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New Orelans underwater after Hurricane Katrina

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Hurricane Katrina — Learning the Lessons of the Past

Ten years ago today, America’s costliest and one of the most deadly hurricanes hit the Southern Coast. It took nearly 2,000 lives, hundreds of thousands of homes and did over a hundred billion dollars in damages. We learned a lot from Hurricane Katrina. We saw the worst in people and the best in people. Most importantly, we learned the importance of preparedness. This article lists the top articles on preparing and surviving hurricanes and floods that we have written over the years.

Picture shows a 55-gallopn drum filled with #10 cans of food

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: The Essential Preppers Guide to Storage

Storage is always a concern for preppers. Stockpiling a six-month supply of food, water, batteries, and supplies is not an easy task. For those living in apartments and small urban spaces, storage is a problem. Some have found solutions by masking storage containers as furniture. Others have buried their cache. Either way, Cheaper Than Dirt! presents 10 storage solutions to keeping food, firearms, ammunition and water safe for when you need it most in The Shooter’s Log’s Essential Preppers Guide to Storage.

4 GI type 1911 pistols

Camping & Survival

Preppers: Choose Your Weapons

The question is, when the man says to choose your weapons, what is the choice? The real question must be what is the threat. I think most of us realize we need a handgun to always be with us and a long gun to even the odds and provide real protection. For a long term prepper to cover the needs and situation from a fixed base, the list is longer.

Picture shows rifle rounds vacuum-sealed in a clear plastic bag

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Keeping Your Powder Dry—How to Store Ammunition Using a FoodSaver

A big part of prepping is stocking up self-defense supplies—not only to protect your life-saving food and water, but to barter and trade for other goods and services. In addition, a huge part of prepping is OPSPEC—not letting others know what you have. Stockpiling guns and ammo isn’t exactly easy. Where to put it all without others finding out? Using a FoodSaver vacuum sealer, I have started packing my ammo in various sized packages for a more organized and orderly storage of my long-term preps.

Crossbreed Resistor Ark bag

Camping & Survival

The Ultimate Protection from an EMP for $20 — The Resistor ARK

The Ark Resister Bag offers superior electronics protection that significantly exceeds all military requirements for EMP and static discharge resistance including the stringent standards of MIL-PRF-81705. Previously available only to the military to protect high value guided weapon systems, the Ark Resister Bag is reusable by design with 20 years of proven field use, the Resister Bag can also be used to line a case and serve as a Faraday Cage for sensitive and valuable electronic devices.

Man oneone knees shooting an arrow from a Survival Slingshot

Camping & Survival

Slingshots for Survival

When I venture into the backcountry, I almost always carry a folded slingshot. I do this for several reasons. First, it is a source of entertainment around an evening campfire or after game has been harvested (in the summertime or non-hunting situations, perhaps just for fun.) I also carry it because it does not weigh much, and I now realize it gives me a more effective tool for use in a survival situation then simply throwing rocks.

Snow fall in Stratfor, Connecticut

How To

Survival Saturday: How-to Tips for Surviving a Blizzard

Knowing how to survive a blizzard or other winter tempest is a significant, (however ideally unused) piece of information everybody ought to know. There are numerous sorts of blizzards and each can be a fatal executioner. While it is men who are more likely to die in a winter storm—as can be found in these winter storm stats—the danger can affect everyone. Envision being snowed into your home or being stranded in a vehicle amid a snow storm. Would you know how to survive? Here are some tips that could help save your life.

Artist rendition of an asteroid falling to Earth

Camping & Survival

How to Prepare For an Asteroid Impact

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.

Picture shows a wildfire burning the background, with two deer standing in a body of water.

Camping & Survival

Surviving a Wildfire

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.