11 Useful Survival Items I Carry When I’m In The Woods

survival Items InfographicWhether you live in the woods or you just enjoy spending time in them, there are 11 things that I advise carrying with you in your emergency kit. In this article, I’ll tell you what those things are and explain why I feel they are so important to keep with me.

It won’t take you long to read this article and you might learn something that could end up saving your life someday. That is if you’ll actually follow my advice and make sure that you never go into the woods without these must have items. Even if you think that you’re only planning a short day hike, you never know what might happen that could turn your day hike into a survival situation.

Before I tell you about the items that we like to keep with us, I need to tell you what might just be the most important piece of information in this entire article. No survival items will do you any good if you don’t have them on you when you need them. Most of the time that our family spends in the back country is on horseback. If we were to keep our emergency supplies in the saddle bags and the horses were to spook and run off without us, they’d end up taking the items that we would need to survive with them.
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How to Store Water Long Term for Emergencies

How To Store Water Long Term For EmergenciesBeing as we are in the year 2012 and people all around the world are preparing for doomsday, the topic of how to store water long term is a very hot one.

Today we’ll be taking a look at this subject and I’ll share some tips with you that you can use to start storing water for any emergencies that might come up.

Water storage is one of those emergency preparedness items that is often overlooked because we have become so accustomed to being able to get water from any faucet whenever we need it. The reality that we are faced with is that during natural disasters, there is a very real possibility that you won’t be able to turn on a faucet and get water when you need it. Even if the water continues to flow, there is a good chance that it will be contaminated and unusable.
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Why It’s so Crucial to Have a Good Survival Cache

Ever since we started watching the Doomsday Preppers TV show I’ve really been thinking a lot about what our family would do if, or should I say when, the day comes that there is a major breakdown of our “civilized info structure”.

This has inspired me to write a series of articles on the subject of preparing for that all important day. As my collection of survival articles continues to grow, I’ll provide you with links to the other articles so you can have easy access to the entire series.
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Should You Tell People About Your Emergency Supplies?

Emergency SuppliesWhether or not to tell people about your emergency supplies is a subject that is often hotly debated among preppers.

Depending on who you talk to, you’ll get answers that are on both ends of the spectrum. Today we’ll be taking a look at both sides of this issue as I see them but ultimately the decision will rest with you.

Let’s kick this off by talking about some of the reasons why it might be a good idea to let your neighbors know that you are a serious prepper.
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