How to Make a DIY Pocket-Sized Paracord Dispenser

There’s nothing like going camping for a weekend. Three days of fresh air, beautiful natural scenery, and plenty of time to sit alone and reflect. Plus, if you would enjoy more strenuous activities, like hiking, swimming, or exploring, those are usually available in nearby proximity. But, what would you do if you got lost when … Read more

Hierarchy of Survival Needs

A very common question for people who are getting started with preparedness and changing to a more self-reliant lifestyle goes something like this…I’ve only got $X. I know that I need to stock up on food, and I should probably have some gold & silver on hand, but what should I get first! It’s a … Read more

278 Million Americans Are Totally Unprepared

It is not likely that your grandparents, parents, teachers, spiritual counselors or even your government have taught you how important it is to be prepared for an emergency, disaster or catastrophe. There is more than a 90% chance that my statement is accurate based upon numerous surveys conducted recently to determine how many Americans are … Read more

Machete – The Magnificent Machete

If you often find yourself in dense jungles, in tangled masses of undergrowth, you know about the machete. It is your best friend. There isn’t anything, anywhere that can compare to the marvelous machete. Roughly described, a machete is a very long, heavy knife. It’s made in varying sizes and designs. A very popular blade … Read more