75% of people will not function during a disaster. Are you one of them? Learn how to stay focus, calm and proactive during an emergency with these few easy suggestions from leading survival psychologists and experts.
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The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Is an asteroid really on a collision course toward Earth, ending life as we know it? According to Doomsday predications there is. But do those predications have any basis in reality? The answer might surprise you. Read on to learn how to survive an asteroid impact on Earth.
With reliability topping the list, a survival gun ideally needs to handle a steady diet of a common caliber, but what else does a gun-to survival gun need? Most important, how does your selection for the ultimate go-to survival gun compare with ours?
Natural disasters, civil disobedience, economic collapse, zombies…These are all good reasons to stock pile ammo, but guest writer, Eve Flanigan has a good point. Firearms and ammo have come under attack lately and we predict it will get worse as we close in on the presidential election. How much ammo is enough to stockpile? This post helps you figure out which calibers you need to start hoarding now.
As of May 21, 2014, 485,181 acres have already burned due to forest fires. Unfortunately, the U.S. isn’t even in peak wildfire season yet. Learn how to protect your home and your family by reading this guide. It will tell you how to prepare beforehand, how to create a safe zone around you home, what to do if you have to stay and defend, and what to do after the fire.
Your brain is obviously the most important tool to survival, but it is not the only tool you need. Five top survival and bushcrafting experts weigh in on their favorite tools for survival.
A bug out bag is any bag or container stocked with essential survival items that will see you through any type of emergency or disaster, at least for 24 hours. Usually filled with either water or a way to get safe drinking water, food—like energy bars or MREs—a way to start a fire, copies of important documents and a good knife, but out bag are designed to be a grab and go carry all if you have to evacuate or bug-in at home due to bad weather, power outages or civil unrest. Cheaper Than Dirt! presents its essential guide to packing a bug-out bag. This post highlights the top 10 articles guiding you through prepping for an emergency—earthquakes, storms, flu, zombies, hurricanes and other man-made or natural disasters.
The first 24 hours of an emergency may be the most critical. If you are stuck without shelter or warmth, you can die of exposure. The first 24 are all about survival. Whether you are lost in the woods, evacuating due to hurricane, floods or a tornado, stuck in severe winter weather or just without power for 24 hours do you have the survival kit to see you and your family through? For the first 24 hours after a disaster, you will need a way to start a fire, find water and construct a shelter. For the ultimate guide in surviving the first 24 hours, check out the Essential Preppers Guide to the First 24.
September is National Preparedness month. However, recent news suggest the biggest threat may not be Mother Nature, but something or someone much more sinister. Are you Prepared?
Would you like to win $300 worth of survival supplies and preparedness gear from Cheaper Than Dirt!? All through September, we are giving you the chance to build the ultimate bug-out bag. The grand prizewinner will receive all the supplies they chose to help them survive while bugging out or bugging in. As part of Cheaper Than Dirt’s promotion of National Preparedness Month 2014, we invite you to enter the Battle for the Best Bug-Out Bag contest and giveaway. Shop the Cheaper Than Dirt! website for survival supplies and a bug-out bag, then email us your selections for your chance to win.