Category Archives: Skills You Need

  • 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 ...
  • Survive Anaphylaxis

    Survive Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a severe and harmful allergic reaction that can result in a life-threatening condition called anaphylactic shock. Onset is often swift and sudden, within minutes or even a few seconds after exposure to an allergen such as food, an insect bite, venom or medication. The body ...
  • Degrees of Burns and How to Soothe Them

    Degrees of Burns and How to Soothe Them

    When you rely on extreme heat to cook most of your meals, burns are bound to happen. Imagine having to rely on open fires in an emergency situation. How many people have you seen on the show Naked and Afraid get burned? It’s happens often, doesn’t it? So, it’s good to be prepared and understand ...
  • Beware of Social Media Lawsuits

    Beware of Social Media Lawsuits

    Many people who post on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have noticed that these communications platforms enforce service terms and rules. Failure to abide by “community standards” issued by these corporate giants will land the offender in “jail” with ...
  • Hydrogen Peroxide: It’s Not Just For Cuts and Scrapes

    Hydrogen Peroxide: It’s Not Just For Cuts and Scrapes

    Most of us are familiar with the use of hydrogen peroxide for cleaning out wounds. The bubbling action as well as disinfecting and drying properties can aid in the cleaning and healing of cuts and abrasions. But did you know that hydrogen peroxide has many other uses? This is certainly a handy ...
  • Save Seeds for Long-Term Survival

    Save Seeds for Long-Term Survival

    When the SHTF, first thoughts turn to fight, hide, or flee – immediate survival. But what happens after the disaster dust settles and the survivors inherit some sort of post-apocalyptic world where there is no electricity and conditions are more or less medieval? Living a rich, full life ...
  • Preppers Guide to Building an Emergency Medical Kit

    Preppers Guide to Building an Emergency Medical Kit

    Having a complete first aid kit can be invaluable to anyone planning to take care of themselves and loved ones when a quick trip to a drug store or a visit to an urgent care center isn’t possible. Whether you are a backpacker or you are preparing for a national emergency, putting together and ...
  • Survival Shelter Basics

    Survival Shelter Basics

    While most people think of reality TV when they hear the word “survivor,” a real survivor is someone who can live off the land in an emergency. This is a challenging and sometimes scary task. Those of us who weren’t in the boy scouts may not know where to begin if stranded in the forest. ...
  • Learning from your Mistakes: A Gardening Story

    Learning from your Mistakes: A Gardening Story

    Gardening is an essential survival skill that you don’t want to start learning during a survival scenario. Growing your own food is harder than it looks and a simple mistake could result in a lack of food for you and your family. The following story is a fictional example to showcase some of ...