Emergency Shelter Considerations

Practice making shelter before you need one in an emergency

Establishing a hierarchy of the pillars or aspects of survival based on their simple value can be next to impossible, thanks to the many variables related to context and the situation. However, while food, water, and fire are critical, it’s well-accepted that an emergency shelter should be a priority. If we can’t protect ourselves from…

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Prepping for Aging: How to Maintain Your Health

Prepping for aging: how to maintain your health

The recent passing of a family member due to complications from a common household accident had me reflecting even deeper on the subject. According to the statistics, these occurrences are responsible for many incapacitations and deaths, particularly of elders. “About 16 out of 100 people were injured, and about 1 out of 1,890 died from…

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Survival Cache Locations & The Short-Term Bug-Out

Mind4Survival discusses survival caches

Social unrest is becoming more frequent everywhere, and signs indicate things will worsen. Protests, crime, rioting, and strikes can happen suddenly or in waves, leading to government crackdowns. Things like martial law, curfews, and other restrictions are real and now a possibility, potentially making the situation critical. A small cache close to home or even…

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SHTF – What To Do NOW To Be Ready

SHTF - What To Do Now to Be Ready

History shows the culmination of any civilization or empire is a period of excesses, overindulgence, and reckless extravagance. That describes the current zeitgeist to a tee, while the effects and consequences of those behaviors are starting to play out already, particularly in Western societies. History also teaches that moments like these require temperance, self-discipline, moderation,…

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Defensive Driving: Steer Clear of Disaster

Defensive Driving is an excellent skill to know

Defensive driving is defined as a set of safe responses to potential hazards, including other drivers, damaged road surfaces, debris, inclement weather, and more. Getting behind the wheel isn’t risk-free, and employing defensive driving techniques can help keep drivers and street/road users safe. However, I’ll argue that’s for civilized places and during normal times, when…

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What is Stealth Camping and Why It’s Awesome for Preppers

Man Stealth Camping

Recently we looked at some training ideas to improve home preparedness. However, when your home is set and it’s time to move outdoors, stealth camping can be a challenging and fun way to improve fitness and boost tactical and self-reliance skills. Camping can take different styles and forms. Stealth camping, also called tactical camping, is…

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Prepping for Healthcare Shortages

Drawer of medical supplies

Health care is “the organized provision of medical care to individuals or a community.” It is clear from reading that definition just how much may go wrong when a link in the intricate and lengthy medical supply chain breaks.  Here’s how to prepare for times when health and medical care are unavailable or overwhelmed. Shortages…

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Top 10 Confucius Quotes For Preppers

Top ten Confucius quotes for preppers

Confucius was a Chinese politician and philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC. Also known as Kong Qiu, or Master Kong, his legacy is a collection of wise phrases and proverbs that are still relevant and offer strong moral guidance in our age. Many of his quotes apply to preparedness, and we’re going to…

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How to Prepare for a Violent Future

Preparing for a violent future

I don’t like to make predictions, but I have gone out on a limb a few times. One forecast I was never scared to make is the economy getting significantly worse across the board and even collapsing in certain regions. The second is the consequence of that, or the explosion in social unrest. It’s time…

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Best Tips How to Survive a Volcanic Eruption

Mind4Survival explores preparing for a volcanic eruption

The Earth is constantly roaring and rumbling. Every once in a while, it explodes, too. Two of history’s most terrifying volcanic eruptions took place in the month of August, making it a perfect time to learn more about how to survive a volcanic eruption. Though not the most powerful in history (that record belongs to…

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