If I were to make a poll and ask a thousand preppers what their favorite survival item is, I have a feeling the vast majority of them will choose the survival knife to be their trustworthy companion. Flashlights will probably come in second, though. Now, knives are a vast topic so let’s talk about them from a different perspective: the biggest mistakes you can make with them. I’ve made some of them myself, surely you have made them too, so let’s make sure they never happen again. Plus, if you have kids who are new to prepping, this article is a must read. #1. Destroying the Tip of the Knife This is by far the most common mistake. Who ...Read More »
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You would be taking a significant personal risk to your health drinking from this pond, but for state-of-the-art filtration technology now available in extremely small form factors and at a very reasonable price. The filtration system reduces contaminants such as heavy metals, lead, mercury, hydrogen sulphide, aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and barium, in addition to chlorine, fluoride, E.Coli, giardia, algae, fungus, scale, and sediment in water. Lightweight, thin and durable, everyone should have one of these remarkable devices in their bug-out-bag, emergency kit. How do they work? Advanced hollow filter membrane technology is used, which requires no batteries or chemicals and has no moving parts. In some models extra layers or stages are added that may include activated carbon granules ...Read More »
There’s absolutely no doubt about it, a first-aid kit that is completely stocked and well supplied is crucial and a MUST have. Sadly, disaster can hit at any time…and this implies that you could be left trapped, away from your own house and each of your preps. What do you really do when you or a loved one has an injury looking for help, and you don’t have a medical kit, and even worse… you don’t have time to waste? Check out this post below, originally published on the blog of TheApartmentPrepper, to see the 7 common house items with medical uses: In case there is an injury, you should ideally possess a well stocked first aid kit. But in case you ...Read More »
Human beings possess a powerful will to live, even when confronted with overwhelming situations, but that will to survive can easily get beaten down. Emergency situations can be mind-boggling especially when you lack skills or knowledge. It is possible to act on instinct, but you increase your chances of survival significantly when you understand what to do because you have already planned and trained in advance. Also, mental attitude is as important as physical endurance and knowledge. Think of survival skills as a pyramid, built on the foundation of the will to survive. The next layer of the pyramid is knowledge; it breeds confidence and dispels fears. The third layer is training, mastering skills and maintaining them. The top of ...Read More »
A booby-trap is a device or setup that is intended to kill, harm or surprise a person, unknowingly triggered by the presence or actions of the victim. As the word trap implies, they often have some form of bait designed to lure the victim towards it. Booby traps are employed more or less with 4 primary objectives: 1. Supplement fire-power. 2. Frighten the enemy. 3. Channelize the enemy. 4. Postpone the adversary. Recall the movie ‘Home Alone?’ Small Kevin had to return with a few advanced and imaginative approaches to booby-trap his home from the criminals. This film serves as a reminder that it’s possible, if you put your mind to it, that anything may be useful for home protection. ...Read More »
Survival hacks are one of my personal favourite things. I love the thought of locating objects that are arbitrary across the house and using them as survival resources. I stumbled upon this video and thought I’d share. A couple of these look a bit absurd (especially #5…) but the majority are actually useful! It’s fun, and it challenges one to “think outside the box” when it comes to your own survival skills.Read More »
The simple way to Construct the Ultimate Bug Out Shelter. For those who possess the means, and are serious about having a solid backup plan, a bug-out escape or cabin is the way to go. There could be any number of reasons, Natural or man-made, for you to leave your home and flee to a location that is safer. Especially if you live in an apartment in a big city that would most likely be exposed to civil unrest or suffer loss of basic services like water and electricity. It’s a sensible idea to develop a survival plan that gives you the option to escape your primary location to somewhere else that could allow you to get through the tough times, particularly ...Read More »
There really are plenty of options to consume food when the grid goes down, but virtually without fail the most effective way is not cold! MRE’s were created to be eaten cold. But warming nearly anything up makes it tastes better. Canned foods can be delicious straight from the can, However, I have not made meals yet that did not taste better without a little doctoring. The hotter your food is, especially in colder months, the better you are feeling when you’re consuming it. A warm MRE dinner can taste amazing… Read on if you are looking for a quick and easy way. We have discussed how when the grid goes down where there is absolutely no kitchen to prepare meals… so what happens ...Read More »