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By The Survival Place Blog

When it comes to survival in the wilderness, this is not something that should be taken for granted. Nature can be very harsh and unforgiving, and you have to be prepared. So many people try to take on the wilderness without making sure they’re fully prepared. And this is often a recipe for disaster. Don’t let yourself fall into this trap, and make sure you do everything you can to help your survival chances.

Imagine you’re preparing for a time when the world regresses, and we are forced back into nature. This is when all of your preparation and training is going to come in handy. Here is everything you need to do to survive in the wilderness when the time arrives.

Get Basic Training

The first thing you should do as soon as you can is to get basic survival training. This could be a few weeks of simple training on how to make a fire, learning Morse code, and hunting strategies. Getting some basic training is essential for helping you learn the ropes and develop new survival skills. Without this training, you’re basically going in blind to any survival situation.

Stock Up

You also have to make sure you have stocked up on all the relevant things. There is a lot of stuff you’re going to need for your survival experience. Things like weapons, a tent, fishing apparatus, etc. So, you should check out Chandler Rod and Gun Club and see the sorts of things they talk about. It is absolutely essential that you stock up and have the right supplies to help with your survival.


Watch Bear Grylls!

If you want to pick up further tips and ideas, you need to tune in and watch Bear Grylls. The survival expert often provides a lot of useful tips and suggestions on his programs. Use these as your bible and learn from them. You may even think about keeping a journal of all the things Bear suggests so that when the time comes you’re ready to use them.

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Build a Home

When you’re out there trying to survive in the wilds, you need a base. You have to have some sort of home or base of operations. And that means you need to get to work building somewhere. So, try to do this as soon as you can to make things easier for you. Find the ideal location and build yourself a fort or a hut you can live out of.

Expect the Unexpected

The main thing you need to remember when trying to survive in the wild is to expect the unexpected. Remember, nature can be unpredictable, and a lot of things might happen you haven’t prepared for. Try to pre-empt this by expecting and preparing as much as you can for unforeseen events. Have an emergency plan in place if the time comes.


As you can see, there is a lot to think about when it comes to survival in the wilderness. Only a few people are actually cut out for this kind of thing. By making use of these ideas and suggestions, you can be sure you will have a great chance of survival.

The Survival Place Blog: Everything You Need to do to Survive in the Wilderness


Survivopedia: 10 breeds of hogs

By  – SurvivoPedia

Pigpen? Check! Food source? Check! Lots of fresh water? Check!

You’ve made the decision to raise hogs for survival. You’ve lined everything up. You’re ready to go. Except something is still missing, you need to buy some hogs.

But what kind should you get? With so many breeds out there, how do you know which one is best? Is one kind of pig better than another kind?

Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: 10 Breeds Of Hogs To Choose From For Survival


By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog

The general interest in Survival & Preparedness has been growing, especially during recent years, perhaps due to an instinctive response from our inner-selves alerting us to the systemic risks and dangers that we’re facing in today’s modern world – urging us to take action, to ‘get ready’…

With that said, there have been lots and lots of books written in this genre of preparedness — reference non-fiction and fiction.

Having a hard-copy bookshelf of reading materials could be crucial in a hypothetical world of collapse in which our modern day reliance on instant information at our fingertips may be disrupted or gone altogether.

Continue reading at Modern Survival Blog: Survival And Preparedness Books For The Bookshelf

By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper

This week in the Survival Saturday news round-up, it seems like virtually everything is either illegal or on the road to becoming illegal. (Unless you’re the government. Then you get a pass like 400,000 pensioners in Kansas just discovered.) Words hurt people’s feelings and scare them, cash is strongly frowned upon because the control lies with the person who holds it, and having a differing opinion about medical care is grounds for expulsion from society.

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of products, the week’s news, and recommended reading material for folks who are interested in being prepared.

This Week’s Products

Prices listed were accurate at the time of publication.

Document bagsIf the banking news lately has caused you to pull your cash out of the banks (assuming you didn’t do that years ago) let me recommend these little document bags. I keep my cash in these bags in my fire resistant safe to provide a double layer of protection for my savings. Cost per bag is about the equivalent of one month of banking fees, making it well worthwhile.

$8.54 – ORDER HERE

Dental MedicNothing will stop you in your tracks like dental pain. This little dental emergency kit is a nice, light addition to your bug-out bag. (Disregard the obvious errors in the description on Amazon.) The kit contains small quantities of the following:  floss, cotton, temporary cavity filling mixture, and dental wax. Obviously, at this price, it doesn’t provide you with something for a long-term major emergency, but it will get you through a rough spot until you can get to a dentist.

