Monthly Archives: September 2018

  • Self Defense: How to Best Any Opponent, Any Size, Any Time

    Self Defense: How to Best Any Opponent, Any Size, Any Time

    People always think that learning how to defend themselves in a survival situation means that I am going to teach them how to fight. Sorry, that is simply not the case. Actually, what I am going to do, is teach you how to avoid fighting whenever you can, and then give you some basic tips […]
  • When Nature Calls

    When Nature Calls

    Hopefully, this hasn’t happened to you. If it has, then you’ve survived one of the most disgusting, disheartening outdoor experiences—an encounter with white blooms of the forest. These polar-opposite-of-lovely paper “flowers” are a sign of incredibly poor woodsmanship. Whether you’re primitive ...
  • The 3 Best Kinds of Survival Food to Stock Up for Emergencies

    The 3 Best Kinds of Survival Food to Stock Up for Emergencies

    Catastrophic hurricanes and major winter storms are coming around almost once a year these days … But even with the constant threat of emergency and being cut off from supply lines, most Americans are still complacent when it comes to preparing for emergencies. According to one recent study, ...
  • Survival Plants You Should Know About

    Survival Plants You Should Know About

    The wilderness offers far more than a pantry—it’s a toolkit and medicine cabinet as well. If you find yourself in a survival situation, you’ll want to be able to exploit every resource available. Wild medicines Many of today’s pharmaceuticals are derived from plants, and, of course, our ...
  • This man had lived off the grid for 20 years

    This man had lived off the grid for 20 years

    In the far corner of the front yard of a large house in Florida, an RV rests, shaded by trees as clothing on a nearby line sways in the breeze. In this RV, Nat Geo explorer Thomas Henry “T.H.” Culhane lives with his wife, Enas Culhane, almost entirely off the grid. “We want to be ...
  • Why solar is likely to power the home of the future

    Why solar is likely to power the home of the future

    Right now in America, there are about 2 million homes with solar panels. Considering there are about 90 million single-family homes, that doesn’t seem like a lot. But consider this: we’re now on track to start adding a million new solar-powered systems each year. It’s taken a while to get here, ...
  • What is it about power cuts? They bring out the survivalist in us.

    What is it about power cuts? They bring out the survivalist in us.

    You know how it goes. I tried to flick the light on. Nothing happened, so I went clickclickclickclickclick with the switch. Then I went into the next room and did the same. Then I yelled, ‘The power’s not on!’ and went to the fuse box and flicked all the big switchy things (stop me if […]
  • Build your own backyard bunker!

    Build your own backyard bunker!

    Martin’s project began very simply: he went into his backyard and dug a massive hole eight feet deep. At this point, you can bet Martin’s neighbors were a little confused. If he was building a pool, he didn’t seem to be in any rush to lay the foundations or build up walls. In ...