Basic Survival Skills : Live The Survivalist Lifestyle
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Basic Survival Skills : Live The Survivalist Lifestyle

Basic Survival Skills & Preparedness at times of Disaster, be prepared and protect those you love the most. Survival tip
3.7 (46 ratings)
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Created by Brian Cliette
Last updated 11/2018
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  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 46 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to properly store and can food supplies
  • How to pack a bug out bag
  • How to navigate using a magnetic compass and topography (landmarks and the environment)
  • How to set up and sustain a small urban farm consisting of fruits and vegetables chickens and/or fish
  • How to produce alternative sources of electricity and brighten your life through solar wind and human power
  • How to make alternative fuel sources such as bio diesel to power your home and increase your travel radius
  • How to fortify your home and protect yourself and your family from looters, or worse using dogs battery-operated cameras and floodlights and close quarters combat techniques such as firearms and martial arts
  • Even how to keep up morale when you are at your mental breaking point and your spirits are low
  • No materials and or software are need before this course

LATEST: Course Updated Again for August 3rd, 2020

Your Family Isn't Ready For A Terrorist Attack, Hurricane, Flood, or Tornado! Will They Survive ? If The Government Collapsed Tomorrow Can You Feed & Protect Them?

Will They Die Because You Have Idea how to Survive?

Disaster preparedness and survival skills are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, not only because of popular movies and television shows, but simply because the world as we know it is becoming more and more chaotic and more and more unstable.

There have been an increasing number of natural disasters, from tropical storms to earthquakes and wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes and everything in between and people are becoming more cognizant of these facts, each and every day and have a desire to learn the skills necessary to survive disasters, whether they are natural or man-made, such as a riot stock market collapse or electrical grid collapse. 30 Day 100% Risk Free Offer!

Think about these things for a minute ...

  • What would you do if there was a terrorist attack that caused mass chaos and panic, and all the stores and places of food were closed? Do you want to be the one that is begging your neighbors, friends, or family for help? Do you want to be shipped off to a FEMA “camp?"

  • Could you provide for your family if severe weather like hurricanes, snowstorms or a flood caused your area to go into a panic -- buying up everything off of stores and creating shortages? What if the stores were empty for weeks… or months?

  • Could you protect your family if there were massive power outages or rolling blackouts or brownouts -- disrupting electricity and making it nearly impossible to get food from stores or provide heat or energy in your home?

  • What would happen if the road system was destroyed by floods or other natural disasters in your area? Could you survive without food or other essentials for weeks?

  • Could you protect and provide for your family if an earthquake hit and the area was devastated?

Many people mistakenly believe that the  government or emergency services will provide all the help they need.  When the time comes, however, it could take emergency service response  teams hours days, weeks and even months to respond effectively to the  disaster.

So in the meantime, you and your loved ones will have to fend  for yourselves but, if you don't know how to survive in an urban  environment, this is going to be rather difficult.

Give yourself a fresh start by enrolling in this life-changing course now. Every moment you delay, you lose out. Simple as that.

“WARNING: Your Survival Could Depend On Your Next Choice"

  The  Basic survivalist and disaster  preparedness course will teach you everything that you need to know  about surviving a man-made or natural disaster in urban settings.  Everything from medicine to food supplies, shelter building and other  primitive construction, basically everything you need to know to be a  21st-century urban Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett and not only will you  learn to survive in an urban disaster setting but you will learn to  thrive.

Here's Exactly What YOU Get Inside The Newbies Basic Survival Skills Course:

  1. How to properly store and can food supplies

  2. How to pack a bug out bag

  3. How to navigate using a magnetic compass and topography (landmarks and the environment)

  4. How to set up and sustain a small urban farm consisting of fruits and vegetables chickens and/or fish

  5. How to produce alternative sources of electricity and brighten your life through solar wind and human power

  6. How to make alternative fuel sources such as bio diesel to power your home and increase your travel radius

  7. How to fortify your home and protect yourself and your family from looters, or worse using dogs battery-operated cameras and floodlights and close quarters combat techniques such as firearms and martial arts

  8. Even how to keep up morale when you are at your mental breaking point and your spirits are low.

Click the "Take This Course" button, on the top right because every hour you delay is jeopardizing not only your Safety but the Safety of Those You love!!!...Scroll up and Enroll Now!

It has been said that a person can only survive in any given  situation or environment for 90 days, because after this period of time,  you are no longer surviving in a given environment but living in it.  And in the urban Ranger course will teach you exactly that, how to live  in your new urban environment. 