$13.36 – ORDER HERE

This Week in Preparedness

Cash is becoming a crime. You see, when you put your money in the bank and make “investments.” it’s a lot easier for that money to be taxed or confiscated. This is why the folks who run our country would love to see cash outlawed. It’s a lot harder to control wealth that they can’t get their grubby hands on. Just watch. More and more countries are taking larger bills out of circulation as the noose gets tighter. Check out this  country-by-country guide to the war on cash. And take note: if the government doesn’t want you to have it, it’s most likely because having it gives you autonomy. Even though an increasing number of Americans don’t trust the banking system, it’s nearly impossible to get by without an account these days. Here are some tips on severing the ties.

Kansas residents lose 55% of their pensions.  Can you imagine getting a pay cut of more than half of your monthly income? Well, that’s what just happened to over 400,000 retired people in Kansas who invested in the Central States Pension Fund. Pensioners saw an average cut of just over $1400 a month. The fund used a 2014 federal law to legally steal the money make the cuts, as they struggle not to go broke. Just another sad day in the economic apocalypse of America. This ties in directly to the story above. If the folks in Kansas had stuffed their money in their mattresses instead of contributing (often forcibly) to a pension fund, then it would be much more evident that the person slicing into their bedding to steal their money was committing a crime. This way, it’s “legal.”

The mysterious death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could be pivotal for America. Wherever you stand on the political scale, there could be some pretty major consequences when an acting Supreme Court Justice passes away, particularly when it leaves the highest court in the land ideologically deadlocked. Yet somehow, despite the ramifications, despite the suddenness of his demise, and despite the fact that it was reported he was found with a pillow over his face, Justice Scalia was pronounced dead over the phone. No autopsy was performed, and his body was embalmed within the first 24 hours, reducing the possibility of finding anything in a later autopsy. While he was 79 years old and in questionable health, making a sudden death from natural causes well within the realm of possibility, is it also possible that his demise was sped along by someone with political interests? Pshaw. Nothing to see here. Back to your Froot Loops and the morning “news.”

No matter what your beliefs are about vaccines, something just isn’t right. I write a lot about removing the toxic chemicals from your life, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that vaccines may very well be toxic chemicals that we voluntarily have injected into our children. As more people become resistant to the idea, the government is hard at work, trying to force us all to comply. Whistleblowers with information linking vaccines with autism are silenced and the media blacks out their stories. Holistic doctors are mysteriously dying. Regardless of whether you want to vaccinate your kids fully, partially, or not at all, there are a lot of things that just don’t add up. This story that puts it all together is a must-read for any parent.

Trigger warning: butt-hurt ahead. College campuses should come with trigger warnings these days – warnings to those of us who can’t help gawking at the wimpy little every-one-gets-a-trophy crybabies that populate the campuses and rage against butthurt microaggressions. The most recent news that has filtered out of the “safe space” is that students at Rutgers University were frightened and afraid when a conservative writer hurt their feelings. Milo Yiannopoulos (incidentally, a gay man) caused the hullabaloo when he denounced the crybaby culture of excruciating political correctness. Upset students were so hurt by his words that (I could not make this up) they smeared fake blood on their faces in protest.  Students assembled at a post-lecture meeting to express their woe. (Free speech is only free if it doesn’t offend anyone, as evidenced when a street preacher recently got a ticket for hurting a person’s feelings.) These are the people that warning labels protect, undermining Darwin’s Law and surviving despite their unsuitability for life on the planet. Bless their hearts. Trigger warning: video ahead. You might want to avert your eyes at about 1:22 so you aren’t upset, or you may just want to join in my mockery of them.

The Bookshelf

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The Death of Money: This eye-opening book demonstrates how Americans are getting financially shafted by big banks who are aided and abetted by the government. “Everyday citizens who save and invest have become guinea pigs in the central bankers’ laboratory. The world’s major financial players—national governments, big banks, multilateral institutions—will always muddle through by patching together new rules of the game. The real victims of the next crisis will be small investors who assumed that what worked for decades will keep working.” The good news is, it’s not too late to prepare by swapping your investment to tangible items that hold real value worldwide, like gold, land, and food, and

This eye-opening book demonstrates how Americans are getting financially shafted by big banks who are aided and abetted by the government. “Everyday citizens who save and invest have become guinea pigs in the central bankers’ laboratory. The world’s major financial players—national governments, big banks, multilateral institutions—will always muddle through by patching together new rules of the game. The real victims of the next crisis will be small investors who assumed that what worked for decades will keep working.” The good news is, it’s not too late to prepare by swapping your investment to tangible items that hold real value worldwide, like gold, land, and food, and this book can provide you with an actionable plan. He writes: “The coming collapse of the dollar and the international monetary system is entirely foreseeable. . . . Only nations and individuals who make provision today will survive the maelstrom to come.”


Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC

No matter what your feelings are on vaccines, you will want to hear what CDC whistleblowers Brian Hooker and William Thompson exposed about the cover-up perpetrated by the Center for Disease Control. I always thought that I was unable to be surprised by the actions of government agencies, but I was truly shocked by the depth of the corruption they depicted. “Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans…This book nullifies the government’s claims that “vaccines are safe and effective,” and reveals that the government rigged research to cover up the link between vaccines and autism. Scientific truth and the health of American children have been compromised to protect the vaccine program and the pharmaceutical industry.”


Retaking America: Crushing Political Correctness

This book about political correctness is written, of all people, by an Australian. Don’t let that deter you. Commentator Nick Adams has witnessed the demise of Europe and believes that the same disease is affecting the United States: political correctness. “Political correctness has ripped through America, turning life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness into lifelessness, suppression and the pursuit of mediocrity. In support of political correctness, sneering columnists are seeking out opinions they don’t like and punishing them, speakers are being canceled on college campuses and people are being vilified for exercising their religious liberty. Meanwhile, Europe is in its death throes, completely infected by the political correctness disease. With creativity, flair and his trademark wit, Australian Nick Adams deftly exposes why political correctness is behind every problem in America today, and why it is every American’s patriotic duty to defy politically correct mandates. He explains Americans face a momentous choice in this election year, and lays out a roadmap for an American renaissance.” If you think that the crybaby culture has run amok, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this book



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Feb 17 Self Reliance Strategies

This week’s Self-Reliance Report is about strategies for small spaces, temporary locations, and rentals. A question from a reader made me realize that many of the strategies I’ve shared here are not really workable for everyone.  So, this week, the round-up is all about the folks who don’t live on a few acres in the country.

The Self-Reliance Weekly Report is a collection of strategies, made up of the articles, books, DIYs, and products that I found useful on my own little prepper’s homestead. 

Click here to go to this week’s Self-Reliance Report.

Rebel against corporate food

The term “corporate food” is pretty disturbing if you stop to think about it. Corporations aren’t usually known for their strong ethics or for placing people above profit. And yet, somehow, a very high percentage of the food consumed in America was somehow provided by a corporation whose main goal is profit, not nutrition.

You can rebel quietly and staunchly by refusing to purchase what they are selling. Growing your own, buying from small local farmers, avoiding processed food like the plague that it is, and cooking from scratch are powerful weapons against corporate food and what this week’s round-up is all about.

Click here to go to the Foodie Friday Round-up of news, food preservation, tips, and recipes.

Anything to add to Survival Saturday?

Do you have any news links you want to share? Now’s the time! You are absolutely welcome to post your links in the comments below. I love the information that you share!

Continue reading at The Organic Prepper: Survival Saturday: Cash, Words, and Medical Options Are Becoming Illegal

About the author:

Daisy Luther lives on a small organic homestead in Northern California.  She is the author of The Organic Canner,  The Pantry Primer: A Prepper’s Guide to Whole Food on a Half-Price Budget, and The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy uses her background in alternative journalism to provide a unique perspective on health and preparedness, and offers a path of rational anarchy against a system that will leave us broke, unhealthy, and enslaved if we comply.  Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest,  and Twitter,.

Prepper Book Festival 11 | Backdoor Survival

By Gaye Levy – Backdoor Survival

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the books that have been selected to participate in the Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival #11.  This time around I have both fiction and non-fiction, from new authors as well as old favorites.  It is a fantastic line-up with something for everyone and I hope that you find something that is both interesting and educational.

In the coming weeks I will be sharing author interviews as well as book giveaways – lots and lots of giveaways.  The authors and their publishers have been very generous and so I do hope you will support them by taking a moment or two to enter the giveaways and take a chance on winning some free books!

But first, for those of you that are unfamiliar with book festival format, what is a “Prepper Book Festival”?

Continue reading at Backdoor Survival: Prepper Book Festival 11: The Best New Books to Help You Survive

About the author:

Gaye Levy started Backdoor Survival so that she could share her angst and concern about our deteriorating economy and its impact on ordinary, middle-class folks. She also wanted to become a prepper of the highest order and to share her knowledge as she learned it along the way. On Backdoor Survival you will find survival and preparedness tools and tips for creating a self-reliant lifestyle through thoughtful prepping and optimism.

To read more from Gaye, visit her website, Backdoor Survival. You can also follow Gaye on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest or purchase her eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage on

Eskimo Skills

By  – SurvivoPedia

Today, changing weather patterns mean that more people will need to learn how to survive in extreme temperatures. The Eskimos have been doing this for centuries using very simple technologies and methods.

We can learn a lot from them and incorporate these methods into our survival plans. Even if winter appears to be on the waning side right now, it can still come back with a vengeance, and will ultimately return in just a few months.

To understand what Eskimos are confronted with every day, consider that winter temperatures in the Arctic can easily drop below -58 Fahrenheit. During the summer, the average temperatures are anywhere between 14 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: Survival Skills To Learn From Eskimo People