Category Archives: Strategies

8 Ways to Purify Drinking Water

Introduction Amongst all the necessities for survival, purified drinking water is one of the most critical. You can only survive about three days without water, less if you are trying to survive in a hot climate. That makes water a very high priority. When we’re talking about pure water, that’s not the same as clean […]

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9 Natural Shelters to Look for in a Bug-Out

Introduction I’m a firm believer in bugging in whenever possible. That doesn’t mean that I’m opposed to bugging out when the need arises, just that I think that most people would be better off staying at home, where they have more to work with. However, even if your primary survival plan is to bug in, […]

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Skills You Can Use to Barter in a Crisis

Introduction When most people think about bartering, they limit themselves to thinking about what goods they can give away. That’s fine as far as it goes; but there is an inherent risk in bartering goods in a crisis situation. That is that others might get the idea that you have something they need and decide […]

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Starting a Fire in Wet Weather

Introduction Fire is a critical part of survival. Being able to start a fire, even in the worst of conditions, is an emerging skill which was all but lost for many years. In modern civilization, the need to start a fire is overshadowed by the other means we have for heating and cooking. But when […]

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9 Ways to Cook When the Grid Goes Down

We’ll face many challenges if the grid goes down creating a loss of electrical power.  A major challenge we will all face in a grid-down situation is that of cooking our food. Today’s food preparation methods almost all require the use of electricity. Even people who have gas stoves might find that they can’t use […]

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7 Disaster Sanitation and Hygiene Tips

There are a variety of things that you need to think of when preparing for a disaster.  Don’t forget to think about disaster sanitation and hygiene needs. Personal hygiene is critically important for maintaining health as sickness and disease often follow filth. Even worse, one of the greatest spreaders of disease is human waste. Improper care […]

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17 Items You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

Bug-out bags are the topic of a lot of conversations these days, even within the government. This increasing awareness is good because they’re not just a great idea; your bug-out bag could save your life. You never know when you will be faced with an emergency and have to evacuate your home without time to […]

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8 Things to Avoid when Bugging Out

A great deal of folks assume that if they have their bug-out bag loaded as well as a basic concept of where they want to go, they’re prepared. Oh, they may manage to get away from their house and maybe get out of town; however, they possibly won’t make it to their bug-out location. Bugging […]

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7 Communication Tips for When the Grid Goes Down

Pretty much everything we do depends upon electricity. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about lights, heat, cooking, radio, television, the Internet, telephones, banking, ….every device we count on uses electricity for its power source. Should the grid go down, those things will cease to function.  We may be able to live without a lot […]

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