Prep Blog Review: Ultimate Survival Tips

As preppers, not a day goes by without learning something new, isn’t it?

Even if you have just started prepping or you have years of experience behind, you still have to prepare for different survival situations. Thus, you have to develop certain skills, and a certain attitude, but also learn from your others’ experiences.

These days we stumbled upon some great articles on survival tips. We are eager to hear more from you about this topic so feel free to drop a line in the comment section below.

  1. Lessons Learned After Six Years Of Prepping



“As someone who has been prepping for six years, I have learned a lot along the way. During these six years, my survival skills, food and water storage, and general knowledge have grown exponentially to the point where I have grown comfortable, if not complacent, with my preps.

Alas, the world has changed a lot since 2010. Things I prepared for on day one are now far less important in the big scheme of things than the things I prepare for today.  Things I prepare for today are more far-reaching than issues associated with geographic isolation, the next big earthquake, or a regional food shortage.  What I now prepare for is a Venezuela-type economic melt-down, or a Cyprus-like seizure of bank assets and depositor bail-in.  I also prepare for an extended power outage lasting a year or longer.”

Read more on Backdoor Survival.

  1. How to Use You Smartphone As a Survival Tool

Phone survival tool

“Modern man seems to be permanently attached to the smartphone. For that matter, modern woman and modern teen are just as attached, and modern child is catching up. Basically, the smartphone has become an inseparable part of most lives.

It also can be a vital survival tool. Used properly, it can help you through a wide variety of calamities — saving your bacon before you fall into the frying pan.

We can break the ways a smartphone can help you down into two different generalized categories — things that it can do while intact and things that a broken smartphone can still do.”

Read more on Off The Grid News.

  1. What Emergency Fuels To Store For Survival

Emergency fuels

“My favorite emergency fuels to store for survival is one of my favorite topics to talk about, just so you know. I have a small yard, so I am not able to store as much as someone with a large piece of property. If I had a large parcel of land I would have a large truckload of my favorite charcoal/coal delivered. (I do not own a truck). I purchased several red five-gallon buckets with red Gamma lids to store my Ozark Oak hardwood charcoal. The reason I chose to purchase this brand is because I read about the chemicals in the barbecue charcoal briquettes you buy at the grocery stores or large box stores. I am not a scientist, but I will give you some tips that I have researched.”

Read more on Food Storage Moms.

  1. How To Build A Fire For Primitive Survival

How To Build A Fire

“At 1:20 am on February 20, 1997, on the floor of my small bedroom I began my nightly firemaking ritual, holding my bow drill in my left hand, and moving it back and forth feverishly until I ran out of energy completely. In front of me, lay a pile of smoldering ashes.

The ashes smoldered as they had done many times before when I had tried to build a fire. There was something different about this pile, however. It kept smoking.

Could it be?

I looked closer at the pile and, sure enough, a coal about the size of my pinky fingernail rested at its bottom. I had never seen this before!

I carefully picked up the piece of aluminum the coal rested on, and tipped the coal on my tinder pile, which consisted of dry cedar bark. I blew on the coal in the pile.

Poof – I had fire.”

Read more on ExxoGear.

  1. The Ultimate Collection Of Kickass Survival Ideas

Survival ideas

“If you are reading this, then chances are you have done some prepping already. If you are just getting started, then you can read about basic preps and bugging in vs. bugging out. The focus of this article is prepping ideas that go beyond the basics.

When I was thinking about how to approach this topic, it occurred to me that the best way to look at it is this—if you already have some prepping under your belt, then you probably have your food and water stores and medical supplies set up. You have decided whether you are bugging in orbugging out. You have learned a few basic skills to help with your survival. You might even have some weapons training under your belt.

But what comes next? There is never an end to prepping, and once you have the basics down, you need to move on to more advanced prepping and that means taking the basics and making them better! Here is a collection of kick-ass prepping ideas that cover a number of prepping categories. You can choose the ideas you like the best and implement them to help bolster your preps.”

Read more on Survival Sullivan.


This article has been written by Drew Stratton for Survivopedia.

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Drew Stratton is a writer. She enjoys keeping fit, she loves nature and any kind of outdoor activity, from hiking to airsoft. When she is not writing about her experiences, you may find Drew in her garden where she grows her own vegetables, or you can find her cooking something healthy or trying a new DIY project. You can send Drew a message at editor [at]

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