How To Collect Safe Drinking Water From The Wilderness

In case you are ever stuck in the wilderness with no water...


How To Identify Poison Ivy Infographic

If you don't know what Poison Ivy looks like, this infographic might be useful to you especially if you are thinking about camping or going on a hike soon. I have never had a bad encounter with this plant but I hear that it'll give you a rash and it itches like hell!

Infographic On How To Identify Poison Ivy

6 Weird but Very Interesting Urban Survival Tips!

6 Weird but Very Interesting Urban Survival Tips!

We have heard of many interesting tips that you can utilize if you are in a post–apocalyptic world, but these just top the list.  They are not in any specific order because they are all just very unique (the last two however are something else…very unique).  Enjoy!

1.    Instead of carrying a typical bug-out-bag or survival backpack, carry your supplies in a guitar case.  Who would suspect that you have supplies in there?  If anything, people aka raiders will probably have pity on you and not try to steal your items.  Just hope they don’t ask you to play them a song.

2.    Even if you don’t smoke cigarettes, carry a pack with you in your survival kit. Why?  Because you can easily barter with them and you can use them to establish friendly relationships.  We recommend that you not smoke cigarettes because they actually decrease your level of energy and stamina but hey, to each their own.

3.    Did you know that you can use a regular crayon like a candle?  A crayon will burn for about half an hour! Just stand it up and light the tip as if it were a normal candle.   That baby will burn for a while and give you the light you need to write your last love letter to your sweetheart.  Okay, that was morbid, but hey…you gotta let em know how much you love them before the zombies get you.


4.    Stock up on acid reducers like pepto bismol or tums.  In post-apocalyptia, water and food will most likely be highly contaminated and so upset stomachs will be a common thing.  Make sure to carry at least one bottle and a couple of pills so that you can pick yourself up or trade them with folks that need to go #2 bad…really bad.

5.    Got condoms handy? Aside from making sure the world doesn’t overpopulate too fast, condoms can be quite useful.  For one, they make great water storage containers.  Believe it or not but they can hold a lot of water.  They also make good fire starters.  A latex condom will burn efficiently.  In addition to that, we read somewhere that somebody once used a condom to make a slingshot.  Who knows.  Try it out and tell us about it!

 6.    Tampons can also save your life.  Yes….tampons.  There are several uses for a tampon.  One of the most obvious is the cotton that can be used as tinder to help you start a warm fire.  Also, if it comes with a plastic wrapper, that can be used as a fishing bobber if you leave an air bubble inside and tie it. We have also heard that you can use the plastic applicator with cotton stuffed inside as a filtering straw. Crazy.

So there it is.  These weird but very interesting urban survival tips and tricks can possibly save your life one day.  Hope you don’t ever have to try any of these things but nonetheless, good to know.  So don’t be frustrated if all you have on you are condoms and tampons…they apparently can be very useful in a sticky situation.

Phonetic Alphabet [Infographic]

Check out this phonetic alphabet chart! I thought it was spelled "Juliet" with one "t" but hey it's still pronounced the same. Romeo wouldn't care...



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:

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.

Guide To Animal Tracks

Check out the following guide to animal tracks. Just in case you are ever venturing out into the wild.

Guide To Animal Tracks
Image: freedompreppers.com

USA Spider Chart

Check out this chart about spiders in the U.S. I am not a huge fan of these creepy crawlers, especially the black widow, but best believe that I have a lot of respect for them. Tiny but can be deadly!

USA Spider Chart