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Friday Gear Report: 4/06/2012

Let’s face it, if the world collapses tomorrow you may want a drink. But aside from wanting to take the edge off, there are other good reasons to learn about alcohol production: medical and barter.

Unfortunately, as I understand it, alcohol in concentrations higher than typical bear and wine are still illegal to produce thanks to […]

By |April 6th, 2012|Categories: Friday Survival Gear Reports, Self Sufficiency, Survival Skills|Tags: , |1 Comment

Ammo Can Restoration

When it comes to storing ammo, used ammo cans really are the best. They stack well, take loose or boxed ammo, and provide protection against sun, rain, and humidity.

There are a couple inherent problems with used ammo cans though. First, the paint is usually chipped or worn off. Second, they may not seal that well […]

By |December 1st, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills|Tags: , |0 Comments

Review: Influence by Robert Cialdini

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini may seem out of place on a site about survival, but that’s only if you do not take into account that people are often your best tool for survival or hindrance in survival. The topic of social dynamics is one far over looked by many survival writers that […]

By |November 30th, 2011|Categories: Reviews, Survival Book Reviews|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Episode 40: Traveling Prepared

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss traveling as a prepper. At some point in time all of us will have to go from point A to point B. Whether the mode of transportation is trains, planes, or automobiles, it's not time to let your guard down. However, you will have to do research and get creative.

How To Build a Grappling Hook Launcher

Have you ever thought, “What’s really missing from my survival tools is a grappling hook launcher!” Until recently, the web was devoid of decent instructions on how to build a grappling hook launcher.

Well aspiring Macgyvers, someone  has finally come out with a design and it is based on the popular Spud Gun. This Instrucables guide on […]

By |August 25th, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Part II: Do You Know How To Tie A Knot?

Part II of do you know how to tie a knot. Five more useful knots. […]

By |March 23rd, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Part I: Do You Know How to Tie a Knot?

It Could Save Your Life: Crucial Knots & Their Applications

Knots are essential to survival in the outdoors and in emergency situations, and for sailing. Knowing which knots to tie and how to properly perform these actions can mean the difference between security and safety or death.

Knowing how to tie a knot can help you to create a rope ladder to climb down the side of a skyscraper. It can also enable you to create a stretcher or secure materials. Whether you need to create a makeshift shelter or to secure your rations and essentials in a tree to keep them safe from bears, knowing how to tie a knot will allow you to survive longer in tough situations. Below are just a few knots that can help you to survive in an urban environment or in the wilderness.


By |March 16th, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Water Collection, Purification, & Storage in an Urban Environment

In the event of a catastrophe, whether natural or man-made, water is perhaps one of the most crucial elements lacking in an urban setting. Earthquakes can disrupt water mains, or water treatment plants can be shut down or destroyed, leaving us with only the water we have in bottles and storage. Careful planning and forethought can help you maintain a sufficient supply of water when natural sources such as streams and lakes are unavailable. […]

By |March 9th, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fire Pit Construction

The Essentials to Safer & Longer Lasting Fires

Fires are essential for surviving in almost any environment. Fire is required to purify water, cook food, create warmth, signal for help, and protection from wildlife. Therefore it is essential to learn the various methods of constructing fires. […]

By |March 2nd, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Homemade Stretchers

There are times when you need a stretcher, such as when you need to carry a body (dead or alive) or move a heavy payload. Instead of throwing your back out by carrying the person or items with your bare hands, use a stretcher. A homemade stretcher can be fashioned out of very common items. So whether you are dealing with a medical emergency or just hauling stones, there is an easier way to accomplish the task than doing it by hand. […]

By |February 23rd, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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