How To Barter With Desperate And Dangerous People

by Wednesday, September 21, 2016

For some people, bartering is both an automatic reflex and a learned skill. People exchange money for goods every day without ever thinking about the true cost or value of the item they’re purchasing. It’s unfortunate that bartering or “haggling” over prices is so often frowned on simply because current etiquette dictates that not paying the stated price of an item ...

Hurricane Katrina: Unity in the Midst of Devastation

by Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  As part of Disaster Preparedness Month, we'll be taking a close-up look at some of the most devastating disasters in recent history. The following article is part of our Disaster Preparedness Month series.   Between the dates of August 23-August 31, 2005 we experienced the wrath of the largest hurricane and the 3rd strongest ever recorded to make landfall in the United ...

The 11 Weirdest Disasters in Human History

by Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Human history has seen its fair share of bizarre (and often unexplained) disasters. Check out this list of the top 11 weirdest disasters the world has ever seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=jZfYb6sw6Xk Most natural disasters have a logical explanation – but what about those that don't? The world is full of unexplained phenomenons that have left historians stumped. We've compiled a list of the most bizarre disasters to take place in ...

.22 Long Rifle: The Ultimate Survival Weapon?

by Monday, September 19, 2016

There are many different styles of weapons and calibers of ammunition that would be considered a great survival weapon... but there are several different reasons why .22 long rifles could be considered the best survival weapon to choose. From putting food on the table to self-defense, .22 long rifles should be one of the first weapons to choose in a survival ...

The Top 20 Fire Starters On Earth?

by Friday, September 16, 2016

There's nothing more important for a survivalist than knowing how to start a fire. We all have our favorite firestarters, and there's really no right answer when it comes to which is best. It's all about preference and what you have available at the time. If you find yourself without traditional firestarters like matches, a lighter or even flint, don't worry ...

A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Sheep

by Thursday, September 15, 2016

  Raising livestock, big or small, is a rewarding experience. Knowing you can provide for your family is, in my opinion, the best feeling in the world! Also, when SHTF, it’s good to know that your food supply is there to keep you and your loved ones healthy and well fed. The decision on what livestock is best can be a ...

7 Deadliest Disasters in American History

by Thursday, September 15, 2016

The deadliest disasters to devastate American history have accounted for tens of thousands of deaths. Here is a look at the top seven deadliest disasters in U.S. history based on total fatalities. 7 Deadliest Disasters in American History As American history shows, disaster can strike at any time. Whether these were man-made or natural disasters, their effects were absolutely devastating. We've compiled a list of ...

Priceless Bartering Chips: Part 1

by Thursday, September 15, 2016

Any survivalist that’s worth his salt has a stockpile of things he or she has identified that they may need to survive a natural or man-made disaster. However, it is extremely important that you realize the value of maintaining a barter store as well. When things go south, particularly in an economic collapse where the dollar is nearly worthless, a number ...