A Dozen Survival Skills Your Kids Need to Know

A Dozen Survival Skills Your Kids Need to Know

No matter how young your children are, it’s not too soon to make sure they’re prepared.

This post is part two in a two-part series. You can read part one here.

Protecting your children from danger is a survival instinct in itself, but your protection alone may not be enough if the worst should happen. It’s difficult to think about, but if a natural or unnatural disaster strikes and society collapses, you may not be in a position to save them. In fact, they may need to save your life, or you might not be there at all. So it’s worth taking the time now to make sure your children have basic survival skills.

Children learn by doing, and they learn by example. Even if you live in an urban area, you can take your kids into the woods on camping trips or even just day trips to teach them about nature. When you are stockpiling supplies, or building a shed, or even gutting a fish, let your children observe you and explain step-by-step how and why. Kids look up to their parents, so you’ll want to set an example of what true self-sufficiency looks like.


12 Survival Skills to Teach Your Kids TODAY

Your children need to master the following skills now, before it’s too late.

  • Safe drinking water – No matter how well-prepared your children are, they won’t make it far without safe, clean drinking water. It’s imperative that your children understand how to find water, identify if it’s safe, and how to filter and boil it to make it safe.
  • Understanding plants – After the SHTF, there won’t be a grocery store, so your children will need to learn how to find and grow their own food. Even young children can begin learning how to grow from seeds, how to identify edible plants, and which plants have medicinal properties.
  • Weapons-making and self-defense – Teach your children how to make weapons such as knives and bows and arrows and how to use them. They should understand how to defend themselves with and without a weapon, so make sure you work with them to teach them basic self-defense techniques.
  • Firearms safety – Your older children should understand the ins and outs of firearms safety, including how to load, assemble, disassemble, and clean a weapon. Most firing ranges allow children and offer training courses, which are worth looking into.
  • Hunting wild game – Your kids need to know how to hunt with a slingshot, how to hunt with a bow and arrow, how to operate a firearm, how to hunt small and large game, and how to prepare game.
  • Fishing – Teach your children the basics of fishing, such as how to make a fishing rod, how and where to catch fish, and how to clean and prepare fish. They should also be able to identify which fish are edible.
  • Food safety – Your children should know how to tell if food has spoiled or is otherwise unsafe to eat, and they should understand basic hygienic food prep techniques. They should also be shown how to open a can of food even if they don’t have a can opener.
  • Building shelter – Your children should understand how to stay dry, how to find shelter or build it, and how to stay concealed in the wild. You can make this into a fun game where you challenge them to stay hidden from you in the outdoors.
  • Fire safety – Be sure your child knows how to make a fire, even without matches, and how they can cook on an open fire. This involves going over fire safety essentials and making sure they understand the responsibility that goes along with building fires safely.
  • How to barter – Not only should your kids know how to trade, they should understand what kinds of items and skills can be traded. You can let them practice by selling old toys they no longer want at a garage sale.
  • Finding their way – If your kids don’t know how to use a compass, read a map, and how to find their way using the stars, it’s time to teach them. It’s also a good idea to make sure your kids pay attention to where you’re going so they’ll know how to reach landmarks and people.
  • Hygiene and first aid – There’s a lot that can go wrong if you don’t stay clean and dry. Teach your children basic health and hygiene and first aid. It is the key to being healthy and staying that way, and it could save their life or someone else’s.
  • Being part of a group – In modern society, far too many kids are whiners who melt down every time they’re asked to do something. This won’t work after TEOTWAWKI, so the time to nip this bad habit in the bud is NOW.


Survival Training for Kids Part 3- Water Procurement



Survival Training for Kids Part 4- Firecraft



Helicopter Owners SHTF Guide

When time is of the essence you need to fly over the disaster. This is the way to do it.

The ultra-wealthy keep a private helicopter gassed up, stocked, and ready to go at all times. Any escape plan made by wealthy politicians involves helicopter transport at some point. Why? Because they know their lives literally depend on it. If you’re a person of means who is concerned about nuclear attacks, natural disasters, and social unrest, it’s time for you to consider investing in a private helicopter.

