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The Best Hunting Bow for Survival: Traditional VS Compound

The Best Hunting Bow for Survival: Traditional VS Compound

For two years I would walk out into my backyard, into the cover of some sparse woods, and shoot a recurve bow. I fired hundreds of shots at paper targets…

How To Use A Sharpening Stone

How To Use A Sharpening Stone

Its been a heck of an interesting ride for me. For the last 15 years, I have been using sharp knives on a daily basis. My very livelihood counted on…

The Best Night Vision Binoculars for Preppers

The Best Night Vision Binoculars for Preppers

The ancient fear of darkness is one of those bits of programming that just won’t go away. There are tons of theories why we might be so scared of that…

How to Make a Snare Trap to Catch Food

How to Make a Snare Trap to Catch Food

Hunting makes for better magazine covers. About 2 years ago I came to the realization that trapping was the superior means of land-based survival food procurement. It was a combination…

Designing Bugout Bags for Kids and Teens

Designing Bugout Bags for Kids and Teens

“My legs are so tired. I think you are gonna have to go ahead without me.” Last weekend my son Carter and I were stalking a local thicket for squirrel…

The Best Water Shoes and Boots for Preppers

The Best Water Shoes and Boots for Preppers

The tear in my hip waders looked small and insignificant. I told my father that I would use them anyway. It was opening day of trout season for God’s sake….

The Pennsylvania Prepper’s Guide

The Pennsylvania Prepper’s Guide

While I spent most of my years in the rolling valleys and sprawling city of Southeastern Pennsylvania, this massive state with a radical diversity of lifestyle and population is an…

The Virginia Prepper’s Guide

The Virginia Prepper’s Guide

The state of Virginia is a natural beauty that is filled with some of the most incredible history of early America, the Revolution and Civil War. Few states can take…

The 12 Best Survival Jackets for Bad Weather and Disasters

The 12 Best Survival Jackets for Bad Weather and Disasters

The leaves fall and the weather turns frightful outside but we still have to head out in it. It might only be for a few minutes at a time but…

Best Survival Netflix Shows For Preppers

Best Survival Netflix Shows For Preppers

The end of all things has always intrigued me. I have had eyes for the apocalypse as far back as I can remember. The revelation that the world could be…

Designing a Suburban Off-Grid Home In 2019

Designing a Suburban Off-Grid Home In 2019

I am very much tethered to the grid. There is something to be said about the amenities but it seems that the word of the century is going to be:…

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

Mankind’s Greatest Predator As humanity broke through the paleolithic we were leaving behind a variety of medieval predators that stalked and killed us for thousands of years. Real-life monsters like…

Urban Survival Tips for Dealing with People, Power, and Priorities

Urban Survival Tips for Dealing with People, Power, and Priorities

Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania I have spent the majority of my life living in densely populated urban or suburban areas. When I say densely populated, let me…

7 Things Preppers Need to Know About Wilderness Survival

7 Things Preppers Need to Know About Wilderness Survival

The rickety log cabin has torn cloth for curtains and a door made of bamboo lashed together. There is a trellis outside that is made of twigs and branches and…

The Best Survival Shows to Help you Learn Survival Skills

The Best Survival Shows to Help you Learn Survival Skills

We spend too much time on television and devices. Let’s start with that. Sure, this is an article about the best survival shows to learn survival skills but its not…

How to Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

How to Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

I am a prepper. I used to hide it but now its how I make a living and I am proud of it. Every so often I wake up in…