Survivopedia https://www.survivopedia.com/ Uncommon wisdom for dangerous times Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:33:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.6 https://www.survivopedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/favicon-50x50.png Survivopedia https://www.survivopedia.com/ 32 32 59663377 How to Care for Livestock in a SHTF Scenario https://www.survivopedia.com/how-to-care-for-livestock-in-a-shtf-scenario/ https://www.survivopedia.com/how-to-care-for-livestock-in-a-shtf-scenario/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:32:17 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46862 SHTF scenarios are hard to prepare for, but training beforehand is essential for protecting yourself and your family. Add animals to the mix and it gets even more complex. Your cows and sheep don’t understand Category 5 hurricanes and EF5 tornadoes.

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Long-term foods to purchase from your grocery store https://www.survivopedia.com/long-term-foods-to-purchase-from-your-grocery-store/ https://www.survivopedia.com/long-term-foods-to-purchase-from-your-grocery-store/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2023 15:34:30 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46857 Let’s face facts, survival food is expensive, and regardless of the name brands you want to purchase, survival food still remains a pricey option. If you want to confirm these facts, just look at MREs, and you will understand that stocking up on survival food is a challenge for most folks.

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Are Historic Firearms Worth Owning for Survival? https://www.survivopedia.com/are-historic-firearms-worth-owning-for-survival/ https://www.survivopedia.com/are-historic-firearms-worth-owning-for-survival/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:30:00 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46850 Back a couple of presidents ago, there was a lot of concern amongst preppers and others, driven by that president’s rhetoric against the Second Amendment. One of our two main political parties has basically declared war against the Second Amendment and whenever they get into office, they do whatever they can to try and pass laws, limiting our right to keep and bear arms.

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How to Quickly Build an Emergency Fund on a Low Income https://www.survivopedia.com/how-to-quickly-build-an-emergency-fund-on-a-low-income/ https://www.survivopedia.com/how-to-quickly-build-an-emergency-fund-on-a-low-income/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2023 15:53:28 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46842 With the rising cost of living and a looming economic collapse, an emergency fund is a must-have right now. An illness, injury or natural disaster could also occur when you least expect it, putting you in substantial debt.

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A few survival myths we should get rid of https://www.survivopedia.com/a-few-survival-myths-we-should-get-rid-of/ https://www.survivopedia.com/a-few-survival-myths-we-should-get-rid-of/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2023 15:17:51 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46834 After more than ten years of being in the prepping and bushcrafting “business,” I can honestly say that I’ve heard it all since almost everyone I’ve met so far wanted to share their stories and experiences in the field. Unfortunately, a lot of people are spreading misinformation when repeating the same myths over and over again.

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Making Your Own Knives https://www.survivopedia.com/making-your-own-knives/ https://www.survivopedia.com/making-your-own-knives/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2023 15:50:28 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46827 One of the fun parts of being a prepper is making your own survival gear, gadgets and home projects. For those of us who consider ourselves do-it-yourselfers, there’s a real joy in making things; being able to make things that can help us survive also provides a very real satisfaction. Making knives is especially satisfying, as well as being a useful skill, providing a useful survival tool.

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New Year, New Plans https://www.survivopedia.com/new-year-new-plans-2/ https://www.survivopedia.com/new-year-new-plans-2/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2023 15:38:19 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46818 If there’s anything the last few years should have taught us, it’s that things are never as they seem. The most glaring example of that is that after thinking about and preparing for a pandemic, when it came, it wasn’t like any of us expected. We can say the same for just about every problem we’ve encountered the last few years, especially the supply line shortages that we’re still dealing with.

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The three key factors to keep in mind when sleeping in the wilderness https://www.survivopedia.com/the-three-key-factors-to-keep-in-mind-when-sleeping-in-the-wilderness/ https://www.survivopedia.com/the-three-key-factors-to-keep-in-mind-when-sleeping-in-the-wilderness/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:30:21 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46809 After years of camping and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors, I can say that knowledge to sleep under the stars requires a certain learning curve. It doesn’t matter if you camp in good or bad weather, if you are doing it for pleasure or in an emergency, there are always three key factors you need to consider.

