Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It's that time of year again. It is December, many of us will be out of the roads visiting friends and family for the holidays. However it is also that time of year that winter storms have started sweeping across the country. You don't have to be a prepper or survivalist to know that you need to make sure your car is prepared for winter weather.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
There are many resources out there for survivalists and preppers, from books and manuals to the television and internet. One resource that combines the last two is Netflix. There are many people out there with access to this website and the instant streaming that is available on it. Therefore I thought it would be worth it to list out some of the current documentaries and shows available on Netflix.
These shows and documentaries all have some kind of connection to survivalism. Whether it is wilderness survival, homesteading, social issues, or political issues, there is a little bit of something for everyone. If you have Netflix take a look:
Monday, October 28, 2013
I love the Weather Channel. Being able to flip on the TV and find out what the weather is right now, and what it will be in the future. However if I am out in the woods camping or hiking, or if shtf, then I don't have the Weather Channel to turn to. As a result, one of the skills I have been working on learning is how to predict the weather from the natural environment around us. It is a skill everyone can learn and pick up pretty easily, and maybe you can even impress your friends with it.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Duct tape is one of those materials that everyone knows about, and everyone uses. It's sturdy, sticky, and has been used for practically everything. From holding on our car mirrors that we accidentally broke off on the side of the garage, to be used to create a on of a kind prom dress, duct tape is everywhere. As prevalent and useful as duct tape is, it only makes sense that it can be a great tool for survival. We've complied ten different ways that duct tape could help you if you ever find yourself in a survival situation.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Directions. They are important. They are how we find our way around. Whether it we're using maps, a list of landmarks our friend gave us, or GPS, directions tell us where to go. When it comes to survival, directions become even more important. Directions help us navigate paths, roads, and the wilderness, and can be the difference between finding our way home, or spending the night, or longer, lost in the wilderness.
Many people take directions for granted, and don't even know how to read a compass. For those that can, often times they feel safe enough in their skill, that they never think to learn beyond that. At least until its too late, and they find themselves somewhere in the middle of the wilderness, and they realize that they left the compass back at the campsite.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
As you all know, a while back I bought some paracord. A thousand feet of paracord to be precise, and the result has been a number of DIY projects using it. My first paracord project was a to make Slatt's Rescue Belt, which has proved to be rather successful. With the belt finished I have moved on to a second paracord project and this is making a water bottle wrap.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
As preppers and survivalists there are many skills we all should know. The challenge is trying to learn them. First we need the time to learn them, and then we need to have the materials to learn them. This may be anything from a book or youtube video. However it may require more effort such as finding classes at local community centers or wilderness survival schools or folk schools in your area.
Here are some of the skills that we think would be particularly useful post collapse: