Make Ready to Survive – Essentials of Survival

Runtime: 01hr, 54min
(12 customer reviews)


About Video

The Essentials of Survival introduces you to the Make Ready to Survive instructional series. Forget any preconceived notions or ideas you may have on prepping or survival skills. Instructors Paul Howe, Dave Canterbury, Jim Cobb, Kyle Harth, and N.E. MacDougald walk you through the essentials of preparing for an emergency. They review survival mindset, event based planning, basic survival necessities, the survival budget, water sourcing and purifying, food choices and options, temporary shelters, making a fire, bug out bags and essential gear, prepping, every day carry items, and much more. Everyone should be prepared for natural disasters, the hazards of terrorist acts, power outages, and localized emergencies ranging from short term to long term events. You cannot rely on someone else to help you when an emergency strikes. Now you can be ready.

“…these videos introduce prepping as common sense and reasonable, and they focus on scenarios of a few days to a few months in duration. All of the instructors come across as sane and reliable. These videos would be great to show non-preppers, as they demonstrate how to deal with situations most of us could easily encounter in a normal lifetime. I found very useful nuggets of information in every one of them, despite being a somewhat jaded student of the subject since the late 1970’s.”    –Scot Frank Erie, SurvivalBlog Field Gear Editor

“You’ll see techniques critical for survival. The videos review gear and supplies to have on hand, and they go through all aspects of proper planning. Information is presented in a low key fashion. No fear mongering or hype.  All of these DVD’s are professionally done. Quality is excellent. No second rate YouTube stuff here. You won’t be distracted by wind blowing into the microphone. No blurry or jumpy camera shots. No poor camera angles or views from a distance. You’ll be able to see demonstrations up close. And you can hear clearly what’s being said.”   –John Wesley Smith,


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Reviews (12)

12 reviews for Make Ready to Survive – Essentials of Survival

  1. Daniel

    This is a decent introduction to being prepared. For those that have not been introduced to the philosophy of Prepping or Survival. It is meant to be an introduction, and as such it is very basic.

    Parts that you should pay attention to
    The Lone Wolf Mindset (Great advice)

  2. Levi

    Great dvd to be prepared for the worst.

  3. afo

    This was eye opening to a major weak point in my life. This film has encouraged me to dedicate solid time towards bettering my preparedness in Survival area’s. Most of these men having been prior servicemen, the knowledge is fantastic. For the men in the film that didn’t serve, they’ve spent much of their time and money learning the best ways solve problems in these area’s. Easy Rating, Five Stars.

  4. Clayton

    Another great line-up of instructors who know what they’re doing and help dispel several myths out there when it comes to survival. I specifically enjoyed the Lone Wolf Survival Mindset section.

  5. James Nolen

    This basic video is a good start to preparedness and survival. The everyday carry introduction was informative and i learned a few tips for my EDC.

  6. Anthony Punko

    Another great video, really enjoying watching the videos available in this series. Lots of great tips and information.

  7. dj98234

    A very good introduction to survival and preparedness which provides a good starting point to the other DVDs in the series. Begins with an overview of some important concepts such as situational awareness, mindset, decision trees, etc. Then goes more in depth with basics such as sourcing water, food options and fire starting devices.

  8. David

    Very basic video. Possibly good for somebody who has not spent any time outside camping.

  9. Arram

    Great video to get you started.This DVD has some great tips and points that you might have over looked.
    Must have!!!

  10. Steven Nunes

    I have purchased the entire 13 DVD Make Ready to Survive series from Panteao Productions. I am watching one video a week. The first video of the series is Essentials of Survival. This video gives an overview of several survival topics: Water, Fire-Starting, Shelter, and then a brief look at Bug Out Bags (BoB), and EDC (EveryDay Carry) items. There are several experts in this video that discuss these concepts and also point out that there is nothing wrong with being a “Prepper” or in Preparing yourself and your family for any kind of Natural or Man-Made Disaster. Other videos in the series focus on these concepts and give a more in-depth coverage of these topics. I am looking forward to watching the next 12 videos and learning new survival skills.

  11. C. Skaggs

    Start with this good source of information of The Make Ready To Survive series.

    A few topics that are covered…
    The Survival Mindset
    Pre-Planned Decision Tree
    Sourcing Water
    Temporary Shelters
    The Survival Budget Overview

  12. Stephen Brown

    Worth owning and sharing with friends and family. My 7 year old son loves this movie and constantly wants to practice bugging out, making fires, and filtering water. This is presented in a thoughtful and structured way that makes logical sense, instead of coming across as fringe prepper stuff.

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