What You Need to Know Before You Buy

First things first: let’s talk cost. You can find a range of single-engine turbine helicopters in the $3M to $4M range. Twin-engine models are available in the $5M to $10M range. Some of the most expensive helicopter models can go well up into the millions. One thing to keep in mind is the more you spend, the more people you can take with you, the father you can go, and the faster you can do it. More expensive models hold more fuel, and some will be able to take you as many as 350 miles before you have to stop to refuel.


The Airbus H155 will run you a cool $10M. For your investment you’ll be treated to refreshing air conditioning, supple leather seats, and an in-flight entertainment system. The AgustaWestland AW609 costs $14M, and it’s worth every penny because it flies twice as fast as a typical helicopter while giving the operator the ability to take off and land vertically. When your landing options are limited, this is incredibly important.


Stratford, Connecticut is the home of Lockheed-Martin’s airport manufacturer Sikorsky, who are innovators in autonomous flight technology. They have developed a pilotless helicopter that is capable of taking people with no helicopter flight experience on guided tours. While this technology is simply incredible, it’s also completely unrealistic in a crisis situation. Especially if an EMP attack is involved. Owning your helicopter outright is the ideal situation, because at TEOTWAWKI it’s not going to be possible to rent. However, for the time being, renting may be the way to go while you decide what your next move will be and which features work best for your needs.


You don’t have to buy a helicopter in order to learn how to fly one. Another option you may want to consider is a fractional corporate lease. For a few thousand a month, you’ll be allotted a certain number of hours to use the helicopter. This bundle deal offers convenience because it includes things owners have to worry about like fuel, oil, insurance, and landing fees.


If you’re primarily using a helicopter to avoid a long, crowded commute or to fly out to the islands for a weekend, then you will be able to decide whether you want to fly or be flown by a professional pilot. In a SHTF situation, it is highly likely that you will have no such luxury. The time it would spend to wait for your personal pilot to arrive could mean the difference between life and death—and what if he’s unable to arrive at all? This is why it is essential that you receive helicopter training.


What You’ll Need to Get Your Helicopter Pilot License

There are some requirements to get your license here in the United States, such as being at least 17 years old and being able to speak, read, and write in English. These shouldn’t be a problem for you. After all, you ascend to your financial position because you aren’t a quick thinker. To get your license you must:

  • Pass a practical test
  • Pass a written test
  • Be endorsed by an instructor
  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements
  • Hold a student pilot certificate
  • Comply with Federal Aviation Regulations


Most areas have flying schools where you’ll be able to get the minimum required 40 hours of training (and possibly many more), which can easily take a year to complete. You’ll need 20 hours of training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training. This will include three hours of cross-country, three takeoffs and landings, and more. You can do home study, but spending time with an instructor is a much more valuable use of your time and resources. They are knowledgeable and you can ask them questions as they come up. There are other courses you may also want to consider, depending upon your unique needs and your location, such as open-water and winter survival courses.


What You’ll Need On-Board

Despite the luxury features and amenities that are available in today’s most upscale helicopters, the model you choose and what you bring onboard are a matter of survival. You’ll want to make sure you have everything you’ll need ready to go ahead of time, in case you need to take off in a hurry. In your helicopter survival kit, you’ll want to keep a sleeping bag, warm clothing, a first aid kit, an axe and a bow saw, your essential survival tools and personal items, and, of course, firearms and plenty of ammo. You’ll also want to make sure you have aircraft maps of your area and enough jet fuel on-hand to get to your final destination, wherever it may be.



These are the Top 10 most luxurious helicopters in the world.


When you need to bug out in a hurry, you’ll want one of these.

Your Hideaway in the Sky

When you need to bug-out fast, private jet ownership is the way to go.

