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Essential Winter Survival Gear to Keep You Warm and Alive

Learning how to survive in sub-zero temperatures and inclement conditions while being surrounded by nature is no easy feat.  Though it is more than possible, mistakes are oftentimes made to prevent this from happening. When incorrect gear is brought or you weren’t prepared for the weather that was thrown at you, the simple task of …

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Winter Car Survival Kit

Be prepared for any winter roadside emergency with a winter car survival kit. No one expects to slide on black ice or try starting their car only to find that the battery is stubbornly refusing to come to life. And when these unexpected inconveniences happen in dangerous winter weather conditions and frostbite-inducing temperatures, they can …

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The 21 Best Survival Books That Should Be In Your Collection

The need for survival books. Our survival instinct kicks in when we face an emergency or disaster, whether in an urban setting or the wilderness. However, our modern lifestyles barely equip us with the skills to take the steps to ensure our survival. The good news is that survival skills are not usually that hard …

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How To Create and Survive In a Long Term Survival Shelter

Every seasoned survivalist, prepper, and adventurer knows that to survive in the middle of nowhere, you must be able to build a long term survival shelter. Without shelter, your chances of surviving and getting back to civilization drops due to extreme heat, cold, and the risk of being attacked by wild animals. But what goes …

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Off Grid Tools Survival Axe Elite Review

The Off Grid Tools Survival Axe Elite immediately impressed me. Just judging from looks alone, this is the type of hatchet axe you’d want to have in a zombie apocalypse type situation. After a few short camping trips, I’ve an even bigger fan of the Survival Axe Elite. It’s a super well-made multi-purpose tool to …

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Snugpak Jungle Blanket Review: Survival Meets Functionality

Finding the perfect survival/camping blanket is tough. You can choose to go with wool, which is perfect except for it’s bulky and heavy. Or you can choose to go with a synthetic fabric that packs small and light, but will it keep you warm when wet? Without a good survival blanket, you either won’t end …

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21 Survival Movies You Need To Watch

There is something about survival movies that just pulls at your emotions. Even if it is based on a true story and you know the outcome, you find yourself at the edge of your seat, completely immersed in the experience.  During the really gripping survival movies, you may even find yourself yelling advice to the …

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Ultimate Survival Knives Guide

You’re asking yourself–do I really need survival knives? When would I use one? No one expects to end up in a survival situation. But being prepared can change an emergency from life-threatening to an inconvenience or adventure.  Imagine you’re on a day hike with your family. Someone twists their ankle or gets sick, and your …

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Your Ultimate Survival Backpack Buyers Guide

Have you heard the term bug-out bag before? If not, get ready for our crash course on buying and packing the best survival backpack. It’s easy to dismiss survival backpacks as excessive-preparedness for people who fear a zombie apocalypse. But with climate change, worldwide pandemics, and frequent extreme weather events, everyone should take disaster preparedness …

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Survival Glossary A

Glossary A Abalakov ThreadA type of abseiling point used especially in winter and ice climbing. Also called as V-thread. Abaxial (Plants)The surface of a leaf that is facing away from the stem or trunk. It is situated away or outward from the axis. Abiotic factorsThe nonliving components of the environment that directly affect plant and animal life, such as water, carbon dioxide, …

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Survival Uses For Wood Ashes

Wood ashes are a great source for mineral-rich dust that has a lot of practical uses in a survival situation. For most cases it is important to note that the wood ash you use must not contain residue from plastic, food, or other trash that was burned in the fire. These substances can be toxic. …

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How To Prepare For A Winter Storm

Winter storms can bring a host of problems with them. Freezing temperatures, power outages, food shortages, and closed roads just to name a few.  Being prepared for a winter storm isn’t just important, it is vital to your cold weather survival.  What Is a Winter Storm A winter storm is a weather phenomenon that occurs …

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