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.

What’s Missing from Damn Near Every Bug Out Bag?

What's Missing from Damn Near Every Bug Out Bag?

I own more than a few books about building your bug out bag, I’ve read even more articles on the subject, and I’ve seen several videos, but there’s one item I’ve never seen mentioned. An item so critical that it’s absence could stop you dead in your tracks, drastically reducing the likelihood of your survival. It’s not food, water, or even a weapon. People talk so much about those, it makes my ears bleed. Think about what that enables you… Read More »

November 8, 2012 by | 1 Comment

How to Avoid a Stalker

How to Avoid a Stalker

Being stalked isn’t directly dangerous, however, the type of people who engage in stalking tend to be, let’s say, off-balance. And by off-balance, I don’t mean a little odd like that uncle who drinks more than he should and then makes inappropriate passes at your friends. No, I mean bat-shit crazy, boil your pet rabbit alive, “it puts the lotion in the basket,” off-balance. A stalker’s mental instability usually leads to very bad endings. There are plenty of techniques for… Read More »

November 5, 2012 by | Be the first to comment »

Building the Perfect Bug Out Bag for Your Car

Building the Perfect Bug Out Bag for Your Car

Unfortunately, the time may come when you’re forced to abandon your cozy location; possibly prompted by weather conditions such as an impending hurricane or flooding, the outbreak of a contagious illness, or even heavy riots or looting. No matter how much you may love your home theater system and DVD collection of every season of LOST, your survival (and the survival of your family) may depend on getting out of dodge quickly. If that time comes, you better have everything… Read More »

November 3, 2012 by | 13 Comments