How To Rescue A Home Invasion Hostage

A home invasion is tough situation for you to deal with…

But it’s critical for you to have a home invasion plan in place right NOW so you know how to react if your home is ever invaded and your family’s life hangs in the balance.

You need to understand home invaders get a thrill on power and intimidation.

So ask yourself…

What would I do if an attacker was holding a loved one hostage?

Here’s an effective technique that was developed for a home invasion survival program HERE that could save their life…

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How To Save A Home Invasion Hostage

One of the worst situations you may find yourself in when home invaders break into your home is that they’ll often take a family member as a hostage.

They know that if they put a knife to the throat of your child or spouse, you’ll do pretty much anything they tell you to.

You’ll lay down your weapon… you’ll back away… you’ll even handcuff yourself to a railing if they tell you to!


Because the alternative is that they’ll kill someone you love right before your eyes, right?

Besides, what if you’re armed and “take the shot” but miss and kill your family member instead?

Look, you have to make the judgment call yourself.

But personally, If I’m armed, I’m not going to place my trust in some scumbag thug with no decency or respect for human life.

Here’s a tactic that could help you save your loved one’s life if they have a weapon on them and you’re armed…

First, I understand that the home invader’s brain is focused on YOUR actions, NOT on killing your family member.

Most likely, he’s concentrating on yelling at you to put your gun down.

This is where you ask him, “Ok, where do you want me to put it?”

Here’s why this is important…

When you ask him a question, his brain “disconnects” from harming your loved one to answering your question.

This is called a “break state” and it’s added insurance there won’t be an accidental discharge when you employ this next move…

As he’s answering you, he may motion with his gun or knife away from his hostage and in the direction he wants you to throw your weapon.

At this point – WHILE he’s talking – shoot about a foot over his head and to the side away from your family member.

The shock of the gunfire will create a split second moment for you to immediately rush forward (you can be anywhere within about 20 feet and pull this off at lightspeed).

At point blank range, shove your gun right into the attacker’s body (or head) and pull the trigger.

If you can move his weapon away at the same time, great – but you’re not looking to get into a wrestling match.

What you’re going for is a point-blank kill-shot!

Is it risky?

Hell yeah! But home invasions are the most violent and unpredictable of all crimes.

You can’t wait for the perfect moment to make your move.

It may NEVER come!

That’s why you need every single dirty trick you can get your hands on so that you can CREATE your own opportunity to counterattack or escape.


P.S. – This home invasion survival program is the ultimate encyclopedia of dirty tricks!

If you don’t have a copy, you can get it shipped to your door by going to:

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You’ll find this program loaded with all the “sneaky tricks” you’ll need to defeat any violent predator(s) in an invasion of your home.

It’s your best investment you’ll ever make in protecting your family!


How To Set Up A Shipping Container Survival Home

How To Set Up a Shipping Container Survival Home

Your home is the hub of your family life. It’s where you can gain a respite from anything that’s going on. You can relax, spend time with the people you love and be secure from harm and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have this safe haven.

When you look around you at the homes already in existence, you can see a myriad of problems that the owners deal with. Not only that, but the homes manufactured aren’t always made with materials that can stand the test of time – let alone be sturdy enough to act as a survival home.

Knowing this, many people decided to look for other housing options for their living needs. There’s a simple, affordable option that can protect you and your loved ones quite well – shipping containers!

What Is a Shipping Container Survival Home?

People wanting to make sure they have a sturdy home in the event of a survival situation aren’t the only ones buying and setting up container homes. Because they’re easier to put in place and can be turned into homes that are functional and beautiful, builders, architects on the cutting edge of design and some of the grid home buyers are searching for these containers to use.

Shipping containers are in demand for use as survival homes and it has to do with their reputation as being almost indestructible. These homes are made out of square or rectangle shipping containers.

Since the containers are made of steel, they’re extremely durable. They’re strong enough to handle the rigors of long-distance shipping – even from country to country.

They can handle travel by cargo ship, by truck over the road and by train. They can be lifted by forklift high into the air and settled on land or moved from one point to another without it affecting the structure of the container.

You can’t do that with a regular home because they’re not made to withstand the kind of treatment a container can take. These containers are also built to withstand long periods of storage when they’re not being used for any purpose.

They can be used repeatedly regardless of whatever was in them prior to purchase. These containers can also be used in any climate because they’re resistant to what would normally wear out regular home building materials that are built in harsher areas.

Like other survival homes, these are meant to be used as either short term bug out retreats or long-term survival homes. They can be used as bug-out shelters or made into a permanent home that can withstand the fallout from a collapsing economy or society.

It all depends on how the container is set up. They can be left in their natural state – which means they actually look like a shipping container to anyone looking at them – or they can be retrofitted to look like a modern home.

How this turns out depends on the purpose of the container and the amount of money and effort the buyer is willing to put into outfitting the container for use. These survival homes can offer a lot of amenities quickly and cheaply.

While you might think of these containers as simply a means to survive, many of these can be turned into homes that are actually more beautiful than the high-end homes you see available on the market today.

Anything that goes in a regular home can be used in a container survival home and in fact, most of the container homes turn out to be far more eye-catching and comfortable.


Why Do Preppers Love This Option?

There are several good reasons that preppers choose shipping containers more often as a survival home option. These containers are plentiful. You can literally find them everywhere.

They’re in every state, every country and you’ll find hundreds of businesses that have shipping containers available for purchase. These kind of homes are a better choice for the environment because repurposed steel containers are kept out of the landfills or aren’t left empty and abandoned in some vacant lot for years.

Besides being good for the environment, purchasing a shipping container is a good financial move as far as housing options go. These containers are very inexpensive to own.

You can purchase ten containers for far less money than you would have to shell out to give as a down payment on a traditional home. And with a shipping container, you’re not dealing with a mortgage payment for the next thirty years.

These containers are built to last and they have reinforced ends on either side. That reinforcement gives them the ability to be stacked and fitted together on top of each other with good support.

That means you can use them to build a two story or taller home if you choose to. The support of a steel container is better than what’s offered in a traditional home.

There are plenty of bonuses from using a container home because some of the common issues that come along with living in a wood home, you don’t have to deal with in a container home.

If you get water damage in a home that uses wood materials, you end up with mold issues, including the highly dangerous black mold. But with steel containers, mold is never a problem because mold can’t grow in or on steel.

Another plus is that unlike a regular home, these containers are fireproof. Steel doesn’t catch fire like wood homes do. So your family is safer living in a steel home instead of a bug out cabin.

