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The Best Route To Bug Out Or Get Back Home

The Best Route To Bug Out Or Get Back Home

If and when it's time to bug out or if you need to get back home during a major disaster or regional crisis, have you ever thought about the best way (route) to get there? Observation: Have you ever walked in the woods and noticed the trails and paths that have been...

Gallons of Rainwater Collection from a Tarp or other Square Footage

Gallons of Rainwater Collection from a Tarp or other Square Footage

When it rains, there's a stunning amount of water that falls from the sky! Rainwater collection adds up very quickly for every square foot that you're able to capture from water runoff. To put it in perspective I'm going to use an ordinary Tarp of various sizes to...

How To Tie A  Square Knot, Clove Hitch, & Bowline

How To Tie A Square Knot, Clove Hitch, & Bowline

The following three knots are useful for survival, camping, general preparedness, and all sorts of practical knot tying tasks. It would be beneficial to practice tying these knots enough times so that it becomes muscle memory. After that, quiz yourself once in awhile...

Our Greatest Survival Tool : Awareness

Our Greatest Survival Tool : Awareness

I believe that this may apply more than any other survival skill or tool: Our greatest survival tool is awareness. In ANY environment, awareness is the first link to action. Awareness comes first.   Greatest Survival Tool - Awareness of self - Awareness of others...

POLL: Top Categorical Priorities For Your Personal Preparedness

POLL: Top Categorical Priorities For Your Personal Preparedness

I'm talking about categorical areas of preparedness concerns for YOU. The priorities as you seen them from your own perspective. And to add a twist, the poll will be gender based. Two polls. One for men and the other for women. Both polls have the same list of...

Practical Skills for Hands On and Preparedness Viability

Practical Skills for Hands On and Preparedness Viability

Most professional worker skills today are hinged with our modern day way of life. The majority of people in the United States generally work in services rather than manufacturing / hands-on. Preparedness for the 'here and now' Preparedness for the potential 'after'...

Direction Without GPS – How To Instinctively Know

Direction Without GPS – How To Instinctively Know

In our modern world nearly everyone has GPS in their smart phones and GPS navigation systems in their vehicles. It can be really useful technology. But how would you know your direction without GPS? Would you be lost without a clue? When I was young there was no GPS...

Catch A Fish: Basic Survival Fishing

Catch A Fish: Basic Survival Fishing

Guest article by Bogan: Much energy is expended on this blog and elsewhere in the preparedness community on food production, whether domestically raised, hunted or grown. Less so on fish, an excellent source of protein, which populates the planet’s water which...

Bugging Out – Will You Make It To Your Destination?

Bugging Out – Will You Make It To Your Destination?

When disaster happens (or is about to happen), some may choose to bug out. There are lots of things to consider before making that decision, including your planned final destination... However here's something to think about: Will you actually make it to your...