Hostile Areas

How to survive a nuclear attack and shelter against radioactive fallout debris

What is nuclear fallout? Fallout refers to the process by which wind carries radioactive materials through the air. After a nuclear bomb or other nuclear explosive device is detonated, residual radioactive material is propelled into the upper atmosphere. The material then falls from the sky, showering earth with radioactive debris.…
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Shelters

How to build a door-covered or pole-covered trench shelter for protection against elements, natural disasters, and nuclear fallout

Covered trench shelters utilize the massive density and inherent strength of packed soil to create a protective shelter suitable for protection against natural and wartime elements including biological and nuclear fallout. Trench shelters also provide excellent wind and blast protection. Typical trench shelter plans fall into two categories, differentiated solely…
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Water Procurement

How to make a basic clean earth filter (filtering water with gravel and dirt)

The most basic of water filters is the clean earth filter. Although not ideal for producing crystal clear clean drinking water, it does have the added advantage of filtering out some components that other filters are unable to remove. For instance, a basic clean earth filter can filter out 99%…
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Misc supplies

How to make and deploy thermite for explosives, in-the-field welding, signaling and more

All about thermite What is thermite? Thermite is an easy-to-make compound that creates an explosive exothermic reaction, producing a brief burst of extremely high temperature – enough to weld metal, explode steam, and even burn through concrete. Thermite, typically made from aluminum and iron oxide (rust), differs from gunpowder which…
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Survival News

Redneck Revolt movement aims to show that just because you’re a redneck, doesn’t mean you have to be stupid

The Redneck Revolt movement began in June 2016 when several members of old-style militia groups from Kansas and Colorado decided you didn’t have to be racist - or stupid - to be a patriot of your country. The group ditches traditional far-right paranoid antics and makes strong use of the…
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Urban Survival

Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla – classic guerrilla warfare HowTo guide (1969)

The Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla is a classic book written by Brazilian guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella in 1969. It consists of advice on how to disrupt and overthrow an authoritarian regime, aiming at revolution. The text has been banned in many countries, but remains in print and on bookshelves…
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Hostile Areas

How to conduct group mission movement (how to capture an enemy or avoid detection while moving)

On any mission, it is important to plan and execute proper group movement in order to avoid dangerous or risky areas. This includes movement of individuals within the group as well as teams (or squads) which act as smaller subsets of the group. The same principles military experts use for…
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Tools in the wild

How to make a bow drill in the wild (for starting fires and drilling holes)

A bow drill is most often used for starting a fire – it’s the most efficient fire starting method – but a bow drill can be used for drilling too. A bow drill consists of five basic components – spindle (or drill), board, socket (aka handhold or bearing block), string,…
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Edible Wild Plants

Flax plant – the many uses of the flax plant in the wild

Flax plant identification The flax plant is an excellent source of food, natural fibers, and oils. Flax grows to about 4-feet tall and 2-feet wide. Leaves are wider in the middle and shaped like a lance tip and grow alternating on the stalk. Leaves are typically bluish, pale green, 1…
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Weather

How to escape a car that has been submerged under water

About 400 people die each year from drowning inside their own submerged vehicles. Here’s how to escape a car submerged under water. Prepare for impact First, if time permits, prepare yourself for the impact. The total area of an automobile causes enough resistance to the surface of the water that…
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Combat and Self Defense

How to break your fall in combat situations to minimize injury and quickly maintain fighting advantage

It is quite common to fall or be thrown during a combat situation. To minimize the chance of injury, and ensure you can bounce back to your feet quickly, you must use falling techniques to absorb the impact of the fall and allow use of your body’s momentum to quickly…
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Tools in the wild

How to forge metal in the wild – building a forge (foundry) from clay

If modern civilization fails, one of the first pieces of equipment required to bring mankind back from the stone age will be the means to forge and form metal tools. To do this requires a forge or a foundry. A forge provides the means to heat metal so it can…
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Tools in the wild

