The Survivalist Blog

Beginner’s Guide to Archery for SHTF

by Morgan

I’ve been an archer for around 14 years. I learned to shoot with a recurve when I was in college and I immediately fell in love. After that class ended, I ran to the nearest bow shop and picked up a compound bow. It was a Browning and it was beautiful. I shot a lot, but I never took it seriously and my accuracy was always way off, but I didn’t care as I was doing it for fun.

I moved to a new state and the movers lost my bow. I was so devastated, I loved that bow, I had had it for years and now it was suddenly gone. I didn’t pick archery back up for many years after that....

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What Did You Do To Prep This Week

Well, folks, here we are again and I have some good news to report… most of you probably remember that after Trump was elected that I reported seeing a downturn in interest in prepping, well, apparently it was only temporary because I’m now seeing a huge increase in interest and the jump in website traffic to prove it.

Over the past two weeks, there has been a big increase in search from the search engines like google for prepper terms that have led readers to this site and other site owners that I correspond with have seen the same uptick in interest and thus traffic to their...

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How to Develop a Bug Out Route

by Morgan

The prepper community loves to discuss bugging out. It’s one of the most talked about and fantasized about topics. Bugging out is something that definitely needs to be considered and properly planned. There are many reasons someone may need to bug out outside of the zombie apocalypse, such as a train derailment, fire, hurricane, etc.

Bugging in is what we plan to do, and I think what most people plan to do. The only time we would consider bugging out is if we’re forced from our home.

In order to decide when you need to bug out, where you’re bugging out to and all of the other...

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How To Build A Campfire With Wet Wood (Bushcraft Skills)

by Kelly S

Survival is all about being prepared for any scenario that comes your way. You should have protections against wildlife; you should have the necessary equipment for building a shelter; you should have extensive knowledge in hunting, trapping, and fishing and many more important elements to stay alive. But, if you are the especially motivated survivor, you will have prepared yourself for every possible climate, which not only includes acquiring appropriate clothing and footwear but learning the basics of fire making as well.

Firemaking is one of several bushcraft skills...

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Gain Prepper Skills Now By Starting A Survival Binder

What’s the most important component of your preparedness preparation? Is it water, food, shelter, emergency medicine, defense? The correct answer is . . . none of the above.

Yes, you need those essential life-supporting items, but if you ask me what the most important part of survival planning is I would say information. Some will disagree with me on this, but that’s OK. We all have our opinions, and that’s great. Just don’t let your beliefs nullify your good judgment and lessen your chance of survival.

Information and individual survival skills are key to your survival, and both...

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Clinger Holsters: Weekly Review

Clinger Holster is a company that specializes in innovation with holsters. Offering a large ready to ship line and easy to buy Amazon listings, they have a product that exceeds and meets my personal requirements for holsters.


Holsters are an essential part of carrying a handgun, whether it be outside the waistband (OWB) or inside the waistband (IWB). All reviews I do are based on a simple premise, the product must work, and after I am done with it (running it through a veritable gauntlet) it still needs to function well (some products like firearms and knives) must function...

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What Did You Do to Prep This Week?

I’ve seen lots of comments posted in response to my recent article on heating your home in a long-term grid-down situation suggesting building a “rocket mass heater” for heat inside the home, and while these things can work, most people aren’t going to build one of these things inside their homes so I did not include it in my article.

I keep my articles practical and give information that will help the most people, and if it isn’t practical and or no one reading it will actually build it then I leave it out.

I wonder how many people suggesting this in the...

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Staying Warm and Heating Your Home During a Long-Term Grid Down Situation

Let’s face it, heating your home during a long-term grid-down situation is probably one of the biggest challenges that a prepper facing the cold winter has to overcome. You have to keep your body temperature in the normal range i.e. above 95 F (35 C) or hypothermia will start to set in.

When your body temperature drops, your heart, nervous system and other organs can’t work normally. Left untreated, hypothermia can eventually lead to complete failure of your heart and respiratory system and eventually to death. From: The Mayo Clinic – Hypothermia.

In other words, you need a...

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HydroBlu Water Filters; is This Innovative Company the Sawyer and Katadyn Killer?

Weekly Product Review

Recent reviews have been a bit repetitious, no really innovative products or approaches. Recently, however, HyrdoBlu contacted me regarding reviewing their innovative product line. I picked up two of their amazing products, Pressurized Jerry Can filter and the GoFlow bag and Versa Filter kit and set about testing them.

I started this review by doing what I always do, reading the instructions. Now many companies make extreme claims, usually relying on the most beneficial testing results from an array of products tested. This applies especially to ammunition, water...

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Survival Gear and Food Stockpiling for a Long-Term Crisis (Updated for 2018)

Survival Gear and Food Stockpiling for a Long-Term Crisis

The Quickest Way I Know To Get a Family of Four Prepped for The Coming Collapse (Updated for 2018)

If you wait to stock up on needed food items this is what you’ll see when you go to the supermarket after disaster strikes.

This morning as I was trying to catch up on my email (I get a massive amount of email each month, last month over 3,000), I opened a great one from John W. In a nutshell  John, is new to prepping and hasn’t really done anything prep-wise yet, but he has been thinking and making plans for his long-term...

