The Limits of the Human Body

by Thursday, August 25, 2016

Imagine this, if you will… You go for a summer hike or for a stroll in the woods in the dead of winter. You become turned around or even lost. Then panic sets in as you may not know what to do next. It quickly becomes a survival situation. Many of us may not know the physical limits of our bodies. And for those people these questions plague their thoughts immediately: “How hot is too hot? Will I have a heat stroke out ...

It’s National Knife Day!

by Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I can’t believe I almost let this slip by me! In celebration of National Knife Day, TODAY only on Amazon...we've shaved another $5 off our best-selling knife, the HR-15! The Hoffman-Richter HR-15 has been my EDC for years… it’s easily one of the best knives I’ve ever owned… and right now you can get it for a steal! Just click here to grab it on amazon for an extra $5.00 If you haven’t seen this knife yet… here’s a taste of what it has to ...

How To Make A Quick Release Paracord Knife Wrap

by Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Have you ever broken your knife handle? Or ever just wanted something a little different on your favorite blade? We’ve put together a short instructional video that shows you how to give new life to that old knife. Not only does this fix up that old knife and make it usable again, it also gives you a couple of extra feet of cordage that, in a survival situation, is an incredible asset! Best of all, the weave that we used is a quick ...

Product Review: The 5.11 Tactical Rush Tier Sleeve

by Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The 5.11 Tactical Rush Tier Rifle Sleeve is an additional component composed of MOLLE webbing in order to ensure your ability to bring a secondary rifle into the field. The 5.11 Tactical Rush Tier Rifle Sleeve is a lightweight piece of equipment that quickly and easily attaches to any style backpack via MOLLE webbing, and eliminates the need for bulky heavy rifle cases. This rifle sleeve is a must-have for tactical enthusiasts and sport shooters alike. Once attached, the 5.11 Tactical Rush Tier ...

How to Dehydrate Your Summer Harvest Vegetables

by Tuesday, August 23, 2016

In my previous article, we went over the process of canning your summer harvest vegetables. There’s another way to preserve your summer harvest - vegetable dehydration. Many gardeners prefer this method over other preservation methods. Here are just a few reasons why. Lightweight and Portable - Dehydrated foods are easy to pack because drying removes the heavy water content, which saves room on storage. Also, meal packing for a camping or hiking trip is a breeze! Preserves Nutrition - If you use a low ...

Canning Like a Pro in 4 Easy Steps

by Friday, August 19, 2016

  In my previous article, I listed the supplies needed to get every homesteader well on their way to having a great canning experience this year. Canning is a great way to preserve your summer harvest. This article will take you step by step to becoming a canning pro in no time! Now that you have a complete list of the supplies you’ll need (listed in my previous article), let’s go over the complete canning process. From start to finish, I’ll break it ...

Want to Survive the Apocalypse? Ditch These 10 Bad Habits NOW

by Thursday, August 18, 2016

An apocalyptic scenario can include many events: An economic collapse, a thermonuclear war even a foreign invasion, to name a few If you’re not ready, any one of these events can dramatically change your life and threaten your survival. We talk a lot about building good habits and skills to help you survive. But what's discussed less often is getting rid of your bad habits. This is an overlooked component of survival that we really should be talking more about. After all, having bad ...

9 Summer Projects to Do Before It’s Too Late

by Thursday, August 18, 2016

  It's that time of year again... the end of summer is rolling around, and fall will be here before we know it. This time of year always makes me a little sad. I love spending time outside, and knowing that the warm days and long nights of summer will soon be a thing of the past is kind of a bummer. That's why I always try to make the most of these last couple of weeks... grilling out, taking a camping trip ...

Street Survival Skills: Surviving the Urban Jungle

by Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Many of us survivalists prefer to live in a rural environment, as far off the grid as possible. But there are those who live in the city, either by choice or necessity. It may not be the ideal environment, but that just means you have to learn the survival skills to fit your specific situation. Urban environments present their own unique challenges when it comes to survival... but if you arm yourself with these "street survival skills,"  you'll be equipped with the ...