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8 Tips for Preppers With Chronic Pain https://www.survivopedia.com/8-tips-for-preppers-with-chronic-pain/ https://www.survivopedia.com/8-tips-for-preppers-with-chronic-pain/#respond Fri, 06 Jan 2023 15:50:17 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46802 No matter how well you take care of yourself, you can’t always escape chronic pain. Millions of people across the globe are impacted by it on a regular basis. In fact, 10% of the world’s population deals with chronic pain. While it stems from various causes, it can be debilitating and severely reduce your overall quality of life.

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Communication Plan: How To Prepare For (And Prevent) Disaster? https://www.survivopedia.com/communication-plan-how-to-prepare-for-and-prevent-disaster/ https://www.survivopedia.com/communication-plan-how-to-prepare-for-and-prevent-disaster/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2023 16:20:55 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46796 Life would be a lot easier if emergencies appeared with more attention. There would be no need to plan in advance for them. Unfortunately, this is not the case. A disaster will strike when we least expect it. And if you wait until the disaster arrives to start preparing, you almost certainly won't be able to prevent the disaster.

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How to avoid the dangers of traversing mountainous terrain https://www.survivopedia.com/how-to-avoid-the-dangers-of-traversing-mountainous-terrain/ https://www.survivopedia.com/how-to-avoid-the-dangers-of-traversing-mountainous-terrain/#respond Wed, 04 Jan 2023 14:24:39 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46790 For many folks out there, bugging-out means leaving the comfort of their urban homes and heading into the surrounding woods. These journeys can often become dangerous since they will take them over hills and mountainous terrain.

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What I Expect in 2023 https://www.survivopedia.com/what-i-expect-in-2023/ https://www.survivopedia.com/what-i-expect-in-2023/#respond Tue, 03 Jan 2023 15:36:22 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46782 We’ve all been hoping that things would get better, ever since COVID surprised us in 2022. A lot of people were looking forward to the end of the pandemic this year. While I can’t say that it has totally gone away, we’ve finally reached the point where COVID has faded into the background and we can get back to something resembling normal

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Improving Your Chances on the Road: 11 Tips for a SHTF Scenario https://www.survivopedia.com/improving-your-chances-on-the-road-11-tips-for-a-shtf-scenario/ https://www.survivopedia.com/improving-your-chances-on-the-road-11-tips-for-a-shtf-scenario/#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2022 13:07:00 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46776 SHTF scenarios could happen at any moment. You could see an economic collapse, war, natural disaster, and civil unrest happen nationwide and in your backyard. Whatever happens, you need to be prepared to hit the highway when the moment strikes.

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Building a Personal Survival Library https://www.survivopedia.com/building-a-personal-survival-library/ https://www.survivopedia.com/building-a-personal-survival-library/#comments Tue, 27 Dec 2022 12:56:00 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46768 I don’t know about you; but references are important to me. Even though I write, talk, and experiment about survival full-time, I can’t remember all the finer details of many things I know. I count on references for everything from herbal medicine, to how recipes for various household chemicals, to how to build a snare. I guess it’s the engineer in me, not wanting to count on my memory, which can fail at times.

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How to survive the aftermath of urban disasters https://www.survivopedia.com/how-to-survive-the-aftermath-of-urban-disasters/ https://www.survivopedia.com/how-to-survive-the-aftermath-of-urban-disasters/#respond Mon, 26 Dec 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46759 In the last decade or so, it seems that a lot of people became aware of the need for a survival plan, and this became an even more demanding reality when the pandemic hit. Today, hurricanes, wildfires, and social unrest are all real possibilities that we have to face.

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[VIDEO] Transforming an LMTV into the Ultimate Bugout Overlander – Part 4 https://www.survivopedia.com/video-transforming-an-lmtv-into-the-ultimate-bugout-overlander-part-4/ https://www.survivopedia.com/video-transforming-an-lmtv-into-the-ultimate-bugout-overlander-part-4/#respond Fri, 23 Dec 2022 14:03:01 +0000 https://www.survivopedia.com/?p=46752 One step closer to the Ultimate Bugout Overlander!
Tyler's back with another video detailing his work to transform an old LMTV with a block of wood for a parking brake into the Ultimate Bugout Overlander!

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