Modern Survival Tips

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Basic First Aid Techniques Every Person Should Learn

( – While there are thousands of ways to prepare for an emergency situation, one of the most basic — and important — ways to prep is to learn first aid. After all, if the S ever HTF, chances are incredibly high that there will be injuries that’ll need to be handled “in-house”. Even without […]

Survival Applications for Sodium Bicarbonate

( – Sodium bicarbonate, better known as baking soda, is an item commonly found in most households. For most people, baking soda is used for exactly that — baking. For others, baking soda was a key component in a messy school science project. What most people don’t know is that baking soda has a variety […]

Improvising Survival Weapons

Improvising Survival Weapons
( – In the aftermath of a large-scale disaster, the need for protection will skyrocket. Looters will be rampant, and people with nefarious intentions will be unleashed without the threat of law enforcement to stop them. While a firearm is the best protection one could have in a survival situation, there are many ways it […]

Take Downs Anyone Can Use

Take-Downs Anyone Can Use
( – While it is always good to avoid a fistfight if possible, sometimes an aggressor just refuses to be talked down. They could be drunk, under the influence of mind-altering narcotics or simply having a bad day and looking to take it out on someone. Regardless of why the person is attacking, knowing some […]

Important Tips and Tools for Securing Your Property

( – For most people, home is where the heart is. From the family that resides there to the memories made between the walls, the home is one place no one wants to be defiled by an intruder. The best way to prevent an unwanted guest from breaking the sanctity of the home is to […]

You’ll Avoid Restroom Hand Dryers After This

( – Public restrooms aren’t always the cleanest places. In fact, most people have at least one horror story of a time when they were forced to ‘hold it’ due to the unsanitary conditions waiting for them in a public bathroom. While it’s easy to imagine that toilets, urinals, and even sinks could be breeding […]

Where to Go from a Wildfire

( – Wildfires destroy hundreds of thousands of acres of land each year, leaving a charred, blackened landscape in their wake. This can be good for the ecosystem, as fires clear out dead vegetation and return valuable nutrients to the soil. Unfortunately, wildfires also burn down homes and take lives from those who get caught […]

What to Do When Communications Go Down

What to Do When Communications Go Down
(Modern – For most people who live in first world countries, cell phones have become all but an extension of the body. Smartphones are used to communicate, over the phone and through social media, to access the internet, and to accomplish countless other goals. But what would these same people do if their cellphones […]

First Thing to Do After an Earthquake

(Modern – Witnessing the destruction Mother Nature can unleash during a natural disaster is terrifying. While the event itself is often bad enough, surviving the aftermath often presents a new series of challenges — depending on the severity of the situation. An earthquake, for example, can create any number of threats, from structural damage […]

5 Medicinal Uses for Honey

(Modern – For those who have researched long-term food storage, honey is one of those items that is as good as gold. For one, honey has an incredibly long shelf life, removing the need to carefully track its expiration date. Secondly, it is a natural sweetener that can provide a nice morale boost when […]

Relieve a Toothache With This Simple Mixture

(Modern – Suffering from a toothache is miserable. Not only is a toothache incredibly painful, but it can also make a variety of tasks unpleasant, such as eating or simply concentrating. Anyone who has ever suffered from a bad toothache can attest to how debilitating it can be. Thankfully, there is a simple solution […]

Battlefield First Aid Device Now Available for Citizens

(Modern – Wounds are an unfortunate fact of life. While most injuries don’t require much more than a basic first aid kit, there’s always a chance that a more severe injury is right around the corner. No one wants to think about being shot, stabbed, or suffering shrapnel wounds, but being prepared to handle […]

The Cheap High-Tech Tools Thieves Use to Steal Your Car

The Cheap High-Tech Tools Thieves Use to Steal Your Car
(Modern – As technology advances, making life more comfortable — and seemingly safer — for the world’s population, so do the tactics criminals employ to take advantage of the unwary. Unfortunately, these thieves adapt quickly to changes in technology, finding sneaky ways to steal what isn’t theirs. While many survivalists focus their efforts on […]

Head For the Hills—FAST!

