Survival Tips

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 […]

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|Reviews, Survival Book Reviews|0 Comments

Saved By The Seat Of Your Pants

Preferably, if you find yourself in a sinking boat or an emergency water landing situation, you will have a life preserver. But, what do you do if such luxuries are not available? Turn your clothes into a life jacket.

People often make it by the seat of their pants, but I am going to tell you […]

By |August 18th, 2011|Survival Skills|0 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

I’m Buggin’ Out, Man!

The Bug Out Bag (BOB) is the bag you grab when you’re leaving home in a hurry. More specifically, it’s the bag you grab when you’re leaving home and you don’t know where you’re going – you just know you’re getting the hell out of dodge.

This is what separates the BOB from a Go Bag […]

By |March 22nd, 2011|Friday Survival Gear Reports|2 Comments

Situational Awareness and Normalcy Bias

How often would you say you get “caught off guard?”

In an everyday context, this could be as harmless as reaching for your coffee mug without looking and spilling it on your carpet, or as serious as failing to notice an oncoming car as you step out into the street.

These mistakes are easy to make and […]

By |March 1st, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|3 Comments

Ragnar’s Urban Survival Review

Ragnar’s Urban Survival as an Urban Survival Guide
Ragnar Benson’s Urban Survival is a book packed with lots of information, but nearly as many faults.
About The Author
Ragnar Benson (assumed pen name) is a prolific writer specializing in non-fiction survival topics. He is the author of approximately 37 books (this number may be low) covering such […]

By |November 9th, 2010|Reviews, Survival Book Reviews|1 Comment

Friday Stuff 9-24-10

This Friday we are featuring a deck of survival cards perfect for quick life saving tips or a quick game of go fish on the go, and a fire steel knife combo. […]

By |September 24th, 2010|Friday Survival Gear Reports|0 Comments

CERT: Emergency Response Training For The Masses

A couple of years ago, after reading Emergency by Neil Strauss, four friends and I enrolled in a CERT Program. It seemed like it would be a good first step on our road to preparedness and a great first step gaining practical Urban Survival Skills.
What Is CERT

CERT, short for Community Emergency Response Team, is an […]

By |September 11th, 2010|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|2 Comments

How To Build A Blackout Kit

If a blackout or emergency arises in the middle of the night, will you be prepared? Outages that leave you in the dark can be extremely disruptive and dangerous. Aside from outfitting your home with a generator, one of the best things you can do to mitigate issues that arise during a blackout is to […]

By |September 10th, 2010|Survival Skills|3 Comments
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