Survival Tips

Check back regularly for tips on how to survive whatever disasters life brings.

How to Avoid Blindly Stepping Into Danger

( – Spend any amount of time among survivalists or preppers, and the topic of situational awareness is bound to come up, likely sooner rather than later. These groups know that situational awareness (SA), sometimes called situation awareness, is one of the most important skills a person can develop if they want to stay safe […]

How to Avoid Painful Reminders on Facebook

( – Social media has provided a way for people to stay in touch with friends and family across the world. People use it to share memes, hold conversations, and record important events in their lives. Facebook, in an effort to allow its users a way to reflect on past moments shared on the platform, […]

Evacuation Orders Given Amid Raging Wildfires

Surviving A Wildfire
( – The Bootleg fire in central Oregon has consumed hundreds of thousands of acres so far, quickly becoming the largest wildfire in the United States. Not only is this wildfire scorching wilderness, but it’s also taking homes and power lines as well — prompting evacuations and threatening vital power supplies in California. Hundreds of […]

Surviving Medical Issues Without Insurance

Surviving Medical Issues Without Insurance
( – Getting sick without medical coverage is a nightmare that many Americans are forced to deal with. For some, a lack of insurance will make them put off seeing a doctor until a condition has gone from easily treatable to life-threatening. So how can a person survive a medical issue when they don’t have […]

Low Budget Perimeter Alarm

( – For some, mentioning perimeter alarms conjures up images of laser tripwires and deadly traps. While these may be good for protecting priceless diamonds, they’re a bit beyond what the average survivalist can afford. That doesn’t mean they have to leave their campsite, bug-out location or homestead undefended, however. It just means becoming a […]

Selecting the Right Concealed Carry Gun for You

( – Choosing the right concealed carry gun can be an intimidating endeavor. There are so many different factors that must be considered, including the size and caliber, the make and model, all the way down to how much one has to spend on the firearm. A person generally chooses to purchase a concealed carry […]

Best Way to Use Credit Cards to Boost Your Credit Score

( – Unfortunately, many people get credit cards but have no idea how to use them without getting themselves into debt. The knowledge of using credit cards, and how they affect a person’s credit score, isn’t taught in most schools. Faster than many realize, they are buried in credit card bills and their credit score […]

Calories in Survival Foods

( – There are a lot of companies on the market offering survival and emergency food. Most people will just purchase the items that sound like they might taste good, without giving a thought to how effective the meals will be at keeping them alive. This could be a big mistake. Don’t Assume Nearly all […]

Common Self Defense Mistakes That Lead to Jailtime

( – Having to shoot another person in self-defense is a nightmare situation to find oneself in. Unfortunately, it can become even worse when the police arrive on the scene — especially if the individual is arrested for defending themselves with lethal force. Following an altercation in which one has to defend themselves, the last […]

Tips for Bartering in a Collapsed World

( – Bartering, or trading goods and services, has been practiced since the beginning of recorded history. Before monetary systems were developed, ancient cultures used bartering to get the food, items, and weapons necessary for survival. While cash may be king now, it will quickly become worthless should the economy come crashing down or a […]

How to Save Money When You’re Already Struggling

( – Living paycheck to paycheck can be incredibly difficult, especially when unforeseen circumstances arise that further strain one’s finances. Add to the mix rising prices of housing and essential goods, and many Americans are finding themselves in a sorry state. In short order, a person can find themselves swimming in debt with no hope […]

How to Stay Safe While Traveling

( – Embracing the preparedness lifestyle encompasses all aspects of life, including vacations. While being prepared for an emergency can be difficult enough at home, preparing for potential disasters while away can seem a bit overwhelming. Traveling means entering unfamiliar territory, especially when going abroad. New places and people create new challenges, but it isn’t […]

How to Create an Invisible Survival Shelter

( – When times get bad, one of the greatest threats anyone will face comes from other human beings. In the aftermath of a large-scale disaster, law enforcement will be stretched thin (if it even exists anymore). Looting will become a major cause of concern as desperate people look to feed themselves or steal valuables […]

Protect Your Camp From Human Predators

( – Striking out into the wild with a tent or RV is a favorite pastime for many people. It serves as both an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life and allows them to get back to nature for a few days. With the proper preparation ahead of time, a camping trip […]

Simple Tricks to Boost Morale After a Disaster

( – When considering what a person should prepare for in order to survive the aftermath of a disaster, the bare essentials often come to mind. Everyone focuses on food, water, and shelter, as these are absolutely vital to continued survival. That said, there is one aspect of survival in a post-collapse situation that often […]