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What Did You Do To Prep This Week?

The Daily Collapse Report is down but should be back up and running normally by the end of the day. The site started getting a lot of hits and as a result, it started timing out and crashing so I needed to get better hosting (and more costly) so I moved it, however with such a move it can take up to 48 hours to propagate over the web and be available everywhere.

I’m really sorry for the inconvenience but it is just temporary…

My other site is also doing really well and is up and running as normal – take a look – – Independence Through Homesteading...

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Preppers Don’t Come Up Short – Check Your Survival Skills Now!

Any person who sets out to acquire a set of survival skills must start with a brutally honest self-assessment. If you don’t make a truthful appraisal of where you are in terms of your survival skills and knowledge, you have no reliable means of getting to where you want to be.

Do an inventory. In what areas are you most skilled? Where are you definitely lacking? Are you well versed in firearms but lack knowledge about water purification? Have you amassed an impressive food pantry but have no way to protect that food should the need arise?

Do you have a stocked first aid kit but don’t know...

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Prepper News and Notes: Dec 8, 2017

For those who don’t already know, I have three websites, this one which is my main site and – Independence Through Homesteading and Self-Reliance and The Daily Collapse Report – Economic Collapse, Current Threats, Breaking News.

Both websites complement this one and should be bookmarked and visited often so that you don’t miss an important update. Also, if you have any suggestions for either site please let me know.


If you want to see photos of my area, my preps, and other random stuff then you can do that at my Instagram page and don’t forget to...

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7 Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Prepper

If you have a friend, spouse or relative who is a prepper and don’t know what to get them for Christmas, check out the following list…

1.Tactical Seat Cover

Tactical Seat Cover

2.100 Deadly Skills

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation

3.Folding Compact Workbench Sawhorse Work Table with Clamps 1000 lb Capacity

Folding Compact Workbench

4.Leatherman – Style CS Multitool, Stainless Steel

Leatherman – Style CS Multitool, Stainless Steel

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Prepper News and Notes: Dec 6, 2017

My site The Daily Collapse Report, (I have three websites) it is updated multiple times per day so be sure to bookmark the site and check back often so you don’t miss out on fresh content… my other site at has been put on hold for a couple more days but will be updated daily starting next week.

However, instead of the current daily briefing, I’m thinking of taking it another direction and making it into a homesteading site on the same theme as The Daily Collapse Report but instead of collapse news I’d be publishing the best-homesteading news and how...

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EcoZoom Rocket Stove Review: Is It The Best Solution For Off-Grid Cooking?

First off would like to thank Phil from EcoZoom for sending one of their rocket stoves (a Zoom Versa) for review here on…

EcoZoom In Action

The EcoZoom rocket stove was designed by the folks at Aprovecho Research Center and is marketed by for use in developing countries as a safer and more efficient method of cooking, and they have recently expanded their products for use by the camping and emergency preparedness market.

But is the EcoZoom any good … and more importantly is the EcoZoom rocket stove a practical and efficient survival cooking tool...

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The Responsible Use of Lethal Force – What You Should Know…

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a guy, I’d hired to help me do some work around my place when he noticed my No Trespassing sign that was nailed to a nearby post. He turned the Coke to his mouth swallowing the last of its contents before throwing the empty can into the bed of his pick-up truck.

He then Turned toward me as he cleared his throat, and said; good thing you nailed that sign up down there, with all the thievery going on around here, now if you catch them on your property you can drop them in their tracks and they’ll be paid for because you have that sign up...

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Prepper News and Notes for Dec 4, 2017

  • If you want to see photos of my area, my preps, and other random stuff then you can do that at my Instagram page and don’t forget to follow the page so that you never miss a new photo. You can also scroll down to the bottom of the sidebar to see my nine most recent photos.

  • An Interesting Article. This article has it all… some facts and truth smothered under so much conjecture and dramatization that it’s difficult to find those facts and truth within the article without doing your own research. The Common Sense Show: How the Bundy Ranch Affair Is Related to...

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What Did You Do to Prep This Week

On January 1, 2018, I’ll be giving away a new Mora Bushcraft survival knife to one lucky subscriber. Winner will be chosen by random drawing and will be notified by email as well as announced on this site. If you’ve not subscribed (if you’re not a subscriber then you can not win) yet, then you can subscribe here.

If you want to see photos of my area, my preps, and other random stuff then you can do that at my Instagram page and don’t forget to follow the page so that you never miss a new photo. You can also scroll down to the bottom of the sidebar to see my nine most recent...

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8 Basic Survival Bushcraft Skills That You Ought To Know

by Angela Williams

Civilization and advancements in technology have reduced to the minimum manmade disasters. Even some natural disasters can be foreseen and adequately planned for. However, Mother Nature sometimes has its way and, leaves a catastrophic aftermath. In such a case, your level of preparedness is the single most important determinant of your survival. Such preparedness also comes in handy if you are in the wilderness.

To survive in the woods, you must possess some unique bushcraft skills the best preppers have perfected over the years. In this tutorial, we will provide you with 8...

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