Pests can be a big problem for people who have their homes built from materials that are currently available. Termites can work to destroy a home and are often not seen until the damage is substantial.

In some cases, a home isn’t livable after termites have caused extensive structural damage. But those who live in a container home don’t have to worry about termites and their destructive habits because termites can’t destroy steel.

Preppers also prefer shipping containers as survival homes because they can easily be hidden from view with foliage, trees and other natural coverings. This helps protect your family against would-be thieves and people who might want to harm your family or your property or steal your supplies.

Designing a Shipping Container Home for Your Needs

All shipping container survival homes won’t look alike despite their outward appearance. These homes can be designed around whatever needs you plan to have them serve.

Some people opt for very simple and basic furnishings. They make only enough changes in the container to make it livable. Others prefer to make more drastic changes and outfit the container so that it looks more like a luxury home than a container.

Whatever your needs, you can create a container to match it. Since these come in small or large sizes, you can choose the size according to how big of a space you want to live in.

For some people, a small space works well. They’re able to live very simply and keep everything running smoothly in a smaller area. Others, however, either need a larger space due to their family size or they prefer to have a roomier place to live.

The sizes of these containers can range from six feet to 45 feet. The smaller the container, the less width you’ll have. For example, a 20-foot container would give you just over 2,400 width space.

All of the containers can be left as an open floor plan or the sections can be divided into rooms according to need or privacy. You can take a forty-five-foot container and have enough space to make two or three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom and each room would be spacious.

The containers are low maintenance shelters, which leaves buyers with more freedom to make changes. The containers can be wired for electricity or they can be fitted with solar panels.

The walls can be left in their natural state or they can be covered by drywall or paneling. The ceilings can be changed, skylights can be added and so can windows and doors.

You can even have sliding glass doors installed. You do have to use materials that are specifically designed to fit with steel containers – since fitting them with doors and windows have different requirements than a wood home does.

Any amenity that you have in a home, you can have with a steel container. That includes a fireplace if you want one. Heating, cooling and plumbing can be done just like you’d see in a regular home.

Or, you can use other means such as passive cooling and composting toilets if you want to stick with environmentally friendly options. The good news is that a shipping container is so easily retrofitted, you can do most of the changes you want done yourself without having to hire help.

How to Acquire the Shipping Containers You Need

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Obviously, you can’t run up to your local home improvement store and order however many shipping containers you’d like to have. Though they are plentiful, you have to know where you can get them.

You can expect to pay a couple of thousand dollars or less for the container that you want to buy. Don’t spend more than that because the going rate for containers is between $1,000 and $2,000 – depending on the size of the container you want.

But another thing that can affect the cost is whether or not the container is refurbished or insulated. Some companies will charge more for high cube containers – but not all of them will.

Buying the biggest container at a decent price will allow you to save money to be able to customize your purchase. Make sure that you look for places that sell after market containers.

This means the container is no longer used for the company’s shipping purposes and has been retired. Many of these containers will have been in use about ten years.

Shipping companies have limits and regulations they have to follow for pulling containers out of service but these containers are still viable home options for savvy buyers.

Some containers are offered at great prices at auction sites, both local and online. You can bid on the containers as they come available. Some trucking companies have containers they will sell.

Pay attention to certain code words that are used. For example, “one-trip” means the container was used to make a trip to another country. Sometimes, these containers are not reused for other purposes but sometimes they are.

You also want to make sure you look for words like “cargo worthy.” It’s in your best interest to closely inspect the container before buying or have it inspected. While some dents are normal in shipping containers, large dents can indicate that the container experienced damage that may impact its support capability if the dents are in the corners where the support structures are.

You can find the containers at local container companies in your area by simply doing a search online. Put in the phrase “shipping container sales” or “buy a shipping container.”

If you want to be specific to your area, then type in your city and state. But what you want to look for are companies that offer delivery and set up. If you don’t go with a company that also offers delivery and set up for an additional portion of the selling price, then what ends up happening is you’ll have to pay extra to a third party.

This is because you’ll have to have the forklift on your property that’s strong enough to handle retrieving the container from the bed of the truck and has the ability to situate the container where you want it to go.

You have to have the area already prepared before you have the container delivered. The area should be flat and stable to support the container. Or, if you plan to bury it underground, then you need to have the hole dug out and prepped beforehand.

What You Can and Can’t-Do With a Shipping Container Home

Using a shipping container home is a wise investment, but there are some limitations to using these homes. Some buyers think that a container home means that nothing can destroy the home or cause it to be damaged and this isn’t true.

There are some things that are not safe to do with a container home unless you take a few extra steps to make sure it’s safe first. Some preppers believe that it’s okay to bury a container home under the ground to keep it safe from nuclear fallout, invaders and other issues.

But burying a container home is unsafe because it can cause the container walls as well as the roof to cave inward. This happens because the container is built to withstand a certain amount of pressure.

When you bury a container, the pressure limits are exceeded by the force of the earth around it as well as the force on top of it. If you feel you absolutely have to bury the shipping container, then you have to take steps to keep the collapse from happening.

This includes steps like building concrete barriers on the sides of the container to keep the pressure off the walls. The weight must be supported on the roof as well.

You’d have to retrofit the container so that the weight of the soil was kept off the roof of it. A shipping container home can be used to grow a garden right on the roof of it.

This serves a few different purposes. One, it helps to make the container blend in with its surroundings. Two, having a garden on top can be a source of sustainable food if you choose to have that over a flower garden and three, covering the container from the impact of direct sunlight can help create a way to keep the container cooler in the summer.

It can also keep the container warmer in the winter. Some people use the top of their container to create a small covered patio area where they can entertain and barbecue with friends or sit on chairs to enjoy the outdoors. Others simply plant grass seed to make it look like the container is part of the area.

How We Are Being Brainwashed

The title of this post how we are being brainwashed certainly sounds ominous. However as you read on I think you will be comforted a little by the message.

I get a lot of emails for people who literally have anxiety over all the bad news spewed out by the media. As you will discover there is a reason the media wants us brainwashed. This will be revealed in the outstanding video below.

I’m sure we all know someone that watches the news hourly and then will tell you how bad the world is. Make no mistake, there are still things we need to be prepared for. Once you are totally prepared  you can enjoy life fully.

You can take some comfort in knowing that we are actually living in some pretty safe times.

