ReThink Survival

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Covid-19 has taught the world that we aren’t typically prepared as individuals or as a society to cope with sudden, massive upheavals. In order to avoid widespread shortages of food in the future, one would do well to seek the advice of those who have pla...

Have you ever wondered how some people become billionaires while others slave away at a 9-to-5 job their entire lives? While opportunity may have something to do with their achievement, success stories like Jeff Bezos and Jack Ma aren’t merely the result...

Roads and trails get you where you need to go every day. Millions of people drive for miles on the streets that shape their region to get to work, school or the store. Throughout national and local parks, marked trails tell hikers where they’re going so t...

Perhaps you have seen the National Geographic series Doomsday Preppers and think preppers are insane. I hope not. Unfortunately, that show makes fun of people like us, but there are many good things you can glean from such shows if you can get past the mi...

Below you’ll find plenty of solid advice, much of which I discuss in my own book on the topic, but if you want the quick and dirty home security ideas to implement right now then watch the following videos. And, while some of the advice is redundant, ther...

I was going through some of my preps the other day as well as some things in our vehicles when I came across some relatively old regional fold-up maps, you know, the kind you used to pick up at gas stations and even Walmart. I assume they still sell them...

I’ve been slowly researching off-grid power solutions the past month or two again and I was immediately disheartened at how costly it all is, especially if you want to include a battery bank. Granted, there have been quite a few innovations in the solar p...

By: Derek Edwards Witnessing the wide array of events over the past year has highlighted one undeniable fact: the world feels a little crazier now than it has in a long time. Between the pandemic, the uptick in natural disasters, and civil unrest across t...

People purchase livestock for many reasons. Some might want them as a pet. Others see them and buy them because they’re cute. However, when you’re living on a homestead, livestock is necessary. As a homesteader, it’s your goal to live a sustainable life w...

I’m sure you’ve seen lists of the top 100 survival items to stock up on before disaster strikes, but have you ever seen one specifically about hardware store preps? I haven’t, which is why this video intrigued me. And, to be honest, I’m surprised at all t...

Most homeowners don’t worry about intruders, much less nuclear blasts and gunfire. However, true survivalists know that these are all very real and present dangers, so a typical lock and key just won’t cut it. Rather, they need tools, systems, and shelter...

I’ve posted videos in the past like how do I defend myself without firearms? which offered some interesting solutions, but this video caught my attention as I was mindlessly surfing YouTube, so I thought I would pass it along. Granted, there’s no substitu...

Off-grid living means you get your water from Mother Nature and not big business. You might rely on a nearby river or stream, and you may even have a rain barrel to collect what the sky provides. It may not be clean or safe enough to be drinkable, though.

Many years ago, I tested how well mineral oil did with preserving unrefrigerated eggs and, to my surprise, it worked surprisingly well. In fact, even untreated, unrefrigerated eggs lasted for weeks before going bad. (But I tested them each week in a glass...

Unless you happen to get lost in the Land of 1,000 Lakes, one of the biggest problems in surviving in the wild is finding water. The other big resource that has to be found is firewood, which may or may not be a problem, depending on where you are. But wa...

Spring weather has finally arrived in most areas of the United States. While some snow still covers a few northern regions, now is the perfect time to begin growing on your homestead. Planning your garden, especially if you involve your whole family or a...

Congratulations! The world has ended. What are you going to do now? Whether you’re going to build a survival shelter and hunker down or set out on the road in an apocalyptic convoy, one thing is certain — you’re going to need reliable vehicles to transpor...

This video seems to have included every keychain tool one can imagine, from fire starters and lighters to multi-tools and lights. If you’re looking for something to bolster your EDC needs, then I’m willing to bet you’ll find it here. Just FYI, here’s a li...

Lowes Bug Out Bag?

I always enjoy experiments like these, in this case, seeing what you can come up with for bug out bag supplies shopping exclusively at Lowe’s. All in all I’d say he did a decent job for only spending around $350. And, while he added a few items that I wou...

When things go pear-shaped and we find ourselves in a SHTF scenario, our first instinct is to hunker down and ride it out. There are libraries worth of books and websites dedicated to building the perfect survival bunker, learning how to stock it and weat...