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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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Why You Take Up Running If You Want to Survive

Why You Take Up Running If You Want to Survive

A lot of people hate running for exercise. From a fitness perspective, it’s always best to take on fitness routine you’ll actually stick to, so running definitely isn’t for everyone. If you’re trying to get in shape, it’s always advisable to choose an exercise you enjoy and can easily commit to, rather than something that will cause you to roll over and hit the snooze button instead of getting up and doing it. However, if you’re a committed survivalist, you should seriously consider taking up running. You don’t have to wake up every day at the crack of dawn to […]

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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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How to Tell If You’re Dehydrated

How to Tell If You’re Dehydrated

When you are out in the wild and trying to survive, dehydration has a terrible way of sneaking up on you. Before you know it, you could be suffering from this condition, which can cause a host of issues for you, making it very difficult to do much of anything, let alone survive. That is why water is always one of the most important things to carry with you and to find in a survival scenario. When the level of water in your body starts to diminish, you will notice that your mouth feels dry. You will also notice that […]

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Is Your Body Ready for the Bugout?

Is Your Body Ready for the Bugout?

You have spent time gathering knowledge and skills when it comes to building shelters, hunting, fishing, and choosing the right bugout location when the SHTF. You know how to find game and forage for wild edibles. You have the gear and the supplies you need, and you feel as if you are ready for anything that comes your way. However, you really need to make sure that your body is physically ready for the bugout and everything that lays beyond. Many people do not realize just how difficult it is. You aren’t merely going on a nice hike with a […]

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Bird Flu: Overdue Pandemic Time? (Video)

Bird Flu: Overdue Pandemic Time? (Video)

We’ve written a bit about the spread of avian flu over the last few months, and while the threat is mostly still restricted to birds, it has no subsided, and there have even been reports of bird flu among flocks here in the US. I always love Patriot Nurse’s take on current events, but anything medical is definitely her forte and she’s got some great insight into how, and why, to be prepared. The thing is, you’re seen as a crazy kook until it’s too late to protect yourself, so you might as well stock up on vital supplies now, […]

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Why You Should Sleep When You’re Trying to Survive

Why You Should Sleep When You’re Trying to Survive

This might be a very confusing title. Sleep while you’re trying to survive, how could that possibly be a good thing? Well, consider this. If you find yourself caught up in a situation in which you will need to fight for your survival, you do need to try to get rest, especially your first night. If you have just been in a plane crash, found yourself lost and stranded in the wilderness with no way to call for help, driven out of your home or community by a disaster, terrorism, or war, etc., you will most likely be exhausted. Either from the […]

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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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Survival News: Studies Indicate Daylight Savings is Bad for Health and Economy

Survival News: Studies Indicate Daylight Savings is Bad for Health and Economy

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who hates the time changes of daylight savings, it probably will not surprise you to hear the conclusion of a recent study on the effects of daylight savings on the body. Not only is the practice of changing clocks each fall and spring annoying and disruptive, it’s also unhealthy to unnaturally change our sleep schedules and daily routine so abruptly each year. And not only that, it could actually be increasing energy costs, rather than saving them, which is one of the few reasons daylight savings is done, year after year. A recent trend […]

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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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Why Whole Foods are Better for Prepping   

Why Whole Foods are Better for Prepping  

  Having a stash of non-perishable food on hand is absolutely essential for preparedness.  It’s probably the first thing new preppers start with.  But there is some debate on what should make it into that supply, and what should be left out.  Some people just have a hard time giving up their junk food despite the fact that they shouldn’t be eating it now, let alone under the physical stresses of post disaster survival.  There is no changing people’s minds, but this article isn’t really for those hardcore junk food addicts as much as for those that understand some of […]

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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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