Author Archives: Survival Update Team

Author Archives: Survival Update Team

  • The Hidden Hazards of a Bug Out Garden

    The Hidden Hazards of a Bug Out Garden

    If you have adequate space, many preppers feel the need to create an emergency bug out garden for when SHTF. In addition to the food and supplies you’ve stocked away, a bug out garden will provide a controllable and ongoing food supply that can help sustain you and your family when ...
  • Don’t Leave a Trail when you Bug Out

    Don’t Leave a Trail when you Bug Out

    Whether it’s the government or zombies, you don’t want anyone following you when you have to run. Sometimes bugging out is a far safer option than waiting for doom to find you. Here are a few tips to make sure you aren’t followed: No matter how prepared you are, at some point it’s smarter to ...
  • Contentment: An Overlooked Skill

    Contentment: An Overlooked Skill

    “We are not rich by what we possess, but by what we can do without.” – Immanuel Kant I believe in preparedness, whether it’s for a short-term emergency, potential unemployment, or the end of the world. For people like me, knowledge is sacred. It’s not enough simply to store food and ...
  • What to Look for in an Abandoned Car

    What to Look for in an Abandoned Car

    The following scene is standard for most disaster movies: crowded highways and honking horns as people try to flee a city. Occupants then abandon their cars and continue to flee on foot as the disaster pursues them. This could happen in real life. And if it does, there will be a magnitude of ...
  • 10 Fatal Bug out Bag Mistakes

    10 Fatal Bug out Bag Mistakes

    Whether you are evacuating before a natural disaster or running from the government, a properly stocked bug out bag can save your life. That bag can also be useless if filled with the wrong items. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” If ...
  • Are you Prepared for Unemployment?

    Are you Prepared for Unemployment?

    The fear of sudden unemployment threatens nearly every American in today’s fragile economy and is a possibility that should be considered when preparing for future disasters. Preparing for the hypothetical job loss of you or your spouse is one of the most important sets of plans you can make. ...
  • End of the Year Prepping Tips

    End of the Year Prepping Tips

    The end of the year is a great time to evaluate your current preparedness and make plans for the following year. As 2015 draws to a close, consider the following activities as easy ways to track and continue your progress: Evaluate your food and water storage. How long could you and your family ...
  • Easy Home Improvements to Prepare for Disaster

    Easy Home Improvements to Prepare for Disaster

    Prepping isn’t just about stockpiling food. Smart prepper families do not underestimate the value of home improvements. Not only will home improvements increase the value of your home (should you decide to sell), they also save on costly repairs and increase your chances of safety during and ...
  • Tips for Buying Ammunition Online

    Tips for Buying Ammunition Online

    Gone are the days of walking into your local gun shop and picking up some bricks of .22lr for a few days at the range. Whether you’re an avid shooter or a weekend plinker, I’m sure you’ve noticed the dwindling supply of ammunition. Our recommendation: buy online. While certain types of ...