Month: June 2017

Water Storage – Prepare To Quench Your Thirst

Water storage methods should be at the top of any preppers to do list.  Aside from air, water is the resource you are going to need above everything else. The Rule Of Three that we covered in a previous article states that you can only survive for three days without water.  Three days reduces quickly in hot environments or if you are exerting yourself.  Because of this, water storage should be num...

Surviving The Sun – Protect Yourself From Heatstroke

Heatstroke contributes to many of deaths in survival situations.  When stranded it is easy to react to this by racing against the clock to find water, food, and shelter.  However, it is important to remember that your body reacts differently in different situations.  In a hot environment, staying cooler is better for staying alive. When your core temperature increases and your body loses the abili...

Choosing The Right Hiking Boots – Our In Depth Guide

Your choice of hiking boots may mean the difference between a safe and comfortable hike, and injury.  With such a large selection available across a range of prices, it pays to research before you buy. Hiking boots are an individual choice.  Important factors include your foot size & shape, as well as the type of hiking you intend to do.  Your hiking boots will be your best friend when out in ...

Bug Out Bag Ideas – What To Include & What To Avoid

We’ve categorised this as prepping, but in reality, a bug out bag would be equally at home in survival.  Whether you are prepping for the end of the world, or just assembling a 2-3 day pack for hiking emergencies, this will suit all. So what is “bugging out”? Bugging out refers to leaving your home to a safe place.  The classic tool to allow this is the bug out bag.  The bug out ...

Hiking Hypothermia – Do You Know The Signs?

Hiking hypothermia is a silent killer.  We dispel the myths and show you how to treat and prevent it occurring. Hiking hypothermia causes over 60% of all deaths that occur as a result of exposure to weather.  Twice the number attributed to heat exposure in the form of sun and heat stroke.  Confusion about the symptoms can lead to danger, as well as stubborn hikers trying to be brave. There are a l...

Survival – The Rule Of Three

The rule of three is one of those things that should be, forever, engraved on your soul.  If ever a situation arises whereby you find yourself in a survival situation, these rules could well save your life. The rules of three determine the length of time your body can go without basic life needs and are as follows: Three minutes without air Three hours without shelter Three days without water Thre...

Prepping? Don’t forget your fidget spinner!

The Fidget Spinners, patented in 1993 by Catherine Hettinger have recently soared in popularity.  It’s not clear if we should attribute their current success to her, but she probably made them first.  Originally designed as a stress toy for medical purposes, they have recently shot into fashion.  There are not many children in the US or UK that aren’t playing with them at the moment. T...

How does my handheld GPS know where I am?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is one of the true wonders of modern science. It is one of the only human achievements that has combined both Einstein’s Special and General Relativity theories. Funded by the American Department of Defence (DoD), it is the cornerstone of most electronic navigation devices available to buy today. The Global Positioning System or GPS for short, is a network...

Communicate your intended route or plan

One of the most important things to remember when embarking on a trip out, before a survival situation may or may not occur, is to tell someone where you are going and when (even roughly) you are likely to be back.  If you are then left stranded you are able at the very least to press on with looking after yourself in the knowledge that somebody already knows where you are and when you are likely ...

Prepping – What is it and are you ready?

prepping (/ˈprɛpɪŋ/) the practice of making active preparations for a possible catastrophic disaster or emergency, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies. Prepping is something that I have always done, but not in the new modern sense of the word. I enjoy being outdoors with my “kit”, including the multitude of tents of gathered over the years that range from larg...

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