About Administrator Ryan

usCrow.org – The Survival Site for Americans – Mission: Provide Americans guidance to preserve their life, liberty, and happiness. usCrow regularly publishes unique survival articles written by service members, private contractors and civilians specializing in; emergency management, combat medicine, combat, survival, prepping, etc. Authors are permitted to publish any article relevant to the protection of American lives. Readers are permitted to share usCrow.org online articles. Administrator Ryan has been the primary handler for usCrow since it's founding and has written hundreds of articles for this and other survival sites, while assisting in CMF coordination efforts.

Martial Law Survival Guide

Martial Law Survival Guide for Preppers

In this Martial Law Survival Guide I am going to skim over several issues facing American Preppers and Civilian Personnel.  Now let me say this… I’ve seen some of these other Prepper Websites’ conceptual ideas of how to survive martial law, and I’ve never seen such irresponsibility in my life.  Not only do they tell you to stock up on Continue reading

Hand to Hand Combat Survival Guide

Hand to Hand Combat Survival Guide

In this survival guide we will go over some hand to hand combat techniques that will not only help you to defend yourself, but to kill your attacker with your bare hands.  Sound harsh?  Too bad, we live in the real world where murderous intent is requisite for any post-apocalyptic situation. Here’s the scenario… It’s 2020, last night’s firefight left Continue reading

Preppers’ Guide to Child Birth after SHTF

Prepper Guide to Childbirth

This article is in response to a request made by Laura, a visitor of our site who had read Prepare for an Airborne Ebola Outbreak in America who had concerns about the impending birth of her child. Apparently there’s scarce information available in the prepper community for expecting mothers. While I’m no OBGYN (or even a board certified doctor for Continue reading

How to make C4 with RDX Explosives

How to make C4 with RDX explosives

In this article we’ll review how to make C4 with RDX, RDX is the primary ingredient for making C4. RDX (Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine) is a nitroamine (organic) high explosive. In its purest state, RDX is a white, crystalline solid, and when mixed with plasticizers and other ingredients it makes C4. RDX can be stably stored and is considered one of the most Continue reading

How to Make Tear Gas

How to Make Tear Gas

Tear Gas, also known as Capstun ‘capsaicin’ is the active oil in red peppers. If you don’t think something derived from a pepper can be as good as CN or CS tear gas, think again. Even if a person is maced, he can still function if he is motivated enough. Capstun is an irritant that will cause nasal passages to Continue reading

Keep your cool and survive disaster with mental preparedness

Keep your cool and survive being mentally prepared for disaster

You will never face an environment like that of a battlefield, and when the shit hits the fan you better be mentally prepared to survive any disaster.  Whether your group is under heavy enemy fire or just trying to survive in a barren wasteland – lives are at risk.  Any survival situation will seriously test your will to live. Post Continue reading

Fortify your home against attack in five simple steps

Fortify Your Home Against Attack in Five Steps

You’ve decided to shelter in place, either of your own free will or under the advice of emergency management personnel (insert ad hominem here). While we strongly recommend bugging out to a secure location outside metropolitan and rural areas the reality is – not everyone has the bankroll for that. So sheltering in place is the only option for some Continue reading

Bug Out Bag BOB Survival Kits Version III

Bug Out Bag BOB Survival Kit

As of February 2014, this will be the third edition of our Bug Out Bag recommended items. Our BOB Survival Kits are refined by usCrow.org writers and active/retired service members who have tested the gear we recommend in an effort to keep our users informed with the best information. Your gear is important, and what you decide to invest your Continue reading