Spanish Flu: A Warning From History

Times are tough but we are all in this together. Watch this video on the Spanish flu and it's devastating consequences. Please take this COVID-19 aka Coronavirus pandemic seriously. History does tend to repeat itself.


Building a Survival Fire With Survivorman

Everyone should know how to build a fire in case of a survival situation. You never know when shtf will happen and right now that we are going through this COVID-19 pandemic, anything can happen. If for whatever reason people have to bug out versus bug in, knowing how to build a fire for survival is critical. Check out the video and let us know what you think. The survivalist Les Stroud knows exactly what he is talking about.


Developing a Vaccine for Coronavirus

Let's hope that a successful vaccine for COVID-19 aka Coronavirus comes out soon. This pandemic is affecting everything directly and indirectly...so let us all make sure that we are doing what we can to minimize impact. Support your community by remaining calm and keeping yourself informed. Check out this video and let us know what you think.


Do You Have A Legit Home Defense Plan?




There is a lot of debate on what makes a home defense plan perfect.  The truth is that there is no such thing.  All you can do is try your best to imagine all possible threats and do something about them.  For example, if you know that your back door lock does not work properly, then maybe you should replace it with a new one.  We’re not trying to be sarcastic, just looking out for you.  The following are tips that you should take into consideration to improve your home defense plan:

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1.     Learn how to fight.
This doesn’t mean learn how to fight then go bully people.  The goal is to avoid dangerous situations but if you are confronted with a violent individual then it would be nice to know that you can fight.  Knowing how to maintain the upper-hand in a physically violent scenario can mean your life.

2.     Get a guard dog. 
Dogs are excellent at alerting home owners to intruders.  It is a good idea to get a large dog because they can actually help you in case you need it.  Get yourself a good guard dog like a Doberman Pinscher or a German Shepherd.  Both are highly trainable and will have your back.

3.     Buy a weapon.
Don’t just buy any weapon, make sure you get what fits your situation and most importantly, learn how to use it! What good is it if you buy a gun and don’t even know how to take the safety off? If you choose to buy a firearm, practice with it by going target shooting. 

     4.    Reinforce your doors and windows. 
     This one seems like an obvious tip but you would be surprised how many people fail to properly reinforce their doors and windows.  For example, if you have windows or doors that slide sideways, add an extra layer of protection by simply placing a stick in the track. If an intruder gets past the lock, they still would not be able to slide it open.     

5.     Install a security system.
It would give you peace of mind to know that an alarm system would alert you if an intruder was in your house.  Getting cameras and making sure that they actually work would also be a plus.  If you have an alarm system that alerts an outside company, make sure to only give your security password to those you trust with your life.

6.     Build a safe room.
Last but not least, if you have the resources and time, build a safe room inside your house for you and your family.  Make sure that you stock up with food, water and supplies in case you have to bug in.  Not every situation calls for you to bug out.  Sometimes the safest course of action would be to stay indoors and build a good defense.

Comment or send us a message if you think you have a good home defense plan! We would appreciate the feedback and any suggestions you may have.

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Survivalist Les Stroud Breaks Down Survival Scenes from Movies | GQ

Watch a survival expert rate survival scenes from movies. Les Stroud does an excellent job of going over these survival scenes taken from movies such as Into the Wild, Life of Pi, The Edge, Jeremiah Johnson and more. Let us know what you think!


What Coronavirus Symptoms Look Like, Day By Day

Inform yourself about COVID-19 symptoms and what they look like day by day. This video will help educate you on this topic. Don't forget to share this with your loved ones.


10 Steps to Survive a Global Pandemic: Coronavirus

Preparing for a pandemic is now on everybody's mind due to COVID-19 aka Coronavirus. Just in case you have not prepped, do so now, because you never really know what's going to happen in the future. This video will give you some insight on how to prep for a pandemic. Thanks to Canadian Prepper for this vid.


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A Navy SEAL Reveals Home Invasion Survival Tips

Learn home invasion survival tips from a Navy SEAL. This guy knows what he is talking about. Watch the video and let us know what you think.


How To Help Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Watch the following video by the World Health Organization on what you can do to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This virus is sweeping the world by storm so make sure to educate yourself and your loved ones today! Do not hesitate to prep for the worse, because you never know.

Skills You Should Learn Before Sh!t Gets Real...


Skills to know before SHTF

Would you know how to change a flat tire in less than five minutes if your life depended on it? Or start a fire in the middle of winter to boil water? The following is a list of skills that you should know before you get stuck in a SHTF situation. They are actually good skills to know in general. Aside from possibly saving your life, some of this knowledge can save you a lot of time, effort and money in the long run.


