In survival circumstances, when you are distant from everyone else and defenseless, your survival knife is your accomplice which goes with you wherever you go and whatever you do. It is the most critical survival device you need to finish whatever survival task there is. You require a decent survival knife to cut wood and cordage, to baton wood to make a way in the wild, to hunt and to make traps, to avoid dangers, and more. Continue reading Getting A Good Survival Knife – By James Smith
Well after a recent move for a job in Wyoming it looks like this will be our home base now. We will be offering new items in our store soon so be sure to check that out. We may begin some classes and workshops in the area East of Gillette. So if your in the area look for those. Keep checking our page for updates.
I was editing some photos for the site today and decided to do a article about bugging out in winter and how winter time can literally become a frozen nightmare.
Decided to get out into the snow and work on some new images and graphics for the blog. Wanted to see how well the East German snow poncho blended in with the recent snow we had.I’ve had this now for two years and finally had a decent enough snow to go try it out. Great for covering yourself and any gear you may be carrying, This is big enough to be worn over a backpack and still provide good coverage.
Follow our weekly name that plant and its uses. Each week we post a new edible and medicinal plant on our Google + Community page. See if you know what it is and what its used for in a wilderness survival scenario. Each week I will post a detailed explanation of the previous weeks plant. If it is not answered by the community members. Feel free to post your responses.
So Who Can Prep? Everyone!
Prepping can be done by anyone, you don’t have to be insanely wealthy which the average person is not. It can be done on a budget as well. I know the Doomsday Preppers show had a majority of people who seemed to have an endless cash flow and resources. Hell one even had their own missile silo. Even though this isnt a reality for the common man. You can still prepare food and equipment on common man budget.
Start Out Small!
Begin by picking up a extra package of toilet paper, a dozen extra canned goods on sale each trip to the store. Some stores occasionally have canned food case sales from time to time that most times are a really good deal. Buy a individual #10 can of freeze dried food like Augason Farms, Mountain House or Thrive while your at the big chain stores or your local grocery store. Buy an extra case or two of water. I’ve heard you can even get a group together and head over to one of the Mormon cannery’s if there is one in your area and package up and can your own supplies for pretty cheap.
What Is A Bug Out Bag?
A Bug Out Bag is designed to get you through a 72 hour event. Whether the emergency may be a natural storm disaster, Zombie Apocalypse or other TEOTWAWKI event. The bag should have enough items to get you through until either help arrives or you get to a predetermined bug out location.
Building a bag really depends on personal preference, But some basic life sustaining items should be standard such as a temporary shelter, ways of creating fire, collecting and purifying water and a small 72 hours worth of food to get you through an event until you can either hunt or trap if necessary.