Nuggets from the Trail, Part 1

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How prepared are you to face the potential challenges of trekking through the wilderness?  Survival training is not just useful for dealing with manmade or natural disasters. It’s actually quite useful for different activities such as mountain climbing, nature trekking, etc.  If you love the great outdoors, it is essential that you are familiar with…

When Water Runs Out, Part 2

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Where can you find water that’s safe for drinking in the wilderness?  This question has been asked countless times by unprepared adventurers from around the world who suddenly find themselves with little or no water left due to poor planning.  Before we explore the various potential sources of potable water in the wilderness, it’s important that we…

When Water Runs Out, Part 1

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How important is water to the body?  In terms of sustaining the human body, nothing is more essential than water. The body can go for long periods of time without large quantities of calories; however, it cannot survive for long without water.  Our bodies can readily adapt to emergency situations and it can even use…

How To Cope With Addictions During a Crisis

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Coping with Addictions During a Crisis When crisis strikes, whether it’s a huge flood, earthquake or snowstorm, there’s not only going to be a lot of damage, but there’s going to be a lot of inconvenience too. We are all creatures of habit. One of the most common causes of stress during a crisis scenario…

How To Find Shelter In The Wilderness

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Finding Shelter in the Wilderness How can you find shelter to keep you safe in a wilderness setting? Knowing how to find or create a shelter in a wilderness setting is yet another indispensable skill that any survivalist must possess. During a disaster or emergency situation it’s possible for whole families to be separated from each other; the…

How To Survive A Nuclear Explosion, Part 3

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In the 2nd part of our “Surviving a Nuclear Explosion” series, we covered the astounding aftereffects of a nuclear explosion.  We learned how radioactive fireballs can be created instantly upon the detonation of a nuclear weapon and how tons upon tons of earth can easily be displaced by such an explosion to create radioactive fallout.  In our…

Survive The End Days Review

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Product Description: We live in dangerous times. There is no denying it. With terrorists and global climate changes, a catastrophe can occur at anytime. It’s not a matter of if it will happen… but more a matter of when it will happen. And when it does, you need to be prepared. Knowledge of survival is crucial during…

How To Survive A Nuclear Explosion, Part 2

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What is radioactive fallout?  We often see “radioactive fallout” in historical articles about nuclear bombs and their applications, but almost no attention is given to the nature of the radiation that occurs after a nuclear explosion. In our last discussion, we talked about the shockwave, blinding light and the tremendous amount of heat that comes about…

How To Survive A Nuclear Explosion, Part 1

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What is a nuclear explosion? A nuclear explosion occurs when vast quantities of heat, light and energy are released by a device or bomb that contains the capability to initiate nuclear reactions continuously and at a speedy rate.  As you may already know, a handful of countries (including the United States) have weaponized nuclear technology as…

How To Develop The Survival Mindset, Part 2

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How can you become more efficient in disaster/emergency situations? In our previous blog post, we were able to tackle two of the biggest obstacles that survivalists face in times of trouble: disbelief and stress.  Overcoming these two primary obstacles will bring you closer to developing your ultimate weapon against adversity: the survivalist mindset.  Your progress as a survivalist…

How To Develop The Survival Mindset, Part 1

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What is the survival mindset and why is it important?  In our previous series on survival training, we talked briefly about the survival mindset and how it can help you surmount the biggest challenges in the wilderness.  However, we weren’t able to fully develop the idea. In our newest series, we are going to explore…

Food Preservation through Dehydration, Part 2

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 What are the various methods of drying food?  In the first part of our series, we talked about some expert methods of dehydrating food so that you will get consistent results when you fire up your dryer or oven.  In today’s post, which will wrap up our series on food preservation through dehydration, I am going…

Food Preservation through Dehydration, Part 1

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Do you want to learn about an effective method of preserving food for your disaster kit? Assembling a disaster kit for the first time can be overwhelming to any new survivalist because there are so many supplies and emergency items that you can add to your emergency stash.  One of the biggest challenges in creating a sustainable…

The Essential First Aid Course, Part 3: Dressing Wounds

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Why is dressing and bandaging important to wound care? Wounds are physical breaks in the skin that increase a person’s risk for infection especially in hot and humid environments where the person is exposed to the elements. Dressing a wound protects the injured skin from direct contact with the environment and, to an extent; it also prevents…

The Essential First Aid Course, Part 2: Managing Bleeding and Infection

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How can you treat wounds in a disaster/emergency situation?  In the first part of our series on first aid, we talked about the proper method of assessing an unconscious individual and applying CPR as needed. We learned that the safety of the first aider is of utmost priority and should be considered first before any…

