Real World Survivor

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Although a lake or pond may appear crystal clear, fresh or as clean as you have ever seen, it may indeed be a haven for countless waterborne parasites waiting to invade your body and do you harm. Some of the more well-known parasites include Cryptosporidi...

It figures that the first thing to go in a SHTF situation is the toilet paper. With COVID-19 snaking its way across America—and news stations breathlessly reporting on empty shelves—TP is at the top of most shoppers’ lists. If you’re limiting your grocery...

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading to every state, I’d like to offer some encouragement and recommendations to help you stay safe, sane, resilient, and informed. RELATED STORY Event 201: The Pandemic Exercise That Tried...

Thinking sheltering in place at home is tough? Try it on a cruise ship. Some of the first response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak centered around the world’s waters. Ships ordered into quarantine off the coasts of seaports were some of the first g...

You’ve tried every grocery store in town and nobody has much in the way of food. You also can’t find batteries of any size or nitrile gloves. This is the reality as coronavirus (COVID-19) reaches across America and people begin to shelter in place. N...

Nicknamed CAPS, an unknown immune-resistant virus spreads out of South America. It crawls its way around the world in a matter of months. The pandemic cripples trade and travel and sends the global economy into free fall. People are helpless, in a panic,...

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak comes reports of a vaccine. Those reports are true and you can read more about the coronavirus vaccine on BallisticMag.com. However, understanding how vaccines work is an important part of all this. So let’s dive i...

As the coronavirus continues to establish a beachhead in places like San Francisco and New York, cities in its path are taking an increasingly aggressive stance on heading off the virus before it becomes entrenched in the population. The first step was so...

The recent coronavirus outbreak has brought with it an economic crash the likes we haven’t seen in more than a decade. But don’t panic. There are 10 simple tips to follow for survival. RELATED STORY Should You Seek Shelter or...

There’s a lot of misinformation hitting the Internet about the coronavirus. So we’re here to bring you the coronavirus facts so you stay informed and, more importantly, stay healthy. Did you hear the one about 38 percent of Americans won’t drink Corona b...

Floods happen slowly, typically with plenty of warning. Spring thaws and heavy rainfall from tropical storms and hurricanes are the usually the culprits. National and local news stations closely watch the progress of major storms, predicting possible path...

Daryl Dixon is most everybody’s favorite character on The Walking Dead.  Strong, loyal, capable, and sporting superb fieldcraft borne of a hardscrabble upbringing. His crossbow is an optimized tool for dispatching undead walkers without making...

This is an interesting video in that it is impractical for traditional camping methods but certainly possible for a survival situation. Heating a tent with a Swedish fire log is an easy concept. The long pipe goes through the fire log and collects fresh...

Canning foodstuffs for preservation without refrigeration was once a lot more commonly done than it is now. Anyone who grew up in a rural area in the middle of the last century had a family that canned or knew someone who did. Time consuming on the front...

There is more benefits to creating homemade bug spray than just removing harmful chemicals from your life. Sure, DIY cleaning and pesticides are way better than those mixed up in large vats but what if that bug spray finds its way into our survival...

The following article is a guest submission from in-house writers of Authorized Boots: When it comes to survival, the more you know, the better. While you can’t possibly prepare for every single thing that is out the...

With gloriously long days, summer is full steam ahead. From starting new crops to protecting the ones you have, along with improving the quality of the vegetables you already grow, there are always ways to increase your garden’s bounty. Give these summer...

In the true spirit of the American frontiersman, blacksmiths Donald Hanson and Andy Morris from Colorado Springs manufacture authentic, functional beaver traps like those used by trappers during the 1830s. And they do so by using the same basic equi...

I once encountered a tundra grizzly on a two-hour float plane ride north of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. I first spotted him just as he topped over a long ridge, his coat shimmering in the sunlight as he stopped to survey his king...

Sometimes, you have to work with the materials around you. Such is the case with this bamboo fire saw technique, when only bamboo is available but you need to get a quick fire going. Similar to other fire starter techniques, the bamboo saw relies on fri...