Don’t believe me? Watch the video below and then decide for yourself. The video gives a great explanation of how we are being brainwashed. Once you understand the process you can take steps to prevent it.

Mind Control Brainwashing Techniques – How To Protect Yourself

Mind control brainwashing techniques can be useful if used ethically, but can be dangerous in the wrong hands.

While some people use them for purposes of self-development, others have no qualms about using them to put you in harm’s way. Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated. Read on to know more about these methods!

Mind Control Brainwashing Technique # 1: Hypnosis Without Permission

A lot of people now turn to hypnosis to help them remember childhood memories and even past lives. Sometimes, they look to hypnosis to help them change something about themselves.

There’s nothing wrong with seeking alternative treatment. In fact, many have proclaimed at how life changing hypnotic sessions could be.

However, the danger lies in putting yourself in the hands of a hypnotherapist that you do not know. You may unwittingly be putting your life and well-being in danger.

When someone comes up to you and claims that he or she can put you into a trance, don’t let that person try even if you don’t believe in the power of hypnosis. At the very least, you must be accompanied by someone you trust.

Mind Control Brainwashing Technique # 2: Isolation From What Is Familiar

One of the more sinister brainwashing methods is that of isolation. This is when you are forcibly separated from your family, friends and all things familiar.

You might not think of it as a big deal, but being isolated from everybody else can have drastic effects on your psyche. Social isolation not only strips you of your personal beliefs, it also molds you into whatever the person or a group of people want you to think.

With no one else to back you up, you’d have no choice but to go along with the popular belief. To avoid being brainwashed this way, be on the lookout for people who insist on steering you away from your family and friends.

Mind Control Brainwashing Technique # 3: Scare Tactics That Play With Your Mind

Scare tactics can be anything from threats to cryptic mind games. This mind control trick feeds on a person’s fear and is no doubt one of the most dangerous of all.

When you feel threatened in any way, it’s important that you seek the help of your friends, family and the right authorities. The paranoia alone can result in you doing something you normally wouldn’t do in normal circumstances.

These mind control brainwashing techniques are almost invisible in nature. However, with awareness and proper support, you can now defend yourself against people who use them unethically and keep yourself out of danger.

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Hello Fellow Preppers And Survivalists,

Thankfully the end of a crazy week. With the Las Vegas
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My simple solution to all the madness which some will accuse
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People will say “but Jason you’ve got your head in the sand”.
However, THEY WOULD BE WRONG! I have a simple solution.

I use Google Alerts for my news. If you are not familiar with it,
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It’s sends the info right to your inbox almost immediately if you want.
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You could probably do this with Twitter as well and have
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I’m not that sophisticated yet. If any of you out there know
how to do it let me know and I’ll share it with our group.

So now you can stay up to date with current events on any
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For the important stuff there’s an option to get the alert “as it happens”.
You could use that option for something like “North Korea Missile missile strike”

Something like that you would want to know ASAP, other stuff like political “hash”
you can set an alert that comes to you once per day, or week.

With all that said it’s a good idea to have a solar powered hand crank
radio like the one here just in case everything goes to hell.
(I really like that radio).

Or like one on these credit card sized radios.

With this info you can now turn off the news and use your freed up brain space
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7 Water Storage Tips And Supplies You’ll Need For Emergency Preparedness

As we’ve seen recently in the news having a water storage plan is essential. Water is one of the critical things a person has to have in order to be able to survive. Your body’s organs will shut down without it.

Because water is so vital, you want to make sure that you’re well prepared with access to drinkable water. With that in mind here are 7 water storage tips and supplies you should become familiar with.

1-One of the problems with using water you find in nature is that the water can be filled with bacteria or other contaminants. For immediate water needs, you’ll want to have purification tablets to clean the water.

You can buy these in bottle form online and get a supply that will last you long enough for you to set up a more permanent water supply situation.

2-You’ll also want to have filters on hand.  These are filters that can clean water for up to a week or longer depending on the type you buy. These filters take care of bacteria, including the kind that can cause some nasty illnesses.

These filters can purify water so well that it will allow you to use water even from a swamp or a swimming pool. These filters are lightweight and easily portable. You’ll also need to have containers to use so that you can keep the water stored.

3-If you’re looking at something short-term, you can use emergency water bags to take along with you in your backpack. These bags will hold up to 5 liters of water. There are also lightweight water bladders available. You can find these in sizes that will hold anywhere from 25 to 150 gallons of water.

4-Water bricks are other containers you can use but these don’t hold as much water. They each hold less than 4 gallons of water, but what makes them useful is that they are stackable so they don’t take up a lot of room.

5-Water barrels are another item you need in order to properly prepare your water supplies. These barrels can hold about 55 gallons of water. If you’re using these water barrels thought, you might want to invest in a siphon pump for easier retrieval of the water to other containers.

6-When you’re carrying water to transport to your water storage container, you’re going to need a water carrier. You can find the collapsible ones that are inexpensive and very portable if they need to be put in a backpack. These water carriers are good because they’re not rigid and they won’t crack in cold weather.

7-Some people invest in water test kits to make sure that their purifying system has made the water safe to drink. If you have small children, the test kits are something you’ll definitely want to buy.

While having both are important, having a water storage plan is even more valuable than a food storage plan.

The World’s Deadliest Knife And How To Use It For Self Defense

The Karambit is often referred to as the world’s deadliest knife for good reason. With one well placed swipe on a number of strike points the karambit can take down even the largest of attackers.

Another reason the karambit has claimed the title of deadliest knife is because it can be concealed so well. An attacker may never see it coming.

The karambit is a great choice as a weapon of self defense as you don’t need to be exact when striking. Striking an attacker just about anywhere even in an area that is clothed can yield devastating results.

Origins Of The Karambit

The karambit is believed to have originated among the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra where, according to folklore, it was inspired by the claws of tiger.

As with most weapons of the region, it was originally an agricultural implement designed to rake roots, gather threshing and plant rice. As it was weaponized, the blade became more curved to maximize cutting potential.

Self Defense

The karambit is held with the blade pointing downward from the bottom of the fist, usually curving forwards however occasionally backwards.

While it is primarily used in a slashing or hooking motion, karambit with a finger ring are also used in a punching motion hitting the opponent with the finger ring.

Some karambit are designed to be used in a hammering motion. This flexibility of striking methods is what makes it so useful in self-defense situations.

The finger guard makes it difficult to disarm and allows the knife to be maneuvered in the fingers without losing one’s grip.

