Survival+Preparedness

Sawdust firestarter

Video: How to Make a Sawdust Firestarter

This video shows how to make a sawdust firestarter. If sawdust isn’t readily available, substitute another combustible material. A common choice is dryer lint. The process is the same. Put the material into the egg carton sections. Dump wax into the sections. Let cool. Break off the sections and use as needed. But even...

Information on cold weather survival

Cold Weather Survival Tips

One of the most difficult survival situations is a cold weather scenario. Every time you venture into the cold, you are pitting yourself against the elements. Using these cold weather survival tips, proper planning and appropriate equipment, you can overcome the elements of cold. Note that “cold” depends on your geography. Below-freezing temperatures in...

Wilderness Survival Tips for Hunting

Wilderness Survival Tips for Hunting Season

With deer hunting, turkey hunting, predator hunting, trapping season and a slew other fall outdoors activities upon us, it's important to review survival plans in case things take a turn for the worst. Here are some wilderness survival tips for hunting season.

22 Long Rifle Ammunition

.22LR: The Best Survival Ammunition?

Let me make my case for the .22 Long Rifle (.22LR) as the ultimate survival choice in terms of rifle cartridges. What does the .22LR have going for it that would make someone even consider it as a survival choice, let alone the best all-round?

Dynamic Entry Tools

Post-Disaster Survival: Dynamic Entry Tools 101

Following a disaster, access to friends and family may be not be as easy as opening a door. Understanding dynamic entry tools and techniques is important. Tactical expert and law enforcement veteran Dave Morelli explains these concepts in this article.

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Editor’s Pick: Build the Perfect Bug-Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit

  Bug-Out Bags: A Good Idea Though the idea of survival in the case of everything from a natural disaster to something as catastrophic as complete, worldwide economic collapse and civil disintegration has gathered speed among the American public recently. Witness the success of television shows like National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers. While there is...

Tips on How to Survive a Blizzard

How to Survive a Blizzard

    The Fargo-Moorhead area of northwest Minnesota was hit hard this week by something no one expected in early October: 14 inches of snow. It caught residents completely by surprise. Few had winter survival kits in their cars, putting many stranded motorists at risk. Homes were just as unprepared, as power went out...