The Essential First Aid Course, Part 1: CPR

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What is first aid? First aid is the preliminary care given to injured individuals to reduce the chances of permanent damage and to bridge the period between the actual injury and the point wherein proper medical care can be given to the patient. Knowing first aid can easily save other people’s lives. All survivalists, regardless…

What to Do If You Are Held Hostage

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Being held hostage is one of the most dangerous and terrifying situations to be in. While most people will never find themselves in one, there’s no denying the fact that there’s a small chance that it could happen. You must be prepared and act in a way that will not put you at risk or aggravate…

Crucial Survival Supplies to Store besides Food and Water

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Just about anybody with some degree of common sense will realize that one should store food and water if preparing for a survival situation. While that is well and good, there are several other items that are very important too.  We’re so used to these items that it’s easy to overlook them and you’ll only realize…

3 Powerful Tactical Fitness Strategies for Survivalists

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One of the best ways to stay prepared for any survival situation is to be physically fit. You may have all the equipment such as the bug out bag, first aid kit, camping gear, etc. but if you lack the strength and fitness to carry the gear and get from point A to point B,…

The Lost Ways Review

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Product Description:There’s no denying the fact that we live in dangerous times. These days, there are more natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other crises that can disrupt your life on any given day with NO warning. It’s no wonder that more and more people are starting to become preppers and increasing their awareness and readiness to…

Pet Safety and Hygiene During Survival Scenarios

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A common mistake many preppers make when preparing for a crisis is to overlook their pet’s needs. This can cause some very challenging problems when disaster strikes. In this article, we’ll look at several pointers you should be aware of. We’ll use dogs as an example here, but several of the pointers will apply whether it’s…

Home Security Tips Every Prepper Must Know

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Every prepper should do whatever it takes to make their home safe and secure. During times of crisis, your home should be like a fortress that no enemy can break into. If things get really bad, you can bet your last dollar that people will try to break into your home to steal your food…

5 Benefits of a Tactical Flashlight

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Any self-respecting prepper will not be caught dead without a tactical flashlight during a time of crisis. It is one of the most useful pieces of equipment that you could own. In fact, you should have several of them. One for your home, one for your bug out bag and if possible, one for each member…

Safety Precautions for Women When Going Out Alone

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No matter how safe a country is, there is always a chance that a woman who is out late at night on her own can encounter trouble and violence from someone who is looking to commit a crime of opportunity. Statistics in the US show that crimes against women are on the rise. During times of…

What Type of Home Alarm System Should You Install?

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​​​​Every prepper’s home should have a home alarm system. This is so important that it should never be neglected. There is no denying the fact that it’s an additional expense for the set up, and there will be monthly recurring bills that can range from $20 to $30 if the system is being monitored by a…

Are You Ready for When the Lights Go Out?

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During a crisis, it’s very common for the lights to go out. During a natural disaster such as a hurricane, power lines can be destroyed. This can happen during floods, wildfires, etc. too. Even during terrorist attacks or wars, very often, power installations are hit so that civilians lives are disrupted, and the military/first responders have…

Understanding Hygiene and Sanitation During a Crisis

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Personal hygiene and sanitation during a crisis don’t usually become a problem unless your water supply gets cut off or the septic lines get damaged. During a flood, the sewage system can get flooded and become a foul mess. It’s at times like these that you need to understand how to ration your water for your…

4 Types of Violent Threats Every Prepper Should Be Aware Of

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Violent threats in this article will refer to threats that seek to do bodily harm to you. During a crisis, depending on where you live and the actions that you’ll need to take in order to survive, you may be exposed to one or more violent threats. In this article, we’ll look at the 4 types…

Using a Bow Drill for the First Time

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What is a bow drill and why is it useful for survival training? The bowl drill is one of the oldest methods of creating fire in almost any environment.It is estimated that this technique of fire-starting is at least 2,500 years old. Each ancient culture has its own version of the bow drill but the…

Preparing Your Family For Disasters, Part 2

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How can you create a worthy disaster kit for your family? In our previous discussion, we talked about the two essential parts of a disaster kit: food and water. We learned that stocked food for disasters and other emergency situations should be nutritious, high in calories (for obvious reasons) and can easily be stored with…

Preparing Your Family for Disasters, Part 1

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Preparing Your Family for Disasters, Part 1How can you begin preparing your family for different disasters? All types of disasters share the following key characteristics: (1) they can cause mass panic and chaos in affected communities, (2) some disasters can affect the availability of clean water, gas supply lines and electricity and (3) many disasters…

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