(Modern – The majority of people live in densely populated areas, whether bustling cities or smaller towns. Most days, this isn’t that big of an issue, aside from rush hour traffic. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of a large-scale disaster, living in congested areas could quickly become a problem — especially if the need to […]

How to Survive a ‘Dirty Bomb’

(Modern – In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s easy to forget about the other dangers lurking just out of sight. While terrorism isn’t the talk of the town right now, the threat it poses hasn’t gone anywhere. The United States government has spent billions of dollars to fight the war on terrorism, […]

How ‘Mountain Sickness’ Affects the Body

(Modern – Every year, thousands of people put on their hiking shoes, grab their gear and head out into the wild with the goal of hiking up or climbing a mountain. While there are plenty of dangers a person could face while enjoying nature, there is one sneaky issue that can strike even the […]

Where to Seek Shelter At Home Against Tornadoes

(Modern – Tornadoes are capable of catastrophic damage, leaving a path of destruction dozens of miles in length. To make matters worse, tornadoes have been recorded in nearly every part of the world, at all times of the year. This means it’s a good idea to know the best places to seek shelter when […]

What You Should Do When Dangerous Chemicals Splash in Your Eye

(Modern – Part of embracing a lifestyle of preparedness is to be ready for emergencies big and small, of the catastrophic and the everyday varieties. While having chemicals splash into the eyes may not be a world-changing event for everyone, it can be terrifying for the person experiencing it — especially when the chemicals […]

What Product Should Not be Used to Treat a Sunburn

(Modern – When survival is on the line, it’s easy to become distracted by the tasks required to stay alive. Hunting down food, finding drinkable water and creating shelter from the elements are pressing concerts, so protecting oneself from something as seemingly harmless as a sunburn can easily be forgotten. While most people wouldn’t […]

Why Hurricanes And Tropical Storms Are Really Deadly

(Modern – Natural disasters are one of the top reasons why many people decide to embrace the prepper lifestyle. These forces of nature strike quickly and leave a path of destruction and death in their wake. One way to prepare for a natural disaster is to learn why they are so dangerous, and what […]

Hunting the Best Animals for Survival

(Modern – Survival situations can be daunting at best. With the constant struggle to find drinkable water and enough food to sustain the body, anything that can help alleviate some of the burden is welcome. Once potable water has been located, finding enough calories to sustain life is the next chore. In this case, […]

How to Naturally Keep Warm in Cold Environments

(Modern – Getting lost in the woods can become a deadly scenario quickly, especially without a way to escape the elements and stay warm. Human beings are simply not designed to survive in the elements as many other mammals are. Thankfully, mother nature has provided other ways for people to protect themselves from the […]

This is What the ‘AR’ in AR-15 Really Stands For

(Modern – The mere mention of the term AR-15 around some people can lead to a heated debate over gun control and assault rifles. Unfortunately, a large portion of the population is undereducated when it comes to firearms in general, including the AR-15. Contrary to popular belief (in some circles), AR does not stand […]

How to Treat a Scorpion Sting

(Modern – Scorpions are the stuff of nightmares for many people. Their segmented bodies, multiple legs, pincers and tail armed with a stinger are enough to creep anyone out. Unfortunately, in some cases, a scorpion’s sting can be even worse than its appearance. Symptoms of a Scorpion Sting According to, the pain from […]

How to Prevent Lyme Disease

(Modern – The most common vector-borne disease in the United States, Lyme disease, is no joke. One afflicted with Lyme disease will experience a variety of nasty symptoms including fevers, headaches, fatigue and skin rash (erythema migrans). If left untreated, the infection resulting from Lyme disease can spread throughout the body, leading to long-term […]

How to Choose the Best Survival Diet

(Modern – In a survival situation, staying strong and energized is vital for staying alive. The day-to-day tasks involved in any type of survival scenario, be it the aftermath of a natural disaster, being lost in the woods, or even living in a post-apocalyptic nightmare following a SHTF event, will require a lot of […]

What You Should Know About Drinking Flood Water in a Survival Situation

(Modern – Every year, it seems, mainstream news broadcasts videos of unfortunate souls trapped on the roofs of their homes, surrounded in floodwaters and waiting to be rescued. Although floods are often a byproduct of tropical storms or natural disasters such as hurricanes, they can also occur due to heavy rainfall during a thunderstorm […]

Do This Immediately Following a Car Crash

(Modern – The last thing most people consider when getting in their vehicle is being involved in a wreck. Despite the fact that most drivers have little to no training, the average motorist drives without a care in the world — singing with the radio, talking on the phone, or thinking about their day. […]

Increase Your Chances of Survival with These Gear Maintenance Tips

(Modern – There’s nothing quite as disheartening as getting out in the field and finding that survival gear isn’t operating properly. Be it a camping or hiking trip, or even a full-blown bug out scenario, having broken or malfunctioning equipment can be a big problem. This is exactly why doing routine maintenance checks is […]

How Bad Could a SHTF Scenario Really Be?

How Bad Could a SHTF Scenario Really Be?
(Modern – Preppers often speculate on how bad things could actually get in the aftermath of a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI event. By looking at real-world examples and examining humanity as a whole, a disturbing picture comes into view of exactly what horrors could be in store for the survivors. Harsh Realities For most people, […]

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