The short Filipino karambit has found some favor in the West because such proponents allege the biomechanics of the weapon allow for more powerful cutting strokes and painful “ripping” wounds, and because its usability is hypothesized as more intuitive, though there continues to be debate about this matter.

Important Point

The Karambit is truly the deadliest knife in the hands of a skilled practitioner. Too many buy them and call it their EDC with almost zero training. If you decide to purchase a karambit make sure to train with it. We’ve included a helpful video below that will point you in the right direction.

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8 Homesteading Must Haves

When you make the choice to start homesteading and build a family property that allows you to be self reliant and safe in the event of an SHTF situation, you need to be sure it meets a few check points in addition to food and water.

1-A good piece of homesteading property is number one on the checklist. It should be away from city, however not so far that it becomes a chore to access whenever you need to restock your supplies.

You should have a property that’s easy to get to, but is hidden from the eyes of the public . You need to know where it is, but not have it visible from the roadway where others might enter if there’s a disaster and they’re looking for supplies.

2- A good water supply source would be a positive addition if you can locate one. If it’s a flowing river or stream that would offer you fresh water, then you can’t beat that since water is a must for you to survive.

3-Lots of space for gardening and grazing animals is a plus. You need to figure out what kind of crops and animals you plan to raise, since some will need more space than others.

Good soil goes along with that last perk. If you’re gardening, then you don’t want to be dependent on a store to sell you bags of fertilizer to enrich the soil. You want land that’s already rich in nutrients and will help your plants thrive.

4-A system for generating your own electricity – hydro, solar, or wind would help your family survive. The running water with a drop in elevation would be good for hydro electricity. Plenty of sun for solar, and winds of at least 9-10 mph for wind-generated electricity.

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5-Formidable building supplies should be brought onto the property. Concrete is a good building supply for protection from the elements. A safe room built into the property is wise for all kinds of events. You want it to withstand weather and prevent easy entry by unwanted guests.

6-Lots of storage space is a must. You need storage space for items that can’t hold up temperature swings, like your food storage and water supplies. Outdoor storage for tools, equipment, and other items are also needed.

7-Protection from danger needs to be on your mind. Gates built around the property will help. Locks that come with doors and fences are often weak, so you may want to shore those up with something offering more protection.

Firearms and a security system with rechargeable batteries can help protect you. Fire resistant roofing material will help keep your home from burning down if you’re in a fire situation.

8-Concrete homes constructed right into the side of a mountain offer the best form of protection for the actual shelter itself. Then the property it overlooks could meet the rest of the requirements.

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How To Defrost Your Windshield Without Heat In 20 Seconds Or Less

How To Defrost Your Windshield Without Heat

With the secret you’re about to learn you will know how to defrost your windshield without heat in 20 seconds or less.

It’s really cold out there and making sure you are prepared to deal with the cold will save you and your car a lot of grief.

They conventional ways to defrost a windshield include using an ice scraper, or credit card or just letting your car run for awhile with the defroster on.

While those methods work they take time and waste gas while you wait for your windshield to warm up.

One thing you do not want to do is pour hot water onto your windshield. Doing so could result in your windshield cracking, or breaking.

Another bad idea is to just clear the drivers side of your windshield and then drive off. As bad as that sounds many people attempt to do just that and end up in an accident.

The video below will so you how to defrost your windshield without heat the fast and easy way.

With all the freezing cold and snow we though it would be a good idea to include some another tip that is common this time of year.

How to Dig Out a Car Following a Blizzard

Clear the tail pipe — Head to the back of your car first to clear snow away from the tail pipe. This is important because as soon as you can, you’ll be starting your car.

Brush carefully — Hopefully, your brush isn’t in your car, but if you’re dealing with a large amount of snow then you’ll need to use something else. Be careful — because a straw broom’s bristles can scratch the paint. Instead, use a broom with horsehair or the equivalent to being brushing off the driver’s door.

Get Inside — The moment you are able to open the driver’s door (or passenger side and then sliding over), then do so. With tail pipe clear, go ahead and start your car. Make sure that the wipers are off and turn the heat and defroster on high. This will facilitate in helping to melt snow faster.

Top to bottom — Clear your car off from the roof to the trunk and hood on down. Likely, you’ll be dealing with large amounts of snow, but resist using a shovel unless you can avoid the paint. If you’re working with someone else, they can begin to shovel out your driveway. If working alone, continue to brush off the snow including on the windshield, windows, grille, headlamps and elsewhere. Carefully free snow and ice from your wiper blades — they’ll get damaged if they aren’t cleaned properly. Use an ice scraper to remove crusted ice from the windshield.

Move your car — As soon as you can, shift your car into gear and move it out of its parking space. You’ll find it easier to clear the area if you have a patch of clear pavement to stand on. Turn your car off if you’ll be working for an additional 15 minutes or more to clear snow.

Inspect carefully — If the storm was particularly severe, snow may have gotten into crevices. Pop open the hood and clear away snow when the engine is turned off. Do the same for the trunk or hatchback. If the skies have cleared, consider leaving hood or trunk open to allow everything to dry out.

Additional Thoughts

Of course, preparing for a major storm can make your clean up easier. That means putting your car in a garage or car port if available or moving it to the end of the driveway to make it easier and quicker for you to leave. Put your windshield wipers in an erect position and remove scraper and brush before the storm moves in. Finally, have enough ice melt on hand to help clear your driveway or parking spot.

Matthew C. Keegan is a freelance writer who resides in North Carolina. Matt is a contributing writer for Andy’s Auto Sport an aftermarket supplier of quality parts including turbocharger kits and Ford Mustang wheels.

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Survival And Your Health: 3 Nutrient Deficiencies That Affect Almost All Of Us

Our survival is directly affected by our health. There is one aspect of our health that most of us suffer from, and that is nutritional deficiencies.

In the following article titled Nutrient Deficiencies That Affect  Almost
All Of Us you will learn the top 11 nutrients that we most often lack in our
diet and what you can do about it.

This is an outstanding article that you will really get a lot out of.

By Dr. Mercola

If you eat a balanced, whole-food diet like the one described in my nutrition plan, you’re probably getting adequate amounts of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function.

If not (and this applies to the majority of the U.S. population), there’s a good chance you may be lacking important nutrients.


Below, I will review 11 of the most common nutrient deficiencies,1 and how to address them. Eating real food is usually your best bet, but sometimes supplementation may be advisable, especially if you’re showing signs of deficiency.

