5 Wildfire Survival Preparation Tips

Most of us are familiar with fire safety inside the home. It’s a topic we start talking about as children. Current events remind us that we shouldn't only prepare for fires that start within. We need to worry about wildfires, too.Wildfires are very dangerous. They can move quickly, not just engulfing homes and cutting off escape paths. With some sound preparation, however, you can maximize your odds of escaping a wildfire and hopefully minimize the damage to your property. Safety starts at homeYou can protect your home on a day-to-day basis by clearing a nice, wide swath of land around [...]

By |December 15th, 2018|Natural Disasters|0 Comments

2018 Stocking Stuffers For Preppers

Let's look at some Amazon products that would make great 2018 stocking stuffers for preppers. Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife A good knife is always a gift that will be appreciated. This Gerber knife feels really good in your hand. It also includes a fire starter, sharpener in sheath and whistle on lanyard. The collaboration of Gerber's 70 + years of knife and gear expertise with Bear Grylls extensive outdoor survival and adventure experience led to the creation of the Bear Grylls Ultimate Serrated Knife. EasyPower USB AA Rechargeable Batteries USB batteries are a great investment. Also available in 9 [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Christmas|1 Comment

6 Walking Dead Inspired Survival Tips

Since its inception, AMC's hit television drama The Walking Dead has seen huge success. Doesn't sound familiar to you? Well, if you've been taking a hiatus from television for the last 9 years, just know that the show follows an unlikely band of friends fighting to survive in a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic world. Okay, sure, there are some aspects of the show that aren't all that "realistic" -- it does feature zombies, after all -- but we can still enjoy the show for what it is while appreciating some essential survival tips. Tip #1: Use The Buddy System You know the [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Prepper Logic|1 Comment

Support Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen

Since I started Surviving Prepper, I have met some really great people -- in person and virtually -- who have interests similar to mine. But prior to starting this site, I met a man who was passionate and very knowledgeable about foraging. You may know him from his Merriwether's Foraging page on FaceBook. His name is Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen. I met Mark at the Houston Arboretum wow probably ten years ago. He does classes all around the Houston area. His website Foraging Texas is a treasure trove of information that covers over 200 wild plants that are edible. These plants [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Books, Foraging, Prepper Logic|4 Comments

Tips for Building Your Own AR-15

Building an AR-15 is a helluva fun adventure, especially with how the market's exploded in recent years. Never before have so many options been made available. Now, you can build your own AR-15 from scratch with an 80 lower! But there are some important tips and secrets to building your own AR-15 that you should take to heart. Yeah, we know, everyone has an opinion – especially when it comes to guns. But take a second to consider these suggestions: Have a Goal for Your AR-15 What's the purpose of your AR-15? No, we’re not trying to get you to [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|AR-15|0 Comments

Ruger 10/22 – Ultimate Upgrade Guide

The Ruger 10/22 is by far the most popular .22 caliber rifle ever made. Most models are inexpensive, the design is simple, and the rifle is super reliable. Plus it is the perfect rifle to teach a child how to shoot. Each one of my children have one of their own. This is my Ruger 10/22 - Ultimate Upgrade Guide! Because the design is so simple, there are a huge number of upgrades and accessories that can be added to it. Much like our popular Remington 700 upgrade post, let's go over what can be done. Choose Your Stock Upgrade [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|Guns, Ruger 10/22|1 Comment

Spearfishing in the Ocean to Feed Your Family

In a disaster, it's the food that's going to go first. Far too many people are living day-to-day, week-to-week as if they've not yet grasped the problem. When the grid goes down, everything will stop. Everything. The butcher you rely on for meat will shut his doors. The supermarket shelves will be stripped bare. Truckers won't be bringing in any new supplies, and that's where things get a little scary. If you don't have a plan, it's your family who will be hungry. Without a plan, you put your entire family at risk. My name is Max Kelley, and I [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Fishing, Outdoor Skills|2 Comments

Would You Survive a Knife Fight?

I was recently reading a Tom Clancy book - Power and Empire - (which of course isn't written by him anymore, since he passed away in 2013) and the main character went through some pretty intense knife-fighting training to enhance his martial art skills. I'll go into more detail about it later. But it made me think about the fact that I don't have any real knowledge of how to defend myself with a blade. Sure I own lots of knifes. In fact I own several iconic fighting knives. But if I went up against a really skilled knife fighter, [...]

By |August 28th, 2018|Knife|4 Comments