Category | Emergency Preparedness

The Survival Minimalist

Posted on 23 July 2014

Uncle Don taught me how to build primitive shelters using the knife he gave me and what nature provides. He taught me my first lessons about firearms and how to build a safe fire. He also taught me how to skin rabbits, squirrels and snakes. I can’t say I ever enjoyed that last part but when I got hungry enough it all tasted good, especially after being cooked over an open fire.

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Cowboys: The Original American Preppers?

Posted on 22 July 2014

Mostly they ate enough to live; traveled as was required; and defended themselves as necessary. Pretty simple.

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DESIGN Your Bug Out Bag

Posted on 22 July 2014

Don’t simply purchase the biggest pack you can and fill it with as much as you can carry. Plan what you’ll pack, purchase the pack you need, and pack according to how fast or how often you’ll need to access the various supplies.

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CamelBak Transformer Revisited

Posted on 22 July 2014

If you’re in the market for such a pack: a versatile hydration pack with optional supply pockets, you should check out the Transformer. Not many packs survive a decade with their basic design intact. The Transformer has and that alone says something about the strength of it.

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A Knife: Your Single Most Important Survival Tool?

Posted on 21 July 2014

Yes – I believe a knife is your single most important survival tool. To get the most out of it you need to identify your expectations before you buy.

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ALL Survival Gear Is Personal

Posted on 21 July 2014

Each “expert” had their own feelings and opinions, all based on their own knowledge and background. The one thing we all truly agreed on by the end of the conversation was this: ALL survival gear is personal.

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Survival vs. Homesteading

Posted on 18 July 2014

Whether you are surviving or homesteading, either way, you’re relying on yourself – and maybe members of your family or trusted friends – to provide for all your needs. The DIFFERENCE between the two is simply comfort. Allow me to explain what I mean.

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What’s In Your Carried Survival Tool Kit?

Posted on 18 July 2014

Virtually every item listed in this blog falls into the category of “I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it,” so what will your excuse be when you find yourself in need but not properly prepared?

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Become A Renaissance Survivalist

Posted on 17 July 2014

Centuries ago our forefathers considered it part of being a successful human being to master more than one given area of study. We refer to them today as “renaissance men” because they mastered knowledge and the accompanying practical skills in an area of academics, an area of philosophy/spiritualism, and a physical undertaking (sport or discipline). I submit to you that today’s survivalist must strive to be a “renaissance survivalist.”

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Survival One-Hit Wonder Bag

Posted on 17 July 2014

Survival is an action or series of acts. It is just staying alive. It’s, at its most basic, the ability to preserve your own life by answering the most basic needs of food, shelter, water, defense and first-aid needs. Preparedness is more of a lifestyle. It’s living in a self-reliant fashion. It’s minimizing your dependence on contemporary conveniences and/or being able to recreate them yourself.

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