Category: Tradecraft

The Fifth Column’s tradecraft section contains all of the how-to guides on subjects that you won’t see discussed in any traditional news outlet.

Tradecraft: Radiation Sickness

(DoomAndBloom) – Many consider a nuclear attack an outlandish scenario to which only conspiracy theorists subscribe. Unfortunately, the threat of a nuclear incident, accidental or purposeful, exists, perhaps more than in recent years, due to recent developments in the Korean peninsula.…

Tradecraft: How to Make an Edible Garden

(SurvivalSullivan) – Having an edible garden can be one of the most important features in any long term survival situation. They can also help keep everyday living expenses low which is especially important in times of economic hardship. If you only…

Tradecraft: How To Pack A Bleeding Wound

(DandB) – The failure to control hemorrhage is a common cause of death in trauma situations. With the increased number of active shooter events in the United States, the average citizen should have knowledge of basic methods to stop heavy bleeding.…

Tradecraft: How to properly store medicine

(DandB) – Being prepared for disasters means storing food, but it also means putting together a stockpile of medical supplies. While bandages and instruments may keep acceptably in a variety of environments, medications are another story. How medicines are stored can…

Tradecraft: Sulfa as a Survival Antibiotic

(DandB) – In survival settings, it’s reasonable to assume that you’ll be performing activities that aren’t part of your routine in normal times, like, say, chopping wood for fuel. When you’re doing chores to which you’re not accustomed, injuries can occur. Of…