Making your own fishing jigs for fun, survival and profit

This guest post is by M. Roberts and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Jigs are a type of fishing lure which can be described as a large single hook having a painted lead head near the eye along with several strands of silicone attached to the head to form a skirt. They are intended to be used […]

Five silent weapons (or tools) that will knock your socks off

Silent weapons, no, not the kind of silent weapon used by CIA spooks or KGB assassins to dispose of targets during the cold war or the type screwed onto the barrel of a long-range sniper rifle, with cross hairs zeroed on the heart of a charismatic evil leader or the ex that continues to suck at […]

Wilderness / TEOTWAWKI Survival Trapping : Basic powered trap (non-baited)

trap basic power set close up

This guest post is by SurvivorDan and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Before we begin with a discussion of the construction of the most basic primitive/minimal* tension trap; a quick look at the ethics of primitive trapping. Modern trap use is legal as long as you obey the local laws, licensing, seasons, limits, etc. Primitive trapping is […]

Survival fishing techniques bank lines

pic of survival fishing line.

This guest series is by Zach of Bank lines are a form of fishing similar to trot lines. For those that do not know about trot lines, they are a way to fish without being present watching the pole. Below is a diagram of what a bank line usually looks like. To make a bank […]

Basic Deer hunting tips and advice for survival


This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Paul B So you decided to try hunting and being the prepper type you went all in for the big package. You have got the shotgun and will be a part of the orange army that heads out the first week of December to try […]

Survival Falconry: A Neglected Ancient Skillset

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by  Chet R Falconry is strictly regulated by the federal and state government agencies, namely the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and state wildlife agencies. Any attempts to develop skills outlined,discussed in this article, at this time, should be done in accordance with Federal […]

Do you Plan to Live off of the Land When the SHTF? – So Will Everyone Else!

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Colonel D from Nashville I’m intrigued when I read in various books, blogs or hear others speak of how they plan to “live off the land”. My first thought is good luck with that one everyone else will have the same idea. The […]

Spring Beaver Trapping for Survival

Big healthy male beaver makes for a fine pelt and really great tasting dinner.

By Bruce “Buckshot” Hemming In my end of the world novel “Grid Down Reality Bites” there is chapter on spring beaver trapping. I thought your readers would like to learn how to do these 3 methods of trapping beaver. Last spring I taught a 3 survival minded individuals how to trap beaver. We used #4 legholds […]

How To Build A Survival Fishing Kit That You Can Count On

pic of boy going fishing

This is a guest post by Edward R [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win a number of prizes including an 84 serving storage bucket of Wise Food Storage, 500 rounds of 9mm ammo, a NukAlert  a copy of my book The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat and a copy of my CD […]

What Everybody Ought to Know About Bow Hunting For Survival

Pic of Boy Shooting Bow

by JimShyWolf Let’s clear the air first. I’m not a professional archer or survival bow hunter. I’ve never published an article in BowHunter or Archery magazine, nor have I ever competed in the Olympics in any venue, let alone archery. (Regardless what you may have heard to the contrary.) Nor have I ever traveled out-of-state to hunt any […]

Wandering The Wasteland After The Collapse

Guest post by Bruce Buckshot Hemming I was reading another survival blog when the age-old Semi versus Bolt gun argument came up.”Our character is out wandering around after the Apocalypse ( Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse ) and is attacked by dogs. He gallantly fought them off with his SKS. And made the comment that he […]