Wilderness/Emergency Survival Situations

How to Build a Wikiup

How to Make a Wikiup Survival Shelter

Wikiup: The Cadillac of Primitive Survival Shelters A wikiup is essentially a “teepee” style shelter made with forest debris. There are other less time-consuming primitive shelters that you can make in a pinch. However, in a longer term survival scenario in colder weather, the wikiup is king for an important reason: it allows the...

Disaster Insurance

Should Disaster Insurance be Mandatory?

Mandatory Disaster Insurance New rules under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are requiring some residents and business to purchase expensive flood insurance policies. The thinking is that being in a high-risk flood plain is too dangerous to not carry specialized disaster insurance. As covered in a previous article about flood insurance, the NFIP...

SHTF plan survival shelter

SHTF Plan: Would You Take a Starving Kid into Your Survival Shelter?

The best laid SHTF plans don't start and end with survival shelters and gear. They're often grounded in a particular moral or philosophical worldview. There's plenty of evidence for this with Living Ready's poll about the role of faith in preparedness. Readers told Living Ready that regardless of their faith or lack thereof, some...

Hurricane Survival Survive a Hurricane

Video: Will Your Home Survive a Hurricane?

How to Survive a Hurricane: Evaluate Your Location When it comes to hurricane preparedness as a storm approaches, you need to think about your location critically. Whether you’re at home or on vacation, and you find yourself in an emergency situation, perform a “hasty hazard analysis.” Ask yourself these questions. Will Your Home Survive...

Make a Debris Hut Step 5

How to Make a Debris Hut

Use this tutorial from Creek Stewart to learn how to make a debris hut. These emergency shelters provide protection during outdoor survival situations. Practice making one at home. They're not hard to do.