Category Archive: Survival planning

Simple Ant Control Solutions

There are two simple tricks that you can use to control an ant problem. Both are equally lethal, don’t contain harmful chemicals and simply involve mixing common household items together. Even if you don’t have an ant problem now, this may change once you are in a survival situation. Learn these tricks today so that …

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“Fallout: When and How to Protect Yourself Against It” – 1950’s Educational Film

It is an animated Cold War preparation short film about what Fallout is and how to protect yourself against it. While the information provided might actually be somewhat useful in case of a reactor accident (e.g. Fukushima), it is also fun to watch as the harms of nuclear fallout are smiled away by an animated …

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Most People Lack Basic Skills Needed in a Post-SHTF World

Gadgets, apps, automation and all of the other conveniences of modern life have left us lacking when it comes to practicing basic skills. Things like arithmetic, writing, reading comprehension and basic knowledge about science are all things that we will need to utilize in a post-SHTF world. Yet, very few of us have enough experience …

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The Treasure Trove of Items in Military Surplus Outlets

Military surplus items used to appeal to a small but dedicated niche of ex soldiers or militia-types. However, more and more people are discovering the abundance of survival resources that are available through these outlets.  Many items are built with quality and efficiency in mind while also costing a fraction of less-effective products on the commercial …

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The Tremendous Value of Face Masks

Face masks are an important first line of defense against the inhalation of contaminants and the minimizing the spread of disease. The good news is that you don’t need a high-end respirator to protect against the vast majority of hazards that you will encounter. However, it’s important to know that different masks offer varying degrees …

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Remember to Work on These Important Fall Garden Tasks

One of the reasons that people have difficulty with getting their gardens up and running in the spring is because they forgot to take some important steps to prepare it during the fall.  Properly tending to gardens following a harvest can help it to rest, absorb nutrients and make the soil easier to work with …

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How To Signal For Help

Anyone who likes to get away from the city and go out into the wilderness is taking their lives into their own hands, each and every time they do so. While it may seem that you are going for a short hike in the woods, you never know what could happen during that hike. For …

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Choosing Appropriate Footwear for Wilderness Travel

It is incredibly important to choose footwear that will fit the conditions that you expect to encounter. Some shoes and boots are ideal for walking along trails while others are designed to be used in rougher terrain. Let’s take a quick look at some characteristics of popular footwear options in order to help you to maximize …

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Making the Most of Your Firewood

Firewood needs to be prepared properly in order to produce heat and energy efficiently. Different types of wood also produce different characteristics that can impact the quality of your fire. Let’s take a look at some factors that influence how well firewood will ignite and burn so that you can make the most of this resource …

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Priorities of Survival, Rules of 3

There are several rules basic to survival. They’re known as “survival rules of three“. You can survive 3 minutes without oxygen, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food, 3 months without hope. I go into some detail on each in this video. Everyone has a different ability to cope with …

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