Tech billionaires are investing in private jets both to flaunt their status and to ensure their survival. This lavish investment is a common purchase among the 2%, who often need to travel long distances to put together multi-million-dollar deals. More than just a means of business travel, however, these aircraft are key to fleeing to their hidden luxury bunkers alive, while they still have the chance. If your bunker isn’t within quick driving distance, you’re going to want to look into private jet ownership.

Private Jet Ownership: Pros and Cons

There are benefits and drawbacks to private jet ownership. Consider this list before you commit to investing.


  • You won’t have to worry about traffic jams, blocked roads, fires that are knocking trees over, bridges that are out, or anything else that might stop you if you travel by vehicle.
  • This is the fastest way to put space between yourself and your loved ones and a chemical attack, advancing enemy, or other threat.
  • You will have the ability to oversee an area to assess it before you land there.



  • You’ll be dependent upon fuel, which could run out quickly once the SHTF. You might end up using your jet to get away, and that’s it. However, your survival is worth it.
  • If you don’t keep your jet in a hangar with tight security it will be vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and the elements.
  • Bureaucratic red tape can prevent you from flying in the event the government is still in place when disaster strikes, i.e. airport closures and flight restrictions.
  • Weather can prevent you from flying, as could poor visibility from smoke and fire.


As you can see, there’s plenty to consider, but it’s worth taking the time and effort to do so. As a doomsday prepper, this is one of the most costly and significant investments you can make.

The World’s Most Expensive Private Jets

Did you know there are no photos of the interior of the world’s most expensive private jet? The aircraft belongs to the wealthiest man in Russia, Alisher Usmanov, who paid $238 million for it, and photos are forbidden. These jets represent some of the most upscale aircrafts in the world, with amenities that rival any executive estate.

Boeing 757

President Trump dropped $100 million on Trump Force One (pictured above), a Boeing 757 Private Jet. The President bought the jet second-hand, and one can imagine what the original owner, the late Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, originally invested in it. As is his style, President Trump went all-out with the flashy upgrades, sparing no expense. If the President had a New Zealand bunker to steal away to after the apocalypse, he certainly wouldn’t have to worry about how he was going to get there.

Boeing 747-81 VIP

The next Trump Force One will be a Boeing 747-81 VIP Private Jet worth $367 million. This plane, which is also known as the Dreamliner, has a cabin with an incredible 4,786-square-feet of space. Features of the jet include elegant décor and a rich color scheme, a huge dining area, private lounges, an office, and a luxurious master suite that rivals any 5-star hotel.  Billionaire Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau owned one, and you could be next.

Gulfstream III

American actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian Tyler Perry is the highest-paid man in entertainment, and when he flies to his private island, he does so in a $125 million Gulfstream III Private Jet. Perry purchased the plane for $65 million and then spared no expense when he upgraded the interior. What did Perry get for his astounding investment? Color-changing “mood windows,” a theater with a huge HD LCD screen and theater-quality lighting and audio, and an opulent lounge filled with antiques and original art.

Boeing 767-33A/ER

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich owns a Boeing 767-33A/ER, and it cost him $170 million. This private jet is a survivalist’s dream come true, because it’s more than just a mansion in the sky: it’s a defense system. This jet comes equipped with radar-jamming technology and an advanced missile warning system. It also comes with a dining table that seats 30 and space for 400 friends. If there is advanced warning before the end of the world, the owner of this jet will suddenly become quite popular.

You may not need a top-secret, nine-figure getaway vehicle, but then again, maybe you do. Even if you go for a more modest aircraft, like the more affordable lightweight Cessna Citation CJ3+, which sells for $8.3 million, or the midsize Cessna Citation XLS+, which sells for $12.8 million, you’ll still be surviving in style. Your jet could be the place you take the last ride of your life, so it’s not the place you’ll want to cut costs. In this case, your life could literally depend on this investment.


See the 10 most expensive private jets in the world.


Take a look inside Trump Force One.


The Survivalist Mindset: Do You Have It?

