Month: May 2018

Surviving the Wilderness Mentally

Many people think that surviving the outdoors has to do with survival skills along, however they couldn’t be further from the truth. To be able to successfully survive the wilderness you also have to have a great deal of mental survival skills. For many people, when they become lost, a ton of different emotions evolve, whether it is being scared, helpless, or even angry. The most important part about surviving the wilderness is being able to put those negative emotions away and keep a calm, cool, and steady head. Here are a few tips to live by mentally if you ever find yourself lost in the wilderness. First and foremost you need to keep a positive attitude. As hard as it may be, for many people who have been lost in the wilderness and had their mind set that they would be found or would fi...

Survivor or Castaway: Your Island Survival Guide

If you are stuck in an island, you definitely have two choices to make, whether you will stay cast away or be a survivor. You will most likely choose the second option. But definitely your top concern when stuck in an island is to survive. So, in order to prepare for the worst case scenario, here is your island survival guide. There are basically two reasons why people can get stranded in an island. First is through air plane crash and the second is ship wreck. Either way, you should to know how to stave alive in the island where there is little safe water to drink, no cellular phone signal, no proper shelter, no medicine, no anything. The island will seem to be nothing but a piece of land in the midst of oceans; fortunately, you can make do with anything that is in the island as long as y...

Foods for Wilderness Survival

When you find yourself lost in the wilderness, it is very important to know what types of foods are available for you to consume. Most of your food can be found naturally and come in different varieties such as wild berries, fish and other water foods, insects and bugs, birds, and other large animals. It is very important that you have knowledge about each different type of food source and should be researched and learned about before any type of outdoor trip or adventure. Here is a glance of all the different types of food you can use for survival.   Wild Berries – are one of the easiest and most commonly found food items when you are lost in the woods. Most of the wild berries you will find in the wilderness are edible, however you need to make sure that you research all of the diff...

Choosing Between Two Types of Disaster Management Plan

  Disaster management according to most experienced emergency and disaster responders is a complex system of preparation. As most people would say, “how would you be able to prepare your self for something that you do not know?” Complicated as it may sound but effective disaster management planning actually takes seventy five percent of common sense and, a surprising, twenty five percent premonition. More often than not, disaster management fails because the emergency team has left out that petty but important 25% of premonition. In reality, two things might come in an emergency. It is either an emergency that is being prepared for strategically, or something that is never been seen but is potentially risky. Identifying both is an important aspect of disaster management. The emergency...

Basic Wilderness Survival Tips

With the popularity of camping, hiking, and trailing at an all-time high, there comes a great demand to known even the most basic of survival skills before heading out on your next outdoor trip. Although most tourist destinations that include campsites and hiking trails are marked to ensure that you stay on the right trail, there are instances where you can stray from the marked trail and become lost in the wilderness. However, knowing these basic wilderness survival tips can play a big role in whether or not you can survive in the outdoors until you are found or have found your way back. The first thing you want to do before even leaving for your outdoor trip is to let your friends and family know where you are going and when they should expect you back by. This can help out greatly if yo...

Desert Survival Tips

Like the wilderness has its own survival tips, the desert does also. Although a deserts survival tactics are a bit different from your normal wilderness survival tips, they still require you to have the same resources, food, water, and shelter. You might think that a desert trip is a fun and exciting event, and it is, that is of course unless you get lost in the blistering hot and dehydrating desert. Here are a few tips to go by the next time you decide to go on a desert trip, just in case the worst case scenario plays out and you become lost. First and foremost you will need to secure a shelter for yourself. For a desert atmosphere the most common types of shelters to create are a sandwich shelter or a lean to shelter. These types of shelters are very easy to build and can protect you fro...

Self-Defense: Discover Why Your Actions in the First 30 Seconds Will Save Your Life

During times of crisis, it’s inevitable to see crimes increase. These could range from thefts to assaults to looting and much worse. History will show us that whenever there are riots or other dire situations, criminals will grab the chance to create chaos and grab whatever they can. It’s just common sense to assume that when there’s a natural disaster or other emergency, the criminal elements in society will rear their ugly heads because law enforcement can’t be everywhere. It’s during times like these that you must be on high alert and ready for anything. In this article, you’ll learn why the first thirty seconds are the most important when it comes to self-defense. • Awareness There are usually only two ways most attacks occur. Either your assailant takes you completely by surprise and ...

Protect Your Shelter: How to Prevent Strong Winds From Damaging Your Home

Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones can be terrifying. If you’re wondering what the difference is between the three, there really isn’t any difference. They’re just called different names depending on where these storms originate. Those that form in the Northwest Pacific are called typhoons while those that form in the in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific are called hurricanes. Cyclones are the storms in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. While this bit of trivia is interesting, as a prepper there’s only one thing you need to know – these storms wreak havoc! They can be so damaging and dangerous that people may need to evacuate the areas affected. Very often, this can lead to massive traffic jams and even a shortage of fuel. The recent Hurricane Irma is a good example of this. People were ...

Important Water Purification Tips for Preppers

  During a crisis, the importance of drinking water cannot be overestimated. While the average human being can go without food for 3 weeks or so, most people will not last more than a week without water. Depending on the climate, you may experience severe dehydration in just 3 days if you have no water. It’s horrible and you do NOT want to be in this situation. Whenever there’s some sort of natural disaster or emergency, the first item that’s quickly bought up is water. During the recent Hurricane Irma, many stores were completely sold out of bottled water. To make matters worse, there were reports of price gouging where water was being sold at $99 a bottle. To avoid all these issues, you should be storing water in your house in preparation for such emergencies. That’s the first step ...

How to Safeguard Your Valuables in Times of Crisis

  During a time of crisis, more often than not, law enforcement will be extremely busy and unable to uphold the law efficiently. There’s just too much happening and not enough officers to handle the chaos. When the cat is away, the mice will play. Crime will start to skyrocket with more looting, vandalism, thefts, assaults, rapes and worse. This is not a possibility. It’s the norm and you must be ready for it. During an emergency, such as a hurricane alert where you absolutely must evacuate, chances are you’ll leave your home earlier to go somewhere safe. During this time, most other people will be fleeing too and this is an opportunity for criminals to do some brazen last-minute housebreaking and flee with some loot. In order to prevent your valuables from being stolen, you need to a...

8 Food Storage Tips for Preppers

One of the first thoughts that crosses most people’s minds during times of crisis is food. They wonder if they have enough food at home to last through the crisis and in most cases they don’t, because prepping for emergencies is not the norm. So, they start rushing to the grocery store to grab whatever food that they think they’ll need. 3 problems can arise here. In one situation, you just may not have access to the mall. Roads may be closed down or inaccessible due to inclement weather. Another more common problem is that the mall itself may be closed since most employees are huddled at home. Then of course, if the mall is open, you may discover that the shelves are empty and most of the items you need are gone. All scenarios are common and should highlight the importance of storing your ...

The Lost Ways Pro’s And Con’s Review

The Lost Ways is the bestselling survival prepping guide online these days. It has sold thousands of copies and has a ton of satisfied customers. With all the conflicts and natural disasters taking place in current times, survival prepping has become very popular. Many people are starting to see the need to be prepared just in case a disaster occurs. Claude Davis is an expert survivalist who has experience and knowledge that allows him to survive in the harshest of environments. He decided to write The Lost Ways so that people would know how to survive earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis, floods and terrorist attacks. These are very real scenarios and knowledge is power when it comes to making it through in one piece during these calamities. Anyone and everyone will benefit for learning how to...

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