Surprising Uses for Marigold

( – Marigold, also known as calendula or Calendula officinalis, is an annual flowering plant that has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes. The flowers have been used for centuries to create dye. They are also edible, making them a beautiful and nutritious addition to any garden. But the benefits of calendula […]

Dried Fruit: The Good and the Bad

( – Dried fruits are supposed to be good for the body, right? After all, fresh fruits are healthy. The truth is that the information available on dried fruits tends to be very conflicting. So, are dried fruits actually a healthy food choice? Read on to find out. What is Dried Fruit? Fruit that has […]

The Dangers of Felling a Leaning Tree

( – Cutting down a tree, whether for landscaping or for firewood, is dangerous when a person doesn’t know what they are doing. A leaning tree, however, can be downright deadly. Before breaking out the chainsaw and going to town on a leaning tree, it’s a good idea to know what could go wrong once […]

New FEMA Guidelines Released

( – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a new set of guidelines for sheltering-in-place during a variety of disaster scenarios. In prepper terms, this is known as bugging in. While the pamphlet is written for the layman, there are still some nuggets of knowledge that can be gleaned from examining what the […]

Deadly Mistakes Made on the Trail

( – Nature is a wonderland of gorgeous views and exciting locations to explore. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people head out on the trails to enjoy time in the wild. Unfortunately, not all of them are adequately prepared for the potential dangers they may face — and some don’t make it out alive. […]

Is Your Home Defendable?

( – Home is where the heart is. It’s where the family lives, where memories are made, and where a person is supposed to be safe. But is the average home really defendable? The following video from Survival Dispatch explains how to analyze a home’s perimeter defenses: The first step in determining a home’s defensibility […]

Signs of Women Having Heart Attacks

(Modern – What Sign Does a Woman Exhibit When She is Having a Heart Attack? Loss of Hearing Extreme Fatigue Headache Tingling in Extremities Answer: Extreme Fatigue. Here’s why… The leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States is heart disease. In fact, 655,000 people die from heart disease each […]

Staying Safe with Wildlife

( – The great outdoors is a wonderful place to visit, whether for a quick hike or a weekend camping trip. For many, the appeal of getting out in nature is to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that dwells there. Unfortunately, too many people don’t show the local animals the respect they are due, […]

How to Get the Most Out of Fresh Produce

( – Wasted food is a massive problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of the US food supply is wasted each year. In 2010, roughly $161 billion worth of food was wasted. While these statistics are taken from every stage of the […]

How to Adjust Sights on a Handgun

( – Adjusting the sights on a firearm is a relatively easy task. However, for beginners, the terminology associated with the task can be confusing at first. Once a person has a basic understanding of the terms, the whole process becomes far less intimidating. Basic Terminology There are a few terms that everyone should know […]

Don’t Let Mother Nature Rain on Your Parade

Don’t Let Mother Nature Rain on Your Parade
( – Whether during a camping trip or a survival scenario, a turn of the weather can create a potentially deadly situation. While rain does nourish the earth and provide precious water for plants, animals, and people, it can also be incredibly destructive — often more so than most people realize. How Rain Can Be […]

Avoid This Plant at ALL Costs

Avoid This Plant at ALL Costs
( – There are plenty of plants in the wild that survivalists should steer clear of when foraging. For example, poison ivy and poison oak are famous for causing rashes and irritation, but generally, they aren’t deadly. Other plants, on the other hand, can kill. Let’s take a look at one of them. Cicuta Douglasii […]

Face a Feral Boar and Survive

( – Feral boars have become quite the problem across the globe, destroying crops and even moving into cities where they damage property and invade garbage cans. In the United States, boars cost the country approximately $1.5 billion each year, and are now found in at least 39 states. Boars have become such a problem […]

How to Preserve Your Income in an Unstable Economy

( – The potential for an economic crash is ever-present. In fact, the idea of a crashing economy is the reason many people choose to become preppers — they know another Great Depression is a real possibility. Thankfully, not every recession or economic slowdown will be that catastrophic, but it could definitely hit a person’s […]

6 Common Weeds You Can Eat to Survive

6 Weeds You Can Eat to Survive
( – Weeds are considered to be unwanted, undesired, ugly nuisances that diminish the sterile beauty of lawns. People spend countless hours and large sums of money pulling and killing weeds every year. But what if all that time, energy, and money are being used to remove a valuable resource? As the following video by […]