P.S. We're living in some of the craziest times in history and many experts agree that it's not a matter of “if" but “when" you will face an emergency that is beyond what you and your family have prepared for. There's a famous truism among instructors getting soldiers ready for war.“When the bullets start flying, you WON'T rise to the occasion. You will perform half as well as you did during your best training."

As with all my courses:

  • The initial low price will increase shortly - the course is currently $200, but will next increase to $250

  • You have unlimited lifetime access at no extra costs, ever

  • All future additional lectures, bonuses, etc in this course are always free

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Who this course is for:
  • This course is for men and women and families with children, and anyone else that wishes to learn about the urban survivalist lifestyle and how to survive a man-made or natural disaster as comfortably and safely as possible. Whether you are a serious survivalist or just looking to put your toe in the water there is something that can benefit everyone in this course people from all walks of life from parents to teachers, Carpenters construction workers, and everyone in between
  • Anyone that wishes to learn about the urban survivalist lifestyle and how to survive a man-made or natural disaster as comfortably and safely as possible
Course content
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+ Bug out Bags for Prepper Newbies
21 lectures 01:09:15
Why Bug Out Bags for Survival Newbies
Water The Energy of Life
Food Prep and Bugging Out
Clothing and Enviroment
Bedding, Shelter and First Aid
Hygiene and Bugging Out
Newbie's Basic Survival skills Workbook
37 pages
What are some of the most incredible survival stories?
What should I do if I become a hostage?
Here’s How to Protect Yourself From Mob Violence
35 point Guide to Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse
What are the top ten things a beginning urban prepper should do or purchase to p
Here is Your Early Birthday Gift ( A Special Thank you for Being a Student)
32 pages
What should every person be knowledgeable about by the age of 20?
10 Trees That Any Prepper Should Grow
Inexpensive Watering System for Homesteading Garden Project
How to Collect Rainwater
5 Proven Ways Our Ancestors Preserved Meat Without Refrigerators
7 Secrets For A High-Yield Vegetable Garden
Off-Grid Laundry: How To Do It Exactly Like Grandma Did (And Why You’d Want To)
+ Bonus
34 lectures 01:47:59
Preparing For Wildfires
9 Hunting Tips Every Hunter Should Know
Inspiration of the Month - Feb 2017

In today's world with the collapsing economy, pollution running unchecked across our planet, the threat of the take over of our "safe" food supply by GMO's, and many other threats to our safety, I feel I should share some very basic skills for survival. You never know when these skills may come in handy.

4 Basic Survival Skills, The Sacred Order

People who live in the world of survival preparedness are known as "preppers", "survivalists" or "doomers" because they believe in being prepared to survive all types of possible disasters.

In past, survivalists were portrayed by the mainstream media as extremists who isolated themselves in places like Utah and living off the land like pioneers "off-the-grid." Led by mainstream media reporting, people tended to distrust them because survivalists believe less government control is good and the ability to defend themselves with guns is their right.

Is the World of Survival for You?

Unlike people who are skilled in the outdoors, most of us will never find ourselves in a situation where we need survival skills. However, if faced with this situation it is handy to know some basic skills so that you can survive long enough to be rescued. There are 5 basic survival skills that everyone should know. They are: your attitude, how to find water, building shelter, building a fire, and making sure you have a food source.

5 Basic Survival Skills

We are all busy people. And for some reason we have a tendency to take care of things that are urgent but not important before we spend time on those things which are not urgent yet important. That alone might explain our tendency toward the fast-paced busyness that defines our lives. Because we are so caught up in those urgent little details of life I wanted to create a simple package that would help prepare you for those rare, yet life-altering events that catch us by surprise and not in a good way. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a specialist in financial derivatives and the author of the hugely successful book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, would argue that it is far more beneficial for one's survival to pay close attention to, and prepare for those things which are unlikely to happen but would have a huge impact over those things which occur frequently but are of little consequence in your life, relatively speaking.

For example, it's highly recommended to have some kind of fire insurance on your house and/or possessions. Even though it's unlikely your home and everything in it will go up in smoke, it would be devastating to have to replace everything from scratch. In contrast, many people spend a lot of time dealing with phone calls and e-mails that are not important and have little to no impact on their productivity, safety or well-being.

The Top 5 Simple Things You Can Do to Be Ready For Anything

Wilderness survival used to be part of daily life. But even though we feel protected inside our modern cocoons, getting a grip on survival skills is still a smart 'just in case' set of skills to acquire. Even in today's world, survival skills are not only for the Backpacker, outdoors enthusiasts or sportsman any more.

But what are survival skills?