How to make a clay container (bowel) in the wild

In a wilderness survival situation, clay can be used to construct bowels, cups, ovenware, and other utensils. It is especially useful when the need for a waterproof container arises. Clay can be found in most environments - near lakes, ponds, river ways, or anywhere the ground has been cleared to…
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Weapons in the Wild

Gunshots wounds and stopping power – myth vs. fact regarding bullet impacts will surprise you

Forget what you see on TV. The reality of gunshot wounds and terminal (death inducing) gunshot injuries is remarkably different from what is shown in the movies where the gunman appears to have an unlimited supply of bullets, gunshots knock the enemy off their feet, and gunshot victims make long,…
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Hostile Areas

How to create a EMP generating device and how to protect yourself from a EMP attack

An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a fascinating phenomenon. Caused by a rapid acceleration of charged particles travelling at the speed of light, an EMP can easily disable electronics including household electrical equipment, automobiles, and even electric utility power grids. Inherent properties of electronic components make this possible.  Electronic circuits…
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Survival News

How the British lost their guns – a historical lesson every freedom-loving American should be familiar with

British gun laws today – will America follow their example? Composed of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, the citizens of the United Kingdom live under extremely restrictive gun laws – and they have a low rate of violent homicide. This is often used as an argument for tighter gun…
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Survival News

Genius! Columbia introduces new stainless steel clothing labels that double as survival tools

Popular outdoor clothing manufacturer Columbia knocks it out of the park with new clothing information hang tags, cut from stainless steel, that double as survival tools. The steel tags are templated 4” tags with components that can be snapped out to form tools such as a sun dial, handsaw, water…
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Tools in the wild

How to build a simple foundry (forge) and mold metal objects

Introduction In a survival situation, tools and weapons made from stone, bone, or wood will suffice but those same tools and weapons constructed from metal may prove overwhelmingly useful. However, metal construction requires use of a forge or foundry, a special furnace used to generate extreme heat – enough to melt…
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Survival Kits

Make your own compact, portable survival/bugout bag – as small as a fanny pack!

When creating bugout bags, a collection of supplies required to survive an unexpected event, most survivalists use a backpack to hold the survival supplies. The size and maneuverability of backpacks make them ideal choices for survival kits.  Their large size however, can be a constraint.  That doesn’t have to be…
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Weapons in the Wild

How to make gunpowder in the wild (all it takes is charcoal, sulfur, and potassium nitrate)

In a survival situation, primitive tools will get you by but for maximum survivability, you need mechanical weapons and explosives – and nothing beats the time-tested combustive mixture – gunpowder. Gunpowder is the earliest known chemical explosive. It burns fast (flash fast) and if placed inside a sealed container or…
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Combat and Self Defense

A study of assassination- purported CIA guidebook to assassinations provides self-defense lessons for survivalists

The 19-page document below is a transcript of a file title "A Study of Assassination".  It is believed to have been published by the CIA in 1953 and as the title suggests, acts as a rudimentary guide to assassinations.  For survivalists, it serves as a useful countermeasure and tactical guide…
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Survival News

Scary – To get gun license, Massachusetts city requires written essay, graded solely by police chief

Firearm restrictions are tightening like a noose in Lowell, Massachusetts with the heavy arm of the law pulling tightly on the rope. Gun rights advocated are livid over a new city law which requires residents applying for a gun license to write “an essay” explaining why they believe they should…
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Tools in the wild

How to build primitive weapons and tools from natural bone, rocks, shells, antlers, or animal teeth

Man has been working rocks, stone, and bone into tools, utensils, and weapons for millions of years. Given its abundance in nature, rocks and bone are perfect materials for making tools and weapons in an emergency wilderness survival situation. How are tools and weapons constructed from rocks? All stone-working methods…
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Survival Kits

Complete list of supplies needed for a backpacking/hiking/camping trip

To become a proficient survivalist, you must practice and there's no better way to put your survival skills to use than backpacking and hiking treks into the wilderness.  Even for a simple day hike, you will require supplies, tools, and sustenance for the trip.  Below is a complete list of…
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