Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Free Online Survival Guide

So after writing articles here on the blog and at The Survivalist Boards for over one year I have completed a number of different articles on various subjects related to survival. This is the first basic structure of The Free Online Survival Guide. I will keep working on it, adding more information and new articles. It’s my intention to provide a free resource for anyone hows interested in the field of survival, crisis preparedness and survivalism.

I would like to thank all members of The Survivalist Boards for their advice and the insights that they have brought to different subject. I have enjoyed writing the articles and hope that some people will find them useful. I’m hoping that we will eventually get a Survival Wiki on the boards so that we can start writing articles and guides together in a more structured and organized way, I really believe that such a tool could take the Boards to the next level.

The Free Online Survival Guide
Chapter One
1.) The Westfalian Risk Management Model
2.) Get The Ability to Cope With a Crisis Situation
3.) Risk Assessments
4.) Analyzing Risks
5.) The Media in a Crisis or Survival Situation
6.) Gathering Information During a Crisis or Survival Situation: HumInt and Interviews
7.) How You Can Reduce Your Own Vulnerability
8.) Travelling With Vehicles During a Crisis or Survival Situation.
9.) Travel Safety and Travel Safety Kits
10.) Staying Warm During a Survival or Crisis Situation
11.) Light during Emergencies and Survival situations
12.) Survival Training
13.) Responding To An Emerging Crisis

Chapter Two – Water and Food
1.) Water
2.) Food and Starvation

Chapter Three – Bugging Out
Introduction to Evacuation and Bug Out Bags
1.) Building The Right Bug Out Bag For You
2.) The Bug Out Plan
3.) Bug Out Guide and Checklist
4.) Light Weight Bug Out Bags
5.) Bugging Out as a Group
6.) Bugging Out Using Bikes
7.) Building a Bug Out Bag on a Budget
8.) Bug Out Bag - Example of a Setup
9.) Light Weight Bug Out Bag - Examples of Setups
10.) Bug Out Bag built on Ultra Light Equipment
11.) Bugging Out As A Group - Examples of Setups
12.) Urban Bug Out Bags
13.) Bug Out Bags for Women
14.) An Education - The Most Important Tool For a Bug Out?

Chapter Four
1.) Bug In - An Introduction
2.) The Bug In Plan
3.) Equipment List For Your Home - Checklist
4.) Surviving Fires and Fire Safety

Chapter Five
1.) Pocket Survival Kits
2.) Survival Knives
3.) Equipment and Techniques to start a Fire
4.) Scandinavian Survival Equipment
5.) Every Day Carry (EDC)
6.) Get Home Bag (GHB)
7.) Get Home Bags - Examples of Setups

Chapter Six
1.) Human Conflict, Wars and Survival
2.) Peace Building and State building missions
3.) Private Military Companies, Private Security Companies and Mercenaries

Chapter Seven – Weapons of Mass Destruction
1.) Biological Warfare and Disease
2.) Chemical Warfare
3.) Nuclear Weapons and Radioactive Dangers

Chapter Eight
1.) The Collapse of Civilizations and Societies: Part One
2.) The Collapse of Civilizations and Societies: Part Two

Chapter Nine
1.) Peak Oil
2.) Things That You Can Do In Order To Prepare For Peak Oil
3.) The Limits To Growth
4.) Is Peak Oil Already Here?

Chapter Ten - Natural Disasters
1.) Earthquakes
2.) Volcanoes
3.) Tsunami
4.) Hurricanes
5.) Tornado

Chapter Eleven - The Psychology of Survival
1.) The Basic Mindset for Survival

Chapter Twelve - For Swedish Survivalists
1.) For Swedish Survivalists

Chapter Thirteen - Movies, Videos and Books
1.) List of Survival Related Documentaries and Videos
2.) Survival Related Blogs and WebPages
3.) Recommended Books and Your Survival Library
4.) List of Companies That Makes Survival Related Equipment

Other Articles about Peak Oil
The Battle of Perception has Begun
Peak Oil and Our Mental Models - The WikiLeaks Cable and The Worlds Largest Oil Fields
US EIA - No Peak In World Oil Production in another 23 years

Other Articles
Another look at the Bug Out Bag
Survivalism for Dummies


  1. hello,

    my name is Ricardo, i'm from Portugal, and i just found out your incredible work, let me congratulate you for it.

    may i ask if there is a PDF of this great tutorial?

    if not can i am thinking mirror it to my hd, i hope it's ok.

    i'll be using something like this on my Debian gnu/linux system

    $wget -mk -l 2 - E -p -w 10 --progress=dot


    1. How to Make Pemmican The Ultimate Survival Food

      People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it. These guys were the last generation to practice basic things-for a living-that we call survival skills now.

      Click on the link bellow to find out how the early pioneers - who had a long hard journey ahead - built the Self-Feeding Fire in order to take a much needed refreshing nap (no need to add logs).

      How to Start a Self-Feeding Fire That Lasts All Night Long

      People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at

      How folks 150 years ago did it.

      These guys were the last generation to practice basic things-for a living-that we call survival skills now.

      Survival Things Our Great Grandfathers Did Or Built Around The House.

      Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets...

      So I really can't think of anyone more qualified in sharing real-life survival lessons than people who lived through times like these.

      Survival Things Our Great Grandfathers Did Or Built Around The House.

  2. Hi Ricardo! Thanks, I’m glad that you like the Guide. There is no PDF version of the blog available at this time but I plan to make one when I have written a few more articles and been able to fix the language in some of the articles. I do not mind if you mirror the blog on your hdd for personal use. / Westfalia

  3. HI,
    I found your web and I think its very impressive and professional. I like your products recomendations and useful survival info. I would love some more of your experiences with equipment and some practical info about nutrition and heating as these are the two most important thinks I think. Do you have some lists of useful items(equipment) that can help or something like that? thanks
    good luck

  4. Hi
    I particularly like your chapter on Risk Assessments and even though I do them at work on a regular basis (construction) I cannot fault the logic in yours. A lot of folks do not know what they are but do them every day and a fairly obvious one is the mental risk assessment you do in crossing a busy road (of course some people will never learn.
    I've still got a lot more to read so keep up the good work - it is a credit to you.

  5. good info
    hopefully it never comes to any of these scenarios
    my prepared for various scenarios and hope they never occur, know who your real friends are and what they can/will bring to the party, don't advertise your well-preparedness 'less becoming a target, quietly put yourself in a position to be charitable, get your body, mind, and views in alignment and prepared, don't waste energy speaking to 'deaf ears', and while your government may be well intentioned you may not be on their 'high priority list'. Faith will help bridge gaps in preparedness, so long as they're not too big...and at all cost remember it's your responsibility, not clintons, regans, or obamas.

  6. hello again all, especially Westfalia.

    sorry for the delay.

    thank you, i already done it, i will look forward for the pdf version with all the stuff :)

    right now i am using htmldoc to make a neat pdf to read on road.

    thanks again

  7. Hello Westfalia.

    Terrific little site you have put together here. Hope to be able to direct some more people to come and read over the materials you have assembled!

  8. You have provided a wonderful resource for us that are taking baby steps. Thank you.

  9. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post.
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