Survives in a Urban Environment

Survives in a Urban Environment

Rudy Reyes, a recon marine demonstrates the skills needed to stay alive after Armageddon inside an urban environment.

Many preppers and survivalist focus on how to make it in the woods. While these are very important skills to learn, so is surviving in the city and learning how to maneuver in and out in a way you won’t get caught. It is very apparent in this video …

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Ten Things You Throw Away That Can Be Used For Survival

Ten Things You Throw Away That Can Be Used For Survival

How much trash do you throw away each day? As a survivalist, you need to look at all of the items that you have on hand – including what you’ll toss in the trash – and suppose how else you’ll use them.

We’re definitely not saying that you should hoard everything and throw away nothing, but there are still plenty of things that we all commonly throw away that can be immensely helpful when it comes to survival — and that may end up saving your life.

Here are 10 commonly discarded items that you can use for survival:

  1. Old towels and rags. Almost all people have old towels and rags lying around somewhere. Don’t throw those old towels and rags away; instead, wash them and set them aside for when you’ll need them in a survival scenario. You can use them to make bandages, stitch them together to make blankets, or rip them up into smaller shreds to start a fire.
  2. Gardening hose. Garden hoses are used mostly for transferring water from one place to another place. This same principle applies in a survival scenario, but to gasoline instead of water. You’ll use a gardening hose as a gas siphoner to get rid of the last ounces of gasoline from abandoned vehicles …

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Start a Fire Without a Spark

Start a Fire Without a Spark

We all know that firestarting is one of the most basic survival skills. In fact, fire building is one of the first skills we learn as budding survivalists. But did you know that you can start a fire even without a fire starter, match, lighter, or even flint?

It’s true: starting a fire without a spark is easier than you might think, as long as you have the right tools and know how to do it. Check out the article below.

How to Start a Fire Without a Spark

They say you can’t make a fire without a spark, but any true survivalist knows that when the SHTF you have to forget about folklore sayings and push the boundaries to do everything in your power to survive. And you also know that in critical situations, human beings are capable of extreme adaptability.

Though the title may seem counter-intuitive, science backs you up when you’re in the wild and have no lighter or match about you. I’m not going to go into the importance of fire in our lives – all the more in the wild – 1.9 million years of using fire speak for themselves, so here are a few clever methods to light a fire …

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Five Tips to Make Prepping Easier

Five Tips to Make Prepping Easier

No one who decides to begin prepping thinks it’ll be a simple feat. Prepping isn’t something you do because it’s a quick and easy win. If it was, I’d argue that a lot a lot of individuals would be doing it.

Prepping is hard. I’ve said it time and time again, and I’m not anywhere done saying it yet. There are so many excuses a person can come up with for not taking reparedness seriously – numerous “reasons” not to prep. But once the chips are down, you’ll chalk all those reasons down to one simple umbrella statement: prepping is hard.

Why Prepping Is Hard

Why it’s so hard to be serious regarding preparedness is up for debate, but in my opinion, two simple factors make it as hard as it is:

  • Prepping encompasses a lot of different topics (outdoor skills, first aid, personal finance, self-sufficiency, etc.), and
  • We’re limited. Limited by a lack of time time, energy, funds, ability to concentrate, and a slew of other things.

While, for me, it’s simple to pinpoint why prepping is so hard, it’s another story taking this data of the difficult aspects of prepping to show them on their head and try to make prepping easier.

See it’s not like acknowledging that prepping encompasses a heck of lots of different topics helps us to be ready to gain experience or information in those different …

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Six CPR Basics Which Every Survivalist Should Know

Six CPR Basics Which Every Survivalist Should Know

Not many of us voluntarily learn CPR, and if you know CPR, it’s in all probability because you had to learn for a job. Professionals in everything from healthcare to Houston swimming lessons have to be trained and up to date before being hired. But not knowing this life-saving technique can be a very alarming thing if you’re ever been presented with a situation that required it, especially if you have kids. As a family, you never know the impact it could have if everyone learns how to properly administer CPR.

What to Do If You’re Untrained

CPR is not as easy as it looks. If you are not careful while administering oxygen mouth-to-mouth, you can cause a lot of harm than good. The American Heart Association has revised it’s CPR standards, and now advises those who are not trained in CPR to skip mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Instead, you must only apply chest compressions at the rate of a hundred compressions per minute uninterrupted, till medical attention arrives on the scene to take over. This also applies if you are rusty on your CPR skills.

Administering CPR if Certified

If you are trained in cardiac resuscitation, the AHA has also modified the standard of care with reference to CPR. Instead of checking for an airway, or seeing if they’re breathing, you must immediately begin chest compressions at the rate of thirty compressions. Once you’ve administered those compressions, …

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Survival Guide – The Lost Art of Meat Grinding

Survival Guide - The Lost Art of Meat Grinding

It might not be at the highest of your Christmas list, but for the survivalist enthusiast, a meat grinder definitely should be. There’s an elegance to this easy piece of equipment and an air of honesty about it. A meat grinder does one thing: grinds meat.

If you’re a hunter gunning for self-sufficiency, what else is available to prevent wasting scraps of meat not large enough for cut steaks? Or for blending meats for rationing? Or for processing meats like rabbit, which will be lots abundant when a lot of ancient meats are gone but are usually too tough for different preparation techniques? Nothing else can do what a meat grinder will do, and when the meat gets tough, the tough get a meat grinder…

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Survival Skills – Psychology of Staying Alive

Survival Skills - Psychology of Staying Alive

Survival isn’t all regarding information and skills; it’s also regarding having the correct mentality. Anyone who considers himself or herself a survivalist or prepper would probably have an idea as to however dangerous and stressful a survival scenario will become.

With that in mind, it’s vital to remain centered and remain calm. There’s no room for worry, doubt, or any of the counterproductive emotions that we all go through. Your main goal should be to come out of the situation safe and sound.

We really haven’t any idea who are facing SHTF situations at an exact place or time. It’s a fact that accidents and disasters will happen anywhere and anytime. We might not be able to predict or determine who will create it through these situations but if you’re involved and still keep a clear and focused mind, you increase your probability of surviving.

Here are some ways of staying focused and relaxed within the face of life-threatening things.

1. Assessment

Crisis survival requires everyone to be realistic in their outlook.The first factor to be done is to assess your actual scenario. This should be done pretty much without regard for no matter it’s that has caused the SHTF. To use an often quoted saying; “It is what it is”. No matter what you were doing when the SHTF, you have now been forced into a state of flux. An immediate and accurate important assessment of your situation will be the most effective tool you’ve got at your disposal to make sure survival. As you create observations you’ll begin to develop an image of your surroundings. Use this image to assist you establish the facts.

2. Will Power

A key ingredient in any survival scenario is the mental attitude of the individual involved. Having survival skills is important; having the will to survive is important. without a desire to survive, acquired skills serve very little purpose and invaluable data goes to waste.

3. Practice

Practicing your survival skills is an essential part of preparing for crises. If you wish the simplest chance of remaining calm in an emergency scenario, apply what you’d do if an emergency should occur. Run drills together with your family and enact different situations anytime. What would you do if you were trapped in the basement when a tornado? What would you are doing if there have been a flood rushing your way? However would you react if you were trapped in your home and a loved one was injured or ill? By practicing completely different drills, you’ll be better prepared should the situation occur.

4. Whatever you do, DON’T BREAK DOWN.

I know this might sound silly, but not having a mental breakdown is what kept my friends and i levelheaded in our experience. It’s necessary to remain calm and not let emotion get the best …

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