We all know that food storage is one of the primary pillars in prepping for any sort of emergency or disaster. Given its critical importance, we often take for granted the work involved in keeping our food storage up to date.Ideally, we are rotating out our food stock into our everyday pantries, but sometimes we all have food that expires or goes bad. Okay, maybe you don't, but I have to admit that I do.Freeze drying is an alternative that many may not have considered. Freeze … [Read more...] about Will Your Food Last for 25 Years?
It seems that plastic bottles can be recycled into just about anything nowadays. Everything from park benches, backyard fences, and t-shirts, to insulation for jackets and sleeping bags. Amazing! Well, Creek from Willow Haven Outdoor shows us how we can recycle a plastic bottle into something that has many uses and may be indispensable in a survival situation. Definitely something that I have not seen before. And a perfect example of creating what you need out of the materials at hand. … [Read more...] about I Could Not Believe What He Made Out of This Plastic Bottle
I have heard and read stories about the end of civilization, the end of mankind, and even the end of the world. As with most things, it pays to take this sort of "news" with a healthy dose of skepticism. But when I hear about the "end of the universe", then I at least wanted to see what was being talked about. This is especially true when the person being quoted is Stephen Hawking, the famous physicist.My Daily Informer published an article earlier this week that may spook some … [Read more...] about Famous Physicist Says This Could Spell the End of the Universe
Ah, the lowly plastic water bottle. Can't live with them, can't live without them (or something like that).According to BanTheBottle.net, Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. What!?!? That blows me away. I knew it would be a lot, but I never thought that many.Anyway, there are a ton of things a person can use a water bottle for other than holding water. The video below does a good job of highlighting more than a dozen survival hacks … [Read more...] about Water Bottle Hacks Your Mother Never Told You
GraywolfSurvival hit it out of the park again with their "Why You Need Skills More Than Stuff" article. In our instant gratification society and the ready availability of 101 breakfast cereals right around the corner at the local grocery store, there are many who feel that prepping is just not necessary and that certainly anything they may need will always be there. Even still, those of us that are better prepared for things not going always as planned are often guilty of stockpiling … [Read more...] about Better Learn How to Fish
The War on Cash seems to be progressing at a much more rapid pace than anyone could imagine. Lately, hardly a week goes by without a news report about another country implementing or proposing measures to reduce the use of cash or even eliminate it completely.These actions are almost always said to be done in the name of terrorism or money-laundering. But any right minded person can see that privacy and freedom are the real targets.Image courtesy of: Moyan_BrennThe International … [Read more...] about More Calls For the Elimination of Cash
It's kind of hard to explain, but for me, it's just not possible to have too many pairs of reading glasses around. Now, don't get me wrong, I do not really have a "thing" for reading glasses - I do not find them sexy (well, maybe on a cute little librarian, but I digress), and I am certainly not concerned with making a fashion statement.Thing is I want to be able to see (and read) stuff when I want to without having to go to another room or go upstairs/downstairs to find a pair of glasses. … [Read more...] about Here a Pair, There a Pair, Everywhere a Pair
Some of us have a dream of living "off the grid", the ultimate in self-sufficiency. Others are just keen to feel safe and secure in the knowledge that in the event of some sort of disaster, they will be able to live off the grid until the grid is restored.We are talking electricity, ladies and gentlemen, when and where we need it. American Preppers Network recently tested and reviewed an upscale generator from Point Zero Energy. I like the real world stresses that the reviewer … [Read more...] about Solar Electric Generators Put to the Test
There are many things to consider when buying a handgun for self defense. This remains true whether this will be your first gun purchase or you twentieth. Even if you are quite familiar with guns, technology continues to improve, which affects many aspects of a handgun. Prior to heading off to the local gun store, it pays to familiarize yourself with some of the options which you may encounter or desire to handle personally. A recent article at The Motley Fool website lists the … [Read more...] about What Are the Top-Selling Handguns and Why?
A regular feature that I enjoy over at TheSuvivalistBlog is the "What did you do to prep this week?" posts. It is great to see what the author is up to, for sure, but reading through the numerous comments is where the real gold is. We can all use the motivation that comes from seeing others make progress in an area that we ourselves have an interest in.In this particular post, there was a fair bit of discussion on root cellars:" I’m surprised more preppers don’t have root … [Read more...] about Do You Feel Safer Today Than Last Week?