Surviving in the Mountains

surviving in the mountains
Mountains make for beautiful hiking and camping locations, but they can also be deadly for the unprepared explorer. Whether it’s a hike gone wrong or the rare plane crash over the mountains, stories abound of both success and failure in overcoming brutal mountain conditions, the harshest of which occur in the winter. While summer in the mountains is similar to surviving in a forest, fall/wint[...]

Surviving in the Rainforest

Surviving in the rainforest
The rainforest is the most biodiverse environment on Earth. With over a billion acres of dense jungle terrain, the Amazon is a bucket list destination for many survival and hiking enthusiasts. However, the enormity of the rainforest, the extreme amount of rainfall, and the abundance of dangerous animals can make solo survival very challenging. Understanding the threats you will face is essent[...]

Surviving in the Artic

surviving in the artic
Every true survivalist needs to be prepared to survive in any of the world’s harshest environments, including the arctic. The arctic is notorious for its below freezing temperatures, harsh winds, and dangerous terrain. Many a survivalist have been caught in brutal blizzards that have resulted in frostbite, hypothermia, and death. Before venturing into the stunning arctic wilderness, you must [...]

Surviving in the Desert

surviving in the desert
The desert is a beautiful yet unforgiving environment. It has some of the most unusual landscapes, wildlife, and plants in the world. With many people moving to and vacationing in desert regions, it is important to know the dangers of the desert and the precautions required to stay safe. Unprepared hikers can get lost, be caught in monsoons, get stung by poisonous animals, and face deadly deh[...]


building a bunker
An underground survival bunker is a dream come true for any serious survivalist. We all know that heads of state and billionaires have emergency bunkers, but you and your family should have one as well. A survival bunker is one of the most sure-fire ways to protect your family in the case of an emergency of epic proportions. Your personal bunker is unlikely to be equipped with recliners and f[...]

5.11 ATLAS Boots | Combat Boots Redefined | Gear Review

5.11 ATLAS Boots | Combat Boots Redefined | Gear Review
Shopping for new boots is tricky. I love my Merell MOABs, but their mid-length design is better for hiking than the work I was putting them through. I needed a new set of full-length boots that I could use to hike, and climb fences, but which would also provide protection from fire and excellent ankle support. Early in my search, I found the 5.11 Atlas boots. They were at SHOT 2020 loud, prou[...]