Survival

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFDad may earn a small commission at NO additional cost to you. 10 Most Popular Foods to Forage The following article was graciously contributed by James Smith, an avid survivalist with a passion for prepping and homesteading.   Unless […]

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How To Fill Your Water Bottle From A Tree The video below will demonstrate how you can fill your canteen from a tree for drinking clean water in the wilderness. I can’t stress this highly enough but please only do this in an emergency situation. If you do this wrong or take too much water […]

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Family Survival: 5 Tips for Distributing Gear   If you need to bug out because SHTF and you have a family, have you given any thought on how to share gear with them? It’s crucial to have redundancy amongst your family members, but don’t go overboard.  One of the key messages I took away from […]

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Some may consider the skill of how to start a fire with flint and steel to be advanced, used only by wise old sages and mountain men… but that’s not true! It’s incredibly easy; even my grandma could do it! The Steel The flint striker is just an ordinary piece of carbon steel, or a […]

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How To Keep Communicating Even When the Internet Stops These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we’ve seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you’re trying to check […]

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How To Start An IV Starting an IV is a valuable skill to have in your first aid arsenal and you may potentially save someone’s life doing it, since it can be used as a route of delivering medication or drawing blood. It takes a little practice to get the hang of it, but once you can do it […]

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Knowing the steps to find edible wild plants can spell the difference between life and death in a SHTF scenario. If you’re into survival training, camping, trekking, or just loves the outdoors, this article will surely serve you well. Importance of Knowing the Steps to Find Edible Wild Plants For many people, knowing the steps […]

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As a dad one of my greatest fears (other than unemployment!) is not being to do anything for my children in the event of a medical crisis when SHTF. Even simple camping trips can turn into a nightmare when you’re out in the woods or up in the mountains without necessary medication to help your loved […]

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How prepared are you when SHTF? What are your chances of surviving extreme disasters and other SHTF events? What do you need to do to ensure you and your loved ones gets through a SHTF scenario? These are the questions which might be bugging any person who is into emergency preparedness and prepping and I’m […]

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You’re walking along in the woods either on your own or with your family, be that your partner or kids, and realize you left the trail behind you and now you have no idea where you’re at or where the trail might be to get you back to civilization. What should you do? The first […]

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