#1: Vitamin D


Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in people of all ages, especially in those who choose to use topical sun screens (which blocks vitamin D production) or limit their outdoor activities.

Researchers estimate that 50 percent of the general population is at risk of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency, and this percentage rises in higher-risk populations such as the elderly and those with darker skin.

Signs indicating you may have a vitamin D deficiency include being over the age of 50, having darker skin, obesity, achy bones, feeling blue, head sweating, and poor immune function.   

Your best bet is to get your vitamin D level tested twice a year. Based on the evaluation of healthy populations that get plenty of natural sun exposure, the optimal range for general health appears to be somewhere between 50 and 70 ng/ml.

As for how to optimize your vitamin D levels, I firmly believe that sensible sun exposure is the best way, although vitamin D-rich foods and D3 supplements may also be necessary if you cannot get adequate sun exposure year-round.

How to Optimize Your Vitamin D

To optimize your levels, you need to expose large portions of your skin, such as your back, chest, legs, and arms, to sensible sun exposure. And, contrary to popular belief, the best time to be in the sun for vitamin D production is actually as near to solar noon as possible.

During this time you need the shortest exposure time to produce vitamin D because UVB rays are most intense at this time. Plus, when the sun goes down toward the horizon, the UVB is filtered out much more than the dangerous UVA.

Just be cautious about the length of your exposure. You only need enough exposure to have your skin turn the lightest shade darker. Once you reach this point your body will not make any additional vitamin D due to its self-regulating mechanism. Any additional exposure will only cause harm and damage to your skin.

Avoiding processed foods is another important consideration, as they tend to be loaded with the herbicide glyphosate (used on most conventional and genetically engineered food crops), and glyphosate has been shown to interfere with enzymes responsible for activating vitamin D in your liver and kidneys. 

#2: Omega-3 Fats


Low concentrations of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA2 are associated with an increased risk of death from all causes, and omega-3 deficiency has been revealed as the sixth biggest killer of Americans.

Most Americans eat too many inflammatory omega-6 fats (think processed vegetable oils) and too few anti-inflammatory omega-3s, which sets the stage for a number of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes, just to name a few.

Telltale signs that your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio may be out of balance include dry, flaky skin, alligator skin, or “chicken skin” on backs of arms; dandruff or dry hair; soft brittle nails; fatigue; menstrual cramps, and poor attention span.

The ideal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats is about 1:1, but the typical Western diet is between 1:20 and 1:50, so in addition to upping your omega-3 intake, you also need to reduce the amount of omega-6 in your diet, which means cutting down on processed and fried foods.

Sardines are one of the most concentrated sources of omega-3 fats,3 with one serving containing more than 50 percent of your recommended daily value. They also contain other nutrients that many are deficient in, such as vitamin B12, calcium, and choline.

If you decide to take omega-3s in supplement form, I believe krill oil is superior to fish oil. The omega-3 in krill is attached to phospholipids that increase its absorption, which means you need less of it.

Krill oil also contains almost 50 times more astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant, than fish oil, which prevents the highly perishable omega-3 fats from oxidizing before you are able to integrate them into your cellular tissue.

#3: Vitamin K2

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Vitamin K2 may be just as important as vitamin D for optimal health. It’s essential for bone strength, the health of arteries and blood vessels, and plays a role in other biological processes as well, including tissue renewal and cell growth, healthy pregnancy, and cancer prevention.

In the 2014 paper,4 “Vitamin K: An old vitamin in a new perspective,” vitamin D expert Dr. Michael Holick and co-authors review the history of vitamin K and its many benefits, including its significance for bone and cardiovascular health.

Vitamin K2 is an important adjunct to vitamin D, without which vitamin D cannot work properly. K2’s biological action is also impaired by a lack of vitamin D, so you really need to consider these two nutrients together.

Vitamins D and K2 also work synergistically with magnesium and calcium, so this quartet should ideally be taken in combination.

Whereas vitamin K1 — which is the primary form of vitamin K responsible for blood clotting — can be found in green leafy vegetables, vitamin K2 is only present in fermented foods. It’s produced by certain bacteria during the fermentation process.

Examples of foods that are naturally high in vitamin K2 include natto (a fermented soy product) and fermented vegetables like sauerkraut. One of the best sources I’ve found is to ferment your own vegetables using a special starter culture designed with bacterial strains that produce vitamin K2.

Raw dairy products such as certain cheeses, raw butter, and kefir also contain high amounts. However, only grass-fed animals (not grain fed) will develop naturally high K2 levels.

Menaquinone-7 (MK-7) is the kind of vitamin K2 you want to look for in supplements, as this form is extracted from real food.

The other type of K2, known as MK-4, is only available in synthetic form, which has the additional drawback of having a very short biological half-life, necessitating taking it several times a day. Research5 has shown MK-7, specifically, helps prevent inflammation by inhibiting pro-inflammatory markers produced by white blood cells called monocytes.

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I’ve Got To Get This Off My Chest Before I Explode

This is Jason The Good Survivalist, and I’ve got something I
need  to get off my chest before I explode.
“Please Read Every Word Of This Post”
One of the most frequent questions I get are “what does this post have to do with survival?”Some of the content we share may not on the surface appear to
relate directly to survival techniques, or skills.
However if you understand our mission statement (what we are about) it makes perfect sense.I often refer people to our about statement on our Facebook Fan Page.
Which (by the way), is where we post a lot of great videos as well as
other content.Our Facebook Page is located here.

Our about section says “The Good (Get Out Of Dodge) Survivalist
is for preppers, survivalists, and those wanting to survive life a little easier.


In Other Words

Our site, and newsletter is for survivalists, and preppers AND for those
who would like to make their lives in general a little easier.

We here at The Good Survivalist feel it’s very important to be prepared for
the worst such as a natural disaster, war, or anything SHTF related.

There are a couple of really great survival courses we heartily recommend.
Our favorite is called The Lost Ways…Survival Lessons We Have Lost To

It covers just about everything you ever need to know about surviving should
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We highly suggest you pick up the lost ways. Even if you decide it’s not for
you, at the the very least watch their video presentation located here.

It contains a wealth of can use even if you don’t purchase it.


We don’t  want to dwell on the worst, we just want be prepared for it. Let’s face it, there’s only so many ways you can rehash survival skills and techniques.

Constantly dwelling and worrying about “end times” is no fun, and it’s a depressing way to live.

Which Leads Me To This

“The making life a little easier part..” Life here on planet earth is tough. It’s our desire to share information with you that will also make your life, and ours a little easier.