Survival isn’t always about the gear you carry…

Hello everyone, this is Rob Raskin of Las Vegas, and this week I’d like to talk to you about what it takes to be mentally prepared to survive a disaster. We’ve all heard stories of people who went into the wild with a lot of planning and equipment and then perished. We’ve also heard unbelievable stories about people who found themselves in life-threatening circumstances with no preparation and made it out alive. What’s the difference between those who make it and those who do not?

Your most powerful and reliable survival tool isn’t something you can buy: It’s your mind. Even when you have no gear, no supplies, and it seems like you have no chance, as long as you are mentally tough you have what it takes to get through it. Often, to get others through it with you as well. Conversely, even with the most high-tech, sophisticated gear and weapons, if you’re mentally weak and you can’t handle pressure, you may very well be doomed.

Traits a True Survivalist Must Have
Here at CATS2010, I have shared an ongoing series of riveting survival stories that have captivated my attention. Despite harrowing odds, these individuals survived because they shared the following traits.

• The ability to embrace learning – A true survivalist reads, researches, practices, seeks out mentors, and looks for new ways to do everything. If you’re never satisfied the first time because you know you can do it better, this describes you.

• A positive mental attitude – A true survivalist knows a defeatist attitude is the first step in…well, defeat. You are going to make it because your mind is sharp and you know how to stay focused, without letting ego, fear, stress, and emotions get in the way.

• A commitment to self-care – How are you going to survive if you aren’t strong enough to endure? The simple answer is, you aren’t. A true survivalist stays in shape by running, lifting, hiking, climbing, swimming, and doing whatever they can to keep strong and active.

• A community they are a part of – Your chances of survival are greatly increased if you don’t go it alone. When the SHTF, you’ll want a trained team behind you, each of whom brings a skill to the table. A true survivalist knows how to build, nurture, and maintain these alliances.

• The motivation to push through the worst of it – A true survivalist will persevere after others have thrown in the towel. Your mental toughness and refusal to give up will not only keep you alive—it will help the people around you to survive.

• Natural leadership ability – A born survivalist is a born leader. You know how to cut through the BS and get straight to the heart of the matter so you can do what needs to be done. People look to you for guidance because they know you can be counted on.

• The ability to be adaptable – Throughout the history of the planet, organisms that could not adapt and evolve have died out. This will include you if you can’t identify what is worth keeping and what you need to let go of if you want to stay alive.

If you see these traits in yourself, you’re off to a great start and likely to survive the worst. If not, it’s not too late to develop these traits now, but someday soon it may be. Time to get started!

How to Develop the Survival Mindset
One of the best ways to develop the strong, positive survival mindset you’ll need is to practice endurance techniques. Push your body and your mind beyond anything you’ve previously expected of yourself. Workout harder. Run farther. See how long you can tolerate immersion in cold water. Use visualization and meditation to focus and picture yourself overcoming obstacles. Step outside of your comfort zone and do something you always said you would not.

One exercise you may find helpful is to picture various disaster scenarios and imagine how you would react. What would you do if there was a terrorist attack wherever you are right now, using whatever is at your immediate disposal? Would you be able to defend yourself? Would you be able to help others? Do you know where the escape routes are? Do you know which rooms can be locked? Once you consider the possibilities, it becomes obvious there is a lot to mentally prepare for.

On top of the possibility of terror attacks, Americans today face social unrest, EMP strikes, natural disasters like flash floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes, and more. Once you have trained your mind to think and react like a survivor, you will have a significant advantage over those who weren’t prepared.

The late Colonel Jeff Cooper discusses mental conditioning for combat.

You can cultivate a survival mindset.

Spring 2019 Anti-MAGA Hate Updates

Spring is at its end, Patriots, and there’s so much good news to report. It seems the Liberals are no longer getting their way by melting down anymore. The American public has officially grown weary of Trump Derangement Syndrome, and it’s all over the news. We the People are over having our every word policed by the politically correct hysterics who have appointed themselves as the country’s moral authority. Many citizens are fighting back, with fantastic results.

