December 2013

Before the GPS there was the compass.  Before the compass was cartography.  But even before man had maps and navigational aids, he was using nature to navigate.  The Greeks, Vikings, Polynesians, and other exploring cultures of centuries past used natural clues provided by the sun, moon, stars, wind, plants, and animals to plot their routes and conquer unexplored territories.

This practice is known as natural navigation, or the ability to use nature’s clues for direction and navigation without the assistance of modern instruments.

Though modern times rarely warrant the need for such skills, taking the time to learn some of the basics could determine whether or not you make it out alive and survive when SHTF.

Let’s take a look at a few basic methods of natural navigation, that will help you identify a general direction of N, S, E, or W. More specific direction will require familiarity with your territory and/or access to a navigational aid.

Bugging in or bugging out? This is the question that many preppers think of when setting up their survival plan for any type of crisis. You never know what disaster will hit us, but we know that will happen sooner or later.

Under the circumstances, preparedness for bugging in and bugging out appears as the only reasonable way out.

Let’s take a look at these useful articles about bugging in and bugging out that we found for you. Have them in mind when SHTF and make the right decision for you and your family.

1. Surviving at Home: From Bugging In to Bugging Out

urban decay“When it comes to disaster preparedness, most people think immediately of a “bug-out” bag, or even a “get home” bag, or any of the other variations one finds of the general concept of having to put gear on your back and make your way from point A to point B.