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.

4 Additions to Create a Bug Out Vehicle

4 Additions to Create a Bug Out Vehicle

Whether an extinction-level asteroid strikes planet Earth or the U.S. morphs into a full-fledged police state, pre-disaster due diligence is key to ensuring your liberty and freedom. You don’t have to be a prepper or conspiracy theorist to at least have a vehicle that can get you out of harm’s way if and when it becomes necessary. These four additions can instantly turn any car into a bug-out vehicle. All-terrain tires One of the best bug-out locations in the continental… Read More »

August 27, 2015 by | Be the first to comment »

Everyday Materials for Your Bunker

Everyday Materials for Your Bunker

You are all set with the basics to make your bunker a safe and well-supplied shelter to support you in any emergency situation. However, there are some overlooked everyday home products that can easily be transported into your bunker to provide you with extra assistance and make your shelter more comfortable. Here’s how to use everyday materials for your bunker: Baking Soda Baking soda is the ultimate survival product because it has many multifaceted uses. Use baking soda as a… Read More »

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Congratulations, ISIS

Congratulations, ISIS

Congratulations, ISIS. You wanted attention, and yesterday, you got it. Only, you chose the wrong people to seek that attention from. You did not get the attention of our weak President. He tweeted his support for your medieval holiday following your cowardly attack. You did not get the attention of our useless and corrupt Congress. They were too busy lining their pockets. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); When you attacked those four Marines, you got the attention of every one… Read More »

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5 Worthwhile Hunting Investments to Improve Your Chances

5-Worthwhile-Hunting-Investments-to-Improve-Your-Chances

The average hunter spends about $3,000 a year on gear and other hunting expenses, reports the National Sports Shooting Foundation. The foundation also claims that since 2006, hunters’ expenditures have increased by more than 50 percent. If you are looking to improve your chances of bringing home that trophy buck, here’s a look at some of the best hunting tech on the market: Ozonics Ozone Generator Ozonics is a small, portable device that transforms oxygen molecules into ozone molecules and… Read More »

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Bugging Out With Kids

Bugging Out With Kids

Bugging out is tough, both physically and mentally. Aside from dealing with the circumstances you’re fleeing, you also have to contend with the fact that you’re leaving your home behind—possibly forever. Add children to the mix and it becomes a significantly larger challenge. Adults can generally deal with shitty circumstances in a logical manner. Sure, some will temporarily breakdown, many will be less effective, and most will bitch and moan the whole time, but they do what needs to be… Read More »

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