Survival Skills and Survival Equipment

Used by the prepper community, Beans, Bullets and Band-aids, is quite a well known expression. This has become a catchy phrase because it outlines the three essential things that would be needed in a disaster scenario. Beans signify the food, water and shelter that are necessary to sustain life; the bullets represent the ability to protect oneself as well as family, in addition to being able to hunt and protect one's freedom; the last term, bandaids, symbolize people's healthiness and cleanliness. So what are some of the necessities that fall within the phrase beans, bullets and band-aids?

Beans Bullets and Band-Aids, The Survivalist Mantra.

Indonesia 2004, Chile 2010, Japan 2011: Sizable earthquakes caused Tsunamis that rippled across the Pacific Ocean affecting far more people than just the ones close enough to feel the tremors.

When one Pacific Rim country experiences seismic activity, other areas along the rim will have an event in the very near future and frequently that means Tsunami. It's just as important to remember that the Atlantic coastline and even the Gulf of Mexico are just as likely to catch a Tsunami generated by a variety of possible events.

5 Steps to Tsunami Preparedness

When I first got into survivalism I started reading The Encyclopedia or Country Living. I remember I was telling my wife about planting, growing and harvesting grain when she said, "We live in an apartment in the middle of the city. Where and when are you going to raise grain and turn it into food?" It was a good question, and it made me reevaluate my plans. If you're going to start prepping, you need to think about your particular situation and what you're preparing for.

There are many definitions of "survivalist" (or "prepper") on the internet, but essentially it is someone who makes preparations so that any emergency such as a hurricane, economic collapse, nuclear war, etc. will have a minimal impact on his or her lifestyle. There are many types of survivalists who focus on different types of preps depending on their situation and what they expect to happen. 

What Type of Survivalist Are You?

It is imperative for a human to prepare himself for the worst. You never know, when something bad is going to happen and to such an extent that it will knock your normal everyday life upside down. It is important that you prepare for times like these so that you and your loved ones do not have to go through much turmoil and restlessness.

Some basic skills that are mandatory for every emergency and not just for a disaster situation should be known and possessed by every sane human. These come in handy and save you from a plethora of problems. While it is important that you have sound knowledge of the coming catastrophe and the will to face it and act smartly, it is important that you keep a check on your survival essentials beforehand.

Learn How to Be a Survivalist With These Skills

Headlines are full of hurricanes, earthquakes, bird flu, terrorism, and other dangers of the world in which we live. However, most civilians aren't prepared to face a disaster or even a family emergency. This begs the question "Why not?" This article is intended for those who want to change this fact by teaching others, including their own families, to be better prepared, safer, and more self-reliant.

We've identified several "learning obstacles" that prevent individuals and families from being as emergency ready as they should be. We'll list them here quickly then cover each in more detail and discuss ways to jump these learning hurdles.

The Secret of Teaching Disaster Preparedness

Adventuring in the great outdoors is always a great deal of fun. If it wasn't, the sporting goods stores wouldn't be filled with all those outdoor products for those who enjoy spending time on hiking trails, mountain climbing, kayaking, etc.

While these are incredibly fun hobbies to take part in they are also hobbies that have an air of danger to them. This is not to say that the activities are dangerous by themselves, but sometimes the elements can be dangerous as well. Because of this, one needs to be well versed in the skill of outdoor survival so as to avoid a fatality in the case of an excursion going horribly wrong.

In the past, many people did not take the notion of training for outdoor survival very seriously. But a series of horrible tragedies have been reported. This has greatly raised people's awareness towards the necessity to understand what is needed in order to protect oneself in a dangerous situation when the weather or the elements turn hazardous.

Contrary to popular belief, one does not need the skill of a special forces operative to be safe in the outdoors. Instead, a few simple skills and knowledge must be acquired in order to stay safe.

Understanding the Importance of Outdoor Survival Skills

Record numbers of people are purchasing supplies and trying to adopt to a more self-reliant lifestyle. Not so long ago having extra supplies was considered completely normal. Raising livestock, poultry and growing your own garden was a lifestyle, not a hobby. A recent survey found that over half of all Americans have less than a three day supply of food in their homes. Many people have no emergency supplies, not even a first aid kit.

Survivalist Vs Prepper, Is There A Difference?

Natural calamities come without warning. One cannot depend on alarm systems and other technological methods in times of natural calamity. Computers, electricity and infrastructure get damaged too during natural calamities like floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc. When nature unleashes its fury, there is destruction. In these times, survival skills can be an absolute blessing. Let us have a look at some basic survival skills.

