By: Robert Studer
In this digital age, survival and prepping information, from how to start a fire or how to preserve food is only a click away. From Youtube videos to products like the Survival Key, our electronic devices in many ways have replaced books and printed materials as our go to resource for information. The only draw back of these devices in a survival situation, chances are they won’t work.
If there is a massive blackout, your cell phone reception and your internet will could be out. In the case of an EMP, you might as well throw and electronic device away as it will be fried unless protected, and only be as useful as a paper weight. Or even if you battery just goes dead. We have become so dependent on these device as our main source of information that many of us no longer have our reference materials in print.
Because we are preppers we should have more than one source of information. This is why I have come up with the list of five PDF’s everyone should save and print. The great thing about these PDF’s is that free and relatively short so you don’t have to print out a ton of pages. Some of these are excerpts from much bigger manuals. That’s not to say you shouldn’t go out and purchase much bigger manuals, I have several, but it is a good place to start and build your non electronic portable database. Continue reading
By: Dan F. Sullivan
It seems easy enough. When disaster strikes, you grab your bug-out bag and just go. If you have a vehicle or a boat, you quickly load it with as much stuff as possible and get the heck out of there. But things don’t always happen the way we plan and imagine them, do they? When chaos breaks loose, very few things will go as planned. And the only thing that will be certain going to be… uncertainty.
Let’s talk a little about some of the biggest mistakes you could make when planning your escape. By the end of this article, hopefully, you will take a long hard look at your bug-out plan and make the necessary changes to ultimately increase your chances of survival.
Mistake #1: having a bug-out bag that’s too heavy
If you’ve never hiked with a fully loaded BOB on your back, I’m almost sure you’re overestimating how much you can run or walk with that thing. Continue reading
By: Peter The Jedi Lane
From: Zombie Survival Camp
Whether you’re camping, hiking, or surviving the zombie apocalypse, you’re going to need drinking water. If you’ve been at our camp, the Strategist’s teaches you about only having three days without water before you’re dead, so we’re going to put clean water high on our priority list. I’ve experimented with several methods over the last couple of years and I’m going to share with you the best way to purify your water.
I have always thought of boiling your water as the best way to purify water, but there are products that can make your life exponentially easier for getting safe drinking water. Boiling consumes time and resources. If you’re trying to keep a low profile, the smoke from the fire will show zombies exactly where their next meal is. Continue reading
By: Anna Rodriguez Survival Central Contributing Writer
With numerous information drive disseminated about disaster safety guide and whatnot, come hell or high water you probably know the drill: stock up on survival basics like food, water, first aid, security or self-defense, and sanitation. If you’ve considered them, then you’re already many steps ahead than those who don’t. While Americans feel they’re knowledgeable about preparation for emergency/disaster situations, only one in three have actual preparedness plans, according to the SUNYIT/Zogby Analytics poll last year.
Let’s say that your disaster survival kit can go a long way to survive the disasters, but there’s more to the crisis situation that you should know (especially if you haven’t experienced anything like it at all). While you’re at it, it’s also important to be aware of the next big disasters that can happen what with Mother Nature getting so fed up with our selfish, destructible ways on this planet (or maybe the end is just near, we’ll never know). The intention is not to create panic, but a reality check is crucial every once in a while. If such things happen, know that we’re not completely helpless. Continue reading