Each week as we scour the internet for interesting articles we come across so many the deserve a little more attention than they get. This week we found some articles about preparing for an economic collapse, the show Doomsday Preppers, Starting a fire in less than ideal situations, having the right mindset when you are preparing for SHTF, and one often overlooked aspect of prepping, where to go…and I don’t mean bugging out.
The Unprepared Will Panic – The Prepared Will Survive.
It is natural for some people to panic when confronted with a crisis. Most are not prepared mentally or physically for a disaster situation, and are immediately overwhelmed, and in some cases cannot function. People panic because they do not know what to do next. Flight or fight, the emotions swirl in peoples’ minds and people are, without actually realizing it, deciding whether to confront the matter emotionally (fight) or deny it (flight) and some cannot not make any decisions at all, decisions that may save lives.
Given the state of the world and the country today, it is only a matter of time. It is not a matter of if, but simply of when a hacker slips through the firewalls and shuts down the power grid or a nuclear device is detonated in the heart of some city. It could also be a natural disaster of such magnitude that it shuts down large portions of the country for months or even years. [Read more…]
Let The Fish Eat The Worms…You Eat The Fish!
Fishing can be one of the fastest ways to obtain food in a wilderness environment, even if you find yourself literally with just the clothes on your back in the wilds, you can still capture fish with the resources that mother nature provides for you. Another benefit of fishing is the effort is not substantial compared to the payoff. You could burn valuable calories setting traps or searching for food while fishing is just a lot of waiting. [Read more…]
When Is Enough Enough? Wake Up America!
It seems that every day we get closer to losing the country we live in today. Our freedoms are continually taken away from us one amendment at a time. I am not one of those conspiracy theory preppers but I don’t have my head in the sand either. I love this country and I love what this country is based upon, I am proud to live in a place where me and my family have the right to live the way we want to and anyone has the right to disagree with me. We have a president and a government that completely ignores the constitution and we let them!
Is this because… [Read more…]
Are You Properly Prepared?
Being prepared is something that every single American really needs to be doing. There are approximately three hundred sixteen million people living in the United States today, and according to Google, about three million Americans consider themselves to be preppers. This probably doesn’t include those who have never visited any preppers websites, and those who just have continued to live that way, because that is all they know. However with an increasing number of Americans finally catching on to the fact that something isn’t quite right in this once great nation of ours.
We thought it would be equally important to think about some of the areas of prepping that people can make mistakes with. I myself have been guilty of more than one item on this list, how about you? Take a look at our list, and see how you measure up. [Read more…]
Food Storage And Prepping…Not Just For SHTF
As you have come across this website, you have undoubtedly been to many other websites that discuss preparing and being prepared. Almost every website you will find talks about why food storage and prepping are so important, and having enough food stockpiled for an extended period of time. And for good reason, this is vital information. Hopefully all of us take it to heart and are busy preparing and adding to their own stocked food storage. I like you, go to the different sites on a daily basis and have been learning and preparing, and always stock up when I can.
E.M.P’s – Power Grid Failure – Bank Hackers
Is Your Money Really Safe In The Bank?
What would you do if you logged into your bank account, and it said your available balance was $0.00? You would probably shake your head and think, well that’s not right. I just checked it two days ago, and there was $3900.00. Frustration begins to set in as you look up your transaction history, and turns to panic as the page shows no transaction history.
As you are now wishing you didn’t sign up for paperless statements six months ago, you call you bank to find out what is going on. And the automated teller also confirms you have a zero balance in your account. Now if you haven’t kept any records, and the majority of people don’t, you are really in trouble and your money is gone. [Read more…]
Trapping and Snaring Wild Game
There are several reasons why snaring or trapping game is the preferred method in a survival situation. You may very well have a firearm but discharging a weapon may reveal your location and scare off the game in the area and you may need to conserve your ammunition for self-defense.
While food is not your first priority when you realize you are lost or you are a “bug out” situation, it is important to your survival nonetheless. You need the energy from calories and the physiological effects of food cannot be underestimated in a survival situation. Being successful with snares and traps will give you the confidence to survive under the harshest of conditions. [Read more…]
12 Plants And Foliage You Can Survive On.
There are many ways to forage for food in a survival situation. In a previous post I wrote about how you can eat bugs, insects, snakes and fishing to survive. Along with carrying food with you it is also valuable to know what types of food you can eat and which you should avoid. Getting sick is better than dying but if I had my preference I would prefer to stay as healthy for as long as I could.
Here are 12 plants, nuts and berries to forage for in a survival situation.
Even if you are in a bug out situation and in an urban setting you could still find some of these near you.
2. Cattails, easily recognized by the large flower or inflorescence and the entire plant is edible but is best before the stalks turn “woody” in late fall. The roots and the stalks close to the ground are the best parts. In the spring, the pollen produced by the inflorescence can be used as flavoring for soups, stews and sauces or used like flour. [Read more…]
Obtaining Food In The Wild…The Good And Bad
Whether you are in a bug out situation or a wilderness survival situation you will have a limited water supply so dehydrated/freeze dried foods are not recommended because they do require water and a heat source in their preparations. In this situation you could carry lightweight foods that are high in calories like food ration bars and small cans of tuna fish, sardines and canned meats because these are easily packed and are good supplemental protein sources. [Read more…]