By: Matt “Papa Bear” Wooddell Many people, when first joining the preparedness community initially focus on guns and ammo. They want nice, useful, and effective weaponry and enough ammunition to last for years and years before needing to purchase more. After a few years of prepping and a few years’ worth of trips to the […]
Bug Out Bags
Life can throw a lot of different situations at you in a hurry, situations you might never see coming. With the world in the state it’s in, it can be easy to get scared and start feeling like you need to be prepared for “the worst.” The secret to having some peace of mind is […]
Run! Sometimes that’s the only answer to life-threatening situations. At this point, there’s no telling what type of state the country will be in a year from now… or even in months. Complete anarchy? War? Rebellion? A collapsed economy? One can never really tell… Not to mention, there’s always the threat of the next big natural […]
Bug Out Bag Walmart Style (72 Hours) Lets face it, bug out gear can be expensive!! Many of us have families and can’t afford to buy all the high end gear at once so one alternative is Walmart.The bag discussed in the video is for a 72 hour emergency, not for long term. Every Day […]
Recently I went to a preparedness convention in Georgia and had a great time. I was very impressed with a lot of the booths that were set up, but I have to tell you about one of my favorites, the Fire Steel Booth with Georgia Pyro. I have seen a LOT of fire starters in […]
Ready for Inspection? Let’s Check All Your Preps You spent a lot of time and money preparing. You have a food stockpile that’s growing, you have a fully-packed bug out bag… you even have a get home bag and a trunk full of survival items. But what if SHTF today and you needed those […]
Video By Lonewolf Wilderness Survival Please support their channel by subscribing here Transcription provided by American Preppers Network Number of speakers: 1 (Shane) Duration: 5 min 00 sec Watch More Lonewolf Survival Videos Here Bug Out Bag Fire Starters Shane: “Hey welcome back You Tube, it’s Shane here with another episode of Lone Wolf […]
Top ten Get Home Bag items you need to have make it home quickly and safely. Of course there are other items that are good to have in your bag, click here for a comprehensive look at why you need a Get Home Bag and exactly what to put in one –> Get Home Bags for […]
Video By: TJack First Published on: BlackScoutSurvival Please support them by subscribing to their channels Transcription provided by: American Preppers Network Number of speakers: 2 (Tyler – T., Kirsten Rechnitz – K.R.) Duration: 07 min 41 sec Primitive Everyday Carry T.: Hey girl, yeah. Hey, this is Tyler with TJack Survival. I just spent the last week filming […]
By Henry Fu A Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a survival pack that contains the essential supplies designed to keep you alive for a short period of time in a survival situation. It goes by many names to include 48 hour bag, Get Home Bag, SHTF bag/pack (etc.) and a lot has been written […]
You will be hard pressed to find a person, man or woman, who does not like to travel. Traveling gives you the options to explore new places, their culture, marvel at natural beauty and soothe your mind weary of domestic chores. However, the joy and experience of traveling alone and traveling in a group is […]
You’ve said it to yourself many times over… “When shit hits the fan (SHTF), I’ll be in the hills.” In all actuality, that isn’t a bad plan. In fact, I’d say it’s an optimal plan and in most cases, preferable to bugging in. Especially if the crisis you’re preparing to weather has anything to do […]
You can never know when disaster will strike, but you can be prepared. One of the best ways to prepare for unexpected disaster is to have and prepare a bug-out bag. So what is a bug-out bag and what should go into a bug-out bag? Wikipedia defines a Bug-out Bag as a portable kit that […]
Many skills that are taught as “emergency preparedness” or “survival” skills that were outdoor or backpacking skills long before those movements ever even had a name. I have often advised beginners who are building their Bug Out Bags and making their Bug Out Plans to take up backpacking as a hobby for practice, […]
Guest Post by M.D. Creekmore TheSurvivalistBlog.net This short modified excerpt is from my book 31 Days to Survival – this would also make a good bug out bag packing list, with a few modifications… As with any “prepping shopping list” you’ll need to tailor the suggestions listed below to meet your specific needs, skills, location […]
Survival Smoke There are times in an emergency where being very visible is good and other times when being invisible is a must. In both cases smoke bombs can be a real lifesaver. A few small colored (red, yellow) smoke bombs carried in your field (e.g. hunting, hiking, fishing, etc.) survival kit can bring help […]
Everyday Preparedness “Everyday Preparedness” is one of the things the American Preppers Network strongly advices – even over “doomsday preparedness” one of the easiest things a person can do to get themselves more prepared in everyday life is to pack a Get Home Bag and keep one for each person inside the vehicle they are […]
With the popularity of prepping at an all time high, it’s common to see folks succumb to those old clever marketing tactics. Purchasing gear for a bug out bag can be quite a daunting task, especially given the fact that we most likely have never been in such a situation to have needed it. We […]
There are positives and negatives to all tools of self-defense, if there was the perfect self-defense tool available where all you had to do was push a button and the attacker would vanish into thin air and materialize inside a jail cell, it STILL would not do you any good if an attacker has snuck […]
You’ve heard of vacuum sealing dehydrated dry goods – but have you heard of vacuum sealing clothes? When I was younger my parents saw their first FoodSaver Vacuum machine at the local fair. Kid you not – in small rural communities new technology was still introduced at larger local fairs. They were so impressed by […]
Guest Post written by: Mike Thomas From possible economic collapse to potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters, there’s been increasing interest in preparing for such events. Having a bug out bag is an essential item that survivalists as well as government agencies such as FEMA recommend an individual put together. What exactly to put in […]
What a “Get Home Bag” is and why everyone should have one. Written by Stephanie Dayle. A Get Home Bag could be a life saver if we are ever faced with a true disaster. Everyone who travels away from home on a regular bases should have one assembled and ready as part of their personal […]
Building a perfect Bug Out Bag comes with time and experience. Here are 4- KeyPoints to help you gain the knowledge you’ll need.
Preppers are always talking about different types of Kits – what are they based on and why are we building them? The theory behind kits is thoroughly explored in this article.
Remember your pets when evacuating! Dogs and cats offer great companionship. Help them prepare for survival!
Basic Preparedness Instruction on water and 72 hour kits – what you need in your bag to take care of your water needs. We discuss different types of “pre-packaged” water to keep with you, containers for carrying more water and filters for cleaning water that you find on your way.
Are you paying attention?By: genxdawg I hope everyone is paying attention to what is going on in Japan in the aftermath of the devastating 8.9 earthquake and tsunami on Friday. The images and stories coming out of Japan are shocking and heartbreaking. CNN has done a very good job of covering the events and has […]