Survival and Preparedness | Kukri Blades

  • How to Prep Without Spending a Penny

    Posted in: Survival and Preparedness by Contributor on February 13, 2017

    Question: do you think prepping is expensive? If you look at some of the products that are out there, one would think so. $600 for a crossbow? 10 grand for a one year stockpile?

    In today’s article I want to make a list of some of the things you can do right now that are 100% free. They’re in no particular order, but I highly encourage you to stop reading anything else until you do or start doing at least a couple of them. We’re flooded with information and, for some people, this means they delay taking action. Continue reading this post ➜

  • Best Footwear for Survival – If The Shoe Fits

    Posted in: Survival and Preparedness by Michael on September 9, 2014

    How to choose high quality survival footwear (shoes/boots/socks).In order to improve your chances of survival in times of crisis, it is very important to wear the proper type of footwear. Poor footwear can restrict your movement to a significant extent. When seconds matter high mobility is everything.

    In addition, you will lose a lot of heat through your feet if the shoes you’re wearing are not properly insulated. Not wearing the right kind of footwear during times of disaster can lead to a host of potentially life-threatening problems ranging from cuts, bruises, sores and infection. In extreme conditions the complete absence of footwear could be a death sentence.

    Keeping that in mind, here is a summary of important factors to consider when choosing a new pair of survival footwear. Continue reading this post ➜

  • TEOTWAWKI Skills: Practical Talents for Life After Civilization

    Posted in: Survival and Preparedness by Michael on July 11, 2014

    A growing selection of people all over the world are experiencing major changes for the worse in many facets of daily life. Future uncertainties have created an extraordinary movement towards survival and preparedness due to massive and continued foreclosures, layoffs and the ever increasing prices of basic commodities. Most experts in preparedness, survival and TEOTWAWKI agree that there is need of practical skills for life after civilization. These experts also agree that “The end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI)” refers to circumstances that can forever alter society and threaten the survival of human beings. Some of these situations include nuclear war, mega volcano eruptions, worldwide pandemics and asteroid impacts, among others. The average person may think these events seem absurd, but they’re among many deadly and devastating disasters that can alter society and our planet well into the future. Continue reading this post ➜

  • 5 Quick and Crude Emergency Shelters for Wilderness Survival

    Posted in: Survival and Preparedness by Michael on June 11, 2014

    Survival ShelterShelter: An essential element of survival – along with clothing, food, and water, of course. When we think of shelter, usually the first thing that pops into our minds are our homes, apartments, condo’s, and houses. In an emergency or rescue scenario, shelter may not be such a warm and comfortable place.

    Being exposed in the wilderness can leave us open to all sorts of harmful elements, from extreme heat and cold to wind, rain, and snow. Exposure can quickly turn the odds against you when it comes to injuries, illness, wild animals and other dangers. You should always know how to construct a survival shelter out of materials found in nature. This can really save your behind if an emergency were ever to occur that left you stranded with no tent or existing structures for shelter. Whether you get lost in the woods while hiking or stranded in the mountains during a skiing trip, who knows exactly when, where, or why you might need to build a impromptu survival shelter. With the crazy stuff happening in the world all around us on a daily basis, it couldn’t hurt to have mental blueprints – just in case. Continue reading this post ➜

  • Survival Resources: Knowledge is free, empower yourself

    Posted in: Survival and Preparedness by Michael on May 19, 2014

    Survival, prepping, SHTF, and other resources related to self-sufficiency and preparednessThe internet is a wonderful tool for information gathering. The resources I have collected in this post contain the various survival websites, blogs, forums, videos, reviews, and other useful data stockpiles I have found and continue to make use of on a weekly basis.

    These resources can help provide knowledge and lifesaving skills to anyone; from a beginner just getting started in the world of self-sufficiency to lifelong preppers safe and secure in their underground bunkers. Never stop learning. You may own every piece of survival gear possible but without the proper knowledge of how to implement and adapt those tools when something goes wrong, you’re SOL. Don’t get caught off-guard. Prepare. Learn. Survive. Continue reading this post ➜

  • Best Bow Drill Techniques to Start a Fire with Friction

    Posted in: Survival and Preparedness by Michael on May 17, 2014

    Best tips to starting a fire with a bow drill

    Mastering the art of starting a fire using friction with the bow drill method can be immensely rewarding. It can also be extremely frustrating, difficult and time consuming if proper technique and preparation aren’t followed. This guide will take you through the bow drill process as well as provide you some handy tips on the best techniques to implement when you first begin learning this primitive fire starting process.

    Before you jump in head first it’s important to have all the necessary components on hand. These components comprise of a hearth board, drill/spindle, bow with some sort of string or cord, a handhold along with some dry grass and tinder. Some sort of knife or other sharp object will also come in handy as you will need to do some light wood carving. Let’s start with the preparation of these materials and how they are utilised in creating fire without the help of modern tools or fire starters. Continue reading this post ➜