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15 Life-Saving Shelters You Can Build Today

By Peter D. / November 17, 2019

Shelter is your top priority in most survival emergencies. Severe weather conditions can kill within a few hours if you don’t have some type of shelter to defend you from the elements. Luckily, there are a wide array of techniques and materials for escaping the elements. Check out my top 15 favorite survival shelters…(continue reading)


Finding Safety When Your Home Is Compromised

By Michael B. / January 22, 2019

Let’s assume your home was destroyed in a flood. All your supplies are gone, all you have is your bug-out bag, and you need to evacuate to a new place. That’s one scenario. If there’s a terrorist attack near to where you live, the entire area suddenly becomes dangerous because you don’t know what kind […]


Outdoor Shelters: How To Choose The Right Location

By Andrew J. / August 6, 2018

Staying indoors is much more pleasant than trying to survive outside. However, in some situations, you might need to leave your home and bug out elsewhere to survive. Usually, you have two choices. You can either go to another urban area that’s unaffected, or you can go to a wilderness environment. It all depends on […]


Protect Your Shelter: How To Prevent Strong Winds From Damaging Your Home

By Andrew J. / July 30, 2018

Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones can be terrifying. If you’re wondering what the difference is between the three, there really isn’t any difference. They’re just called different names depending on where these storms originate. Those that form in the Northwest Pacific are called typhoons while those that form in the in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific […]


Paracord: The Prepper’s Holy Grail

By Andrew J. / May 7, 2018

Paracord is short for parachute cord- a miracle piece of equipment that any and every serious prepper or survivalist should have. It’s usually referred to as 550 paracord because despite its thin appearance, it can hold 550 lbs. That’s some serious strength. The cord itself can be unraveled to reveal inner strands that are very […]


How to Choose the Right Kind of Survival Shelter

By Andrew J. / June 27, 2016

To create a successful and comprehensive emergency plan and survival kit, you have to think ahead and consider everything. There is more to a survival plan than extra water and batteries. You need to also consider what you need to have to survive outside of your home for a potentially extended amount of time. Survival […]


Five Survival Myths You Need to Know

By Emma C / April 25, 2016

What with the world wide web and all the convenience it provides, it’s easier now than ever to find out whatever you want to know with just a few taps on your keyboard. But, even with unlimited information at your fingertips, every truth will come accompanied by some pretty outrageous things. While those tips are […]


What’s Best for Bug Out Shelter, Tent or Tarp?

By Andrew J. / September 23, 2015

A Bug-Out-Bag Is Designed For Emergencies, So Some Inconvenience Is To Be Expected When on a family outing, you can carry a six or eight person cabin tent in the back of your vehicle. Weight is not a large factor when you can pack your supplies in the cargo space of an SUV or pickup. […]