Survival

10 Survival Skills To Learn From Prehistoric People

I’ve got some news for you; prepping isn’t something new. In fact, prepping has existed ever since mankind crawled out of the trees and became hunter-gatherers, sometime back in prehistoric times. Humans couldn’t have survived the winter in colder climates, if they hadn’t learned how to become preppers. They would have starved to death. What […]

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A Food Invented By The Native Americans It Stored For 50 Years. Here’s Their Recipe

It was a food invented by the Native Americans, who depended on it when traveling on long and adventurous journeys when food was scarce, or when there simply wasn’t time to hunt and gather enough to eat. That was a lesson well-learned by many early European settlers, explorers and fur traders in North America.Here are 23 survival uses for honey that you didn’t knowabout. […]

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24 Lost Survival Tips from 100 Years Ago – With Illustrations

When we’ll have no running water, no hyperactive emergency services, no electricity… we are going to turn back to what people did 100 years ago. Here you’ll find some “little” survival tricks popular in the early 1900’s and (some of them) useful even today. 100 years ago Gallaher Ltd printed a short “How-To” series, with clever hints […]

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The World’s Best Medications Are The Ones Made By Mother Nature: 11 Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics

Oftentimes, the world’s best medications are not the ones developed in labs, but rather the ones made by Mother Nature. For thousands of years, mankind has relied on various herbs to treat a wide range of conditions. While the advent of antibiotics drastically reduced the popularity of these herbal alternatives, they still remain effective to […]

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Wild Mushrooms: How to tell the Difference between Edible and Poisonous

You’ve lost the trail and miscalculated just how much food you needed to bring with you. You stumble upon a sunlit grove with patches of mouthwatering mushrooms – are you saved? The following is an introductory guide for beginning mushroom hunters. Keep reading to learn how you can tell the difference between a fatal fungus and […]

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Water Storage For Survival And It Won’t Cost You A Dime Beyond Your Monthly Water Bill, If You Have One

You turn on the faucet and there it is: as much water as you could possibly want. But then, as a prepper, you think, “What about the day when I turn it on and nothing comes out?” Many people buy bottled water for their stockpile, and that’s fine, but you can also store tap water […]

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The Key to Surviving An Escape And Evasion Is to Remain Calm, Think Before You Act, And Stay Low Key

The best time to leave for your bug out location is just before a major crisis occurs. But all of your carefully made plans and preparations will easily go to waste if you do not know how protect them from spying eyes. Do you know how to avoid being followed and how to escape any tails […]

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Back to Basics: The Bugging In or Out Decision

I recently received the following email questioning my thoughts regarding the decision to bug-in OR to bug-out, and I would like to respond to it… I came across your website a few days ago and I really like it. I’ve been working (very slowly) on prep since 2008. Since then a lot more prep blogs […]

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Situational Awareness: The Ability to Respond Quickly And Affirmatively

Situational Awareness is one the most important skills you can learn to master that will contribute significantly to reducing thelikelihood you will be become a victim and give you the advantage when something bad happens.  Situational Awareness is the process of making conscious observations of your surroundings and making tentative plans of action if something bad […]