29 Uses For Paracord In A Bug Out Bag (Survival Cord)

Yellow Paracord

Paracord is a great tool to keep in a bug-out bag because it is flexible and can be used in so many survival scenarios. The most common uses for paracord in a bug out bag are for shelter building, but it has many more benefits. With paracord, a survival knife, and found materials make just … Read more

How Big Should a Bug Out Bag Be: The Real Answer

Girl wearing backpack on an empty road

A bug out bag is a backpack filled with all the equipment needed to survive escaping danger on foot. The size of the bag matters because a bag laden with too much gear will slow you down and burn you out. I have experience hiking 10 to 20 miles with heavy packs, which sucks. How … Read more

What is a Bug-out bag: Survival 101

Man wearing a backpack

Building a bug-out bag for everyone in a survival group is integral to being ready for disaster. Each person in your group should have survival gear pre-staged in a bag so they can grab it and run out the door. The ultimate goal of having a bug-out bag is to move away from danger as … Read more

How To Build A Survival Shelter: Tarp-Tent and Lean-to

tarp shelter

Learn how to build a survival shelter with a few rudimentary tools, and you will have a leg-up is SHTF. Many outdoorsmen, long-distance hikers, and military personnel rely on Tarps for emergency shelter because they are lightweight, can be carried from location to location, and are easy to deploy. The tarp is also excellent when … Read more

Survive Societal Collapse: Guide To Picking A Bug Out Location

If you want to survive a societal collapse, start looking for a bug-out location, preferably to move there full-time. I just moved to the Florida panhandle, so I’m on the hunt for a new bug-out location. After doing hours of research on the internet, I concluded that there isn’t a perfect bug-out location, but some … Read more

Bug-out Definition: Emergency Prepping

Bush camp with campfire and tarp shelter

The term Bug-out was first used by U.S. troops during WWII but didn’t become common military slang until the Korean War during this period it meant to leave a location quickly when being over-run my enemy forces. In preppers it’s a little different but the same concept. A bug-out situation in prepping occurs when a … Read more

Survival Clothing Guide: Layering For Survival

boots in snow looking back on a trail

After water, clothing is the most crucial thing in your bug-out bag. When trekking out of an emergency on foot, suitable clothing can mean the difference between life and death. The Kind of clothing you pick for survival is determined by your climate and the time of year, but the concept is the same regardless … Read more