We don’t always take into consideration the vast array of knowledge and skills we’ll likely need to survive any given emergency. Sure, there are the basics – stockpile water, food, and supplies. However, preppers will need much more than that in order to outlast a major crisis.
One of the most sinking feelings you can have is knowing you didn’t do enough to prepare for a crisis. That you’re in a situation you aren’t ready for, and that you don’t have what you need to survive.To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, it’s important to learn as many survival skills
Most every prepper knows they have to practice survival skills before an emergency. That way, when SHTF, they can feel confident in their ability to survive.However, the idea of practicing can turn into quite a hassle. For one, practicing things like shooting or hunting require you to be outdoors, and in a certain location. However, not everyone has this luxury.Other skills require other constraints that the ordinary prepper just can’t get around. These roadblocks prevent well-meaning preppers from getting what they need for disaster preparedness.Luckily, there are many other survival skills that you can learn in the comfort of your
Unfortunately, hygiene and basic cleanliness practices are going to be one of the first things to go when SHTF. As such, preppers need to have a way to be able to keep their teeth clean when all hell breaks loose.Many people forget about keeping their mouth clean during the stress of a long-term emergency. However, not doing so can cause a host of very painful problems. And these will only get worse without having immediate access to a dentist.Maintenance is a lot easier (and less painful) than trying to deal with a root canal or infection when SHTF. That’s why
Preparing for an emergency is important. However, many people think all this means is stocking up on food, water, and supplies.However, true SHTF preparedness is much more than just stockpiling. You need to be in certain habits (and to have certain skills) in order to survive. And it’s best to start doing these things now, before a major emergency occurs.For true disaster preparedness, you’ll need to be ready to practice these…
4 Ways To Get Ready For When SHTF
Get In Shape
Unfortunately, many preppers overlook the importance of fitness. However, they often don’t realize just how much physical exertion your body will
The sad truth about survival situations is that your resources have limits. If a crisis goes on long enough, it’s likely you’ll run out of something. And chances are that something – whether it be food, water, medicine, etc. – will be important for your very survival.
In this event, you’re going to need to know how to get more supplies. However, nobody will likely have access to the grocery stores and pharmacies we enjoy today.
As such, this is where the skill of bartering is going to make a huge difference. This is when you and someone else agree to trade
Your bug out bag (aka a Go-Bag or BOB) should be the first thing you grab to take with you when it’s time to get out of dodge. No matter where you’re heading – the desert, the wilderness, or an existing bug out shelter – this bag will be imperative to your success.Granted, you may want to have various bug out bags for specific events, such as a natural disaster, an EMP, or a government takeover. However, the fact is there are certain tools that can work well (and work for you) in nearly every kind of emergency. And these
One of the biggest threats to our country is an EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pulse). This disaster is so threatening, because it can easily wipe out the entire grid. And, if that happens, all electrical devices – GPS, smartphones, batteries, lights, etc. will go kaput.
Take the EMP of 1962, for instance. At this time, the U.S. chose to detonate a nuclear device at high altitude while they were flying over the Pacific Ocean. Well, when they did this, the resulting EMP from the explosion knocked out the street lights in Hawaii. And here’s the kicker… these streetlights were more than 1500 miles
Building your own greenhouse can be one of the best DIY projects you ever commit to. That’s because it’s an efficient, sustainable way to effectively stockpile all your delicious fruits and veggies, all in one place. It also helps them stay fresh longer, and doesn’t require you to spend a bunch of cash building it, either.
This is a really good thing, since fresh produce gives your body the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs. And, although freeze-dried and canned foods are great, they simply can’t give you the same nutrients, straight from the source like home-grown produce can.
In an SHTF situation, you’re going to have to use every single resource you have at your disposal. And this resourcefulness is one of the major factors that’s going to separate those who are truly prepared, and those who are not.
One of the most important things to pack for a bug-out trip is survival tools that have multiple uses. And very few items are as resourceful and versatile as the paper clip.
It may not look like much, but paper clips have an astounding number of uses. And all can be very handy in an SHTF event.