Survival Tips

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How to Make a Primitive Bone Knife

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(ModernSurvival.org) – Knives are one of the most basic, and essential, survival tools a person can have. Useful for tasks ranging from self-defense and gutting animals to cutting cords and even making other tools, knives are invaluable. Unfortunately, there is always a chance of a knife being lost or compromised in a survival situation. Should […]

Seasoning Cast Iron

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(ModernSurvival.org) – Cast iron cookware is popular among preppers, and with good reason. It’s heavy-duty, it requires little maintenance (when cared for properly) and food cooked in it tends to taste better. While cast iron is durable, it is also fragile if not seasoned. For example, one drop of water left for a short period […]

How to Make a Fish Trap Using a Plastic Bottle

How to Make a Fish Trap Using a Plastic Bottle
(ModernSurvival.org) – In a survival situation, finding a reliable source of food is problematic. While hunting is an option, there are a few downsides to stalking a large game animal. For one, it will cost a lot of time and calories to do so. Secondly, there is always a chance an animal won’t be found, […]

What Is the Best Target to Kick in a Fight?

What Is the Best Target to Kick in a Fight?
(ModernSurvival.org) – Fights in the real world are rarely anything like what Hollywood puts on the silver screen. Real fights aren’t choreographed or pretty. More often than not, a scuffle in the real world is short and brutal, with a high likelihood of serious injury — especially between two untrained combatants. While it’s always best […]

Top Ten Foods To Store for Emergencies

Top Ten Foods To Store for Emergencies
(ModernSurvival.org) – Whether filling up a prepper pantry, getting ready for a rainy day or even stockpiling a bomb shelter, there are certain foods that are better than others for long-term storage. When considering foods to store for emergencies, there are universal qualities that the chosen consumables should have. For starters, emergency foods need to […]

Survival Cooking – Create a Stove From a Soup Can

Survival Cooking - Create a Stove From a Soup Can
(ModernSurvival.org) – In prepper circles, the importance of being able to improvise on the fly is beaten to death. Everyone talks about how vital this skill is, and with good reason. Being able to “MacGyver” out of an emergency using random items will go a long way toward surviving longer than the average Joe. Sometimes, […]

Survival Caches: How to Bury Emergency Supplies

Survival Caches: How to Bury Emergency Supplies
(ModernSurvival.org) – When a massive disaster strikes, many preppers plan to bug out to a predetermined location to escape urban populations. While this is generally a good plan, it can be difficult to make it to a bug-out location — especially when making the trek on foot. If the selected location is miles away, a […]

Disaster Strikes: Places to Avoid

Disaster Strikes: Places to Avoid
(ModernSurvival.org) – Disaster can strike in any number of ways, from natural events such as earthquakes or tornadoes to man-made events like civil unrest or even war. Regardless of the root cause of the disaster, there are some specific places that should be avoided following a large-scale emergency event. In the following video, City Prepping […]

Three Hours to Survive… Quick Shelter Options

Three Hours to Survive... Quick Shelter Options
(ModernSurvival.org) – In a survival situation such as becoming lost in the woods, the first thing anyone should do is find or build a shelter. Shelter is more important than finding food or water. The average human can go three days without water, and roughly three weeks without food before death is a real threat. […]

The Many Uses and Benefits of Peppermint

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(ModernSurvival.org) – Before modern medicine, people around the world had to rely on natural remedies to treat illness. For survivalists, these traditional medicines have a great appeal. After all, if SHTF, modern medicine will quickly become impossible to find. One plant that has been used for thousands of years to treat multiple health issues is […]

Best Way to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

(ModernSurvival.org) – Getting pulled over by a police officer is a stressful situation for everyone involved. For the person being pulled over, there is a chance of receiving a fine and a permanent stain on their driving record. For the officer, there is always a chance that the person behind the wheel could become violent. […]

Basic First Aid Techniques Every Person Should Learn

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(ModernSurvival.org) – While there are thousands of ways to prepare for an emergency situation, one of the most basic — and important — ways to prep is to learn first aid. After all, if the S ever HTF, chances are incredibly high that there will be injuries that’ll need to be handled “in-house”. Even without […]

Survival Applications for Sodium Bicarbonate

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(ModernSurvival.org) – Sodium bicarbonate, better known as baking soda, is an item commonly found in most households. For most people, baking soda is used for exactly that — baking. For others, baking soda was a key component in a messy school science project. What most people don’t know is that baking soda has a variety […]

Improvising Survival Weapons

Improvising Survival Weapons
(ModernSurvival.org) – In the aftermath of a large-scale disaster, the need for protection will skyrocket. Looters will be rampant, and people with nefarious intentions will be unleashed without the threat of law enforcement to stop them. While a firearm is the best protection one could have in a survival situation, there are many ways it […]

Take Downs Anyone Can Use

Take-Downs Anyone Can Use
(ModernSurvival.org) – While it is always good to avoid a fistfight if possible, sometimes an aggressor just refuses to be talked down. They could be drunk, under the influence of mind-altering narcotics or simply having a bad day and looking to take it out on someone. Regardless of why the person is attacking, knowing some […]

