How to Estimate Height in the Woods

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March 15, 2016

Imagine this: you’re in the woods, and you want to know how far you would have to climb to get to a certain point, or how far a particular place is from you. No matter the situation you’re in, knowing how to estimate heights can be tremendously important, if not even crucial. I do not mean to be overly dramatic, but accurate estimations may save you in the outdoors. Take…


How to Estimate Distance in the Woods Using a Stick

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March 15, 2016

Being able to estimate distance in a survival situation is highly important as it will help you judge heights and calculate time relative to the speed of walking. Moreover, maybe you will want to know the distance between two trees to see if it is suited for making a shelter. However, like any other skill, estimating distance takes practice. This method is based on the Pythagorean Theorem, but don’t worry,…


3 Ways To Make Bread When the Power is Out

February 15, 2016

When stocking up provisions, some of the most popular items are basic food ingredients, such as flour, sugar, salt etc. They are very compact and dense, they offer a wide variety of choices when cooking them and some of them can last for very long periods. However, the downside is that most foods you can make also require appliances that use energy. Knowing how to bake some basic foods, such…


Feeding off the desert

February 15, 2016

When you think about the desert, you probably imagine a barren, dry and seemingly endless open field with tumbleweed rolling in the burning sun. There are very few plants and even fewer animals that can thrive in such harsh circumstances. In a SHTF situation, you might have to travel through remote, unwelcoming environments in order to survive. You might have no choice but to live off the land at one…


Surviving on moss

January 25, 2016

A great survivalist is constantly learning and adapting. The best inspiration is within Mother Nature itself. Nature never ceases to amaze us, offering endless inspiration and knowledge to those who choose to learn and expand their understanding of life. There’s a lot we can learn even from the simplest organisms. The simplest cells and initial forms of life are the oldest on the planet. We may have a lot to…


Insulate your ducts and pipes

December 3, 2015

We all know that to make your house energy efficient you need to make sure that your heat loss is at a minimum. One cost-effective way of doing this is by insulating ducts and pipes that run in the unheated sections of your home. If you neglect this, you are throwing away money on heat that you’ll never enjoy. Before you start insulating, you should first make sure that all…


What To Do If a Nuclear Disaster Is Imminent

November 16, 2015

This guide is for families preparing for imminent terrorist or strategic nuclear attacks with expected severe destruction and widespread radioactive fallout. IF ONLY A ‘Dirty Bomb’ Attack (Not the vastly more devastating nuclear weapon blasts discussed below.) – You can expect localized and downwind contamination from the explosion and dispersed radioactive materials. If you are near enough to see or hear any local bomb blast, assume that it includes radiological…


The 6 Nemesis of your food storage

October 19, 2015

Last week, I shared with you the essential top 10 survival foods. With this list under your belt you’ll be able to cope with most disasters that may find their way towards you. I strongly advise you to read that article in case you’ve missed it. Click here to get started on it. Knowing what to store is only half of the issue. The other half is how to store…


Survival Medicine: These plants may save your life

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October 16, 2015

We are all aware of the fact that the technological advancements have helped eradicate diseases of the past century and improved the quality of life. We have become too reliant on modern medicine, and let’s face it: we have taken the traditional medicines for granted. Just imagine the following scenario: a catastrophic disaster strikes and blocks the entire healthcare system, which in the aftermath of the adversity will become understaffed…


Top 10 survival foods for 10 years

October 14, 2015

From the novice prepper to the most hardcore ones, everyone knows that 2 things have the highest priority when setting up your supplies: foods and water. But one is a more complex issue than the other. I’m talking of course about: food. Food is very general. You read in almost every survival guide : “You should store food and water” or ” “Canned foods are the best” or ” Always…