Prepping 101: Prep before SHTF, then improvise when you have to

Preppers are well aware of the importance of prepping before SHTF, but this doesn’t mean that a survival plan is automatically fail-proof. Some situations may require specialized responses that you can only hatch at the moment. This is why preppers should also know how to improvise when the occasion calls for it. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Preparing vs. improvising It may appear contradictory to all that … Continue reading Prepping 101: Prep before SHTF, then improvise when you have to

7 Clever uses for potassium permanganate, a versatile survival tool

  Survival kits should include tools and resources that can be used for a variety of purposes and situations. One such tool is potassium permanganate. This chemical compound combines manganese oxide ore with potassium hydroxide, and its four oxygen atoms are essential to its applicability in survival situations. Read on to learn about potassium permanganate and how to … Continue reading 7 Clever uses for potassium permanganate, a versatile survival tool

Survival essentials: 6 Things to include in a survival fire starter kit

Fire is a versatile survival asset, so it’s important that you have a fire starter kit in your bugout bag (BOB). A proper fire starter kit should contain multiple items you can use to start a fire so you can stay warm and cook outdoors. Read on for tips on building a fire survival kit. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) … Continue reading Survival essentials: 6 Things to include in a survival fire starter kit

22 Must-have prepper tools for your survival bag

When it comes to prepping for disasters, there seems to be no shortage of survival tools, supplies and gear that you can buy. Survival supply companies are constantly trying to reinvent the wheel by coming up with numerous new and improved survival trinkets that they say you need in an SHTF scenario. The truth is, nothing beats tools … Continue reading 22 Must-have prepper tools for your survival bag

Prevent dehydration when SHTF by learning how to find and purify water

In a post-SHTF world, you won’t survive a week without drinking water. That makes having clean water one of your first priorities. In fact, spending too much of your energy looking for food instead of water might get you killed. To find out where your nearest source of water is, look to nature. Trees and other … Continue reading Prevent dehydration when SHTF by learning how to find and purify water

First aid tips for preppers: How to treat common injuries when SHTF

A first aid kit is an essential item both for regular days and an emergency. Should you lose your first aid kit, would you know how to prepare an improvised one? (h/t to TheRealSurvivalists.com) If someone gets hurt in an emergency, a prepper must stay calm and look for makeshift tools for an improvised medical kit. These … Continue reading First aid tips for preppers: How to treat common injuries when SHTF

Prepping basics: Tips for building a pocket survival kit

Do you know how to build a pocket survival kit? As a prepper, you need a PSK so you have access to basic survival items and tools on the fly. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) As the name implies, a pocket survival kit (PSK) is a small container packed with essential survival items. Your PSK should be small enough to carry comfortably … Continue reading Prepping basics: Tips for building a pocket survival kit

Top 12 NECESSARY items for survival when SHTF

Depending on their needs, preppers rely on different tools for various survival applications. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a list of 12 items that can help you survive when disaster strikes. (h/t to SurvivalistPrepper.net) This list doesn’t just include the kind of gear you need in your survival bag. Certain tools and skills can act … Continue reading Top 12 NECESSARY items for survival when SHTF

Do you have these essential items in your survival fire starter kit?

Whether you’re camping or bugging out, outdoor trips require a crucial item — a firestarting kit. A well-planned kit contains several ways to start a fire so you can stay warm and cook outdoors. (h/t to ModernSurvivalBlog.com) Firestarting skills are essential to your survival, especially when SHTF. Ideally, you should know how to start a fire using very basic tools, … Continue reading Do you have these essential items in your survival fire starter kit?

Using kitchen knives for survival

You might think that you are safest when you are at home, but home invasions can happen without warning and at any moment. Fortunately, since no one else knows your home as much as you and your family do, simply put, you have the home advantage. There are many everyday items in your house that … Continue reading Using kitchen knives for survival