Important Tips and Tools for Securing Your Property

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(ModernSurvival.org) – For most people, home is where the heart is. From the family that resides there to the memories made between the walls, the home is one place no one wants to be defiled by an intruder. The best way to prevent an unwanted guest from breaking the sanctity of the home is to […]

You’ll Avoid Restroom Hand Dryers After This

(ModernSurvival.org) – Public restrooms aren’t always the cleanest places. In fact, most people have at least one horror story of a time when they were forced to ‘hold it’ due to the unsanitary conditions waiting for them in a public bathroom. While it’s easy to imagine that toilets, urinals, and even sinks could be breeding […]

Where to Go from a Wildfire

(ModernSurvival.org) – Wildfires destroy hundreds of thousands of acres of land each year, leaving a charred, blackened landscape in their wake. This can be good for the ecosystem, as fires clear out dead vegetation and return valuable nutrients to the soil. Unfortunately, wildfires also burn down homes and take lives from those who get caught […]

What to Do When Communications Go Down

What to Do When Communications Go Down
(Modern Survival.org) – For most people who live in first world countries, cell phones have become all but an extension of the body. Smartphones are used to communicate, over the phone and through social media, to access the internet, and to accomplish countless other goals. But what would these same people do if their cellphones […]

First Thing to Do After an Earthquake

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(Modern Survival.org) – Witnessing the destruction Mother Nature can unleash during a natural disaster is terrifying. While the event itself is often bad enough, surviving the aftermath often presents a new series of challenges — depending on the severity of the situation. An earthquake, for example, can create any number of threats, from structural damage […]

5 Medicinal Uses for Honey

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(Modern Survival.org) – For those who have researched long-term food storage, honey is one of those items that is as good as gold. For one, honey has an incredibly long shelf life, removing the need to carefully track its expiration date. Secondly, it is a natural sweetener that can provide a nice morale boost when […]

Relieve a Toothache With This Simple Mixture

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(Modern Survival.org) – Suffering from a toothache is miserable. Not only is a toothache incredibly painful, but it can also make a variety of tasks unpleasant, such as eating or simply concentrating. Anyone who has ever suffered from a bad toothache can attest to how debilitating it can be. Thankfully, there is a simple solution […]

Battlefield First Aid Device Now Available for Citizens

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(Modern Survival.org) – Wounds are an unfortunate fact of life. While most injuries don’t require much more than a basic first aid kit, there’s always a chance that a more severe injury is right around the corner. No one wants to think about being shot, stabbed, or suffering shrapnel wounds, but being prepared to handle […]

The Cheap High-Tech Tools Thieves Use to Steal Your Car

The Cheap High-Tech Tools Thieves Use to Steal Your Car
(Modern Survival.org) – As technology advances, making life more comfortable — and seemingly safer — for the world’s population, so do the tactics criminals employ to take advantage of the unwary. Unfortunately, these thieves adapt quickly to changes in technology, finding sneaky ways to steal what isn’t theirs. While many survivalists focus their efforts on […]

Head For the Hills—FAST!

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(Modern Survival.org) – The majority of people live in densely populated areas, whether bustling cities or smaller towns. Most days, this isn’t that big of an issue, aside from rush hour traffic. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of a large-scale disaster, living in congested areas could quickly become a problem — especially if the need to […]

How to Survive a ‘Dirty Bomb’

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(Modern Survival.org) – In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s easy to forget about the other dangers lurking just out of sight. While terrorism isn’t the talk of the town right now, the threat it poses hasn’t gone anywhere. The United States government has spent billions of dollars to fight the war on terrorism, […]

How ‘Mountain Sickness’ Affects the Body

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(Modern Survival.org) – Every year, thousands of people put on their hiking shoes, grab their gear and head out into the wild with the goal of hiking up or climbing a mountain. While there are plenty of dangers a person could face while enjoying nature, there is one sneaky issue that can strike even the […]

Where to Seek Shelter At Home Against Tornadoes

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(Modern Survival.org) – Tornadoes are capable of catastrophic damage, leaving a path of destruction dozens of miles in length. To make matters worse, tornadoes have been recorded in nearly every part of the world, at all times of the year. This means it’s a good idea to know the best places to seek shelter when […]

What You Should Do When Dangerous Chemicals Splash in Your Eye

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(Modern Survival.org) – Part of embracing a lifestyle of preparedness is to be ready for emergencies big and small, of the catastrophic and the everyday varieties. While having chemicals splash into the eyes may not be a world-changing event for everyone, it can be terrifying for the person experiencing it — especially when the chemicals […]

What Product Should Not be Used to Treat a Sunburn

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(Modern Survival.org) – When survival is on the line, it’s easy to become distracted by the tasks required to stay alive. Hunting down food, finding drinkable water and creating shelter from the elements are pressing concerts, so protecting oneself from something as seemingly harmless as a sunburn can easily be forgotten. While most people wouldn’t […]

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