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Planning Your Bugout Bag: Don’t Forget About Winter

Planning Your Bugout Bag: Don’t Forget About Winter

If you are planning your bugout in the spring or summer, don’t forget to think about preparing for inclement weather. That could be a deadly mistake. You may not have the luxury of having to bug out on a beautiful spring day. It might happen in the dead of winter. If it does, are you truly prepared? Do you have the items you need in your bugout bag? Do you know how to deal with the harsh temperatures and the falling snow? Is your vehicle ready to handle the messy streets? Here are some tips that will help. You need […]

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Quick Cold Weather Survival Tips

Quick Cold Weather Survival Tips

If you are in a location where the weather is getting cold, and you are in a survival scenario, things can start to look grim pretty quickly. However, there are some things you can do as a means to improve your survival capabilities. Let’s look at some quick and easy cold weather survival tips you can start using. If you know you’re going to be out in cold weather, make sure you dress in layers of loose clothing. Having multiple layers is a good idea because it is able to trap air between those layers. The trapped air can then […]

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Fastest Snow Cave Build (Video)

Fastest Snow Cave Build (Video)

This is the fastest I have ever seen anyone construct a snow cave.  There is some editing in the video so I’m sure it took longer than the run time of the video, but it gives you a good idea of the speed that this tool makes constructing a snow shelter possible.  I’m not getting any compensation for “endorsing” this tool, so I don’t have any problem saying that something of comparable functionality could probably be manufactured cheaper than it retails for.  But if you live in an area that receives a lot of snowfall, this is a tool to […]

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Tips for Ice Fishing

Tips for Ice Fishing

Survival isn’t camping, and it doesn’t just happen when the weather’s nice. If you are in a real survival scenario where you are living from day to day and trying to get the food you need to survive, you need to know every possible method of adding to your stores, and that certainly includes ice fishing. Here are some tips you need to employ when you are fishing out on the ice. Know the Safety of the Ice Ideally, the ice will be a minimum of five inches thick when you are ice fishing. This is generally thick enough to […]

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What to Buy Before a Storm

What to Buy Before a Storm

These days severe weather hardly hits without some warning, offering us precious time to prepare and stock up in case the weather is bad enough to leave us cut off without water and power for days.  Depending on where you are, this threat is more common than other places, and the considerations for each place will vary slightly, but here is a list of items that it is always good to stock up on if you are expecting the kind of weather that could leave you without power and water.   Water By far the most important supply for sheltering […]

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How to Build Survival Snowshoes (Video)   

How to Build Survival Snowshoes (Video)  

As we’ve talked about before, cold is one of the quickest killers.  Exposure to cold can kill you in only a few hours.  Building a shelter and starting a fire should be your first priorities, especially at night, but you can’t always just wait for rescue to come.  In order to get out of a snow-covered environment, you will need more than boots which will have you running out of energy fast trying to plow through snow.  You will need snowshoes so that you can walk on top of deep snow.  In this video we see a basic build for […]

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Quick Cold Weather Survival Tips

Quick Cold Weather Survival Tips

If you are in a location where the weather is getting cold, and you are in a survival scenario, things can start to look grim pretty quickly. However, there are some things you can do as a means to improve your survival capabilities. Let’s look at some quick and easy cold weather survival tips you can start using. If you know you’re going to be out in cold weather, make sure you dress in layers of loose clothing. Having multiple layers is a good idea because it is able to trap air between those layers. The trapped air can then […]

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