Most of us store as much as we can. We train as much as we can. We read as much as we can and we hope to be as prepared as possible. Of course, we all know that there is a limit to what we can truly be prepared for. There is just too much variability.
Every year the number of preppers is growing more and more, and it seems only natural with all that is going on. Entire states are affected by natural disaster, and constant national threats are being “kept under control” by our government. Emergency preparedness requires a lot of time and effort, there is no doubt about it, but even so, there are a few essential preps that most people are neglecting.
If you have gone camping before, you should know by now how hard it is to get a safe, sound sleep. In fact, it’s difficult to get a good night’s sleep during proper camping conditions. Imagine how hard it will be to get some shut-eye during a bug out scenario. I’ve been going camping for many years and here are my tips on how to get quality rest when bugging out.
The Native Americans and early European settlers had to learn to adapt to their environment and use what Mother Nature has to offer. Sanitation was an important and challenging task back then considering that they didn’t have the commodities we enjoy today. The following Native American soap plants were used for washing clothes, but also for cleaning the hair and body.
Man tracking is quite different from animal tracking, and it’s much more difficult to find someone who doesn’t want to be found. Humans have the ability to conceal their tracks, and you need tactical tracking training to be able to find people who went into hiding. Here are a few man tracking techniques to help you find fellow humans after a disaster.
Fruits and vegetables should be a regular part of our diet. Yes, they are absolutely essential for the amazing nutritional goodness they offer. The power-packed dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals provided by fresh fruit and veggies can keep your immune system healthy, and your body energized all day long.
Long-term storage requires a few protection measures if you want to prevent your food and supplies from going to waste. Moisture is one of the enemies of every storage space, and you need to be able and prevent it. Making your homemade desiccant is an easy task and here are three useful methods you can try.
You’ve finally made it! After months of planning escape routes and gathering supplies necessary for your family’s survival in a disastrous situation, you have your emergency kit! Now that you know you can keep your family alive in a SHFT situation with emergency food and water, first aid kits, and procedures, it’s time to think about how to protect them against the external threats. Time to buy a firearm and stock up on ammunition.
Your home’s weakest points are without a doubt the windows. We fail to realize that these key elements need a better approach when it comes to fortifying our homes against nature’s wrath. If you want to protect your home against intruders and the elements, you need to secure your windows properly.
Back in the day, people used to boil water to purify it, and this traditional method is used even today. However, times have changed, and there are now other options available for survivalists. Here are a few water treatment strategies to keep you alive on the trail.
In a survival situation, food may not be your priority. However, as the crisis prolongs, food will become an important item on your survival list. You should not let yourself starve when there are all sorts of wild plants you could live on. Follow these tips for a successful foraging experience.
In a survival scenario, when the stress levels are high and time is against you, even a simple action can pose serious problems. Splitting firewood to make a fire is an easy task when you have an axe, but you might not be lucky enough to have one. If that’s the case, wood batoning is the best next thing you can do and here is what you need to know about this technique.
Every family needs a tent or two for their bug out plans. Choosing the perfect tent to be used as temporary shelter during a crisis or a camping trip requires a little bit of experience. Here are my tips for choosing a survival tent for your prepping plans.