This could include information on your health, and fitness. After all in order to survive you need good health, and fitness.

After All

What’s the sense of preparing for survival  / SHTF only to get knocked out by cancer, or some other health related disease.

Sometimes we share content related to your money (or lack of it). Let’s face it, we all need money to survive, and to be able to purchase survival gear, and food storage items, etc.We may also, and have shared in the past Do It Yourself Tips for all sorts of things including auto care, DIY tips for your home, self improvement ideas, and even the latest in technology.

All the things that can make your life easier, and enjoyable

I Think You Get The Idea

So as we move forward you can look forward to all sorts of new and interesting information including anything new in the survival, and preparedness industry.

Wishing you the best,

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How To Find And Make Clay The Bushcraft Way

Clay can be a very useful resource when Bushcrafting. It can be used for many things such as building a shelter. Other uses for clay could include making dishes, an oven to cook in, or a fireplace. You are only limited by your imagination.

We found a great article that we wanted to share with our readers. It’s well worth your time to read. We’ve also provided a pretty good video on finding clay bushcraft style.

Processing Clay the Easy Way: Water Extraction

Today we usually think of clay as being used for pottery but in truth the uses are almost endless. For thousands of years man has used this substance for a whole host of things, from pigments to medicines.

One of the most abundant materials on earth, clay can be found almost anywhere — just look for areas where the ground has broken into a bark like pattern (as on a tree) or areas where water tends sit longer after a heavy rain.

Clay can be extracted from many of these sources quite easily, and whether you plan to use it for pottery or one of the multitude of other traditional uses, the goal is to remove as many impurities as possible and the process is the same.

While some clay deposits are pure enough to be used raw straight out of the ground, these are the exception; most clay is found in conjunction with sand.

For Step-by-step Instructions for how to Water-Process Your Own Clay

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Hiker Accidentally Stumbles Across This Unique Shelter…You May Want To See It

A guy was out for a long hike by himself. As he was hiking he stumbled across this unique shelter. He took some pics of it. We thought you might like to see it.

The hiker never mentioned if the person who built it ever showed up. Notice the preemptive wall which is used to slow erosion.

They use ones that look kinda like that in England. Anyway, it’s super cool whatever it is.


Stumbled upon a shelter while camping I thought you guys might like.

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Free Backpacking/Bug Out Checklist Generator-Outstanding Tool

This is a fantastic tool that automatically generates a gear checklist for your backpacking trip by looking up some basic info. May also come in handy in case you need to bug out for a few days. Try it out! Click here to use the backpacking checklist generator


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Backpacking Tips and Tricks – Essential Food and Water Tips

There are many types of backpacking tips and tricks that can be applied to every aspect of your trip. Food is something that must be considered for any backpacking trip you take. In order to have proper energy on your trip, you must properly plan your meals. By knowing a few backpacking tips and tricks, it will be easier to pack and carry your food, as well as preparing it. Deciding on the right foods can seem like a hassle, but I wanted to give you some tips on food, as well as a few on water, in order to make for a simpler backpacking experience.

Backpacking Tips and Tricks: Food

  • Food that is easy to cook and lightweight is best.
  • Canned foods are the best option. Canned tuna and chicken work well.
  • Crackers are a great alternative to bread, since it’s harder to carry.
  • Instant items, such as grits or potatoes, are lightweight and are easy to prepare.
  • Beef jerky or any other dried meat is a good choice.
  • Make use of zip lock sandwich bags. Instead of packing items still in the box, put them into a bag. They are much easier to pack than boxes.
  • Foods such as beans or granola are good sources of energy.
  • Another alternative are meals that are ready to eat. They come pre-packaged and are made specifically for backpacking purposes.

Backpacking Tips and Tricks: Water

  • Anytime you are drinking water from an unknown source you should try make sure that it is safe.
  • Water should be filtered if possible. Cheese cloth is a good suggestion for this.
  • If you aren’t going to filter, you should add a water treatment.
  • Iodine tablets are a popular water treatment. However, they do leave a funny taste in the water. Using a drink mix in the water will cover the taste.

Knowing these backpacking tips and tricks will make it much easier to plan your backpacking trip. Since food and water will be your main energy source, eating right and getting enough to drink are your top priorities.

Interested in more backpacking tips and tricks? I have found the best places to find these tips is in a backpacking book. You will be able to plan your trip from A-Z with the right materials. You want to have a great trip, right? Remember, knowledge is power! To get started planning your next backpacking getaway visit: []Article Source:


The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

If you haven’t noticed, I ‘m a big fan of the cast iron.
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Know More About Cast Iron Pans

Cast iron is undoubtedly versatile and a best alternative to the expensive copper clad cookware. This is an option if you are not using any cast iron materials and utensils in your kitchen. In this article, we will discuss about the advantages and disadvantages of this cast iron in terms of necessity in the our cooking habit.

Let us discover first the advantages of this kind of kitchen cookware. You should know that pans made by this metal are excellent in heat conduction as well as retention. It means that heating may be even occur over the whole surface of the pan. Thus, you can use a cast iron pan even in your stove or in oven if there is no available wooden handles on your certain cookware. Cast iron cookware and pan are known to be non-stick kitchen utensils. But then, they have to be well-cared and properly seasoned. Plus, it is also popular because of its durable property. As you may notice that the cast iron cookwares of your grandmother (which is already old) are still in good condition in cooking. One more advantage is its affordable price. Apparently, these pans are cheaper as compared to those made of copper.

Well, there are also some disadvantages behind the numerous benefits and advantages. To be exact, we could say that this kind of pan is heavier compared to others. It is also a must to have a thorough cleaning to these utensils. The reason for this is that they are prone to rust if they are not cared off. It is also an advice to wash and clean these kind of cookwares manually. Well, have them hand-washed for they are not safe in dishwasher. In short word, they need more maintenance among the others.

The life of your cast iron pan basically depends in your hands. The range of your maintenance and care will reflect to the appearance and functions of your pans. There are pans that are pre-seasoned so there might be no requirement to season it by yourself. But then, if you really need to season it, all you have to do is put or rub it with oil, lard or the like and put it inside the 300- degree oven for an hour. After that, feel free to remove it out and let it cool in the open space. To strengthen the bond of the seasoning, have the process be repeated a couple more times. You should know that seasoning has a purpose of preventing food from sticking and creates a protective coating.

