Lifestyle / Self-Reliance
9 Items on Mel Tappan’s Survival Checklist For a Monetary Collapse
Famed survivalist Mel Tappan offers his list of survival skills and gear any well-prepared person would need in the event of a monetary collapse
Travel Tips and Tricks to Keep You Safe and Secure
Famed survivalist Mykel Hawke provides a host of vital travel tips and tricks to keep you safe during any trip in the United States or abroad.
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Jewelweed is Mother Nature’s Poison Oak and Ivy Remedy
Jewelweed is a natural way to help prevent the spread and itching effects of poison oak and ivy as well as a host of other skin ailments.
Lightning: Reducing the Dangers of Deadly Strikes in the Back Country
Reducing the risk of being struck by lightning can be the difference between walking away from a storm unscathed and becoming a statistic
Three Great Barter and Trade Items (and a Few to Avoid)
Being able to barter and trade for what you need in a post-collapse world or during a long-lasting emergency means stockpiling trade goods ahead of time
10 Off-Grid Appliances for When the Power Goes Out
Handling the basics of running a household doesn’t have to depend on the power grid, as everyday chores take on a different atmosphere using off-grid appliances our grandmothers might find...
Les Stroud: Is Drinking Urine For Survival Actually Beneficial?
A relatively controversial debate revolves around whether or not drinking urine can aide in survival situations, so we called in Les Stroud to end the argument.
5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Waterborne Parasites This Summer
From illness-inducing, relatively common organisms like Cryptosporidium and Giardia, to horrific “brain-eating” parasites, waterborne parasites are very real dangers that can be encountered in ponds and lakes scattered across the...
Foraging For Wild Berries For a Good Source of Nutrition
Wild berries are a natural resource, but are perishable and don’t last long. Like that sweet corn and cantaloupe in the garden, if you don’t harvest them at the right...