How to Create the Perfect Family Survival Kit [Definitive Guide]

    By Fabian Illanes | August 8, 2017
    Family with survival kits in the wilderness

    I think we can all agree, prepping your family for an emergency is tough. When it comes to building a family survival kit of any size, you need to understand a few things. First and foremost, preparing a survival kit for a family or a group of any kind is NOT the same as preparing […]

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    Nuclear Attack – Survival Is a Possibility If You’re Prepared

    By Roman Zrazhevskiy | May 24, 2017
    Gas mask ready for nuclear attack with a reflection of a mushroom cloud

      One of the biggest concerns for preppers is the threat of nuclear attack. And rightly so in this day and age. We have nuclear power plants spread all around the world and disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima have not changed our use of nuclear power. We also live in a very unstable economic and […]


    Choosing the Best Bug Out Backpack – The Ultimate Guide

    By Fabian Illanes | April 19, 2017
    Backpackers wearing bug out backpacks hiking up a mountain

    I think you’ll agree with me that choosing the right bug out backpack is a difficult decision. Along with choosing from many different styles, there’s also the difficulty of finding the perfect fit for your unique body shape. Well, it turns out that this decision could be dramatically simpler if you take proper measurements, and understand […]


    SHTF News – Chapter 1 Edition 6 (April 14th, 2017)

    By RTGS Staff | April 14, 2017

    On this episode of SHTF News, world superpowers react to the chemical attack in Syria.  Meanwhile, North Korea is shaking it’s stick, claiming any provocation would lead to “devastating consequences.” Here’s a breakdown of this week’s SHTF News video: 00:00 – Haley US is ‘prepared to do more’ about Syria 01:46 – Putin “Syria chemical […]


    Survival Mindset – Physical and Mental Preparedness for TEOTWAWKI

    By Fabian Illanes | April 3, 2017
    Soldiers with a survival mindset rushing a white sand beach

    “We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” Thomas Edison “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin Neither of these great American men could have predicted the kind of threats we face today. But these ideals remind us not to rely on good luck to save […]


    Survival Planning—Creating the Perfect Bug Out Emergency Plan

    By Roman Zrazhevskiy | March 20, 2017
    woman writing a survival plan in a notebook

    We would all love to stay in our home, hunker down, and tough out any SHTF situation. However, this isn’t going to be possible in every situation, especially if you live in an urban center. This is why so many preppers have been survival planning, getting prepared to get out of Dodge if the going […]


    SHTF News – Chapter 1 Edition 5 (Mar 17th, 2017)

    By Roman Zrazhevskiy | March 16, 2017
    Black and white shot of a nuclear blast going off near a beach

    On this episode of SHTF News, US officials release hundreds of declassified videos showing the destructive horrors of nuclear weapons, protests rage worldwide, and your home TV may be spying on you. Here’s a breakdown of this week’s SHTF News video: 00:00 – Nuclear weapons test film is declassified 01:01 – German top diplomat warns about new […]


    Bug Out Location—Your Escape when the SHTF

    By Fabian Illanes | March 6, 2017
    Man standing in front of his bug out location while watching the sun set

    Many preppers agree that being in an urban area when society goes south is not ideal. For those who have the desire and resources to secure a bug out location, there are a lot of things to consider. After all, the reason to have a bug out location is to get away from the chaos […]


    SHTF News – Chapter 1 Edition 4 (Mar 2nd, 2017)

    By RTGS Staff | March 2, 2017
    F3 tornado heading over small town in Texas

    On this episode of SHTF News, tornado’s ravage the Midwest, thousands are stricken with famine in Africa, and Boston Dynamics releases a Terminator. Here’s a breakdown of this week’s SHTF News video: 00:00 – Deadly storms plow through the Midwest 01:35 – Chile mudslides cut off water for millions 02:44 – Rescue workers evacuate scores of people […]


    7 Ways to Prepare for a Water Crisis

    By RTGS Staff | February 16, 2017
    Water flowing from a rusty faucet during a water crisis

    There are plenty of things to plan and prepare for when it comes to emergencies big and small: food, shelter, communications, evacuation routes and so on. But the most important thing, by far, is a water. Why? Because you can survive up to 3 weeks without food but only up to 3 days without water… And […]


    Seeking a Kit for TEOTWAWKI Podcast – The Pale Blue Dot Podcast

    By RTGS Staff | February 7, 2017
    Our Founder and Chief Technologist, Fabian Illanes joins Ben Jackson on Episode 9 of the Pale Blue Dot Podcast.  The setting is at Fabian's home on a casual afternoon in Austin TX.  They discuss business, personal interests and the events that lead to the birth of Ready To Go Survival.  In the picture you see [...] READ MORE

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