MAGA Hat Kid Fights Back
High school student Nicholas Sandmann isn’t only suing fake news network NBC for defamation, though that is a part of his lawsuit. After NBC committed defamatory acts against the teen by knowingly twisting the narrative around an encounter between the students of Covington Catholic High School and anti-Trump activist Nathan Philips for ratings, the teen was mad. Suing mad.
Now Sandmann and his attorneys are taking the battle a step further and suing the network for pushing a fake anti-Trump narrative.
In the lawsuit, NBC is accused of:
• No fewer than 15 defamatory television broadcasts against the teen.
• Six defamatory online articles pushing the false narrative.
• Multiple tweets falsely accusing Sandmaan and his classmates from Covington Catholic High School of racism.
• Deliberately pushing a false narrative to create the hostile environment that led to the altercation and the way it was displayed to the public in the first place.
Since the time of the initial outrage, longer videos of the CovCath teens vs. Philips incident, longer video footage has been released that shows the entire situation was caused by Black Hebrew Israelites, who deliberately provoked the teens but are somehow not being called out by anyone on the Left online.
Sandmann’s attorneys have filed a suit against CNN for $275 million, and they’ve filed against the Washington Post for $250 million. That kid is going to be able to afford a lot of MAGA hats in the very near future.

Snopes Is Getting Sued
At long last, fake news outlets are being taken to court and held accountable. The Liberals behind Snopes have been working together with Facebook to keep Conservatives from getting the news that is important to us. Now, David Mikkelson, the co-founder of the so-called debunking site, is being sued by his own former partner.
The Democrat fake news propagator and his wife run Snopes from their Tacoma, Washington home. The couple is being accused of—and accusing their former partner of—fraud, financial mismanagement, embezzlement, and conspiracy. Sounds like a reliable, truthful, completely unbiased group of upstanding individuals.
Sounds like their greed got the better of them. The more fake news they peddle, the more they earn. It’s not surprising this hoax is imploding.

Anti-MAGA Artist Censored
Anti-MAGA artist Kate Kretz has been censored by Facebook and Instagram after posting photos of her artwork, which depicts supporters of President Trump’s MAGA agenda as racists, Nazis, and KKK supporters.
Jen Tough, owner of the Jen Tough Gallery, has decided against hosting the exhibit in her gallery, opting instead to announce a pop-up site closer to the time of the exhibit. Tough said this is the first time she has ever experienced threats over artwork she has displayed in her gallery. Regarding her decision to go underground, Tough said, “We can’t have someone getting hurt.” It’s amazing how tone-deaf the Left is. Conservatives are “someone.” How hurt would Liberals be if a Trump-supporting artist depicted them as actual Klansmen and Nazis?
The gallery owner, who seems to be oblivious to her own bias, went on to say, “Art is more important now than ever before…Kate’s message is important. It has to be shown. MAGA is a symbol of hate to many people — minorities, the LGBTQ community, women.” Tough’s sentiments completely discount the feelings, opinions, and beliefs of the large and growing number of minority, LGBTQ, and women voters who are casting their votes for Trump.

Despite the alleged threats, Jen Tough Gallery has remained untouched. If the situation was the other way around, do you really think Antifa wouldn’t have shown up with torches already?

Facebook Supports President Trump
Yes, you read that right. Despite the tiresome Liberal outrage, Mark Zuckerberg has decided to go ahead with their decision to sponsor the GOP’s July convention in Cleveland. Obviously, President Trump is going to be the Republican candidate again in 2020, and challengers from the Right are wasting everyone’s time and money. Despite this, Facebook is going ahead with plans to foot the bill for what has been described as one Democrat activist group as “sponsoring Trump’s contentious platform.”

You’ve been putting the pressure on, Patriots, and it’s working. Don’t let the Silicon Valley Axis of Evil and the Fake News Media get away with Conservative censorship. You have every right to want to keep America American, and your voices deserve to be heard. Together, we are changing the narrative. Next, we’ll save the country’s future.

See Nicholas Sandmann’s Attorney Reveal Lawsuit Against CNN

Apocalypse Insurance: Are You Covered?