Remember, never use a soap on this kind of pan. In cleaning them, you have to use a hot water and a plastic scouring pad. Well, the use of a steel wool might create damage to seasoning so avoid using it as possible as you can.

You should also know that iron is one of the reactive metals. So, avoid using a cast iron pan in cooking of acidic foods. Take in your mind that this kind of pan is excellent in keeping the food warm but not practical for a storage purposes.

Ben Yang is a web expert as well as a writer of, an online store that offers a variety of products like Cast Iron, Classic Brass Architectural and Designer Chrome Collection products.

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“Most People Don’t Have The Guts To Try This Unique Prepping System”

It’s true, most people won’t have the guts to to try the unique prepping system that is revealed in the video below. There was a good reason our forefathers were able to survive daily life before the advent of modern technology.

Granted, the technology has made it easier to survive. However the day may come when that technology doesn’t work due to the grid going down, or the satellites fail due to an EMP natural disaster such as a solar flair, or terrorist attack.

The following video reveals a very unique, and effective prepping system that we wholeheartedly endorse. Go ahead and watch the video now.

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Succeed By Learning From Native Americans – Success Tips From Surviving The Sierra Nevada

In 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, saw the Santa Cruz Mountains while off the peninsula of San Francisco. He gave them the name ‘Sierra Nevada’ meaning “snowy range” in Spanish.

The name was later applied to the mountain range in the eastern part of California which is made up of 400 miles of tall peaks, deep forests and scorchingly hot lowlands.

Five million people visit every year to raft, hike or climb but, each year, over 200 become stranded, seriously injured or die.

Bear Grylls, the survival expert, has recently starred in a TV series which shows everyone the skills they need to survive in tough environments. These skills often suggest success skills as well as survival skills.

My cynical step brother suggested that these skills might help him last for twenty seconds rather than ten seconds in an extreme environment!

In one episode, Bear visited the Sierra Nevada. He took with him a water bottle, a cup, a flint for making fire and a brave film crew!

He landed by parachute high up in the Sierras. The air is so thin that he knew he would descend extra fast. To soften his landing, he guided the parachute to dump him into a shallow mountain lake.

He landed safely but the water was just above freezing. He got dry quickly and headed downwards:

“The Nevada desert lies to the east; so I want to go west.”

He made a primitive sundial to guide him west away from the desert. To achieve any success, it helps if there is a target to aim for even if it is a very big one.

John Soule once said ‘Go West, young man!’ and helped America become a great nation.

Bear kept moving downwards as you are more vulnerable to storms and lightning when you are high up.

Successful people act on intelligent priorities and two of these are health and safety.

He soon had to descend a steep granite cliff face. He warned against descending when the rocks are wet or covered in sand. Common sense is a key part of survival and success!

He made it down to the tree line but needed to keep moving further down as it gets colder at night and, the lower down you are, the warmer it will be. He had probably descended 2000 feet by now and was thirsty.

If you can’t boil your water, dig a little trench just above the level of the water. As your trench reaches below the level of the water, the water trickles in.

The gravel and sand filter out the giardia parasite which is widespread all over the world. It can cause chronic diarrhea and slow you down for days.

Bear’s exit strategy was to follow a stream which soon led him to a river. This was good news:

“Rivers are often the key for getting out of trouble. They are always going to lead to a road or a town or something. I am going to use it to head downstream.”

A key principle of success and survival is to learn from experts whether they are alive or dead or have moved elsewhere. Any one who is too arrogant to learn from others will probably fail.

Bear learned from the Mono Indians who had once lived here:

“This area was once home to many Native Americans. I’m using some of their survival techniques to turn this driftwood into a raft.”

Another key success technique is to keep things as simple as possible. Over complication results in confusion and inaction:

“The key to building a raft is to keep it simple. When I try and make them complicated they fall apart.”

Bear used grape vines to lash his logs together. As the knots get wet, they will tighten up. He used the hitch knots and weaving technique of the Mono Indians.

The rivers in the Sierras are used for white water rafting. 234 rafters have been lost on a single river in the last thirty years.

Bear launched his raft with his upper body on the logs and his legs dangling behind:

“The river is going at a fast pace and I’m moving faster than hiking on land. You should always proceed down river with an easy route to shore. This is easier said than done.”

His knees took punishment in the shallower parts of the river but in only half an hour he had floated for nearly two miles. However, all successful people know that it is easy to start projects with enthusiasm and excitement until the problems emerge:

“What for the first twenty minutes was good fun and quite warm is now less fun and much colder.”

I remember, as a teenager, walking from one end of the Isle of Man to the other climbing all the hills on the way. Two friends and I started off laughing hysterically and having fun. Within a few shorts hours, life had become grim and miserable. Eventually we made it but took a week to recover.

Bear floated down river on his raft but was taking risks:

“By the time I spot the rapids, I have no chance of escaping the currents. They are sucking me downstream. It is too late to reach shore. I am completely at the mercy of the river.”

He eventually lost his raft which broke up in the rapids but he made it to the shore:

“I scared myself a bit. I’m just black and blue and really cold. I must have travelled about five miles and I’m exhausted.”

He found shelter under an overhanging rock and got a fire going using his flint and a piece of hard rock. He spoke fondly of the fire:

“The warmth suddenly goes when the sun goes and this little baby here is my saviour. Apart from some grape vine leaves, I’ve had nothing to eat. Tomorrow, I want to find some food.”

He woke at 5 a.m. It was dawn in the sierras. He had a hot cup of tea brewed with pine needles:

“I need to drink as much as possible At altitude, the body uses more liquid than at sea level. If you can’t brew a cup of tea you can still get moisture from the pine needles. They are a great source of vitamin C up to eight times greater than orange juice.”

For a while Bear gave up his priority – heading west – in favour of going down hill to get food and water.

He spotted some horses and could see himself riding out of the lowlands in style:

“This is a long shot but I am going to give it a go.”

He weaved some willow branches together to make a rope following the example of the Native Americans. They use sensitivity, patience and a rope to tame their horses.

He tried to use their approach but, as he jumped on the horse, he fell off and the horse took off!

He walked on for an hour and then stopped early to build a proper camp and find some decent food.

He built a wickiup using Native American techniques and some wood from a dead, red fir tree. If you build a wickiup, don’t build over any game trails or near red ants and have a bit of open sky above you so searchers can find you.

Bear used another local technique to catch a rabbit.

He ground a piece of cedar into a throwing stick which was nearly two feet long. Cedar is hard and, when it is smoothed down, it will be fast and deadly in the air.

