Home Defense: Points to Ponder

I have been doing a lot of reading and a lot of thinking lately about home defense in a survival scenario. There are couple of things that have struck me as absurd about some of the advice out there for how to prepare your home for defense.  There are some pretty stupid ideas floating around about … Read more

Tying Knots # 4: The Bowline Knot

The Bowline is a knot that makes a simple loop that is easy to tie and untie.  It comes untied very easily even after a lot of strain is placed on the knot.  This is a good knot for simple things such as hanging game or any other application where ease of untying is needed … Read more

Tying Knots # 3: The Clove-Hitch

A Clove Hitch is simply two successive half-hitches tied around an object. It is used to secure a rope to a standing object and can also be used to tie two or more objects together making a lashing. This knot is sueful when making improvised shelters, building a travois, raft, or any other application in … Read more

Tying Knots # 2: The Half-Hitch

The Half Hitch is one of the basic knots that everybody should know. In concept it is essentially a single hitch formed around the standing part of another hitch. The main use of the half-hitch is to complete and strengthen other knots so that they do not unravel.  This is a knot that will be … Read more

The Simple Survival Smart Book

The Simple Survival Smart Book is an invaluable tool in the survivalist/prepper’s toolbox.  It is a compact book packed with the essential knowledge you need after the collapse or even if you are just camping for the weekend.  It is available as a Paperback, Kindle ebook, and audiobook through Audible.com. When the SHTF you are going … Read more

Audiobook Giveaway

I am giving away twenty (20) free copies of the audiobook version of my recently published book; The Simple Survival Smart Book.  The first twenty respondents will receive a redemption code for your free copy at Audible.com.  The audiobook sells for $19.95 retail. In order to receive a free copy simply send an email to info@simplesurvival.us with “Audiobook Giveaway” in the subject line