Apocalypse Insurance: Are You Covered?

The 2% are snapping up New Zealand properties. If you want to survive, you should, too.

American venture capitalist, political activist, and philanthropist Peter Thiel is worried about the apocalypse. He counts himself among a growing group of Silicon Valley billionaires who own massive underground survival bunkers in New Zealand. It is estimated that 50% of tech billionaires own a survivalist hideaway. Thiel has become a New Zealand citizen so he could buy property his 477-acre farm there while avoiding their foreign ownership laws.

After President Trump’s election, applications for Americans who want to move to the country skyrocketed 70% in just 12 short weeks. Why? It’s simple: they know something the rest of us don’t. More than anyone else—any single news source, politician, or other public figure—Silicon Valley controls the narrative. They do it through censorship of Conservative speech and by controlling the flow of information the rest of us are “allowed” to see.

When Silicon Valley’s wealthiest start investing in hidden bunkers, it is absolutely cause for alarm.

The collapse of our government will lead to civil unrest. On top of that we are facing the threat of disease, of famine, of recession, of invaders, and of terrorist attacks. Mother Nature could also throw a catastrophic event our way, or even a whole series of them. Between the collapse of the grid, EMP attacks, and chemical warfare, those of means aren’t taking any chances.

The list of other tech millionaires and billionaires who are buying in New Zealand is speculated to include many others besides Thiel. Bunker developer Rising S Co. alone has built seven properties for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and in a videotaped interview another developer claimed to have constructed a whopping 38 underground fortresses. The true number will most likely never be known, because the properties’ owners are heavily invested in remaining hidden and anonymous.

Why New Zealand is the Billionaire’s First Choice

How did New Zealand become the prepper billionaire’s country of choice? The popularity of this destination may have been partially inspired by Nevil Shute’s 1959 book On the Beach, which theorized that after an apocalyptic even the only safe places to retreat to would be New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and the southernmost areas of South Africa. Shute believed those areas would also eventually become radioactive, but Shute wasn’t a billionaire, and he didn’t have today’s technology and building materials on his side.

Read this list and it becomes clear why the tech 2% are building bunkers in New Zealand.

  • Geographical isolation – due to its remoteness, it will be more difficult to reach for most survivors.
  • Low population – due to the country’s small size and low population, there will be fewer survivors to contend with.
  • Political stability – New Zealand is known to have a peaceful, stable government with smooth transitions of power.
  • Plenty of space – with so much free space, there are many places in the country you can buy land and build a bunker so well-hidden that you can only find it with GPS coordinates.
  • Plenty of food – This is a self-sufficient population with the ability to feed ten times its population. That means less chance people will come for what you have.
  • Shelter from climate change – rising sea levels won’t affect you in New Zealand, thanks to the mountains in the east and its distance from the equator.
  • Lack of enemies – New Zealand doesn’t have any enemies, and it’s not a target or on any enemies’ radar.

Agenda 21

Did you know New Zealand is officially an Agenda 21 country? While the country may seem like a doomsday prepper’s paradise, this throws a potential wrench into that plan. Agenda 21 is a plan to create one centralized world government. However, read the fine print and you’ll learn it’s much more. Agenda 21 is, in essence, a plan to eliminate the damage done to earth by humans by eliminating most humans altogether.

Sinister billionaire George Soros has donated $2,147,415 to the effort, and Obama, Clinton, and Bush approved it with an executive order because they had to in order to implement it – the plan has never been officially approved by the United States Congress. Why are our presidents so eager to push this through without allowing us to vote on it? We may not know the answers, but the Silicon Valley billionaires who are making plans to flee to an island on the other side of the world sure do. This should have all of us concerned.

If TEOTWAWKI is upon us, will those who flee to New Zealand survive? Let’s hope we never find out.

Are you unsure about what Agenda 21 contains? You can download a free copy of Agenda 21 from the United Nations website HERE.

Why are billionaires building huge, underground bunkers in New Zealand?


Millionaires and billionaires beware: people are already trying to find your bunkers.