Basic Survival Skills And Preparations Required In Case Of A Natural Calamity

When you go to your local fire extinguisher store, you will realize that after asking around, there is actually more than just one kind for sale. Yes, you will come to find out that the big red tanks that blow off those thick, gray smog that you see in the movies actually come in varieties, and these varieties are more than just flavours or designs. Each particular fire-fighting equipment actually has a corresponding case of fire emergency that it is supposed to address. However, of all the kinds available, the carbon dioxide fire extinguisher-commonly known as the CO2 fire extinguisher-is perhaps the closest you can get to an all-around fire-fighting machine.

What on Earth is the Co2 Fire Extinguisher?

Are You Already Prepping?

I am willing to bet real money that you're already prepping and do not realize it. Let's see if you pass the test.

What Is The Prepping Lifestyle?

For their size, tornadoes are nature's most violent storm born force. Every year tornadoes leave death and destruction in their wake. Natures fury is a part of life, and for all who perish in these storms, many more survive. Below you will find facts and tips that can help increase your chances for survival.

Tornado Facts

A tornado can leave damage paths in excess 50 miles long and one mile wide. Tornadoes can have winds that reach up to 300 miles an hour. A tornado can strike quickly, with little or no warning. Most tornadoes have a forward speed of 30-70 miles an hour. A tornado can appear nearly transparent until they pick up dust and debris. The largest percentage of tornadoes occur between 3 pm. and 9 pm. Most tornadoes move in a Southwest to Northeast direction. Tornadoes that form over water are called Waterspouts. Flying debris, it is the leading cause of death during a tornado.

Tornado Survival Skills

Sense leaving Minnesota in 2004 to live a life in the mountains, I had to re-train myself on survival skills that would keep my wife, kids, myself and our dogs safe. Other than just cold weather skills, I had to address the fact that conditions in the mountains can change very quickly, going from bright and sunny to foggy and rainy within minutes.

Every time we hike into the mountains, no matter how close or far away from home we go, we always take our survival kits. Your survival kits should be waterproof, Durable, easy to carry and can be attached easily to your body.

Basic Survival Tips - Keeping Yourself Safe in the Mountains

For individuals who often participate in active outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, mountain-biking, and more, safety is the most important thing. Out in the wilderness in an isolated environment, danger is everywhere in the form of injury, bad weather, or wild animals.

While outdoor activities can be an important, gratifying part of a full, active lifestyle, it is vital to your safety that you know how to stay safe and survive in any dangerous situation you might encounter.

Three Tips to Stay Safe in the Wilderness

In looking back at the lives of my parents and grandparents, I remember seeing a lifestyle of food cellars where they stocked up and stored food in case of an emergency, or to get them through a hard winter. Though that tradition was slowly vanishing for many years, it is now being renewed more than ever, due to all the environmental & economic challenges we are seeing around us. In light of recent earthquakes, severe snow storms, power outages, floods, etc., many thousands of people are now storing freeze dried foods and water, because it is so important to be prepared for any emergency.

Emergency Food Preparedness With Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods

To answer the question, what is a career survivalist, we have to move backwards in time, when species on earth started evolving. It was a time which best manifested the inherent quality of every living and breathing organism to survive all odds and the fittest of them all survived. Our careers too present a lot of volatility and demands struggle at almost every point. In such a scenario, the person who had foreseen the change and has prepared oneself accordingly, endures till things get back to normal. They are a rare breed of people and are called career survivalists.

What is a Career Survivalist?

The first year of a new business is the toughest. It's the make-it-or-break-it year. The challenges a new business owner faces on a daily basis require three key survival skills: self-reliance, self-direction, and resilience. No matter how brilliant the business idea, without these three skills entrepreneurs risk failure.

Three Key Survival Skills for New Business Owners

Trapping for Preppers

In a survival situation, traps can capture animals that provide us precious calories from meat and fat. Think of them as little hunters that you put out to do your work for you while you are off accomplishing other tasks. There are seemingly as many different traps as there are critters to catch. To us, learning trapping for preppers is one of the essential survival skills.

Trapping for preppers is an essential part of most survival strategies. By setting up a number of well-placed traps which you check regularly, you can save yourself a lot of energy. As with most hunting and gathering strategies, it is best to set up your trap line at a bit of a distance from your bug out location. Should an extended perimeter from your bug out location become too dangerous, you will not have exhausted the game in the immediate area. In addition, while hunting can certainly be productive, it also uses up valuable calories, something that you simply can't afford to lose during a survival situation. For that reason, as well as increasing your chances of finding food, you need to know how to build a wide range of hunting traps.

Small Game Trapping for Preppers

In my last 2 articles on Wilderness Survival I have discussed a few basic physical skills. It is now time to discuss briefly the spiritual aspects of wilderness survival. One's spiritual connection to Earth and all the entities of Earth is the most valuable survival skill of all. Those who develop a deep and intimate relationship with nature find this connection to be a life changing experience.

Spiritual Aspects of Wilderness Survival

Survivalism isn't something that most people really know or think about. It is simply a movement of a group of people or a few individuals who are actively prepared for emergencies. People who practice survivalism prepare themselves for natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.), man-made disasters (chemical spills, nuclear explosions, etc.), social disasters (civil unrest due to shortage of available resources), financial disasters (economic collapse), as well as global pandemics.

The survivalism movement arose in the United Kingdom during the Cold War, when threats of nuclear warfare threatened the fabric of the English life style. This movement has risen and fallen in popularity over the years, with peaks showing around global or national distress. The most recent occurrence that has caused a spike in the survivalism movement is the disasters faced by America on September 11, 2011.

Survivalism: More Important Than You Know

On the show "Doomsday Preppers" you see guys all decked out in cool tactical clothing and camouflage as they display their weapons and stockpiles of food. However, unless you are in a tactical situation with your assault rifle in your hands, you really should never wear camouflage in a post-economic collapse America.

Wearing your cool camouflage clothing in an urban environment after an economic collapse tells those seeing you a lot of things you don't want them to know. It tells them that, whether you are a veteran or a hunter, you probably own guns. That's a great way to advertise YOUR vehicle as the one to break into with the best potential payoff.

Why Preppers and Survivalists Should Never Wear Jeans - Or Camouflage

The flashlight and fire maker is among the most important items to bring along when you go to the jungle either for camping, hunting of for whatever reason you may have. You'll need a flashlight to help you carry out difficult tasks at nighttime and in addition to help you signal for aid during the night. Numerous occasions, particularly when you've got lots of moonlight, you need to accomplish every thing with your natural night eyesight; nevertheless, you might not have enough time to adjust to night, or you might have to carry out a crucial task, like map studying inside a thick forest over a moonless night time.

Survival Skills - The Flashlight and Fire Maker, Important Items For trekking

There's a certain amount of people out there who like to poke fun at a survivalist preparing for a worst case scenario, although they probably wouldn't if it were to happen. Even though a survivalist might take it to a point where it becomes compulsive, do you think that there is a problem with something as simple as being prepared for any situation life might throw at you?

Certain scenarios the likes of a zombie apocalypse or being attacked by extraterrestrials are not likely to happen, though there are also lots of unpredictable situations in which a little bit of preparing can be responsible for saving the lives of people.

7 Things A Survivalist Is Prepared For Right Off The Bat

The number of people preparing for some kind of disaster or economic collapse is steadily increasing. If you are one of them, you may actually be a prepper. Not everyone stashing away beans, Band-Aids, and ammunition can bear that title proudly. Being a survivalist is much more than hoarding supplies in your basement.

There are many things that separate a prepper from the average Joe who believes that insurance and a big savings account are enough to protect him and his family during an emergency situation. Although it never hurts to have that type of protection, you may be confronted by situations in which no insurance or hefty bank account can help you.

Twelve Signs That You Are a True Prepper

The world is not a safe place. There are numerous natural and man-made disasters which affect individuals and groups of people daily. While human beings often die in these catastrophes, you will still hear amazing tales of unlikely survival. In simple terms, regular human beings are able to stay alive in the most extraordinary and unusual circumstances.

This phenomenon has happened countless times and continues to puzzle people. Is it the natural instinct of humans to keep living? Is determination the driving force for disaster survival? Why and what for do people fight so hard to survive? Why do some people survive under unlikely circumstances while others die in less dire situations?

The famous evolution expert, Charles Darwin, presented concrete evidence-based theories on the survival of creatures. This scientist proved in the 1800 that natural selection and survival are intertwined. Natural selection is a simple theory which emphasizes on one unshakable concept: only the strong survive.

Is Survival A Natural Human Instinct?

Short answer: Skills that don’t require gadgets or elaborate tools.

While everyone gave great answers, I’d like to throw my .02 in and go just a little deeper into the topic.

Sure, we all know the pillars of survival skills: fire, food, water, and shelter. But what skills, exactly, help us achieve these four necessities?

What are some basic survival skills we should know?

Wilderness survival can be one of the most challenging adventures of a lifetime. Being in the wild and with nature can be a profound experience. There can be a great time to be had when engaging in wilderness adventure. However, things in the wilderness may not be just about sightseeing, exploration and fun. If one desires to venture the wild and to keep alive staying there, he should know wilderness survival skills.

The Importance of Wilderness Survival Skills