Survival Tips

How to Get Alerts of an Emergency

A cornerstone of being prepared for any type of disaster is being aware of what is going on around you. Since natural disasters can happen with little to no notice, it is important to do everything you can to stay informed. With today’s advancement in technology, it is easier than ever to get alerts about... Read More

How to Identify Venomous Snakes

A huge part of learning how to become more self-reliant is knowing how to protect yourself against dangerous creatures in the wild. For instance, wild snakes. A question we’ve been asked by one of our customers is, do you know how to identify what snakes are poisonous and those that are not life threatening? Rest... Read More

How to Safely Clean Your Gun

When it comes to becoming more self-sufficient, having a weapon to protect and provide for your home is a must. Most people within the gun industry agree that it is important to clean your gun regularly. This will prolong the life of the weapon and reassure you that it will work when needed. Today, we will... Read More

Boiling Water in an Emergency Situation

Whether you’re backpacking the Appalachian Trail, camping with family or in a place where the water is un-sanitized, it is important to know how to make it safe to drink. There are various ways to purify water in the wilderness (filters and chemicals) but boiling water has been used by our ancestors for centuries. The... Read More

Preparing Your Children for an Emergency

Disasters often strike quickly and without warning. Though sometimes it’s impossible to predict a disaster, you can always be prepared for one. The first step to help alleviate some of that stress is to start having regular discussions with your children about what to do. Teaching your kids their role in an emergency plan will... Read More

Remove a Fishhook From Your Body Painlessly

Whether you fish for a hobby or do it as a means to provide food on your homestead, knowing how to remove a fishhook painlessly is going to come in handy. It may be even safe to say, you could be someone’s hero!
The reason why fishhooks are so tricky to remove painlessly is because of... Read More

Advancements in Portable Emergency Power

Emergency power options within the preparedness industry are constantly evolving. From gas generators and deep cycle batteries to wind and solar there are more and more options to generate power for use in an emergency. For those that need mobility the problem traditionally has been the bulk and weight of such systems but even that... Read More

How to Rotate Your Own Tires

Knowing how to care for your car can help you become more independent and self-reliant. Not to mention, if there was a breakdown in the economic structure and you had to start maintaining your own car, would you know how to do it?
The knowledge and ability to rotate your own tires is a good skill... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Power Grids

Electricity is such a constant, normal luxury that we have in our lives. We don’t really think about it until it’s not there. We use power in so many of our daily activities, but how does this electricity actually reach us and why is it so important?
What is a Power Grid?
Power grids are the complex... Read More

Avoiding Flash Flood Dangers in a Canyon

Flash flooding is one of the most common disasters in the United States and can be extremely dangerous for anyone caught in the path of a flood. Flash floods occur when there is a lot of rainfall in a very short amount of time, specifically under 6 hours. Flash floods are also caused by dam... Read More

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