The Ultimate Hurricane Checklist

    By Fabian Illanes | June 22, 2018

      Do you have your hurricane checklist ready? I hope so because you’re going to need it. Category 5 Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Florida in early September 2017, was the strongest hurricane in terms of wind speed and duration ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. And in 2017, there were four major hurricanes […]

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    Top 10 Urban Survival Skills

    By Fabian Illanes | April 21, 2018
    City with vegetation for testing urban survival skills

    You need to develop your urban survival skills. Why? Well, let’s face it. Most people live in the city. According to United Nations (UN), as of 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in urban centers. That’s 3.9 billion people living in cities! And that was four years ago. The number of mega-cities—those with more […]


    26 Ultimate Tips for Bugging In

    By Roman Zrazhevskiy | April 10, 2018
    Emergency supplies on shelf for bugging in

    Most preppers out there will say bugging in is the best choice whenever possible. Yes, if you are able to set up a nice bug out location you can get to when the SHTF, that’s super. However, for most people, bugging in (or sheltering in place) is the only option, aside from living outdoors and […]


    Survival Cache Basics: Mandatory Supplies You Need to Stay Alive

    By Roman Zrazhevskiy | March 21, 2018
    Mandatory Supplies You Need to Include in Your Survival Cache to Stay Alive

    Today, we often hear talk of how important it is to stock up on food and water supplies in case of an emergency situation. Stocking up is important at home and at the bug out location. In fact, stocking up on supplies is mandatory for survival. But have you ever heard of a survival cache? […]


    Prepper Gear: 26 Must-Have Items

    By Fabian Illanes | November 15, 2017
    Animated prepper gear on a white background

    Let’s face it. There are so many options for prepper gear out there. It can be overwhelming to know what to buy. But there are certain areas of prepping that are especially important. These include food, water, personal hygiene, personal protective equipment, and some special tools. These are the items that will preserve life and […]


    41 Essential Rules to Become the Grey Man

    By Roman Zrazhevskiy | October 25, 2017
    Grey Man in an abandoned dirty building

    The last thing you want when prepared for an emergency is to stand out in any sort of crowd. And there is a good chance that when the S initially HTF, you will be dealing with unpredictable, chaotic situations in which you might be vulnerable. In these situations, be the grey man. You absolutely do NOT […]


    SHTF News – Chapter 1 Edition 11 (Sept 15th, 2017)

    By RTGS Staff | September 15, 2017

    Here’s a breakdown of this week’s SHTF News video: 00:00 – North Korea fires missile over Japanese airspace 01:57 – North Korean ambassador says US will suffer “pain that it’s never experienced in it’s history” 02:53 – 22 Injured In Explosion On London Subway Train At Parsons Green Underground Station 03:50 – Moscow kicks off […]


    342 Items for the Ultimate Car Survival Kit [Bonus eBook Checklist]

    By Fabian Illanes | September 3, 2017
    Jeep with a fully loaded car survival kit
    I think you'll agree with me when I say that your vehicle is a critical tool for survival during an emergency.  It is your primary form of transportation when you have to flee from a dangerous situation or you need to get home when disaster strikes. But your vehicle on its own isn't enough. Your [...] READ MORE

    SHTF News – Chapter 1 Edition 10 (August 31st, 2017)

    By RTGS Staff | August 31, 2017

    Here’s a breakdown of this week’s SHTF News video: 00:00 – Houston reservoirs unable to keep up with rain 01:50 – Helicopter view of Houston shows extent of flooding damage 02:08 – Hurricane Harvey_ Saving displaced pets – BBC News 03:17 – Hurricane Harvey in Numbers – BBC News 04:14 – 2 Million Pounds of […]


    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 […]


    How to Pick a Lock in 3 Easy Steps [Guide + Videos]

    By Roman Zrazhevskiy | July 14, 2017
    Demonstration of how to pick a lock

    You know that sinking feeling you get when you lose your keys? A few years back, I went on a weekend “bug out” camping trip with a group of friends to test out new gear, train, and get nature time. Coming home on Sunday night, I was excited to get back to my bed and […]


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