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His How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times is a non-fiction book drawn primarily from his posts on SurvivalBlog.com. The book was described as The preppers’ Bible, by a Reuters journalist.[20] His blog addresses preparing for the multitude of possible threats toward society. Rawles describes how to prepare against a post-disaster society that suffers looting, armed violence and food shortages. He recommends establishing rural safe havens at least 300 miles from the nearest major city, financial planning for a future barter-based economy, water retrieval and purification, food production and storage, security and self-defense techniques and strategies.[43][44]

^ Survivalists get ready for meltdown – CNN.com. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Of course, none of this kind of talk is that new. The nature of the threat may have changed but groups of various descriptions have been predicting a breakdown of society since biblical times – and very occasionally they’ve been right.

Choosing the location – ideally, you want to build a fire on elevated grounds, such as a peak, top of a hill or ridge.  Clear the area so that the fire will not catch onto nearby twigs/other flammables. If it’s too difficult to clear the area of debris, then the next best option is to isolate the fire with stones to control the fire. 

One of the biggest reasons more preppers don’t transition to homesteading is that they don’t have a way to earn a living while being off-grid. Homesteading usually means living in a rural area, which means many people can’t keep their normal jobs. That’s why I wrote this blog post showing you 5 simple ways anyone… Read More

Written by former SAS soldier and instructor, John Lofty Wiseman, this application brings you the elite training techniques of Britain’s toughest fighting force in the most accessible version ever. Now you can take the original set of world-class survival skills with you anywhere in the world – from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the deserts of Kandahar…or to your closest national park.

  Did you know that there are around 40 tick species that can cause paralysis in their hosts?  While this most-commonly affects dogs, thousands of people become exposed each year as well.  Let’s take a closer look at the cause, symptoms and treatment for this potentially-fatal condition. How it Occurs Certain female, egg-laying ticks produce …

If you’re out of water and, crucially, still somewhat hydrated, drinking your own urine can keep you alive. This is because relatively clear urine will hydrate you, but if it’s brown and thick, it’s just waste and won’t help at all.

Not only does this kit assemble into a shovel – perhaps the most basic of all survival tools – the handle itself is a multi-tool, disassembling into components that include a knife, a fire starter, a saw, a screwdriver, and on and on it goes. The adjustable shovel blade itself includes a ruler and a can/bottle opener, and one side of it is designed to be used as a knife edge. This shovel is a goddamn badass.

But you shouldn’t put this intel advantage in the hands of electricity or battery technology. Instead, get a hand crank radio so you can generate your own power on demand. Crank for a few minutes, and you’ll be able to tune into any available intel being broadcast over the radio waves.

One of the most important tip to making a shelter is making a bed. Never sleep on the bare floor of the woods. You can make a bed of dry leaves by arranging them inside your shelter. The bed will prevent the heat from your body seeping into the cold forest ground.

I know that many of you are absolutely horrified of any type of social media but for those who aren’t I’d like to let you know about my social media pages for this blog. If you use any of the … Continue Reading about Prepper News and Notes For Friday, February 22, 2018

Have an escape plan. The phrases “I won’t keep you” and “Give my regards to [mutual acquaintance]” are your allies. When the conversation reaches a dead end, employ them. Try these tips to make small talk from expert minglers.

Here is what your Survival Business Card includes: Can Opener Knife Edge Flathead Screwdriver Ruler Bottle Cap Opener 4 Position Wrench Butterfly Wrench Saw Blade Direction Ancillary Indication 2 Position Wrench Lanyard/Key Hole Dimensions: 2- 5/8 x 1- 3/4 Durable Sta..

Yes, a good knife is a really great tool! The Gerber Bear Grylls knife I honestly sometimes think would be really popular in the community if it wasn’t for Bear Grylls name on it. Gets so much hate on it just for a name, which is a bit sad because in my opinion, it really is quite a good tool, especially as a practically overall survival kit. But yeah, glad you at least kept it in case you might one day want it/need it. I know many who would’ve returned it or thrown it away just cause of the name.

For part 2 of my series on solar panels, I give definitions of basic terminology.Power AC/DCAside from being an excellent Australian rock band, AC (Alternating Current) and DC (Direct current) are methods of delivering electrical current. AC (Alterna…

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the patterns of migration into the American Redoubt, based on IRS statistics. It is interesting to see where the newcomers are originating. I’ll provide some details on the three core Redoubt States. (But I’ll skip Oregon and Washington, because their statistics are skewed by inflows to their populous western halves.)

There is another set of people who struggle through out their life, running behind mundane materialistic things, accumulating them, until they realise that nothing will accompany them when they will depart from this earth. Better late then never, they realise the true essence of life and start living it the way they actually should have been doing their whole life.

VIDEO: Getting Rid of Rodents in Good Times or Bad Every year, a percentage of our food supply is contaminated by the dropping and urine of rats and mice. It’s bad enough in normal times, but it can be a disaster off the grid. Rodents also carry di…

I don’t think Ryan bought Survival Life. Not from what I’ve read anyway. Ryan and his team set out criteria for a niche they wanted to get involved with (passionate, spends money, lots of retailers and affiliates, easy to find target audience etc) and survival / prepping ticked all the boxes so they created a site on it.

Dr. Jonathan Quick, a medical doctor and one of the world’s health professionals claims that the conditions are perfect for a new superbug in the form of a killer flu virus pandemic.  Quick also believes that this pandemic could kill upwards of 33 million people in just 200 days.

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Distress beacons or (EPIRBs) to alert the Cospas-Sarsat rescue consortium, an international satellite-based search and rescue distress alert agency and identify the registered beacon owner’s specific information from their registration file

Laser pointer for signaling aircraft (red is color of distress, but green color is higher power and will be seen farther), with lithium cells, in double waterproof plastic pouch (pointers of high power are a theoretical hazard to eyes of low-flying pilots at night)

Purify your water. A crude method of water purification is to take your handy pot and heat the water. For this to effectively kill bacteria, it must be at a rolling boil for at least three minutes.[1] You can also put (clear) water in a clear plastic bottle and set it in the sun for six hours to kill most of the organisms.[2]

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