He practised with little success at first but then became more accurate. Bear, like all successful people, seldom gives up.

The Native Americans used these sticks mainly to throw at rabbits. Bear hit one on the head at his first attempt. I was reminded of how my granddad used to kill rabbits with a walking stick and a Lakeland terrier to drive the rabbit towards him. We often had rabbit for lunch.

Bear used a piece of elderberry bush and a piece of base wood to generate an ember to spark the tinder. He rubbed the spindle of elderberry between his palms:

“This requires patience and it takes me loads of go’s and is exhausting. If the spindle pops out you are back to square one. Friction must heat the elderberry stick to 400 degrees Celsius.”

He struggled but again did not give up even though he is not naturally patient. Eventually the stick smoked and generated an ember from which he could start a fire.

He pulled the fur off the rabbit and put it on a spit to roast it. He buried the remains of the rabbit before he ate. Local black bears can smell food from twenty-five miles away.

The rabbit tasted delicious. With a full stomach Bear could look around and appreciate the majesty of the sierras and the night sky.

He used the stars to get his bearings especially the north star. It is not one of the brightest but it is one of the only constant stars in the sky you can navigate by.

He mapped out a compass on the ground with twigs so that he would know where to go in the morning. Planning your tasks for the following day is one of the great success techniques that Ivy Lee taught Charles Schwab.

Schwab paid $25,000 for this information – about half a million dollars at today’s rate.

Next day, Bear got moving on his priority of survival:

“It is the morning of my third day. I’ve left my wickiup and gone west. I am out of the woodlands and in the chapparal – the most extreme region of the Sierras.”

It was 43 degrees celsius. Bear ate the abdomens of some carpenter ants. The taste was tingy and sweet but surprisingly quite good. He moved on:

“I want to make quick progress before this heat really kicks in.”

Snakes were a problem in this hot terrain. Always stand on top of logs before you step past them. Snakes find shade under logs in the heat of the day.

He saw some bright red berries. Nature warns us off with such colouring. But, in case you ignored Nature, she kindly provides an antidote nearby – coffee berries. My grandad would show me the dock leaves next to the nettles.

By now Bear was very thirsty. A Manzanita bush provided some relief. Manzanita means ‘little apples’. The Mono Indians used it as dried fruit and as an ingredient for a drink. They used the leaves as a kind of tooth brush. Bear cleaned his teeth with some of the leaves.

By mid afternoon, the heat was relentless and was slowing his progress to a crawl but successful people and survivors know that often things turn around just when you think you are getting nowhere. Just keep going.

Bear suddenly came across a huge lake where he could drink and cool down. On the far side of the lake – about half a mile away – he spotted a road.

He tied up the ends of his trousers and then scooped air into them as he pulled the waist end of the trousers into the water. They helped him swim across the lake to safety. Bear makes full use of whatever he has.

His mission had been a tough one because of the great variety of environments – cold and hot – in the sierras. He respected the resourcefulness of the Mono Indians who had survived there:

“Before the Europeans came they ruled this land and I have learned that there is a lot they can still teach us.”

They can teach us the patience and skill to make effective rafts, shelters and a powerful weapon like the throwing stick from whatever materials are available.

They can teach us how to keep things simple to avoid confusion and inaction, how to tame wild horses and even how to clean our teeth in the wilderness!

Bear, himself, has much to teach us like how to stay safe in tough situations and how to make health and safety our priorities. He follows Ivy Lee’s advice, at least in part i.e.

List 6 things you plan to do tomorrow in order of importance. Next day, start on the first thing and keep going till you finish it even if this means not completing the entire list. Make a new list at the end of the day. This advice is completely free!

Above all, Bear taught us, in this episode, to have the humility to learn from the local experts – the Native Americans who were in the Sierras long before Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo appeared off the coast of California.

John Watson is an award winning teacher and 5th degree blackbelt martial arts instructor. He has written several ebooks on motivation and success topics. One of these can be found at

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How To Hotwire A Car In An Emergency

Knowing how to hotwire a car could come in handy in an extreme emergency like when SHTF. Or, maybe you lost you keys in extreme heat, or cold and you need to get out of the situation fast.

You don’t have time to wait around and you cell phone can’t get a signal. Use your imagination, you get the point.

First things first. Only use what you learn here in a real emergency situation. If you use this information to steal a car or play a joke on someone you will go to jail.

In the following videos you will learn 3 different ways to hotwire a car. One is the “screwdriver” method, and the second is the “hotwire” method. The 3rd method deals with hotwiring modern cars.

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“Dead Simple Trick Brings Any Battery Back To Life. Never Buy Batteries Again. Watch The Video Below To Learn The Trick”

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Ask The Survivalist (Brand New Feature)

We Think You’ll Really Going To Like This Like This!

We are starting a survival question of the day series.called “Ask The Survivalist.”

Here’s how it works:

Every few days we will post a survival question. We will turn to you, our fellow survivalist for an answer.

We have a lot of very experienced survivalists who follow us. We’ll post the top few answers right here on our site, and via email.

If You Have A Question:

Ask it, and we’ll get it answered either by one of our experts, or readers. We have a good mix of people who want basic information as well as experienced people who’d like to share what they know.

Here’s What You Need To Do Next:

To ask, or answer any questions please go to our Facebook Page by clicking here. Then “like” the page (if you have no already done so). After liking the page simply “message us” on Facebook with your questions, or answer to a posted question.

We will post the questions, and answers right here on our site. If you haven’t done so please sign up for our email newsletter where we will also update you with the questions and answers.

This will allow you to not miss any survival questions or answers. You can find the sign up form on the upper right side of this page.

Start asking, and answering those questions!

You Don’t Have To Look Like This To Survive.

Many preppers, and survivalists feel they have to look like a soldier in full survival gear in order to survive should the worst happen. Survival clothing is practical and often depends on the type of climate your dealing with.

In the pictorial below you’ll get some great ideas on what to wear in certain situations. Everything from socks to type of backpacks and more. Wearing survival clothing that makes you look like a “survivalist” may draw attention that you don’t want.

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(WATCH) 4 Easy Survival Lessons You Can Learn In Under 2 Minutes

These quick and to the point survival skills could mean the difference between surviving or not. We have recently updated this post since it was first published. We added this video because of the simple lessons Patriot Nurse discusses.

These are very practical survival tips. The video is 7 minutes long, however the tips are explained in the first 2 minutes. We think these survival lessons are worth your consideration.


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