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Top 10 Most Valuable Items to Trade in an Urban Survival Scenario

You have everything required to survive in a situation where everyday supplies run out.  But would you want to use them to trade?  Probably not…becaus

Storing a Safe Water Supply

A shocking number of Americans don’t have enough non-perishable food and water to sustain themselves in an emergency.  Any good prepper knows that the

Understanding Hypothermia

Cold weather can kill, especially without the proper understanding of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for hypothermia.   Your body is designed to

Top 5 Survival Knots to Know

Whether you’re trying to keep supplies suspended off the ground or climbing up a rocky ridge to a higher vantage point, knot tying is a useful skill t

When Disaster Strikes, Unite or Die

When a disaster strikes, it can take weeks, months, or even years to re-establish a community.  But while humans pose the greatest threat to your surv

Survival Wound Care

Surviving a SHTF situation is hard enough when you are healthy, but what do you do if you get injured and don’t have access to medical care? Injuries

Long-Distance Hiking Prep

There are very few feelings that compare to the sense of accomplishment and awe of standing at the top of a mountain. Whether you’re tackling a thru-h

Communication Preparedness

It is vitally important to have a communication plan in place with your family before disaster strikes. In a culture dominated by cell phone usage, a

How to Survive a Hostage or Kidnapping Situation

Everyone thinks it can’t happen to them…until it does. It can happen anywhere – walking home, leaving your apartment, sightseeing in a foreign city, w

Escaping Zip Ties

What happens if you’re ever in a situation where you find yourself restrained? Do you possess the skills and knowledge necessary to free yourself? Zip

The Art of Bartering

When SHTF your money will be worthless, but the goods you have stored will become incredibly valuable. Knowing which items will be worth the most, and

8 Winter Prepping Tips

Winter is here. It’s the time of year when squirrels stock up on acorns and bears go into hibernation. But what does a prepper do to survive the cold?

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