Are you a survival newbie? If so, you are probably just getting acquainted with the basics. A bug-out bag will be one of the prerequisites for survival under all kinds of emergency conditions. Learning what it is and how to use the bug out bag for survival will be essential. Bug Out Bag Contents Overview This portable and easy to carry kit contains all of the essentials for human survival over a period of 72 hours. The bug out bag is not designed to ensure long-term survival. It simply delivers the resources that will be needed for evacuation or until …Continue reading →
If you are planning on an outdoor adventure, you need to be prepared with survival gear. However, it is not necessary to buys all of the gears that you will need. Many of these items, can be homemade without spending a lot of your hard-earned money. Fire One of the basic survival skills is building a fire. Common is the homemade fire starters and kindling. My preferred one is the Vaseline-covered cotton ball. These will burn extremely hot for about five minutes or so. Drier lint is also a good tinder but burns very quickly, so be sure to have …Continue reading →
Imagine if you could prepare an emergency food supply that would last over 30 years without spoiling. Even better, imagine if you could store this food at room temperature, pretty much anywhere, without intricate storage equipment. And lastly, imagine if this form of food storage was actually smaller and lighter than regular food, and could be prepared very cheaply with minimal time investment. Well, good news friends! This technology already exists. It is called freeze-drying (or lyophilization or cryodesiccation, depending on how big of a nerd you are talking to) How Freeze Drying Works Freeze drying was first invented during …Continue reading →
A vacuum chamber is an enclosed space within a rigid structure that uses a vacuum pump to remove all air and gases and creates a low-pressure vacuum state. This can be helpful in the production of products that need to avoid contamination or moisture. Vacuum chambers are also useful in some types of food production. Vacuum Chambers Uses Vacuum chambers have various uses in very different fields. They can be used to test objects that are built for outer space. A thermal vacuum chamber can be used to actually simulate the outer space environment the outside of a spacecraft would …Continue reading →
Prepping On A Budget In order to be fully prepared, it costs money and when you first begin to think about what you need, it can quickly become overwhelming. This is not TV, this is the real world, and although many of us would love to get everything we need and be immediately ready for anything the world throws at us, our finances just don’t make that possible. The sad fact is that because many people only see the money that they need to be spending, they never even start preparing for disasters but if they just took the time …Continue reading →
DIY Ant Killer I have tried a few different methods of homemade ant killers but none worked quite as well as this one and it only uses three ingredients. The thing is, there are many products available that promise to rid your home of ants. The costs can quickly build and at the end of it all….. You still have ants. Don’t give up just yet until you have tried a little Borax. Deterrent sprays can work fine most of the time but if the ants are already in the home and waiting for dinner to be cooked, it’s time …Continue reading →
Your chance of survival following any kind of disaster is not just based on what you have stockpiled but also on the skills that you have. Having what you need is one thing, knowing how to use it is another and if you ARE missing something, it may be your skills that keep you alive. You could ask 10 different people what skills they believe you should have and get 10 different answers. There have been many debates on this very subject so below I will share the skills that I believe every prepper should learn. Finding & Purifying Water …Continue reading →
Today many baby boomers are purchasing motor homes for travel and retirement but they also can be an inexpensive option if you needed to purchase a home to live in temporarily. Buying a brand new mobile home can be a bit costly which does turn people to buying them used. Used motor homes can be found on classifieds, craigslist, or ebay, or car auctions. We came across a story on Rense.com of a trash truck re-purposed into a home. The pictures are not as you would suspect. Check it out.
If you have ever heard of someone who has invested in precious metals such as gold or silver you might have wondered why they would ever do that. This is not an uncommon inquiry, because all too many people are simply in the dark about the benefits of investing in and owning precious metals. If you look back in history, people have been trading gold and silver for thousands of years. Not only have precious metals been valued for thousands of years, today they are one of the wisest, and safest investments a person can make. The two most popular …Continue reading →
Here are 24 signs that you might be a closet prepper: You’ve had a survival blog for 4 years and your husband/wife doesn’t know. Your family does not know there’s a case of Dinty Moore stew hidden in the basement You stand around the office water cooler laughing with your buddies about all those tin-foil hat wearers – but you have your own roll of Reynolds Wrap at home. You’re an anonymous poster on Infowars. While you were supposed to be grocery shopping, you were checking out escape routes out of the city. You’ve got a Swiss Army knife on …Continue reading →
One of the biggest questions we get is how to begin achieving off-grid/energy independent status. Not everyone can afford to go out and buy a 5-kilowatt solar array and the associated batteries. This article is written for those of you who want to begin your road to energy independence, as well as being able to use your laptop, mobile devices, or home security gear like the stuff at Safemart. Being self-sufficient doesn’t necessarily mean living like a caveman. Switch to Linux Linux is an operating system – the way that Windows is an operating system – usable on PCs, MAC, …Continue reading →
Having good radio equipment is important for many reasons. What will you do when there is no Internet? What will you do when there is no cellphone service? How will you know what’s going on in other parts of the country, let alone the world? Radio signals don’t need an intermediary, they just bounce all over the earth and are received by radios. It’s not even necessary that you transmit (speak) on the radio, but the information you can garner from just listening to others from far away is worth the time it takes to understand how to use a …Continue reading →
So you want to know how prepared you are, eh? If you are already living in your survival homestead, it’s a good bet you’re ready for what’s coming down the pike. If you’re still making preparations, maybe this will help you determine how far along you are – and where you might need to beef up. 1. Storage Food A1. (-30 points) What Storage Food? A2. (0 points) My Neighbor has some. A3. (20 points) I have two cases of Dinty Moore Beef Stew & whole bunch of Raman Noodles A4. (100 points) I have two years of storage foods and have a garden …Continue reading →
We know that waiting till the last second is not a good idea, but for some, it is the only option. So we have taken three possible average scenarios and broken them down for you. All scenarios will include a family of 4 – Mom, Dad and two kids under high school age – living in the suburbs of a megaplex city… Scenario # 1: Large Suburb or City You have a few cases of water You have some freeze-dried storage food, maybe a 30 day supply. You have some sleeping bags and some basic camping supplies. You have a …Continue reading →
Some of the most common questions regarding food storage are how much should I store, and how long can I store it for? This blog post should help in answering these questions. Here are some suggestions for items within each of these categories that you can use. You can divide up the yearly amount for each major category among the different types of foods within that category according to what fits your family. It’s important to store your food at a room temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit or less, with as little humidity as possible if you can. The following …Continue reading →
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