Category Archives: Skills You Need

  • A Trio Of Thrifty Survival Hacks

    A Trio Of Thrifty Survival Hacks

    If you are an American who lives paycheck to paycheck and struggles to make ends meet, you are not alone. Many U.S. residents work more than one job to meet their financial needs and obligations. The U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines are used to determine financial eligibility for certain Federal ...
  • Survive Your Wilderness Vacation

    Survive Your Wilderness Vacation

    Summer vacationers who enjoy recreation in the great outdoors need to understand that Nature can be a harsh mistress. Knowing how to cope with unforeseen situations in remote places with limited supplies can be a real life-saver. Here are five wilderness survival tips to keep in mind when you ...
  • Basic Survival First Aid

    Basic Survival First Aid

    Speaking of wilderness survival first aid, can you guess what is the #1 cause of death in the great outdoors? Not lightning, not falling from a height, not even animal attack – panic is a stone-cold killer. Anyone who has served in the military (thank you!) might well have felt some panic ...
  • Debunking Common Prepper Myths

    Debunking Common Prepper Myths

    There are quite a few myths concerning survival in a tricky situation, and they can cause a prepper to make mistakes that could be damaging, perhaps even fatal, to themselves or others. At some point before the next natural disaster or your next wilderness adventure, or before the poop hits the ...
  • You Caught A Fish – Now What?

    You Caught A Fish – Now What?

    If you’re a fishin’ fool like me you might take catching and cooking these aquatic creatures for granted. I grew up fishing and learned tips from my aunts and uncles as well as my parents and grandparents. Everybody had an opinion and their own way of doing things. For all you ...
  • Keeping Your Brain Young and Healthy

    Keeping Your Brain Young and Healthy

    I don’t think it will shock anyone if I tell you that physical activity is good for you. I’m stating the obvious, right? In spite of this universal knowledge, you may not be able to describe yourself as a physically active person. If this is the case, you’re not alone. About three in four ...
  • Treating A Serious Wound in a Survival Situation

    Treating A Serious Wound in a Survival Situation

    Before we even get started on this article, let me state the obvious: if you or anyone you are with suffers a serious wound, get to a doctor if at all possible. This article is wound advice for situations when medical personnel are not available. This might be while wilderness hiking, during a ...
  • Stay Calm To Survive An Animal Attack

    Stay Calm To Survive An Animal Attack

    Summer is coming and people are making their vacation plans. Many folks head into wilderness areas with their camping gear for some well-needed rest and relaxation. The prospect of a close encounter with a dangerous animal is one that is often overlooked by folks who just want some peace and ...
  • Protect Yourself from the Nightmare of Trench Foot

    Protect Yourself from the Nightmare of Trench Foot

    When it comes to future plans, most people who consider themselves preppers are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. You’ve got your home supplied for long-term survival and maybe you even have a “bug-out vehicle” which will take you away from your home if your area becomes a ...
  • Treating the Common Cold in a Survival Environment

    Treating the Common Cold in a Survival Environment

    The common cold may not be life-threatening, but the symptoms can make you miserable. Because there are more than 200 different viruses that can cause a common cold, the symptoms vary greatly. You might have a runny nose, sore throat, and cough, watery eyes, sneezing, or congestion. An average ...