Category Archives: Skills You Need

  • This Survival Tool Could Save Your Life…

    This Survival Tool Could Save Your Life…

    In the world of survival and preparedness there is no more important or versatile piece of survival gear than the humble tarp. Here are six ways a tarp can be an essential lifesaver. Emergency Shelter With just a simple tarp and a bit of para-cord or rope, you can make a quick and easy survival ...
  • Miracle in the Andes:  An Unforgettable Survival Tale

    Miracle in the Andes: An Unforgettable Survival Tale

    Forty-seven years ago this month, an Uruguayan Air Force charter plane took off carrying the nation’s rugby team en route to a match in neighboring Chile.  The flight never made it.   Flying over the majestic Andes mountains, the inexperienced pilot ignored his instrument panel and crashed the ...
  • “Doomsday Preppers” Prepare for the Inevitable

    “Doomsday Preppers” Prepare for the Inevitable

    The liberal mainstream media loves to portray “Doomsday Preppers” as a bunch of Christian, gun-toting, right-wing nuts. Some of that description makes sense — all but the “nuts” part. Nearly all preppers believe in the right of Americans to bear arms as enshrined in the Second Amendment.  ...
  • Can Anyone Survive A Tsunami?

    Can Anyone Survive A Tsunami?

    A Tsunami (pronounced soo-ná-mee), also known as a seismic sea wave, and much less accurately as a “tidal wave”, is a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite. A tsunami can move hundreds of miles per hour in ...
  • Surviving ‘The Season Of The Witch’

    Surviving ‘The Season Of The Witch’

    Survival skills are something you need to have and hone all year long, but when the calendar turns to October, and we enter the “Season of the Witch,” there are some very particular skills you need to keep in mind. So, with my tongue firmly in cheek, (or in this case, fang in neck) here […]
  • Survival Is a State of Mind

    Survival Is a State of Mind

    At 2:00AM on Aug. 12, 2000, then 83-year-old Tillie Tooter set out to pick up her at relatives at the Fort Lauderdale /Hollywood International Airport. She never arrived.   Eventually her Granddaughter, Lori Simms and her boyfriend took a cab to Tillie’s apartment. When she was not there, ...
  • Avoid These 7 Mistakes That Can Get You Killed

    Avoid These 7 Mistakes That Can Get You Killed

    Everybody makes mistakes, we are after all only human. In most circumstances, mistakes can be a learning experience, but in a wilderness survival situation, they can get you dead! Here are 7 of the most common simple mistakes that can get you killed if you make them in the “great outdoors,” and ...
  • Top 10 Best Survival Movies Ever Made

    Top 10 Best Survival Movies Ever Made

    I have to admit that “survival” movies are a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. I enjoy watching them as much for the stuff they get right, as for the things they often get horribly wrong. But, either way, these man (or woman!) against nature flicks are always rousing adventures, and sometimes ...
  • Treat PTSD With EMDR

    Treat PTSD With EMDR

    Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is fast becoming a popular and effective treatment for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD. Feeling nervous, nauseous, and shaky after suffering a profound shock or stressor event is entirely normal for a while, as the mind ...
  • Making Plans for a Natural Disaster

    Making Plans for a Natural Disaster

    While it may be impossible to predict a natural disaster, it is possible (even advisable) to plan for the unexpected trials that nature may throw our way. In fact, having a clear plan is the first and possibly most important step in being prepared. The following suggestions should help you get ...