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The Limits of the Human Body (Infographic)

The Limits of the Human Body (Infographic)

Survival is all about pushing your body beyond its limits, further than you ever thought it could go. When we hear harrowing stories of unbelievable survival, it often includes a person, or people, surviving physical conditions most of us could never imagine possible. However, our bodies are capable of much more than we realize. You don’t even have to be in a survival situation to find this out, just check out our video on the Murph Memorial CrossFit challenge! I definitely would never think I could do something like that, but seeing other people complete challenges like that always reminds […]

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“Murph CrossFit” Challenge for Memorial Day (Video)

“Murph CrossFit” Challenge for Memorial Day (Video)

This Monday was Memorial Day and across the nation, our fallen soldiers were honored in many different ways. There were parades, somber services at military cemeteries, bar-b-ques, and….CrossFit? That’s right, CrossFit has become part of our national Memorial Day tradition. You may have caught wind of Donald Trump Jr.’s attempt to complete what has been dubbed the “Murf Memorial Day Crossfit Challenge”. Named for a fallen Navy Seal, Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, after the workout he would complete. Murphy was killed in combat in Afghanistan, as he heroically subjected himself to enemy fire in an attempt to transmit the location and condition […]

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Mad Max Apocalyptic Workout: Top 10 Exercises (Video)

Mad Max Apocalyptic Workout: Top 10 Exercises (Video)

Fitness for survival is an incredibly important topic. We’ve spoken about it quite a bit on this blog, because we believe that the single most important tool you have for survival is your body, and you need to maintain and prepare your body if you want to survive. Literally any scenario in which you will need to fight for your survival stands to be improved upon if you work on your health and fitness now. It’s not just about weight control either, you need to be building muscle and increasing flexibility and stamina too. This video is actually incredibly useful. […]

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Bad Habits to Break Now If You Hope to Survive

Bad Habits to Break Now If You Hope to Survive

Having great skills and a lot of knowledge is essential for survival. Perhaps you have been working hard to develop those skills. However, if you still have some bad health habits, you will find that even with great skills, you are not going to survive very long. Let’s look at some of the most problematic of these vices. If you have these issues, or others that could inhibit your ability to survive, it is a good idea to make sure that you put in the effort to break those habits sooner rather than later. After all, when it is later, […]

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Bug Out Bag Training (Video)

I found this video recently and was pretty impressed with this man’s dedication to training with his bug out bag. This is serious stuff, and honestly, anyone who’s planning on bugging out should take note. He fills up his pack and runs a certain distance, to see how he can manage with the supplies he has packed up, and strengthen and condition his body for a bug out. If you fill up your pack with everything you need and don’t actually train yourself to carry it for long distances, it might not actually be worth anything at all to you, […]

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The Most Important Piece of Gear   

The Most Important Piece of Gear  

  Whether facing an inhospitable wilderness environment, natural disaster, or being forced to defend yourself from an attacker, your body is the most important piece of equipment you have, everything else is either meant to augment it, or protect it.  A healthy body can better deal with the physical stresses of any survival situation.  Inversely, an unhealthy body will require more supplementation compensate for its shortcomings.  This doesn’t mean that we need to all be professional athletes to be able to survive, but it does mean that we need to consider our individual body’s abilities, weaknesses, and potential when planning […]

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Fitness for Survival

Fitness for Survival

  Your chances of living through an event such as being stranded in the wilderness or civil unrest will greatly increase if you have a healthy capable body and mental determination.  These are not the only factors by any means, but when all else is equal, someone who can cover 10 miles of rough terrain a day with a pack will have a great advantage over someone that has a hard time with 20 minutes on the elliptical machine. And while it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog, someone that has […]

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Are You in Shape to Survive?

Are You in Shape to Survive?

You consider yourself a prepper and a survivalist. You have all the gear you need. You know the bug out location you’re going to head to when needed, and you have plenty of ammunition for all of your weapons. No matter what happens, you are ready. At least you think you are. You have to stop and ask yourself just how realistic your survival is. If you are out of shape, then your chance of surviving is far lower. Those who are severely out of shape, realize that they are at a disadvantage. However, those who are only a “little […]

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The Best Fitness for Survival

The Best Fitness for Survival

From the zombie apocalypse to a simple backpacking trip, fitness can make or break your survival experience. Literally, in some cases. Your body is your most important survival tool, and training for strength and endurance might possibly be the most sensible way to prep for any survival situation. Here are some recommendations for the best kinds of fitness you can be doing: Running: If you do nothing else, start running. Running is the best way to build stamina, endurance, lose weight, and help you develop mental endurance as well. And, of course, while being able to run quickly could save your life […]

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