Lessons I Learned From Losing Everything Two Days Ago

Neil StraussAdvice, Survival

These past few days have been an emotional roller-coaster—with one of my biggest life lessons at the lowest point of the ride. This blog post is as much for you as it is for me, so that I can remember and internalize the epiphany of this week. Some of you may not even relate to it. But it’s an interesting … Read More

Evacuation Advice from a Survivalist

Neil StraussSurvival

If you read Emergency, you’ll remember there was an urban survivalist who ran onPoint Tactical Training, who taught me how to pick locks, hotwire cars, escape from handcuffs, and so many more just-plain-cool survival skills. That survivalist is Kevin Reeve.  Upon hearing that parts of California are evacuating in record numbers (including my community in Malibu) due to the unprecedented wildfires, Kevin sent … Read More

Final Chapter – The Cave And The Sea Excerpt

johnaheatherlySurvival

Sometimes the best way to convey a skill or a truth is to make it part of a larger narrative. The Cave and The Sea, a Novel, began as a short story of survival and later grew to contain almost 80,000 words and countless survival principles.

Survival Reading from The Cave and The Sea

johnaheatherlySurvival

Sometimes the best way to convey a skill or a truth is to make it part of a larger narrative. The Cave and The Sea, a Novel, began as a short story of survival and later grew to contain almost 80,000 words and countless survival principles.

Friday Gear Report: The Sticky Holster

johnaheatherlySurvival

For the money and ease-of-use, I strongly recommend the purchase of a Sticky Holster. The holsters make concealed carry much more practical, which in turn makes law-abiding gun owners safer.

7 Ways To Be Safe In Crowds

Neil StraussNeil, Survival

The KEY to surviving any event in a crowded venue will depend almost entirely on your ability to control personal panic, to assess the situation, and to take immediate action.