The ability to make and maintain a fire is a significant psychological factor that will push you to go further and survive. You won’t give up if you manage to build a shelter and make a fire, to make a temporary “home.” Making a fire can be simple, but making the right type of fire and knowing how to use it is something entirely different.
In any survival scenario you will need food and water in order to survive. When food is scarce you have to struggle and avoid starving, case in which you will do anything to get rid of hunger. The environment will provide you with a good source of food that might not sound so appealing at first, edible insects. Even if it sounds gross, relying on edible insects in order to survive is a tactic that turned out to be very efficient for many people.
You could be stranded in the wild with no modern forms of communication. Or the phone lines and even the power grid could be down and you are lost in the middle of nowhere. If your survival skills are still rough you need to know how to make signals to get people’s attention. If nobody knows where you are, it will be impossible for the rescue party to find you.
If you are stranded in the wild or in an environment that lacks water you have to make do with what you’ve got in order to survive. We will do anything if we are in danger and recycling urine is something you should consider if water is scarce. Knowing how to make water from urine is a skill that could save your life during a crisis.
In developing countries people have to struggle every day due to lack of clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization, every year, around 3.4 million people die from water-related illnesses. It seems that things are about to change with this revolutionary invention developed by the Water Is Life organization.
In April 2015 we counted 200 years since the explosion of the Tambora volcano, the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history. It isn’t something you’re going to find easily in our media, but just like many volcanologists out there, you need to wonder: “will we face a similar volcanic eruption in our lifetime?” Unfortunately the news are not good and it seems that nobody wants to discuss about what lies beneath the ground…
The most astonishing fact about civil unrest is that it is happening more and more these days. With the media presenting only one side of the story, usually the wrong one, the one that increases audience; it seems that civil unrest will become a “normal” scenario in our daily lives. Politicians are making a mess of this country, and police officers abuse their power and people become more and more frustrated and nervous. The conditions for civil unrest are met every day and at some point, it will involve us.
Hardcore survivalists and preppers cherish the lone-wolf scenario. It goes something like this: The world is crumbling and cities collapse into mayhem. We,the preppers are well equipped for the end of the world. We are the last chance of humanity since we can withstand anything faith throws at us. Our society is no longer built on everyday trust and neighborly reliance, but do you want to be alone in the end?
It’s really happening. The “brown stuff” hit the fan and there’s terror everywhere. To top it all off, you’re not even at home so you need to think and act fast about whether or not it’s a good idea to get there and how to do it.
In any survival situation, there are some items that are really versatile. These things should be a must for any survival bag. These items have so many different uses that it would be a mistake not to have them. You’ve probably heard about some of them, but you might not know about their many applications.
The idea behind a 72 hour bug-out bag is that it will provide you with the supplies you need to find shelter or safety. It is not a bug out bag that can keep you alive in the wilderness for days; it is just a transition bag. This kit is designed to keep you safe and alive while you are moving towards a shelter or to your bug out location. The following items should be considered for every 72 hour bug-out bag.
You’ve seen it on the news and you’ve seen it in the newspapers. When a disaster occurs, riots and flash mobs are forming everywhere and it spreads like wildfire. During any type of disaster adrenaline and instincts will take over and there will be no more room for logic when people are desperate to survive. People are getting trampled or attacked while trying to get away from the flash mobs. Knowing how to survive during riots and flash mobs is a skill we should all learn.
Knowledge is power and this power will bring you up when everything around you crumbles. We stockpile food and water, we hoard the things we might need during a disaster, and we equip our armory so that we could fend off a small army. What are you doing about accumulating knowledge? You’ve started learning about first aid, about gardening, about wood crafting and other skills you might need, but one cannot learn everything. This is why you need to build your own SHTF library.