Friday, September 27, 2019

America is in Danger and you Guys don't see it


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

When lack of Preparedness gets you Killed



When it comes to preparedness, I’ve always believed in having a practical, reality-based approach. Waiting for “the end of the world” when in reality we’ve seen all along that the world doesn’t end, it just goes through ups and downs, times change, things happen and those who adapt survive the best. 

For me modern survivalism is a lifestyle through which a person makes decisions that significantly increase the chances of overcoming various challenges in life, everything, from a house fire to large scale disasters, poor health, financial/family problems and a variety of potential emergencies and dangerous situations  people are likely to face throughout life.



It comes down to three key points:

1) Having the knowledge and understanding of the potential problems, disasters and emergencies you may find yourself involved in one day.

2) Having the gear and skills needed to face them.

3) Having the wisdom to make the right decisions when your life depends on it.

Here we have a perfect example of how this mindset can make the difference between life and death, death being the outcome in this occasion as the people involved failed on all three key points.


It happened  in Argentina where a Toyota Hilux got stuck during a snow storm in Aluminé, Neuquén.
Two men and one women were in the car. The two men, dressed with casual clothes, dressing shoes and sneakers, went out looking for help. They froze to death 13km from the car. The women was rescued 23 hs. later, cold but otherwise fine. The Hilux did not have the required chains, they did not have good or warm beverages or adequate clothing for the cold weather. Above all, they underestimated the dangers of such weather and overestimated their abilities regarding how far they could get.

FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Ideal Air Rifle for Survival (PCP with built-in Pump)


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Survival Battery: Top 5 SHTF Guns


Friday, September 13, 2019

Relocation: Living near a military base?



Hi, Ferfal—
First, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience all these years. I've learned a tremendous amount from you, and it's literally changed my life.
I've just finished reading your book "Bugging Out and Relocating", which is excellent. As I was reading about U.S. states for relocation, I had a question: You recommend Nebraska, and mention specifically Bellevue and Papillion, two towns near Omaha. I grew up in a town just outside Omaha (not either of those), and as a child we were always told that having the Strategic Air Command (SAC) headquarters in Bellevue meant that we were a prime target for nuclear attack. Although SAC has been reorganized since then, I wonder if living near a military installation would be safer, or less safe? Is the proximity of a military base something people should consider when choosing a place for relocation?
Thank you for considering my question.
Sincerely yours,
-Bronco

Hello Bronco, thank you for your kind words.
About Nebraska I wrote:
“Nebraska ranks very well in important categories such as quality of life, cost of living and good economy. Papillion and Bellevue have low crime, affordable property prices, good healthcare and are just 15 minutes away from Omaha.”
The first thing to note is that if Omaha was a bad place to live in, Warren Buffett wouldn’t live there. :-)
I think that you have several advantages in the places I mentioned, especially the cost of living/quality of living and safety ratio.
As for the military bases, I know that some people don’t like the idea of being close them and worry about these being targeted during war. Let’s be honest though, how likely is such a thing to happen? How many bases are there across USA? As unlikely a nuclear war is, how likely is your specific base to be targeted, compared to larger coastal cities? But more important than all of this, how much of a concern and priority is nuclear war or US being invaded by a foreign force compared to all the other very real variables, far more probable scenarios or statistics and facts that are guaranteed to affect your quality of life every day?
Having a military base near has its pro and cons. I’d actually would be concerned more about the noise of jets flying by in the case of air bases and how much of a bother that may be. I usually get along well with military folks, usually I find the more like-minded than the average person.

 

 

  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Every Day Carry: Footwear for Preppers


My best knives.... (and the knives I actually use)

I recently posted a pic of some of my knives.

A couple facones I don’t use, a big old knife I did use for some time.  A Glock knife, the one I broke the tip and fixed. There’s a few Busse knives and some I have used quite a bit and keep as my serious survival knife when going on trips. But they don’t really get used/abused around the house and a good friend of mine pointed out that those knives didn’t look used.
He’s right! The ones I use far more are these.
These are some of the ones I pick to beat around the house, cut wood for the fireplace or any other DIY I need a knife for.

The machete I cut the tip out of a Tramontina and made the handle. The small knife with a wooden grip I forged myself.

-FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Monday, September 9, 2019

My EDC (Every Day Carry) Setup: Pocket and EDC Bag


People, I finally set up the Modern Survivalist Amazon Store. Most of the stuff shown in the video (and often mentioned in posts) is available there. Just click on the EDC menu and you'll see the gear or compatible alternatives for the stuff that has been discontinued.

-FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Using a Belt as a Self-Defense Weapon


Monday, September 2, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Heads for the East Coast

Powerful Hurricane Dorian's slow pace hampers Bahamas rescue efforts; at least 5 dead

Powerful Hurricane Dorian's slow pace hampers Bahamas rescue efforts; at least 5 dead

Hurricane Dorian just ripped through Bahamas and is heading to Florida. It seems that it will stay a bit east and not touch land but still be careful.
I hope everyone there is prepared.
Hurry those last minute preps and hold tight folks.
Stay safe and good luck!
-FerFAL
Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”