Survival Movies: A list of some of our favorite survival related movies of all time.

Year Zero Survival’s favorite movie list:

Panic In Year Zero
The Omega Man
I Am Legend
The Last Man on Earth
The Road
The Day After
28 Days
The Book of Eli
The Edge
Cry In The Wild
127 Hours
Into The Wild
Open Water
Red Dawn
The Day After Tomorrow
The Naked Prey
Deep Impact
Flight of The Phoenix

Bonus, our favorite TV survival show:

Can You Knit Your Way To Survival?

Can you knit your way to survival? It could come in handy in a SHTF world.

Make clothes for yourself or barter for trade.

Certain basic skills may seem useless today with all of our modern machines, but you’d be surprised how good they will be post apocalypse. Gather as much knowledge and skills now. The more you learn, the more likely you are to survive.

Here are some basic instructions:

Knit-for-Survival-1m Knit-for-Survival-2m




You can also teach yourself to knit or crochet by watching youtube videos.

Product Review: The NITE IZE 3 in 1 LED Flashlight

We really enjoyed reviewing this flashlight. At first we thought, just another flashlight. But you know what, surprisingly more than that.

NITE IZE 3 in 1 LED Flashlight

This 250 lumen flashlight carries quite a bit of power for its size with a range of 200 meters.  It also has a respectable run time of over 3 hrs on high and  almost 19 hrs on low (brightness is similar to a conventional flashlight on low) with its 3 AA batteries. It is a nice aluminum bodied 9 inch flashlight and on of the lightest flashlights we have ever held for its size. Very comfortable size to hold and with batteries about the weight of my cell phone. Besides a high and low setting, if you tug on the bezel a stand on end lantern is exposed for hands free illumination. A very nice feature!

Broken down or stranded, a red safety light secondary button activates a red light on the end of the hand grip turning the light into a safety wand. Push the button again and now you have a steday red flasher. Press the button a third time for a definitive SOS red signal.

NITE IZE 3 in 1 LED Flashlight

The feature that surprised us the most was the loading of the batteries.  Considering it is a nearly 1.5 inch diameter light, the 3AA batteries did not have to go into a  frustrating battery holder device like many AA battery lights. This flashlight was engineered to take the batteries end to end which only took seconds to load. So simple and well thought out.

The NITE IZE 3 in one LED flashlight has been tested and its ratings are to FL 1 ANSI standards. Water resistant and 3 meter drop tested we find this light a great valve for its features. And yes, it does include the batteries and a lanyard attachment!

Chart: When To Plant Your Survival Garden

When to Plant that survival garden.  A great idea for growing vegetables, salads and herbs right next to or on the way to where your bugout location might be.


A great guide to have handy:

Chart: When To Plant Your Survival Garden

Water Bricks For Survival

Whether you are planning on bugging in, bugging out or have some other survival shelter hidden away, you will need a good stockpile of water. Adding WaterBrick storage in a pantry, a garage or a bunker is a great idea for emergency water storage. And if needed they are more portable than 55 gallon water barrels.

Here are a few examples:

Water Storage Containers – WaterBrick – 8 Pack Blue

Water Storage Containers – WaterBrick – 8 Pack Tan

Emergency Water Storage System - Stackable Boxes, BPA-Free Bladder, Portable - Disaster Prepper Home Water Supply - With Aquamira Drinking Water Purification & Fill Hose (60 Gallon)

Emergency Water Storage System – Stackable Boxes, BPA-Free Bladder, Portable – Disaster Prepper Home Water Supply – With Aquamira Drinking Water Purification & Fill Hose


Water Storage Containers - WaterBrick - 32 Pack Blue

Water Storage Containers – WaterBrick Wall – 32 Pack Blue


These examples of water storage are practical and easy to use.

  • Stackable rectangular blocks which interlock for stability.
  • Easy to grip handle.
  • Can be used for water or foods like rice, beans, or anything you want to keep safe and dry from the elements.
  • FDA approved, and BPA free.

What Happens To Your Body When You Quit Sugar?

In a survival situation, sugar will be a rare commodity, even a form of money or barter item. Knowing this, you can stock up or even better reduce your dependence on it now.

We know that not all sugars are bad for our bodies. Sugars in fruits for example are great for our bodies! The problem lies within the added excess amounts of processed sugars that have been sneaked and forced into our diets… There are so many natural sugars that are found in raw foods that there is no need to be adding extra processed ones!


Unfortunately, most of us have developed a “need” for sugar due to our awful eating habits and desire for “junk foods”. Trust me, the benefits of quitting sugar outweigh the side effects of bad eating habits by far! Once you stop eating sugars that have been processed and stick to sugars in its raw form you will notice that the following things will occur.


Acne continuously comes and goes. It can be so annoying and frustrating. No matter how many creams, toners, cleansers we may try, the pimples always come back someway, somehow. It is actually our diets that are responsible for the occasional outbreaks. The sugars are breaking through from the inside out. Literally! Once you eliminate the excess sugars from your foods, you will notice your skin will look and feel fabulous!


As you begin to ditch the sugary stuff from your diet, you will eventually lose the desire to eat them too! The fruits you consume will be more than enough! You may even notice that the treats you once loved like cake and such will become way too sweet for your taste buds and that you may not enjoy them as much as you once did.


Your body want lots and lots of fiber and little to no “hard to digest” foods. By removing sugary products from your diet, you are giving your tummy a break as well as time to reset its functions. You will probably end up going to the bathroom a lot more too. This is a good thing by the way! Everything will become more regular and routinely, as things will begin to move smoother.


Most of us tend to reach for caffeine, energy drinks, sugary snacks and juices in order to get that extra energy boost throughout the day. This is such a misconception. You only think that you need these. In reality, your body will actually produce energy naturally and more of it without the added sugars. Processed sugars block the body’s ability to keep energy stores at maximum levels. So, what you may call a “pick-me-up” could actually be what is bringing you down… Once you give up this habit, you will notice that you will no longer experience energy level spikes and that the regular mid-afternoon blahs will no longer be a thing.


When you eat sugars, your body tends to crave even more sugars; whether they are raw or not. Refined sugars tend to be very common in high fat and high carb foods and well, we all know that these kinds of foods are usually processed and packed with chemical ingredients that could be harmful to your health – but sadly, we eat them anyways because they taste good… By eliminating these kinds of foods, your body will not have to deal with all the extra calories anymore. And well, since your body will no longer “want” these kinds of foods, you will most likely eat less resulting in weight loss or no weight gain. There are only good things that can happen by giving up sugar. Do your body a favour and get rid of it. Sugar is a want, not a need.


Source: Articles | LOWFATLOWCARB.COM

Wealth of Survival Information

This is the mother load of all free survival PDFs and manuals. They have separated the topics into categories, so its super easy to browse in a nice easy layout.

All are FREE and they can be downloaded and saved to your computer.

Source and Entire List: Survival Information

We would also recommend printing them out because what good are they on a computer if the power grid goes down?




DIY – Make your own Survival Garden – Patriot Direct

When designing a survival garden, it’s essential to understand what seeds to get and what to skip — and it’s just as important to

Great article for understanding the proper balance of plants you will need to grow to survive. One must take into account calories and nutritional values that you would need to sustain yourself.

Source: DIY – Make your own Survival Garden – Patriot Direct

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