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What you need to know about animal snares for survival

What you need to know about animal snares for survival

by Gaye Levy When it comes to long-term survival under dire circumstances, many of us will need to step outside our personal comfort zone and use snares to trap animals for food. The thought of doing so is unpleasant to me personally, but if I had to do it I could and I would. This […]

March 20th, 2017 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

How to cook food when the grid goes down

How to cook food when the grid goes down

by Frank Bates Because it’s unlikely that the electrical grid will be functioning properly following a major crisis, knowing how to cook without power is essential. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to prepare food without electricity. Here are six of them: Solar-oven cooking This is a great option in warmer, sunnier climates. This outdoor emergency […]

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

Building a DIY self-monitored security system

Building a DIY self-monitored security system

by Thomas Miller There are many commercial options available for security systems and recent tech innovations have brought us DIY security systems that you can purchase and install yourself. While this option is great for providing many people with peace of mind and a sense of security, there are two common factors among these systems; […]

January 23rd, 2017 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

Fire rings you can build for survival

Fire rings you can build for survival

by Frank Bates When building a fire ring, the most common design people think of is the ever popular Cowboy Circle Ring. It is simple and usually works well, but there are other fire ring styles you should be aware of when in survival mode. Let’s look at four of them. Keyhole Fire   This is […]

January 16th, 2017 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

Covering the basics about fire

Covering the basics about fire

by Frank Bates There’s much to be said about fire and its necessity in survival situations. In future articles we’ll get into specifics, but I want to start with some of the basics because it’s easy to forget this stuff. Being able to make fire is an absolutely essential skill to surviving anywhere, anytime, in […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

6 questions every prepper needs to ask and answer

6 questions every prepper needs to ask and answer

by Gaye Levy Every once in a while it is important to take a back seat to the process of prepping and do a little planning. I say this because things change and life evolves, requiring a re-examination of the who, what, and why of prepping. Let’s face it. You probably remember why you started […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

7 Things Our Ancestors Stockpiled To Survive Winter

7 Things Our Ancestors Stockpiled To Survive Winter

by: Rich M Life was hard for our ancestors — much harder than it is for us today. Most of them didn’t have running water and electricity to make their lives easier. These modern conveniences have changed our way of life, to the point where we often forget what people had to do throughout history […]

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

7 Ways The Pioneers Preserved Food Without Electricity

7 Ways The Pioneers Preserved Food Without Electricity

by: Steve Nubie The pioneers knew more than a few tricks to preserve food for the long-term. Any form of food preservation was designed to kill and inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungus and other micro-organisms. It also was designed to prevent the oxidation of fats which could lead to rancidity. Our pioneer ancestors needed […]

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

The 5 Best Ways To Get Well Water Without Electricity

The 5 Best Ways To Get Well Water Without Electricity

Written by: Tricia Drevets Water is the key to survival. At least 60 percent of the adult human body is made of water, and we can live no more than three days without it. Since most modern water pumps use electricity to obtain well water, you may wonder how you would access well water in […]

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

24 tips for living in a world without emergency services

24 tips for living in a world without emergency services

by Thomas Miller There are many things that I consider luxuries that we have the benefit of living with in a modern society. Things like electricity, running water, cell phones, air conditioning, etc. are nice, but society survived for thousands of years without them. If they all disappeared it would suck, but a good number […]

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »