Articles Written by Melanie Swick

AboutMelanie Swick

Melanie Swick (a.k.a. Survival Chick) grew up wanting to be a rocket scientist, but when she realized she that required way too much math, she took to her second dream—spending time in the wilderness. Today, when she's not hiking, camping, or hunting, she's blogging about it. You can connect with Melanie on Facebook.

Concealed Carry Tips for Summer

Concealed Carry for Summer

Summer is here, and for most of us, that means hotter weather and lighter clothes, which can make concealed carry more challenging. It may seem tempting to switch to a smaller, lighter weapon, or even skip carrying entirely, but I urge you not to fall into that trap because you never know how much firepower you’ll need or when you’ll need it. Instead, I encourage you to modify your clothing and habits so that you’ll remain both comfortable and appropriately armed…. Read More »

May 12, 2016 by | Be the first to comment »

Wise Food Storage [Interview]

Wise Foods

We’ve had a lot of questions about freeze-dried food, so we figured we’d go directly to the source and let Mike Malmrose from Wise Company answer them for you. Your freeze-dried food is labeled as having up to a 25 year shelf life. What factors affect that? This depends upon where you live. Wise products are made of both freeze-dried and dehydrated components and are affected by temperature, moisture, oxygen and light. Optimal storage conditions for our foods are in cool,… Read More »

April 28, 2016 by | Be the first to comment »

3 Upgrades for Securing Your Compound’s Perimeter

Upgrades for Securing Your Compound’s Perimeter

Home security isn’t just a category of electronic devices than can help you monitor and secure your property. It’s a whole philosophy—a way of thinking about your personal property and preparing your family for a range of intrusions. Ultimately, creating a truly secure home environment requires a balance of two objectives. You need to have the right resources on hand, but you also need to promote an atmosphere of vigilance. This balance is the best way to ensure that everyone… Read More »

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The Unique Weapons Body Armor Can Protect You Against

The Unique Weapons Body Armor Can Protect You Against

Body armor can provide you with protection against a surprising number of threats. Most Preppers will not consider body armor, despite it being an incredibly accessible piece of equipment that can save your life in a range of scenarios. The main benefit of a bullet resistant vest is its resistance to bullets, unsurprisingly, but it can also protect against a number of things that could otherwise cause you a fatal injury. As any good Prepper knows, a weapon of any… Read More »

February 25, 2016 by | Be the first to comment »

6 Wilderness Skills for Winter Survival

6 Wilderness Skills for Winter Survival

Winter can present a unique challenge to the outdoor enthusiast. With frigid temperatures and unpredictable weather disasters — from blizzards to avalanches — it’s best to be prepared for anything. As winter weather moves in, you don’t have to be relegated to indoor activities for the next several months. Incorporate these wilderness survival tips into your usual habits to have a safe and fun outdoor winter excursion. Use the Buddy System There’s safety in numbers. Avoid the common, foolhardy mistake… Read More »

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