So you’ve had to abandon your home or BOL (or was not at it when the fan blades turned brown) and now you’re on the last day of your bug out bag, what now? The first thing you should do is STOP and take a minute to reflect. Check through your bag and see what’s still useful […]
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The bug out bag, or BOB… also related to a WEB or VBOB, and sometimes confused for an INCH….is one of the most important assets a prepper has. It’s also where most first time preppers start because it’s th easiest and usually cheapest way to cover your basics. A bug out bag is simply a backpack with the essentials needed to get you from point A to point B safely. It usually has enough supplies to sustain one person for 3 days.
Many outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with primitive fire starting techniques such as the bow drill, hand spindle, fire saw, flint and steel and burning lens. However most are completely unaware of the Fire Piston. A single push is all it takes to instantaneous ignite tinder, making all the popular primitive fire starting techniques look…well, primitive. The […]
Non-lethal weapons should be your first line of defense against an attack and a important part of any security plan. Small, portable, and legal in most states, these home defense weapons can be kept in a nightstand or carried in a purse in case of an emergency. Being off-grid and away from neighbors can make you stand out like a […]
An emergency situation can happen at any time. It doesn’t matter where you are, you may be on your own and forced to improvise. Natural, terroristic, and man made disasters can force offices full of workers to evacuate. In big cities a disaster may also affect public transportation and congest the streets. Your workplace emergency […]
Make this easy DIY mouse trap, learn how to use rat traps to catch just about anything (even birds!), and find out what baits are best for various animals. Editor’s Note: This post was featured by Bob Vila at BobVila.com! Mouse traps are one of the most overlooked but essential survival tools. Maybe it’s so overlooked because no one really […]
Learn basic survival acronyms, from EDC to BOV and everything in between. For those new to survival all the acronyms can be hard to wade through so I thought I would post a short list of common acronyms that you find on many popular survival related sites, including this one. Let’s get started! EDC: Every Day Carry […]