Learn How To Kick Ass and Defend Yourself! 
What good is it if you have stockpiled supplies...but don’t have the guts or the capacity to defend them with your life? Knowing how to defend yourself and your property is critical. In the post-apocalypse or any survival situation, it is important to be able to take appropriate action. Are you going to fight or flight? Sometimes the only option is to fight. Take some martial arts classes, get to know your weapons and try to stay in shape. Remember, your bug-out-bag is useless if you are not fit enough to run across the street with it because of the additional weight. I should probably take my own advice and start hitting the gym. Reinforce your home properly and make sure your attack game is as good as your defensive skills!

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Know How to Operate A Gun 
Learn how to operate a weapon, period. A melee weapon is fine but sometimes the best way to avoid conflict is to be able to eliminate it from a distance. Knowing how to shoot a gun or any long distance weapon will give you an advantage. Hopefully you will never be put in a situation where you have to use it but if you had to, best know how. Why own a crossbow if you don’t know how to load the arrows properly? Or why own a handgun, if you don’t even know how to shoot it?! You can end up hurting/killing yourself or an innocent bystander. Take a training course and go target shooting once in a while to brush up on your safety skills. You don’t want to get caught in a situation where your weapon is useless or a hazard because you failed to get familiar with it.

Learn “The Art of Bartering” 
Bartering is going to be an essential skill to have in a post-collapse world. Unless you are good looking and naturally charming like myself, learning to trade and strike beneficial deals when you are limited on supplies may mean the difference between life and death. You can almost always negotiate with anyone to get better deals. Remember the basics: don’t ever trade something that you do need for something that you don’t need. Duh, right? Assess your current situation and determine which items would be most useful to you. Try practicing the art of bartering with your neighbors or friends. It is also a nice skill to master at flea markets.

Learn Basic Repair Skills 
If people had the knowledge and the time to fix their own gadgets or make house repairs they would. Truth is that most people really don’t know how things function and wouldn’t know how to piece things back together if they were to break. Would you know how to fix a leaky roof? What about knowing how to reinforce your home defense systems in case of a breach? What if the situation calls for you to bug-in versus bugging-out? This means that you should know how to improve your home security and make necessary repairs. You don’t have to be a contractor or a Do It Yourself fanatic but at least know how to make some basic repairs to your home and gadgets. In the long run, you will save a lot of money not having to pay others to fix your shit!

Know How to Fix Your Vehicle
I had never really thought about this one as being important until recently when my brother bought a new car and gave me his older vehicle. He told me it was having some engine problems and was overheating. Turns out that some of the issues weren’t even major. It was just a matter of replacing a few hoses here and there. I’m not a mechanic so I didn’t think I was qualified to diagnose and fix my own car. However, a little How To knowledge can help you avoid having to pay a lot of money. Remember, to keep all the proper tools you need in your vehicle at all times. Challenge yourself to change a tire as fast as you can just in case you are in a crazy situation. Zombie apocalypse anyone? It would be a huge bummer to be stuck in a situation that could have been easily avoided if only you knew how to make simple vehicle repairs.

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Learn How to Drive (A Manual Transmission)
I remember the first time I attempted to drive a manual transmission vehicle, the engine made a loud noise that I had never heard before. It actually scared me. I vowed never to drive a manual transmission ever again. I was afraid I would hurt another poor engine. But thankfully, I recently found the courage to learn how to drive one properly. The point is, if you don’t know how to drive, learn. And if you don’t know how to drive a stick shift, learn how to do so soon. You never know when you might need to drive out of a shitty situation. It’s possible that in a SHTF situation, the only vehicle available to you will be a manual transmission. Make sure to practice enough so that you feel comfortable shifting gears and feel confident that you can bug out without any problems.

Learn Basic Wilderness Survival Skills
Every prepper should know this but for the sake of survivalism, I included them anyways. It’s important to know how to start a fire, filter water, build a shelter, hunt/forage for food, etc. These skills are useful even when you are simply camping out or having a fun time in the backyard. Even if you think that you know how to do these things well, continue to practice and improve your skills. Simply having a bug-out-bag or survival kit isn’t enough. Remember, shit happens when you least expect it!

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Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell

Check out this video of Bear Grylls demonstrating wilderness survival tips inspired by true survival stories. Watch the video and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Choosing The Right Caliber For Hunting Infographic

Do you think it's possible to take down an elephant with a .22 rifle??? If you are not familiar with hunting and choosing the right caliber to take down game then hopefully the following infographic by the folks at Survival Mastery can help. 

Infographic On How To Choose The Right Caliber



Benefits of Honey

Did you know that honey can be used as an anti-inflammatory and that it strengthens the immune system? Well according to the following, it does that plus more!