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.

Five Ways to Use Duck Tape for Survival

Five Ways to Use Duck Tape for Survival

Duct tape has been utilized for many purposes since it first emerged during World War II. Permacell, a company operating under the umbrella of Johnson and Johnson, developed the tape after the American military requested a waterproof product suitable for executing repairs in the field. Soldiers arrived at the popular nickname “duck tape” because of its water resistant qualities were similar to that of a duck’s back. These days duck tape can be found in most households and tool benches… Read More »

June 11, 2015 by | Be the first to comment »

Big City or Quaint Countryside: Which is Safer?

Big City or Quaint Countryside: Which is Safer?

City life and suburban life each offer their own sets of benefits, but when it comes to asking which lifestyle is safer, the answer might not be as clear as one would think. Here are a few factors to consider: Health When discussing the topic of safety, life and death situations may come to mind. But there are also health risks that can threaten one’s quality of life. Those who live in the city, especially children, for example, can be… Read More »

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What Are the Best Foods for Long-Term Storage?

What Are the Best Foods for Long-Term Storage?

Food storage is the foundation of any preparedness plan. For a lot of people, it can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you need? Where are you going to put it all? Fortunately, it’s a lot easier than it sounds. Like any large task, an effective food storage plan is best tackled one step at a time. Your first step, of course, is to decide what food to store. You want to choose food that is cost-effective, nutritious,… Read More »

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Revolver Shotgun: The Ultimate AR-15 Accessory

Revolver Shotgun: The Ultimate AR-15 Accessory

Chances are you probably have an AR-15 as part of your collection. If you have yet to get your hands on one of these little black rifles, then it’s likely close to the top of your wish list. That said, you may wonder what could possibly make one of the most popular lightweight firearms in the country any more awesome than it already is. Well wonder no more, because the folks who work at Cyre Precision are now developing just… Read More »

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How to Survive a Home Invasion

How to Survive a Home Invasion

Think a home invasion could never happen to you? According to a 2010 Department of Justice report, home invasions have resulted in 266,560 violent crimes each year. It’s an easy target because most people have the false perception of safety in their own homes. It also makes the most “business” sense to criminals because everything they want is there, including your valuables, electronics, cash, ATM and credit cards, and a valuable piece of leverage—your family! You can increase your chance of surviving a home… Read More »

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