Urban Survival Skills

Episode 57: Survival Gear vs Survival Skills

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss survival gear vs survival skill and the place for both.

People often come into prep and get sticker shock. With the endless sea of survival gear, gadgets, and equipment, survival can seem as though a tremendous amount of money will need to be spent.

Preppers also have a tendency–much like anything else in […]

Episode 55: Planning Survival Strategies

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss planning a survival strategy and give a critique of Doomsday Preppers.

Doomsday Preppers hits television screens leaving your hosts insulted and entertained. However, there are lessons that can still be learned. After giving their thoughts on the show Aaron and Jonathan segue into developing your survival strategy, questions to ask yourself, […]

Episode 48: John Heatherly Interview

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview John Heatherly–author of The Survival Template.

Heatherly is a 17-year student of survival through formal survival training. His survival education started with Tom Brown Jr’s Trackerschool after which he went on to graduate from several military Survival Courses. Using his personal experiences gained from his survival training, Heatherly has gone on to […]

How To Build a Rabbit Hutch

Nearly 8 months ago I embarked on an urban self sufficiency project. While the last few months have been rather quiet, the start was busy. Among the first tasks Jason McConniel and I tackled was building a suspended rabbit hutch complete with automatic watering system.

Using a modified version of the plans from Storey’s Guid to […]

By |November 3rd, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|0 Comments

Tracking Wildfires

Worried about getting burned by wildfires? As droughts have been on the rise in the South Central and West Coast of the US keeping an eye on wildfires has become a concern for a lot more people this past year.

WunderGround.com has produced a wonderfully simple map for seeing weather overlays for some time. They have also […]

By |October 6th, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|0 Comments

Episode 37: Gear, POMs, & Survival Voices

Jonathan is out sick and Aaron runs amuck. Taking from listeners’ emails and conversations, Aaron discusses three important survival topics.

Gear addictions are something we all suffer from at one point or another. Aaron shares his thoughts on the place for gear, how far you can go without gear, and times when survival can’t be done […]

Making a Para-cord Bracelet In 11 Easy Steps

Para-cord bracelets are pretty popular in the survival community. Safe to say, they are one of the top 5 survival fashion accessories. But like most, if not all things in survival they are very useful as well.

After fire and a knife, cordage ranks as one of the most important items in your survival kit. Para-cord […]

By |September 29th, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|1 Comment

BOB on a Budget

It’s hard to say whether preppers spend more time and energy fussing over their BOB or their AR-15, but one thing is for sure; people LOVE to spend too much money on both. I for one have certainly been bitten by both bugs.

Someone recently asked me if it was possible to do a BOB for […]

By |August 11th, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|4 Comments

Potassium permanganate: The Most Useful Survival Chemical

When people think about survival tools, chemicals are usually not one of the first things that come to mind. Potassium permanganate should though.

Also known as KMnO4, Condy’s Crystals and permanganate of potash, Potassium permanganate is a jack of all survival trades.When it comes to survival, the more you know, the more you can do with […]

By |July 28th, 2011|Medical, Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|24 Comments

Survival Tampon

Survival is often about finding creative ways to solve life threatening problems using everyday items. Today’s creative survival tip focuses on alternative uses for the Tampon.

Tampons and Bullet Holes
For some time now it has been suggested that tampons should be carried in medical kits for the treatment of bullet wounds. This can be both a […]

By |July 21st, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|2 Comments
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