Building a Shelter - Ray Mears Extreme Survival - BBC

Ray Mears is the best! His knowledge in bushcraft skills is superb! 

Shedding Light on Whitetail Deer Eyesight [Gifographic]

We came across this gifographic from the folks at Outdoorhub on whitetail deer eyesight.  Who would have thought that they like reading Fifty Shades of Gray? Jk. Have fun learning! Unless you have previously shapeshifted into a deer...then none of this would be news to you.

Gifographic Shedding Light On Deer Vision

Natural Remedies for Radiation Exposure

Anyone here been exposed to radiation and tried these natural remedies? It is not an absurd question. In some parts of the world, constant exposure to radiation is a reality! The folks at created this infographic to educate you on natural remedies for radiation exposure. Whether they work or not, we do not know. Let us know if you have any experience with this topic. And no, playing the video game Fallout does not count.

Natural Remedies for Radiation Exposure

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

Legacy Emergency Food

Surviving 20 Days In The Rain Forest

This dude is a badass. Props to him for making surviving in the rain forest look easy. Watch the video and let us know what you think!

How To Choose The Ideal Survival Knife

Is it better to have a folding knife or a fixed blade in a survival situation? If you don't know, take a look at the following infographic on choosing the ideal survival knife.

Choosing The Ideal Survival Knife

Survival Tips From An Army Ranger

Came across this website with very useful survival information directly from an Army Ranger named Rick. Rick the Ranger, pretty badass name if you ask me. Anyhow, he covers a whole "range" of survival tips for both beginners and experts in the field. Check it out at

Survival Tips From A Retired Army Ranger

Coastal Foraging and Rock Pooling - Lobsters, Crabs and Clam Forage

Check out this video by The Fish Locker on coastal foraging and rock pooling. This guy is a master of his craft. Watch him find a monstrous lobster, crabs and clams! Watch the video and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. Also, do not forget to follow The Fish Locker for more coastal survival tips and tricks.

Duck and Cover - 1951 Civil Defense Film

Check out this full length version of Duck and Cover, the 1951 Civil Defense film about nuclear war and the effects of fallout radiation. What do they suggest you do in case of a nuclear attack? You guessed it... duck and cover! Watch this short film to see what other survival tips the Civil Defense had for folks during the Cold War. Enjoy.

What Happens To Your Body In Extremely Cold Temperatures?

Do you know why your nose runs when it's cold? The following infographic will provide you with the answer plus a lot more information about what happens to your body in extremely cold weather. There are very good reasons why survivalists emphasize that shelter in extreme temperatures is more important than either food or water. 

Your Body In Cold Temperatures

$100 Walmart Survival Kit For 7 Day Survival

If you are on a budget check this video out by Drop Forged Survival. You can make a bug out bag that will last you a week for less than $100. It's possible! Watch the video and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. Don't forget to follow Drop Forged Survival for more awesome survival tips and tricks.

How To Make and Sustain a Fire in The Rain

Learn how to make and sustain a fire in the rain...because you never know. It happens to seasoned hikers and trail-goers every day. Check out the video by Corporal's Corner and let us know what you think. Also, do not forget to follow their channel for more survvial tips and tricks.

Survivorman | Season 1 | Episode 1 | Boreal Forest | Les Stroud...Hell Yes!

This doesn't even need an introduction. The title speaks for itself. Enjoy!

Popular Knife Variations Infographic

If you are a fan of knives like myself then you can appreciate the following infographic on knife variations. You probably already know the difference between a plain and serrated edge but do you know where the most popular knives come from? Do you think it's Japan...the US...Germany?

Infographic on Popular Knife Variations

Essential Modern Survival Kit Infographic

You may think you are invulnerable but guess're not! Read the following infographic the essentials of the modern survival kit and prep for anything. Because you never know...
Essential Modern Survival Kit Infographic

Benefits of Gardening [Infographic]

Aside from the satisfaction that you are growing your own food and trying to maintain a self-sufficient lifestyle, there are many more reasons why you should think about having a garden. The following is an infographic on the benefits of gardening.

Venison Cuts And Uses [Infographic]

A true hunter knows that what they hunt must be respected and all parts of the animal should be utilized.  There is nothing honorable in hunting just for the heck of it. What survivalists have in common is that they share this deep respect for nature.

Infographic on Hunting Venison

How To Setup A Camping Hammock

The folks at The Bushcraft Cave have put together this interesting infographic.  Learn how to set up a camping hammock and make life easier out in the wild.

Setting up a camping hammock...

How To Properly Put On (Don) and Take Off (Doff) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Healthcare personnel should already know how to properly put on and take off personal protective equipment. How to don and doff PPE is something that should have already been taught to them. However, we feel like everybody should know how to do this as well. Watch these videos from the Centers for Disease Control on the safe methods of donning and doffing PPE. Because you never know...

Survivorman 24hrs Lost Trail - Full Episode!

We are huge fans of Les Stroud aka Survivorman and when we found out that this full episode existed, we just had to share! Hopefully he continues to make more videos in the near future to help alleviate quarantine syndrome. Enjoy the video and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

How To Escape A Sinking Car

If you are ever stuck in this frightening situation, be thankful that you are looking at the following infographic. I have had nightmares about this but just know that with a little knowledge and mental preparedness, you can escape any situation. Stay calm and read this.

Survival Skills: Escaping A Car That Is Sinking

Cattail Survival Uses

Every boy scout knows that "cattails are the supermarket of the wild" can survive off these things! Thanks to the folks at, we have this infographic to help remind us of what they can be used for.